The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) from 1938 through the 1983 edition is now available through HeinOnline’s Federal Register library collection in .PDF. Included in the announcement is this description of the CFR: “The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register (also available in HeinOnline from its’… Continue reading
Lots of students come in for research assistance and when we ask them what their strategy has been they respond, “Well, I searched Google.” But sometimes Google isn’t the best place to start, it all depends on what you’re looking for. There are many documents besides legal ones on Westlaw and LexisNexis; both of their… Continue reading
All Spring 2006 exams the library has received have been posted on the Library exam webpage.
In 1787 and 1788, an anonymous writer, Publius, urged the citzens of New York to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. There were 85 essays published in New York newspapers, and you can read all of them online, or search their full-text by going to the Avalon Project. The papers can also be… Continue reading
The new lighting on the 6th floor is up and boy, is it bright! Here’s what it looked like before:
The city and county of San Francisco has a law library for the public. It is located at 401 Van Ness Avenue on the 4th floor. Their collection consists of periodicals, statutes and digests from every state, complete regional reporters, and a wide variety of California secondary sources.
Manipulating census information can be difficult, but Social Explorer and Queens College CUNY have created a wonderful interactive web site, at www.socialexplorer.com. You choose your region and the characteristics you are interested in, in any of the census years from 2000 back to 1940, and a chart or map will be created for you. This… Continue reading
Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) produces multiple-choice lessons in almost every subject area with answers and explanations. The lessons are available online or in CD format. Students can get their own free CALI CD at the reference desk and download the exercises to a laptop. Or students can get an authorization code from a reference… Continue reading
Want to the know if there is a toxic site near you? Check out the “Window on My Environment” from the Environmental Protection Agency at http://www.epa.gov/enviro/wme/ Put in your zip code and the site creates a map of your neighborhood which you can manipulate to show superfund sites, air monitoring sites, etc.
So far the 200 building renovation is moving along wonderfully. This will be the new reading room (on the McAllister side of the 4th floor) with its glimpse of City Hall.