Need a Book to Read?

| January 3, 2012

Need a book to read?  Something with or about the law but not quite rising to the scholarly level? Consider, The Confession by John Grisham, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.  “When Travis Boyette is paroled because of inoperable brain tumor, for the first time in his life, he decides to do [...]

Do you need help identifying a topic for your note?

| September 9, 2011

One option is to search for topic ideas in books and journals and subject matter services. However, make sure that your topic is not preempted and current. Have you ever considered establishing an RSS-feed on your favorite website, news or blog site? There is a snippet on YouTube that explains in plain English what an [...]

Did you know that you now can download out – of – print books from Google and not just view the books online?

| September 2, 2011

We just came across new feature which allows you to download the book in either .pdf format or to your eReader of choice. At the present time, it appears that books available with this feature are from the 19th century. For example, are you seeking Simon Greenleaf. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence 12th [...]

Google discontinues government site search engine UncleSam

| August 24, 2011

Did you know that Google has discontinued it’s specialized search engine for government site – google.com/unclesam? One of the biggest challenges for legal researchers is getting either too many irrelevant hits or too few hits. Google.com/unclesam was a search engine that was created to limit your search query in Google to US federal, state and [...]

Weekend Reading

| August 5, 2011

What I remember from the recommended reading list the summer before my 1L year is Gideon’s Trumpet by Anthony Lewis.  From the ABA Journal’s August 2011 issue “30 Lawyers Pick 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read,” by Stephanie Francis Ward come  some intriguing additions.  These are the ones going on my reading list: Cynthia Lewin [...]