Friday, May 01, 2015

Study area tips

Exams have begun and you need to find that perfect spot.  Since it is my job to prowl the Library, I am expert in what goes on where.  So here are my tips:

  • For study groups - reserve a Study Room.  These go quickly so plan ahead.
  • If all of the Study Rooms are booked, find a table in the Reading Room.  Remember, these are for quiet group study.  When you need a break  - or chat about the weekend - please take a break outside of the Library
  • For a more relaxed setting, try the bean bag chairs in the lower level (down stair by Reference desk) or the lounge area with comfy chairs toward the back on the main level
  • For close to absolute quiet - go down the stairs by Rm 104
Good luck on your exams!!!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, April 30, 2015

This Day In The Law: OAS Established

April 30, 1948 saw the establishment of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Bogota, Colombia, the date of the signing of the Charter of the Organization of American States at the Ninth International Conference of American States.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New on LLRX: How To Conduct Free Legal Research Using Google Scholar In 2015 (Part 1)

Google Scholar includes journal and conference papers, theses and dissertations, academic books, pre-prints, abstracts, technical reports and other scholarly literature from all broad areas of research. You'll find works from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies and university repositories, as well as scholarly articles available anywhere across the web. Google Scholar also includes court opinions and patents.

In an updated two-part blog post series on Google Scholar, Nicole Black explains the ins and outs of using Google Scholar to conduct legal research.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, April 27, 2015

One stop access for New York Law

New York Lawz provides one stop access for New York State and New York City law. Some of the documents and information provided are only available from this site, but most of links direct the user to other websites. Among some of the documents and information connected include: information for pro se court users; books and articles on legal subject matter; forms; how to find an attorney or free legal services; how to make an official complaint about an attorney; available attorney jobs; and free or low fee CLE courses.  Another great  feature is a comprehensive index A to Z. 

Check it out for yourself.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat