Saturday, August 31, 2013

Triangle Factory Fire Online Exhibit

This impressive site is one of my favorites, especially around Labor Day. Created by Cornell University's ILR (Industrial and Labor Relations) School and the Cornell University Library, it brings to life the horrors of the New York City Triangle Factory fire that claimed 146 lives in 1911 and marked the beginning of New York's leadership role in worker protective legislation.  It features photos, interviews, and witness accounts of the fire, as well as the reports, speeches, and other documents from the reform movement it spurred--the movement that inspired the "transformation of the labor code of New York State" and led "to the adoption of fire safety measures that served as a model for the whole country."   

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Internet History Sourcebook Project: Medieval Legal History

This site, hosted by Fordham University, gathers references to online primary sources for historical documents, including the law.

The Medieval legal history page, in particular, provides links to primary sources in Roman, English, Germanic, Jewish, and Islamic law, among others. From the page devoted to the law of the Salian Franks, for instance, one learns that “if any person have wished to strike another with a poisoned arrow, and the arrow have glanced aside, and it shall be proved on him: he shall be sentenced to 2,500 denars, which make 63 shillings.”

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Labor Day: We WIll Be Here

For those of you dedicated students who want to get some work done on Labor Day, we will be here. You can get both Reference librarian and Circulation desk assistance during Labor Day weekend. Our Reference librarian hours will be:

Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Labor Day Monday: 10am - 6pm

Check our hours for when Circulation staff is available.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

An App for Flash Cards

Do you love flash cards, but hate to make them?

With the StudyBlue app, you can create your own flash cards or share cards with other students in your class.

"Flashcards are an effective way to memorize information, but making them is a headache.  With StudyBlue, use text, pictures and audio to create the perfect stack of (digital) flashcards; or, search the massive database to borrow someone else's."

The StudyBlue app is available for Android and iOS devices.  Check out the video here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, August 26, 2013

Strategies for Success

Get started now for success in law school and in practice.  The Law Library created a "Strategies for Success" collection of materials for what you can do now to successfully reach your goals.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

ABA's 25 Greatest Law Novels

The ABA Journal frequently does a greatest fictional lawyers and best legal movies feature.  This year they have added the 25 greatest law novels as well.  The books are chosen by a panel of experts and are intended to provide the best portrayals of lawyers and the law in the world of literature.  This year's top 25 include the Ox-Bow Incident, The Fountainhead, Bleak House and more.  Click here for the entire top 25 list.

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