Saturday, September 07, 2013

Even if you don't live or have an internship in New York City, you can't miss the obvious: there's a primary election for Mayor, other important offices, and City Council members next Tuesday.  What is much harder to find in the midst of confusing flyers and endless TV ads is clear, thorough, non-partisan information about each candidate and race that's also interesting and moves way beyond locating voter polling places. Fortunately, fills the bill. This unique site not only provides a detailed profile of every candidate, a Poll Tracker for all major races, and debate coverage and candidate interviews with their own staff reporters, but also an extensive list of media, community group, union, and political advocacy group endorsements for every candidate in every race. And if you just want to know what a Public Advocate or Borough President is really supposed to do, they cover that, too. So if you live or vote in one of the Boroughs, or you just want to know more about how this huge and complex city works, be sure to check out   

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

The President And The Two-Year Law Degree

What exactly did President Obama mean when he recommended that law school be for two years instead of three? Read one interpretation in the National Law Journal here.

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Research Resources: GlobaLex

Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law, GlobaLex is an electronic publication dedicated to international and foreign research. New and updated research guides published by GlobaLex include:  
To Access Globalex:

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Then, click on the "International Law" or "Foreign/Comparative Law" link
  • Scroll down, click the "GlobaLex" link

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

William J.Clinton Presidential Library's Digital Library

The Digital Library lives on the website of the Clinton Presidential Library.  "Collections in the Digital Library include President Clinton and the First Lady's daily schedules, nomination papers, Domestic Policy Council’s files, records concerning foreign policy, selected speeches and writings of President Clinton, and photo galleries."  (see more here)

Some of the collections:
-Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets (Records concerning the investigating as to what happened to the assets of victims of the Holocaust)
-Declassified Records (Previously classified records concerning national security and U.S. foreign policy)
-Sonya Sotomayor Collection (Records concerning President Clinton’s 1997 nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) 

Research and explore these digital collections today!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, September 02, 2013

Enjoy your Labor Day!

Take a little time off and enjoy what is considered the last day of Summer.

Remember that this day is meant to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers.  You can view the Wikipedia entry here.

Give a big Thank You to those who are working on Labor Day to make our holiday special.

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Sunday, September 01, 2013

HeinOnline New Feature: QR Codes to View a Document

HeinOnline has recently announced a new feature with QR codes that will allow users to have the documents on their smartphone or tablet. All users have to do is quickly point the camera of the device at the HeinOnline Print/Download Options screen, and the document will be available on your smartphone or tablet.  Click here to learn more.

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