Monday, August 31, 2009

Exercises you can do in the Library

If ever you're stuck studying for long hours and need a workout break here's a list of several short workouts that are library-appropriate!

From Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Friday, August 28, 2009

'Reading Rainbow' Reaches Its Final Chapter

Many current law students grew up watching LeVar Burton on Reading Rainbow and still remember the theme song (butterfly in the sky, i can fly twice as high, take a look, it's in a book...Reading Rainbow). But the popular children's show is airing its final episode today, closing out a 26-year run on PBS.

Morrison & Foerster Privacy Library

If you're doing research on privacy issues, check out this website maintained by Morrison & Foerster. Organized by jurisdiction, this easy to navigate website contains a fairly comprehensive list of privacy laws and regulations for all 50 states, the federal government and even some international jurisdictions.

From Legal Research Plus

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The President's Reading List

Want a book recommendation from President Obama? The Daily Beast has you covered, with this list of books that have been lining the bookshelves in the Oval Office.

From Novalawcity

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

London: New National Gallery Website

The National Gallery in London has just launched its new website, which boasts access to over 2,300 masterpieces for free!

From beSpacific

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 23-29 as National Community Gardening Week

In an effort to encourage more Americans to connect with the land, the food it grows, and their local communities, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has proclaimed August 23-20, National Community Gardening Week. So, take some hints from First Lady Michelle Obama and get out there and garden!

From beSpacific

Monday, August 24, 2009

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

The National Library of Health has jumped on the Harry Potter bandwagon with this new website, which explores the connection between magic and the history of science science, especially as it relates to medicine.

From Librarians' Internet Index

Friday, August 21, 2009

Internet Use Studies from Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center has just published two new studies on internet use. The first, a study on Wireless Internet Use, found that African-Americans are the most active users. The second, entitled The Internet and the Recession, found that during an economic recession the internet continues to be an important source of information for people.

From Law Librarian Blog

Welcome Back to Law School

Summer is over and classes are getting started. Here's a list of books that may be helpful on your road towards a successful school year!

From Ross-Blakley Law Library

Thursday, August 20, 2009

“How to Read a Legal Opinion”

As the first week of school continues, here's an article that provides some helpful hints about how to approach your reading assignments.

From Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SCOTUS Insiders Discuss Changing Court Dynamics

With the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor as the latest addition to the U.S. Supreme Court, several SCOTUS insiders have written this article, discussing the changing dynamics of the court with Justice Sotomayor's arrival.

From FSU College of Law Research Center Blog

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Supreme Court Database

If you're doing some research on the Supreme Court, make sure that this website is your first stop for sources. Containing over 200 pieces of information about the U.S. Supreme Court cases decided between 1953 and 2009, it contains a wealth of useful information!

From CM Law Library Blog

Monday, August 17, 2009

Off the Record "Salon"

In a world where all our actions are photographed, video recorded, or the subject of numerous twitter updates, one group in New York City is striking back against the constant record-keeping. The New York Times Magazine recently published an article about this group of New Yorkers, who host parties where photographs and tweets are strictly forbidden...sounds kind of nice, doesn't it?

From Barco 2.0

Monday, August 03, 2009

Nothing Else To Do? Vote for Your Favorite TV Law Show

The ABA Journal is holding a vote for the best tv law show. Whether you're a Boston Legal fan or more of a Law & Order person, go ahead and vote for your favorite!

From Law Librarian Blog