Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Books List

To view the monthly list of new books at the OCU Law Library, click here.

Human Rights Reports

The U.S. Department of State released its 2008 country reports about human rights practices around the world.

Thanks to beSpacific.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Obameter, from the St. Petersburg Times, has created an Obameter to track President Obama's progress on his campaign promises.

Thanks to NPR.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Speech Case

The New York Times reported that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

E-Regulations Site

UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) hopes to encourage foreign investment in various countries by providing their regulations electronically.

Thanks to Legal Research Plus.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Report About Federal Stimulus And State Budgets

The Rockefeller Institute published a report analyzing the effects of federal stimulus money on state budgets.

Thanks to beSpacific.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Indian Law Portal

The Ross-Blakley Law Library at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law has created a useful portal focused on Native American research resources.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

OBA's CLE Calendar

If you need to catch up on some CLE (Continuing Legal Education) hours, the OBA (Oklahoma Bar Association) has a convenient calendar with their listings.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Harper's Index

Harper's Magazine has made its Index available to researchers. The magazine was founded in 1850 and the index is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Thanks to Slaw and WisBlawg.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Presidents' Day

White House 101 provides a portal for all things presidential from past presidents to first pets.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love in the Law Library

Love in the Law Library is the theme of the Law Library's Valentine's Day Display. It includes resources on Work/Life Balance and Law Office & Law School Romances.

The Law Library is also providing free Coffee and Sweets on February 13.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stimulus Bill

Go to Thomas to find out the current status of the pending stimulus bill. You can also get more information at GPO Access, the U.S. Senate, or the U.S. House.

Getting Away From It All

If you need to get away from it all (or at least make travel plans), try out these resources.

-Intelligent Travel Blog from the National Geographic Traveler.
-Sustainable Travel International is a non-profit which educates travelers and helps them travel responsibly.
-SideStep searches multiple Web sites using one search box so that you can easily compare fares.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Law Firm Layoffs

Before you send out those resumes, check this list of firms who recently laid off attorneys or support staff.

Thanks to American Lawyer for the list.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Need Help Pronouncing Foreign Leaders' Names?

Voice of America (VOA) provides a pronunciation guide for foreign names. While it only includes leaders, users can search by country of origin or name.

Thanks to Legal Research Plus.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

OBA Day At The Capitol Is March 17

Make plans now to attend OBA's Day at the Capitol on March 17, 2009. The day includes updates, lunch, time to visit with Oklahoma legislators, and a reception.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Rescheduled - Study Abroad 2009 Information

Students interested in OCU Law's summer 2009 study abroad programs should plan to attend an informational session presented by Stetson University College of Law's Associate Dean for International and Cooperative Programs John F. Cooper. The session has been RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, February 10th at 1 pm and repeated at 5 pm in Sarkeys 102.

2009 summer programs are offered in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Granada, Spain; The Hauge, Netherlands / Freiburg, Germany; and, Tianjin, China. The summer programs fill up fast so plan to attend this informational session if you have any interest in studying abroad this summer. OCU Law offers the programs in cooperation with Stetson University College of Law.

For more information visit:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

E-Government Satisfaction Index

According to this newly released satisfaction index, U.S. citizens appear to be pleased with the federal government's electronic initiatives and Web sites.

Thanks to beSpacific.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Source For Canadian Legislation

CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute) has a new site for legislation. While still in a beta version, this database offers a powerful tool for researchers interested in Canadian law.

Thanks to Slaw.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tim Gatton, Reference Intern

In January 2009, Law Student Tim Gatton began a reference internship at the Law Library. Tim, who plans to attend library school upon the completion of his JD, hopes to gain valuable experience; and the Law Library staff welcomes the assistance Tim will provide. Initially, Tim will shadow the reference librarians and refresh the training he received in LRW. In March, Tim will begin providing reference assistance.

Welcome Tim!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

GPO Access Migrating To FDsys

If you have not already heard, the federal government is migrating from GPO Access to FDsys. You can learn more about the migration and find out why the federal government decided to make the switch.