Saturday, March 29, 2014

HeinOnline: New Help and Support Page

From my favorite spot near the Reference Desk, I've noticed that the librarians field lots of questions about finding materials in the different collections, or "libraries," within HeinOnline. Yesterday, HeinOnline announced the launch of its new "Help and Support Page."  Redesigned to be more user friendly, it also integrates the HeinOnline blog so that recent posts related to specific "help" topics on features and libraries are immediately obvious.  When you need to find documents in a less familiar library, such as U.S. Federal Legislative History, Code of Federal Regulations, or Session Laws, the "Library Specific Support" section can walk you through search examples as well as answering FAQs and linking to training guides and videos.  When you're in HeinOnline, just click the "help" link for these features, phone support, and more.  

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Interesting Overview of Court Rulings on Cellular Phone Searches

Are you curious about the status of warrantless cellular phone searches by police, and how lower courts have ruled on this issue? This article offers a brief but interesting overview of the subject in anticipation of the forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision later this term.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

If you are after a legal abbreviation, try is a "free online resource for defining common legal abbreviations, legal terminology and law terms, it will help you uncover the meanings of various legal acronyms and legal citation abbreviations via browsing the glossary list or searching the index."

hat tip  to Legal Scholarship Blog
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hofstra Law Library/IT Survey

Hofstra Law Students, this is your chance to let us know what you think about Hofstra Law Library and IT Department services.  Take the SURVEY today!

Don't forget to enter your email address for a chance to win an iPad mini! But, don't worry...all responses remain confidential!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, March 24, 2014

Law, Logic & Technology Research Laboratory Informational Open House

Law, Logic & Technology Research Laboratory
Informational Open House
Law School | Room 113

Monday, March 24, 2014 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

The Research Laboratory is dedicated to inventing and making available tools that make legal practice and legal education more effective and more efficient.
Find out who we are and what we do.

Everyone welcome, especially 1Ls who might be  interested in joining the Lab in August 2014.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Congressional Hearings on HeinOnline

Congressional hearings have been available on HeinOnline’s in the U.S. Congressional Documents Library for over two years now.  The collection has expanded to over 27,000 hearings with hundreds more being added regularly.  There are a number of ways to search the hearings which include Congress session, chamber, committee and text.  An advanced search is also available which allows searching by topic, time frame and more.  To learn more about how to search hearings in HeinOnline, click here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat