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FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Sep 19

    The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress:

    The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress:
    The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress: Avoiding the Mistakes That Create Unhappy and Unprofessional Lawyers by Lawrence Krieger is now available on Kindle. This brief book tells you why law school can be so stressful, and why it…
  • Sep 8

    Technology Brings Disruption to Lawyers But Not Destruction

    Technology Brings Disruption to Lawyers But Not Destruction
    In Law Technology News the article Technology Brings Disruption to Lawyers, But Not Destruction suggests that Technology isn't something to fear but embrace to improve your law practice. Read about it at the link above. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Sep 2

    WordReference

    WordReference
    www.WordReference.com is a very useful multi-language dictionary. Also available for iPhone and Android. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 2112

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Sep 19

    Mobile Apps for Law

    Mobile Apps for Law
    Check out this cool, totally updated database on Mobile Apps for Law.
  • Sep 18

    Harvard Law School Exam

    Harvard Law School Exam
    What an interesting thing to do!  Harvard Law School has posted all of the law school exams given at Harvard from 1871 to 1998. Here are the first 10 questions from an 1871 exam in Real Property. Thanks to the Volokh…
  • Sep 17

    Sources for World Constitution

    Sources for World Constitution
    Among the many resources available for researching foreign law (or the law of non-U.S. jurisdictions), one of the most important is constitutions. To help locate constitutional texts, the law library subscribes to two premium databases:…
Rank this Week: 2198

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law…

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law Library Blog

Covers legal news, legal resources, and library information. From the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

http://www.law.indiana.edu/lawlibrary/blawg
  • Sep 18

    Scottish Independence Vote Today

    Scottish Independence Vote Today
    Polls opened in Scotland this morning for a vote on the recent Scottish Independence Referendum. Scotland is considering leaving the United Kingdom. The referendum has been in the works since 2011. A key step in the process came with the…
  • Sep 17

    Roving the Repository: The US Constitution at IU Law

    Roving the Repository: The US Constitution at IU Law
    If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Law School’s Digital Repository, I would highly  encourage you to do so.  Not only do we house electronic versions of every issue of every law journal that has been hosted at…
  • Aug 20

    Welcome New Student

    Welcome New Student
    Welcome to the new 1L class, and congratulations on starting orientation today! We hope that you have a wonderful law school experience. All of us at the Law Library will do everything that we can to make your time here both rewarding and…
Rank this Week: 1980

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Covers legal research tips. By Paula Doty and Christine Timko.

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Westlaw Training (and Free CLE Credit) at the Law Library

    Westlaw Training (and Free CLE Credit) at the Law Library
    Once again the Law Library is hosting Westlaw training sessions that qualify for CLE credit.  Dates and topics follow.  Seating is limited. Please call the Reference Desk (775-684-1640) to reserve your seat.Wednesday, October 8,…
  • Jun 3

    June Events at the Law Library

    June Events at the Law Library
    We are hosting Westlaw for some CLE training this month, as well as Nevada Legal Services's monthly forms-completion clinics.  6/11/14, 10-11 a.m. - Intermediate Westlaw** - Room 107 - 1.0 hours of general CLE credit6/11/14, 11:15-12:15…
  • Jun 3

    Survey Time!

    Survey Time!
    We here at the Supreme Court Library want to know how you use our website.  Please take a few minutes to complete our short online survey to help us improve our site during the next website redesign. 
Rank this Week: 2081

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Sep 11

    Renewed Call for ECPA Reform

    Renewed Call for ECPA Reform
    By Elizabeth Holland AALL has joined more than 80 privacy advocacy and tech groups on two new letters urging immediate action on Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) reform. Addressed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House…
  • Sep 9

    Advocacy Training Archive  

    Advocacy Training Archive  
    By Elizabeth Holland Over 175 AALL and chapter members have already viewed the Government Relations Office’s 2014 quarterly advocacy trainings. But there’s no need to fear missing out! All past recordings are now archived in…
  • Sep 5

    September Washington E-Bulletin

    September Washington E-Bulletin
    The September issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2014, Issue 09 A LOOK AHEAD Some Potential for Progress in Short Timeline Removal of Court Records Prompts Concern ACT NOW Election-Ready…
Rank this Week: 2017

Library technican dialog

Library technican dialog

Covers marketing, networking, and professional development for law librarians.

http://brendawoa.wordpress.com
  • Sep 8

    Being Involved: CALL Conference Organizer

    Being Involved: CALL Conference Organizer
    Brenda and I have advocated often for volunteering with library associations. This year I took on my biggest opportunity yet – Program Director for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries’ annual conference. It was a huge…
  • Jul 7

    Against YA?

    Against YA?
    Over at Slate they are trying their best to whip up controversy about sappy Young Adult novels. Ruth Graham thinks that ” …you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.” I am amused as…
  • May 26

    Summer Reading

    Summer Reading
    Working in a school library with fine late May weather, I am finding it hard to concentrate. I am anticipating the home stretch as we wind down the year. The kids and myself are antsy thinking ahead to summer…and summer reading,…
Rank this Week: 1984

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Sep 2

    The New Lexis Advance

    The New Lexis Advance
    The new Lexis Advance interface is supposed to hit screens everywhere on September 8, at least according to this announcement from Lexis.  I can’t say enough bad things about the old (current) interface.  I hope the usability…
  • Aug 4

    What’s in your Toolbox for using PACER for Empirical Research?

    What’s in your Toolbox for using PACER for Empirical Research?
    The following is a guest post by Beth E. Applebaum of the Arthur Neef Law Library at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan.  I’m a big fan of Bloomberg Law’s docket search feature, but it does have limitations whether…
  • Jul 23

    Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use

    Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use
    One of the running issues I had been following is the attempt to copyright legal briefs with the intention to gain royalties or prevent others from using them.  The particular case that litigates the issue is White v. West Publishing…
Rank this Week: 2041

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 29

    Top Ten Things Law Professors Can Do This Year to Learn About EdTech

    Top Ten Things Law Professors Can Do This Year to Learn About EdTech
    Originally posted on Best Practices for Legal Education:Let’s face it, the role that technology can play in the practice of law is becoming more evident – with predictive coding, eDiscovery, and companies like LexMachina that use…
  • Aug 14

    Using Technology to Confuse Student

    Using Technology to Confuse Student
    A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the results of an experiment done about 10 years ago by Derek Muller, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, Muller created two types of…
  • Aug 14

    Using Technology to Confuse Student

    Using Technology to Confuse Student
    A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the results of an experiment done about 10 years ago by Derek Muller, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, Muller created two types of…
Rank this Week: 2181

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act
    In theory, it should not be a momentous task to find out if an Act is in force, but sometimes it really is.   If we resolve a particularly complicated piece of legislation, we know that there are others out there who may have…
  • Apr 15

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too
    As so much of our world shifted to digital over the last two decades, law has been something of a hold out. When it comes to legal information, the “authoritativeness” of print has been slower to fade. Lawyers, as a profession,…
  • Mar 20

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 2012

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
  • Aug 18

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department
    Knowledge Management has been around in larger law firms now for more than 15 years.  Long enough to have evolved, matured, and brought the bigger firms numerous benefits. As these efforts have  touched so many departments inside…
Rank this Week: 2210

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Discussion on cost recovery, legal information services contracts and legal research training.

http://lawfirmbottomline.wordpress.com
  • Dec 12

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law
    We at Cable&Clark have evolved over the years, adapting to change and market needs. Right now, we are going through a major shift in our business model — a model that changes that way we deliver our services to clients … Continue reading…
  • Nov 14

    Change anyone?

    Change anyone?
    Everyone knows that change is inevitable. For law firms and their law libraries, significant change has occurred over the last decade and will continue for the unforeseen future. Change is a necessity for survival. I’ve been an advocate of…
  • Nov 2

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude
    Even though some changes in life are a long time in the planning, when the time actually comes to implement the change our human instinct is to resist.
Rank this Week: 2064

Mississippi College Law Library…

Mississippi College Law Library Blog

Covers library updates and legal news.

http://mclawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Minor Library Construction

    Minor Library Construction
    The library will be undergoing some minor renovations over the next day or two and will not be the quite place with which you are familiar. We are installing some power outlets in the floor on the 2nd floor of the library ease of patron…
  • Jul 6

    Bar Studying Extended Hour

    Bar Studying Extended Hour
    O.k., breaking news is a bit of overkill but the library is going to stay open with some slightly extended hours on the weekend - 12-6 on Saturday and Sunday - the weekends of July the 10/11, 17/18, and 24/25 for bar exam studiers.
  • Jul 2

    Pig Book

    Pig Book
    Today we pass along a non-"official" source that is from the Citizen's Against Waste. The Pig Book is a 60 page or so accounting of Congressional spending as determined by their editors.
Rank this Week: 1977

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
  • Jan 5

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open
    Librarian Zoya Golban turned off the lights and locked the doors Wednesday at the Marion County Law Library for the last time. The cozy repository for legal materials and publicly accessible computers on the third floor of the City-County…
Rank this Week: 2113

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    So much for impartiality

    So much for impartiality
    I suspect it all started with Elena Kagan.  Once upon a time, Elena, the once dean of Harvard Law School, wanted to be a supreme court justice.  So bad, in fact, that she quit her job at Harvard and became Solicitor General - just…
  • Sep 8

    It's just a moniker

    It's just a moniker
    Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered when you die?  I know this guy who has no love for a particular religion but because he wanted his name plastered on the side of an academic building, he donated LOTS of money to…
  • Sep 1

    Word of the Month for September 2014

    Word of the Month for September 2014
    On August 25, I saw my beautiful 5-year old daughter off to school.  She enters kindergarten this year in the Spanish/English immersion program.  So proud of her, I am.  If she only uses half of the words she learned from Dora…
Rank this Week: 2446

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    VLA Council Meeting Sept 12, 2014

    VLA Council Meeting Sept 12, 2014
    by Terry Long  Jobline is profitable which indicates more jobs are available.Institutional memberships have increased.An audit was recently conducted of VLA’s finances and no irregularities were found. An audit …
  • Sep 19

    VALL Through the Eyes of the President

    VALL Through the Eyes of the President
    by Jane HarrisonBen Almoite, Librarian at the Virginia State Law Library in Richmond, Virginia, has already had a full professional calendar this year. He attended the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Leadership Academy in…
  • Sep 19

    Seeking Your VALL Memories!

    Seeking Your VALL Memories!
    The 30th Anniversary Committee is seeking your memories of VALL for inclusion in the VALL Memory Book. if you recall, Ben Almoite talked about this in his President's Message, and this was also discussed at the fall meeting at South…
Rank this Week: 2539

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Sep 8

    Intranet Now conference!

    Intranet Now conference!
    Last week I was fortunate enough to join 100 other intranet professionals at the first ever Intranet Now conference. This was a conference that had been organized within the space of four months by Wedge Black and Brian Lamb. I was…
  • Aug 11

    What's in a name?

    What's in a name?
    It seems like it has been a while since I posted anything about intranets, so I thought I'd write a post that covered not one but two (almost) related topics. That topic is "names" and the reason I'm posting about names is because of two…
  • Jul 28

    Dinosaur Deal 10k 2014

    Dinosaur Deal 10k 2014
    Yesterday I ran the Dinosaur Deal 10k, which you wont be surprised to learn took place in a very hot and windy Deal. This was the second time I had run this race, the first time was in 2010 when I was recovering from tearing the…
Rank this Week: 2302

