Friday, June 05, 2015

Talk about the weather

Whether you wonder what happened to June, need a warm sunny windowsill for a nap or are investigating standards of care for plane, trains and automobiles, we all talk about the weather.  You can get not only a forecast going forward, but information on historical weather to determine why something might have happened on a particular day.  For a quick check of the weather on a particular date and location, try the Weather Underground .   For a more official source, use the National Weather Service.  This site includes certified weather data for use in litigation available through the National Climatic Data Center (NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information).

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, June 01, 2015

Studying for the Bar? Take a break when you need one.

Do you have a plan for your bar preparation?  One item to keep in mind is to take breaks when you are losing concentration.  A recent study appears to indicate that taking breaks improve attention

So listen to your inner-self and take a walk or get a quick snack. 

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lexis Advance Tips: How to create direct links to search results and documents

You can now create permalinks in Lexis Advance to full-text documents, search results, a Shepard’s® report, as well as a Folder or a TOC (table of contents) source. 

To use:

Find the permalink icon in the Actions pull-down menu at the top of search results or full-text documents you are viewing.
1. Select Link to this page and a dialog box displays.
2. Copy the link to paste it into work product or email. Select Close to return to your results or document.

(Hat tip: Antoinette Stafilas, Esq., Lexis Law school Executive)

To access Lexis Advance, click here

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat