Happy Birthday, Footnotes!

by Sarah Prosory 17. June 2011 11:38

We cannot forget, blawgs have birthdays too! :)

A year ago on June 11th 2010, this blawg began! It didn't have a name, and at the time the law library was still the Information Resources Center. So much has changed in just a year!

There have been 212 posts to the blawg over the course of one year. Let's toast to 212 more blawg posts, and a fantastic summer!

PSL Library Staff with Arizona Chief Justice Berch

by Rob 8. June 2011 10:06

The Chief Justice (center) recently visited PSL to speak at the library's Faculty Scholarship reception.

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Final Library Loot Winner for the Spring 2011 Semester!

by Sarah Prosory 2. May 2011 12:35

 

Congratulations to Paul Omerza for winning the final Library Loot puzzle of the semester! Paul won a giftcard to McDonald's and a candy bar for solving the longest scavenger hunt to date!

Thanks for playing Paul! And thank you to all of our winners! Here's a recap:

Library Loot Winner April 12 & 19

Library Loot Winner April 5th

Library Loot Winners March 22nd & 29th

Library Loot March 15th Winner

Library Loot March 1st Winner

Library Loot February 22nd Winner

Library Loot February 15th Winner

Library Loot February 8th Winner

Library Loot February 1st Winner

 

Be sure to watch for more Library Loot puzzles in the Fall 2011 semester, as Library Loot is taking a summer hiatus... Good luck on your finals and enjoy your summer!

THOMAS.gov has a Twitter Account!

by Sarah Prosory 2. May 2011 11:18

For the Twitterers out there... THOMAS.gov now has a Twitter account! You can follow them @THOMASdotgov to receive updates about their site, which is the U.S. Legislative information system.

Read more about THOMAS.gov.

They have a Tip of the Week Archive, of which I will be subscribing! You can get updates by email or RSS.

 

They also have options for subscribing to: Bills Presented to the President, Daily Digest (committee meetings etc), House Floor Today, Senate Floor Today, Top Ten Bills, and the Law Library of Congress' blog: In Custodia Legis (which we've talked about before).

And we can't mention THOMAS's Twitter without mentioning our own... be sure to follow the Phoenix School of Law Library @phxlawlibrary!

Happy Twittering!

Resources in the Catalog

by PSL Law Library 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.

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