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Sep 4

    Family and Medical Leave Benefits Provided by the Military

    Family and Medical Leave Benefits Provided by the Military
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Family and Medical Leave Benefits Provided by the Military. Military personnel receive family and medical leave benefits as part of their service in Denmark, Israel, Norway, and…
  • Aug 28

    Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison

    Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison. This report provides information on select international and regional measures and the laws of 97 jurisdictions from around the…
  • Aug 28

    Family Reunification Law

    Family Reunification Law
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Family Reunification Laws. This report surveys 71 foreign countries, plus the United States and the European Union, on the issue of whether their laws permit legal immigrants to…
Rank this Week: 2341

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
Rank this Week: 2488

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for July 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for July 2014
    Just one Quickscribe manual to share this month: BC Local Government Legislation Don't forget, daily updates to provincial statutes and regulations are always available at Quickscribe's BC Legislation Portal (www.bclegislation.ca).
  • Jul 10

    Did you miss this year's CALL conference?

    Did you miss this year's CALL conference?
    If you weren't able to attend this year's CALL conference in Winnipeg (which by all accounts was a big success), the session summaries from the 2014 CALL/ACDB conference are now up - hat tip to Michel-Adrian Sheppard for pointing us to them.…
  • Jun 30

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for June 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for June 2014
    Quickscribe updated three of its legislation manuals this month:RCMP Legislation Crown Counsel Motor Vehicle Legislation BC Family LegislationAs always, you can find daily updates to statutes and regulations at Quickscribe's BC…
Rank this Week: 2229

GGU Law Library Blog

GGU Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and library updates. From the Golden Gate University School of Law Library.

http://goldengatelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Improve your legislative history research skills!  This webinar is designed to help students and recent graduates (and anyone else) get a head start on the type of research they are likely to be assigned during their summer positions. The…
  • Mar 17

    Survey Result

    Survey Result
    View a summary of the law library survey results: Student survey Faculty/Staff survey
  • Feb 24

    Winners!

    Winners!
    Thank you to all of the students who completed the law library survey! Congratulations to the winners of the prize drawing. $25 Amazon Gift Cards               Lien Tran Walaiporn Mekkriengkrai Ashley Dalton …
Rank this Week: 2529

Law Library of Congress: Webcasts

Law Library of Congress: Webcasts

Webcasts of selected events from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/webcasts.php
  • Nov 25

    Legal Challenges Facing NATO at 60

    Legal Challenges Facing NATO at 60
    The Law Library of Congress and the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies held a panel on July 9 about the North American Treaty Organization as it turns 60. Topics discussed include NATO expansion in Eastern Europe, training in…
  • Nov 25

    Introduction to GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)

    Introduction to GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)
    From the Law Library of Congress, a short video is now available for viewing. Introduction to GLIN, featuring GLIN Director Janice Hyde and Comparative Law Specialist Hanibal Goitom, explains how the Global Legal Information Network works.
  • Nov 25

    Webcast: Law Day 2009 - The Emancipation Proclamation

    Webcast: Law Day 2009 - The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Law Library of Congress and the Friends of the Law Library of Congress present a celebration of Law Day, 2009, with an insightful panel discussion about what is probably the most profound document in U.S. history: the Emancipation…
Rank this Week: 2336

novalawcity

novalawcity

Adventures in law and technology at the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

http://nsulaw.typepad.com/novalawcity/
  • Aug 17

    Novalawcity is moving!

    Novalawcity is moving!
    Novalawcity is moving over to Wordpress as of 8/17/2011.   Please join us over at: http://nsulltc.wordpress.com/ to continue our discussion.
  • Aug 10

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!
    The Office of the Law Revision Counsel is seeking comments on the new beta version of its website for the U.S. Code. The Office is looking for feedback from law librarians and members of the public about the site’s features, content, and…
  • Jun 24

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)
    Wups--I forgot to post my picture with my blog profile! Here's me, the day my bright, shiny new nameplate was first put up.
Rank this Week: 2422

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous…

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous & interesting (to him, anyway) stuff

Covers technology and legal research.

http://jeaton23.wordpress.com
  • Jun 23

    Twitter & Podcast

    Twitter & Podcast
    I have previously downloaded podcasts from Itunes and so I’m pretty familiar with that method of content delivery, but Twitter was new to me.  I signed up yesterday (June 22) and added a few celebs, etc. to my “following” list.  It…
  • May 28

    Book launch

    Book launch
    Eaton & Le May at booklaunch
  • May 21

    Tagging / Deliciou

    Tagging / Deliciou
    I’m madly trying to get del.icio.us to work and I’ve kind of got it working.  I registered an account and then tried to upgrade my browser (using IE 7 ) and followed the instructions.  Didn’t seem to do anything as no…
Rank this Week: 2551

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    THE SYMBOL for fighting terrorists.

    THE SYMBOL for fighting terrorists.
    I just left a meeting with a Senior Congressman on Capitol Hill.The information I received from that meeting astounded me.  The first thing I've done is sit down and write you this email ... the information is that important.The…
  • Sep 8

    Dr. Jim GarrowSeptember 5 at…

    Dr. Jim GarrowSeptember 5 at 8:49pm · Black Enslavement:A number of months ago I wrote about the trail of deceit and payola that is the route taken by those that bought and paid for Barack Obama. It has its roots in that 1979…
  • Aug 25

    Veedub's Joke

    Veedub's Joke
    edub says:Arriving In HeavenAll arrivals in heaven have to go through a bureaucratic examination to determine whether admission will be granted. One room has a clerk who inputs computerized records of what each applicant did on his or…
Rank this Week: 2891

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 2987

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Sep 19

    Spy Wit’ Ye Eye These Resources Fer Researchin’ Piracy Law

    Spy Wit’ Ye Eye These Resources Fer Researchin’ Piracy Law
    Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! While talk o’ pirates makes us think o’ Captain Hook and Long John Silver, piracy on t’ high seas be serious matter o’ international maritime law. Th’ primary legal framework…
  • Sep 17

    HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY!

    HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY!
    Today is the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Pursuant to 36 U.S.C. §106, September 17 is designated as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day”, and under 36 U.S.C. §108,…
  • Aug 28

    HOW MANY TITLES ARE IN THE U.S. CODE . . . AND WHO DECIDES?

    HOW MANY TITLES ARE IN THE U.S. CODE . . . AND WHO DECIDES?
    If your answer is 51, then you will only be correct until September 1. Starting next month the U.S. Code will extend to include Title 52. Title 52, “Voting and Election” will cover federal election statutes under three subtitles:…
Rank this Week: 2702

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Sep 18

    Scholarship@Cornell Law: Handbook on Juvenile Law in Zambia

    Scholarship@Cornell Law: Handbook on Juvenile Law in Zambia
    As mentioned in the Law School’s Spotlight series last week, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and the International Human Rights Clinic, both of Cornell Law School, and the Center for Law and Justice recently released a new…
  • Sep 15

    Financial Times Online Access Now Available

    Financial Times Online Access Now Available
    The Law Library is pleased to announce that current Cornell faculty, students, and staff may now create Financial Times (FT.com) online accounts at no charge. To create your account, while on campus (using either Cornell eduroam or Red Rover,…
  • Sep 9

    New Books List for September 2014

    New Books List for September 2014
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street…
Rank this Week: 2944

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Featured Resources: Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

    Featured Resources: Associate Justice Antonin Scalia
    Below is a selection of titles authored by or related to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. These books, and many similar resources, are included in the Law Library's collection.  Scalia dissents : writings of the Supreme Court's…
  • Sep 12

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  • Sep 11

    Remembering 9/11

    Remembering 9/11
    On this 13th anniversary, we remember the victims of 9/11.We honor the firefighters, police officers, and paramedics who rushed in to save others. We grieve the loss of the many military men and women who gave their lives in the days and…
Rank this Week: 2894

