Saturday, April 05, 2014

New on HeinOnline: Women and the Law

Women and the Law is HeinOnline's new library of contemporary and historical materials on the development of women's legal rights and the status of women in law and society over the past 200 years. This is a unique collection of materials encompassing books, scholarly articles, biographies, speeches, letters, legislation, government studies, constitutional amendment materials and conference presentations, with coverage from the 1790's through 2013. Major topics include suffrage, property and marriage rights, education, employment, and reproductive rights.  You'll find Women and the Law in the alphabetical list of HeinOnline libraries linked from the Law Library website. Read more about it here and explore a list of included titles.

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Countdown to input and iPad mini

Hofstra Law Students, you have just

to fill out the Library/IT survey and enter drawing for an iPad mini.

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Thursday, April 03, 2014 is a United States Government Web site produced by the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration. It provides an interesting overview of aspects of the federal regulatory process, including a chart that shows the agencies with the most regulatory actions currently under review. 

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Research Resources: Polling the Nations

I want to share a perrfectly wonderful post by Howard E. Graves, Senior Assistant Dean 
Hofstra University Library:  

"Want to add another dimension to your paper with the results of public opinion polls?   Then you need to use the database Polling the Nations.  It is the most comprehensive collection of public opinion polls available with results from more than 18,000 surveys from over 1,700 sources.   It even includes survey results from over 100 other countries.  Searches can be conducted using drop-down lists to enter search terms and qualifications or you can use the template and put in your own.  Search results can be printed, exported, or emailed."

To access Polling the Nations:

  • Go to the Axinn Library's home page
  • Click on the blue Research Resources tab, and choose Research Databases.   
  • Select Polling the Nations from the alphabetical list

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

12 Legal Research Apps for iOS

iOS is increasingly becoming the mobile legal platform of choice, as many attorneys have adopted iPads and with the iPhone becoming the ubiquitous choice for mobile customers.  Finally, the app developers have caught up with the demand of legal researchers.

As notes, "it would be a mistake not to take advantage of the many high-quality legal research apps now available to Apple’s iPad and iPhone users at prices ranging from affordable to free.

Read more here.
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Research Lifeline Googlerific! workshop

Did you miss our Research Lifeline Googlerific presentation?  Don't worry, the presentation was recorded and is available on iTunesU.  The link is here for the webcast plus all of the handouts are posted.

How much do you really know abut Google features?  This is quick way to find out.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

New York Statutes and Reporters Research Guide

Are you researching New York state statutes, codes, cases and would like to have all the resources in one place?  Try the New York Statutes and Reporters Research Guide, this guide is designed to give you the basic sources of legal information for New York session laws, statutes, state code, administrative codes and reporters.  This guide only reflects resources available in the Law Library and online.  Click here to access the guide.

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