Monthly Archives: October 2006

Code of Federal Regulations

Published on: Author: Teresa L

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

The Federalist Papers

Published on: Author: Teresa L

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 San Francisco Law Library

Published on: Author: Teresa L

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.

Create Your Own Census Reports

Published on: Author: Teresa L

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

Published on: Author: Teresa L

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

Window on My Environment

Published on: Author: Teresa L

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.