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 2907

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Aug 27

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue
    I had hoped to be able to use grab the Table of Contents pages posted in PDF at the book record in the Carswell catalogue, in order to make routing of Publisher Note and Release Note pages more efficient.  Why scan…
  • Aug 27

    Changes to PACER

    Changes to PACER
    Did you catch this news item re changes to PACER content? http://legalinformatics.wo rdpress.com/2014/08/26/p acer-says-large-numbers-of-u-s-federal -court-documents-are-no- longer-available-i n -its-database
  • Jun 5

    Lexum announces the first FREE annotated Income Tax Act ...

    Lexum announces the first FREE annotated Income Tax Act ...
    Did you happen to catch this announcement from Lexum last M arch?  Perhaps it was announced at CALL (?)  I jus t discovered it ... "Lexum announces the first free version of the ann o tated Income Tax Act of Canada"  Read…
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TS-SIS / OBS-SIS

TS-SIS / OBS-SIS

From the Technical Services Special Interest Section and the Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://tssis.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Technical Services Law Librarian, June 2014 issue

    Technical Services Law Librarian, June 2014 issue
    Colleagues:The June issue of the Technical Services Law Librarian is now available: http://www.aallnet.org/sections/ts/TSLL/Issues/Technical-Services-Law-Librarian-39-4-June-2014.pdf. In addition to our excellent columns and the insightful…
  • Jul 22

    Welcome 2 New OBS-SIS Members Ryan and Rachel

    Welcome 2 New OBS-SIS Members Ryan and Rachel
    During the AALL in San Antonio, OBS-SIS had two drawings for OBS-SIS Annual Membership.The winners of these drawings areRyan Tamares - Catalog Librarian from Stanford Law SchoolandRachel Baarz - Specialist Research & Information Services…
  • Jul 22

    Open Source Software? - You do not want to mi

    Open Source Software? - You do not want to mi
    For those of you who attended this very informative Roundtable session at AALL in Austin Texas I would like to share Nicole's Engard slides from her presentationOpen Source Software: a Community and a Philosophy of Freedom AALL Annual, San…
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Law Bod Blog

Law Bod Blog

News and chat from the Bodleian Law Library at Oxford University.

http://lawbod.wordpress.com
  • Apr 15

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!
    You can now find us at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod/, the new home of Bodleian Libraries blogs.  If you follow us by RSS, or through our Twitter, Facebook and website updates you don’t need to do anything – all these…
  • Apr 15

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!
    You can now find us at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod/, the new home of Bodleian Libraries blogs.  If you follow us by RSS, or through our Twitter, Facebook and website updates you don’t need to do anything – all these…
  • Apr 4

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014
    Please note that, due to an electrical shutdown for the entire St Cross Building from 6.30am to 10am on Tuesday 8 April,  the Bodleian Law Library will not open until 10am. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.    
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law.librarians

law.librarians

Features links and resources from a community of law librarians.

http://lawlibrarians.wordpress.com
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The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
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The Garbrecht Gazette

The Garbrecht Gazette

Covers library news, recent acqusitions, sponsered events, training sessions, legal news, and legal research tips. From the Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library at the University of Maine School of Law.

http://umainelawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection

    The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection
    Congratulations to Professor Malick Ghachem!  His recent book, The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution, published by Cambridge University Press, has recently been awarded the American Historical Association's 2012 Major Book Prize. …
  • Sep 6

    Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI

    Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI
    CALI, in cooperation with the Cornell Legal Information Institute is offering free, downloadable versions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Evidence in Ebook form. They are avaiable from CALI's eLangdell…
  • Aug 31

    Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement

    Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement
    The University of Maine School of Law and the Sports Law Group at the law firm of Preti, Flaherty are sponsoring a symposium on September 13, 2011 entitled "Law and the Olympic Movement". The distinguished panel will be discussing many issues…
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Law Dawg Blawg

