Friday, January 09, 2015

We're Back!!!

And welcome back to all.  I hope you joined me in having a restful, enjoyable break.  I, for one, am ready to get back on the prowl.  

The Library has resumed our normal hours as have the Reference librarians.  Please check the links since there have been some changes since last semester.  Also, we will be open abbreviated hours (10a-6p) for Martin Luther King day.

Have fun in your Spring classes!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Save A Word Today!

Because some words have fallen into desuetude undeservedly, Wayne State University’s Word Warriors is soliciting nominations of words in our language that readers feel should be in wider use.

To submit a word that merits survival (or revival), and whose “more frequent appearance would enliven the state of contemporary English”, use this form.

I am considering nominating the word ailurophile.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

New on New Economy Resources 2015

Marcus P. Zillman provides access to new economy resources:

"New Economy Resources 2015 represents the latest world wide web resources for discovering new knowledge and understanding the latest happenings with regards to the New Economy. The world is rapidly changing as transparency, big data and the ability to access data from new and now accessible databases becomes a reality!

Understanding the required new economy analytics, resources and alerts will give you the necessary tools to maintain your current position, improve your position and or discover the new knowledge required to be the leader in your profession."

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Celebrating THOMAS

This week begins a new semester and a new U.S. Congress (the 114th). THOMAS, the popular Library of Congress web site named for Thomas Jefferson and providing free online legislative research and other factual information about Congress and its work, is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this week.  Launched January 5, 1995, and soon to be replaced by the new federal public information site,, THOMAS has seen many changes reflecting the dramatic growth and progress of online information delivery in the past two decades. Check out "Twenty Years of Thomas," a fascinating retrospective of this pioneering site, posted yesterday on In Custodia Legis, the blog of the law librarians of Congress. 

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, January 04, 2015

HeinOnline Author Profile Enhancement

HeinOnline recently released author profile which will showcase author articles and uses the ScholarCheck tool to determine author rank in HeinOnline.  The profile pages also have the options for author photo, biography, and optional links to organization websites.  To access the author profile page, search for that author using the quick search bar on the Law Journal Library homepage.  From the search results, click the author's name for the profile page and a list of articles written by the author. To learn more about this feature click here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat