Web Resources of the Month

Web Resources of the Month

Each month, the librarians of the Law Library will be highlighting a particular website or resource that we think might be of interest in an e-mail to the faculty. We are repeating the information here as a “running archive” of this information. The list below lists the non-academic sites.

Adam Smith, Esq.
via http://www.adamsmithesq.com/category/articles/

Adam Smith, Esq. provides insights on the business of large, sophisticated law firms. Since the site’s launch in late 2003, nearly 1,500 articles have appeared on “Adam Smith, Esq.” covering such topics as strategy, leadership, globalization, M&A, finance, compensation, cultural considerations and partnership structures. Bruce MacEwan — president — is a sought-after speaker and frequently appears at law firm retreats and legal industry conferences domestically and overseas. You may be familiar with his 2013 book Growth Is Dead: Now What? outlining the consequences for the legal industry of the great financial reset of 2008. Blog posts on law schools are part of the analysis of the cultural impact and fallout of the long recession. [January 2014]

The Legal Whiteboard
via http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/

The Legal Whiteboard is a blog that focuses on the empirical analysis of the legal profession and legal education. There are several editors of this blog, but the primary is William D. Henderson, professor of law and Val Nolan Faculty Fellow Director of the Center on the Global Legal Profession at Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. [January 2014]

via http://beta.congress.gov/

The free legislative information website Congress.gov will be replacing Thomas.gov in the near future. The site is currently in beta but will be the permanent place for federal legislative information from the U.S. Congress and related agencies. The new site is designed for platform mobility and user-friendly presentation, and will provide expanded collections of the Congressional Record, committee reports, legislative process videos, committee profile pages and more. [February 2014]

Library Webcasts
via https://law.hofstra.edu/Academics/library/research/webcasts/index.html

The librarians have recorded a growing collection of video tutorials in various areas of research. Similar to the many YouTube videos you can find showing you how to do just about anything, these research guides show the process of online research using various databases and websites. Subjects range from basic techniques to specialized research videos we have recorded in some of your classes — with topics ranging from Municipal Law to International Environmental Law. Check out our list. [March 2014]

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. View the APOD’s calendar. [January 2014]

Boomerang for Gmail
Boomerang allows you to write an email now and schedule it to be sent automatically at a later time. It also provides reminders for follow-up, tracking features and a calendar feature. Boomerang also works with Outlook for a small fee. [February 2014]

Google Advanced Technique
This is more of a technique than a website. To search a particular website or part of a website, Google provides an advanced search technique. Simply append the Web address you want to search after site: and then add your search terms. For example, to search the archives of these Web resources emails for “video”, do the following search site:http://law.hofstra.edu/academics/library/faculty/monthly video (emphasis added). This will come in very handy when a website does not provide a search box or you want to search just a subset of Web pages on a particular site. For more Google tips, check out our Googlerific webcast (listed as Library Workshop — #279 in the iTunes list) and website at https://sites.google.com/site/researchlifelineallthings/home. [March 2014]

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