Law Dawg Blawg

Features research tips, library announcements, news and links of interest. By the law librarians of Southern Illinois University.

http://lawdawglib.blogspot.com/
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Ballad in Plain E

Ballad in Plain E

Covers law libraries and library technicians.

http://www.balladinplaine.com
  • May 13

    Ballad in Plain E is going into hibernation

    Ballad in Plain E is going into hibernation
    I guess I knew this day would come, but surprisingly, I’m not sad about it. With lots of exciting but time-consuming things happening in my life lately, and a moderately successful new group blogging endeavour underway, I’m just…
  • Mar 26

    The value of law library staff: the position, or the person?

    The value of law library staff: the position, or the person?
    Karen over at Library Technician Dialog has just written a great post entitled “A Value Proposition“.  In it she explains something we’ve been thinking and talking about lately: why Winnipeg law firms don’t employ as…
  • Mar 24

    Ada Lovelace Day 2009: Marg Anderson and Darlene Taylor

    Ada Lovelace Day 2009: Marg Anderson and Darlene Taylor
    I’ve been thinking all day about who I might write about for Ada Lovelace Day, the day that celebrates women and technology. I realised that it would only be fitting to write about two women who taught me during my two years doing the…
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Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Sep 18

    WE’RE HAVING A FIRE…..sale! The Law Library of Congress Moves to a Temporary Location.

    WE’RE HAVING A FIRE…..sale! The Law Library of Congress Moves to a Temporary Location.
    The Law Library of Congress is revamping their reading room which means that visitors will find things are shifting around a bit temporarily. Operations will be moving to the ground floor of the Madison building while the reading room is…
  • Sep 16

    Restoring Lost Lambs to the Fold: completing the Lord Eldon Library

    Restoring Lost Lambs to the Fold: completing the Lord Eldon Library
    Over the course of the last year the Georgetown Law Library has been able to acquire two significant additions to the Lord Eldon Library Collection: Francis Plowden’s 1803 An historical review of the state of Ireland; and, Lord…
  • Sep 12

    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History now on HeinOnline

    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History now on HeinOnline
    Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History is now available and fully searchable on HeinOnline. Congressional hearings, reports and other documents about the federal judiciary make up this multi-volume set, which until now, was only in…
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Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

Law school information and legal research blog of the Mendik Library of New York Law School.

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Sep 16

    Happy Constitution Day

    Happy Constitution Day
    Constitution Week was first established in 1956 to encourage Americans to learn more about the world’s longest surviving written charter of government.   Later in 2004, Constitution Day was created to encourage public schools…
  • Aug 29

    And the Winners are . . .

    And the Winners are . . .
    We are pleased to announce the winners of our Legally Clueless Info Hunt held last Thursday, August 28. Congratulations to: Juliet Knapp-Vega, Barbie Melendez, John Michalski, Amelia Maddox, Kevin McLafferty, Daniel Oquendo, Kyle Reed, and…
  • Aug 26

    Learn . . . and Win!

    Learn . . . and Win!
    Have you submitted your Legally Clueless Info Hunt entry?  The deadline is fast approaching.  The drawing is this Thursday, August 28, 5:45 pm, outside the Library. We’ll be awarding lots of prizes, including NYLS t-shirts,…
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The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    New Exhibit: The Law in Postcard

    New Exhibit: The Law in Postcard
    I'm happy to announce that there's a new exhibit up in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room for the fall semester. It features a collection of law-related postcards and trade cards that were given to us by Michael H. Hoeflich, John H.…
  • Aug 6

    New acquisition: a groundbreaking treatise on international law

    New acquisition: a groundbreaking treatise on international law
    This is a first edition of Emer de Vattel's groundbreaking work on international law, Le Droit de Gens (London, 1758). It was soon published in English as The Law of Nations in 1759-60, a publication that we also have in our…
  • Jul 28

    Best wishes to those sitting for the bar!

