April 13, 2010
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Staff Reports
Hat tip to beSpacific for tracking down the following preliminary staff reports from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission:
- The Community Reinvestment Act and the Mortgage Crisis
- The Mortgage Crisis
- Government Sponsored Enterprises and the Financial Crisis
- The Role of the Federal Reserve in Banking Supervision and Regulation
- Securitization and the Mortgage Crisis
April 12, 2010
Celebrate NLW 2010 With Free TrialsHappy National Library Week everyone! Despite our federal government failing to pass House Resolution 1222, Supporting the Goals and Ideals of National Library Week (see Govtrack.us for details and updates), some generous publishers have opened their firewalls and are providing access to some terrific resources. Many of these trials are available beyond the one official week of NLW. Below, I've noted the ones that I have been contacted about. All require some registration and some require other qualifiers which I have noted. If you know of more, please add to the comment list or let me know and I will repost!
ABC-CLIO eBooks is running a trial. You will need to register with basic information about yourself and your institution. Once registered, you have full access to their resources including your own bookshelf!
Alexander Street Press produces American History in Video. Want to spice up those last research classes with some historical moving images? The “open access” period is from now through April 30!
Credo Reference requires you to participate in a brain teaser challenge in order to access their offerings. Though this is a standard Library Week sort of game, I still find it annoying.
Gale registration also requires you to download a widget. Once you are all registered you have access to their Archives Unbound, Global Issues in Context and Global Reference on the Environment databases.
ProQuest is opening the gates to two of their History and Genealogy databases: African American Heritage, Historical Newspapers™ - Black Newspapers. They are also providing access to CultureGrams, eLibrary, and SIRS Discoverer and Reader products.
Sage Journals Online sets the standard once again. With a simple registration, you have full access to their resources for free until 5/15. You go Sage!
I haven't heard of any free trials from West, though I am not surprised. (VS)
Short WestlawNext Videos from the West eLearning Center
Log into the West eLearning Center and click on the "WestlawNext - NEW" link under the Browse Subjects heading in the left sidebar, then click on each of following tab for brief WLN videos. Current offerings include the following:
WestlawNext: The Complete Legal Research System, 8 Min.
The Power of WestSearch, 7 Min.
Finding Documents, 3 Min.
Searching Specific Content, 5 Min
Inclusive and Relevant Results, 8 Min.
Viewing Documents, 8 Min.
Document Review Tools, 7 Min.
Browsing Specific Content, 3 Min.
Expand and Verify
Accessing Related Content, 7 Min.
Using KeyCite, 7 Min
Organizing Research with Folders, 5 Min.
Using History to Access Previous Research, 3 Min
Links to WestlawNext user guides and monthly email newsletter here. [JH]
April 11, 2010
Round-Up of Practitioner Blogs
Modesto Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog
Reports on bankruptcy news, opinions and matters in California. Published by the Law Office of Ben Roberts.
Phoenix Car Accident Attorney Blog
Reviews injury law cases, reports and news in Arizona. Published by the Breyer Law Offices, PC.
Sacramento Family Law Blog
Covers family law news, cases and opinions in California. Published by the Law Office of Bowman & Associates, APC.
Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog
Provides opinion on criminal law cases, reports and news in Michigan. Published by The Reeves Law Group.
Burn Injury Resource Center
Provides insight on burn injury opinions, matters and reports in New York. Published by Kramer & Pollack.
Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog
Provides opinion on medical malpractice cases, reports and news in Pennsylvania. Published by Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, PC.