27. May 2011 10:28
Here’s an interesting article I found on BNET regarding how to relieve some of the stress in your life, How to Have a Healthy “Digital Diet”. The article discusses the new book by Daniel Sieberg, The Digital Diet: The 4-Step plan to break your digital addiction and regain balance in your life. It suggests that constantly checking your cell phone or logging onto your computer causes stress and can hurt relationships. Summer is the perfect time to relax and unwind and if you’ve been stressed out lately maybe it’s time for you to experience a “digital diet”.
29. April 2011 11:28
Most people think of the catalog as a place to find out where books are located. A title search is conducted and the location and call number is found. Once this information is gathered the patron steps away from the catalog and perhaps misses an opportunity to discover more materials on a given subject. In addition to books, CDs & DVDs the catalog contains records to ebooks, microfiche, useful websites and databases.
I located several ebooks on Torts by opening the catalog, selecting the subject tab and conducting a search for Torts. A subject search of Environmental Law gave me a list of 522 subjects that contain information on Environmental Law. When I selected Environmental Law Alabama Electronic Information Resources, from the list, I discovered two websites dealing with this subject matter. Selecting Environmental Law Antarctic Regions, from the list, lead me to several pieces of microfiche. These searches were quick and easy to run and allowed me to discover more materials than if I had browsed the shelves.
Law Library Catalog
10. March 2011 11:45
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If you are looking for a low-key way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day I have an idea for you. Head over to the Law Library’s DVD collection and check out The Irish R.M. This series aired on PBS in the late 80’s and follows a retired British military man who becomes a Resident Magistrate in rural Ireland. The series takes place in 1897 and aired 18 episodes over three seasons. DVD’s of the first two seasons can be found in the Law Library. The bonus to watching this series is that it was taped in County Kildare so while you won’t be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland you can still enjoy views of the countryside.
28. February 2011 14:24
Have you ever wondered what new books are in the library? Well now you can find out by checking the “New Arrivals” display. The display is located between the circulation desk and the Academic Success collection. It contains the book jackets to the most of books that have arrived recently. Once you locate a title that interests you head over to the catalog to get the location and call number. From there you can grab the book and make a quick trip to the circulation desk to check it out. Happy Reading!
2. February 2011 09:14
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The Academy Awards are less than a month away and I’ve started thinking about law & movies. How many movies out there involve a criminal act, arrest or trial? How many of those movies are nominated for an Academy Award and win? Also, is the legal system depicted accurately in those movies?
As many of you already know the library has a comprehensive collection of movies and TV shows that deal with legal matters. However, did you know that you can also find several books about the legal system and movies? By conducting a simple keyword search using the catalog I was able to locate at least three books that may answer some of the questions above. What terms did I use? Well that was easy “law and movies”. I then opened one of the results and looked at subjects contained in the record. By selecting these subjects I may be able to locate even more books dealing with my subject matter. This technique can be used when conducting research for any subject. Now it’s time to jot down the call number, grab the book and see if I can answer those questions.