    Best wishes to those sitting for the bar!
    While browsing through our fabulous legal postcard and ephemera collection from Michael Hoeflich, I ran across several that mention being called to the bar. They inevitably involve a fun drinking pun. Folks just can't help it!So here's to the…
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Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

Features library news and updates. From Elon University School of Law Library.

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    New Library Materials - June through August 2014

    New Library Materials - June through August 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials from June through August 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • Jun 16

    New Library Materials - May 2014

    New Library Materials - May 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of May 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • Jun 12

    New Library Materials - April 2014

    New Library Materials - April 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of  April 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
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Brandeis and Harlan Watch

Brandeis and Harlan Watch

Publicizes appearances of Louis D. Brandeis and John Marshall Harlan on the web and in the media. By Scott Campbell.

http://brandeiswatch.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 31

    2 New Looks at New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann

    2 New Looks at New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann
    A new issue of the Journal of Supreme Court History has come out and as is often the case, that means there is a new article about Louis D. Brandeis. This issue’s (volume 39, number 2) article was written by Jessie Steffan…
  • Jul 31

    Robert Edward Edmondson and Louis D. Brandei

    Robert Edward Edmondson and Louis D. Brandei
    We are always on the lookout here at the University of Louisville Law Library for items to add to our collection of Brandeis papers. We get the occasional stray letter or pamphlet but for the most part since our collection is already so…
  • Jul 20

    A Letter From Benjamin Cardozo

    A Letter From Benjamin Cardozo
    While browsing through our collection of Louis D. Brandeis papers, I stumbled across a remarkable letter written by Brandeis’ fellow justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo. Since there does not appear to be any published collections of…
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Brian Huddleston

Brian Huddleston

Covers legal research, legal education and legal scholarship.

http://brianhuddleston.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    Ian Fleming and the "Terrible Grip of Blood Lust"

    Ian Fleming and the "Terrible Grip of Blood Lust"
    Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Ian Fleming. His novels and short stories flesh out the character of James Bond more than most of the movies do, and you can see him arc from youthful idealism to cold realism over the course…
  • Jun 12

    Number Crunching for Fun and Profit (Well, for Fun and Coffee, at Least!)

    Number Crunching for Fun and Profit (Well, for Fun and Coffee, at Least!)
    After my post back in March about my color-coded table of the new rankings showing changes from last year to this year, I got a handful of e-mails asking about the raw data. I've gotten good at taking the PDFs of the rankings and turning them…
  • Jun 5

    2014 Hurricane Season Prediction

    2014 Hurricane Season Prediction
    Hurricane Season started this week and both of the big players in the prediction game are forecasting “average or below average” seasons:NOAANamed Storms:     8-13Hurricanes   …
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VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Cutter Law Adds TVM Product Page

    Cutter Law Adds TVM Product Page
    Stem client, Cutter Law, have added new product pages to support their transvaginal mesh practice.Those product lines include: Bard, Coloplast, Cook Medical, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Ethicon, and Mentor.
  • Jul 21

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page
    Very slick!(via Search Engine Land)
  • Jul 17

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow, a Phoenix DUI lawyer, was consulted for an article on azcentral.com, West Valley police get new DUI enforcement tools, on what penalties drivers can face if charged with DUI in Arizona.
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Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

Features questions and answers about how the law affects homeless life. By Linda Tashbook.

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 26

    Living in Your Car

    Living in Your Car
    On June 19, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of Desertrain v. Los Angeles against the city for ordering police to cite and arrest people who were living in their cars.  I published an analysis of the…
  • Jun 4

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?
    Privately operated shelters are generally allowed to limit their populations in ways that might surprise you: They can allow people of just one gender to stay there. They can exclude children. They can exclude drug users. If the shelter is…
  • Jul 17

    How can homeless advocates get laws to change?

    How can homeless advocates get laws to change?
    There are several components to getting laws changed so that public services can better include homeless people and so that the government can better protect homeless people.
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