Friday, September 11, 2015

Stay awake without caffeine

Ever feel like the critter pictured here when trying to get your work done?  As the semester gets busy, you may find yourself needing help staying alert.  Although I heartily endorse naps, you may not always be able to indulge.  Check out your Virtual Cat-approved  Four Chemistry-Approved Ways to Stay Awake Without Caffeine .

Hat-top to ProfHacker
Photo “I’m Getting Sleepy” by Flickr user Takashi Hososhima / Creative Commons licensed BY-SA–2.0
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Drone Law, Redux

Further to our earlier post speculating about Drone law, here is a link to an interesting infographic recently published on the subject. It summarizes the laws currently on the books in entertaining visual form.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Fastcase No. 1 According to ABA Tech Survey

LawSites by Robert Ambrogi reports that the Fastcase legal research app is the most popular legal app among lawyers according to the 2015.  Click here to read more.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

FDsys: Free Federal Resources

With legal employers looking for cost-efficiency in their new employees, an official government website with free documents in PDF is one you'll want to bookmark and remember.  FDsys, the U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System, provides easy access to Congressional bills, hearings, and reports, the U.S. Code, the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations, as well as Presidential documents and other materials.  Some of the materials on FDsys are not available on HeinOnline, and all of them are accessible to anyone with internet access. Be sure to note the date coverage for each of the resources, which varies.

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Sunday, September 06, 2015

Need a Refresher? Check out our Webcasts!

The new semester generally has several workshops and orientations that all students must attend.  Did you recently attend one and need a quick refresher on what you learned?  Then take a look at the Library's webcasts page here.  Any research workshop or session conducted by the Library is recorded and provided on the site for all students to access.  Check back periodically as the listings are updated regularly.  The handouts that were given out at the session along with any other presentation materials are linked as well.  In addition, we have a number of research tips and tutorial videos that can help you with your other research needs. 

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