Friday, April 16, 2010

Library of Congress acquires entire Twitter archive

The online networking site, Twitter, is now being archived by the Library of Congress, which recently acquired the site's entire archive of public tweets. These tweets will be added to the Library's already extensive collection of digital assets.

From University of Baltimore Law Library Blog

Friday, April 09, 2010

Breaking Legal News: Justice Stevens is Retiring

Associate Justice John Paul Stevens just announced that he will be retiring from the Supreme Court this summer, after 34 years on the bench.

Monday, April 05, 2010

EPA's HERO Database Available to the Public

The Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced that its Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO) database is now available to the public. The database contains the scientific studies that the EPA uses when making regulatory decisions. It includes more than 300,000 scientific articles. HERO can be searched by keyword, author, date, etc. The content can also be browsed by topic.

Friday, April 02, 2010

UK Treaties Online

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has launched a new service, UK Treaties Online, which allows users to access details of over 14,000 treaties involving the United Kingdom. These records reflect the information received by the FCO Treaty Section during the course of its operations. Users are able to research the existence of treaties, obtain key information about them, and see which entities participate in them.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Peeps Diorama Contest

Easter is on Sunday and in the spirit of spring and celebration, the Washington Post has yet again sponsored its annual Peeps diorama contest. "Peeps Show IV" features clever works of art, all featuring everyone's favorite marshmellow Easter treat! Look through all the entries and vote for your favorite!

State Bar Association - Members Legal Research Tools

Many state bar association provide free or low cost legal research tools to their members. The folks at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog have produced a nice map which identifies the specific research service that is provided by each state association. For example, Ohio State Bar Association members have access to Casemaker. Members of the Illinois and Iowa bar associations have Fastcase. The New York State Bar Association uses LoisLaw. Members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association have access to InCite. The California, Delaware, and Montana state bar associations are the only ones that do not provide some sort of research service to their members. The data used for the creation of the map was taken from this helpful chart produced by Carolyn Elefant at MyShingle.com.