If you’re tracking the new administration’s nominees, check out the law library’s new Executive Nomination Process Research Guide. It will guide you through the nomination and confirmation process, highlight secondary sources on the process and link to sites for the Senate hearings which will be held in the new year.
The link to news sources allows you to survey the media’s coverage of the executive transition.
The law library has created a new research guide for bankruptcy law. Like our other research guides, it lists major primary and secondary sources that are useful in researching bankruptcy issues. Both print and online sources are listed, and links are provides to databases and records in the GULLiver catalog, to make it easy to find the resources you need.
CiteGenie, a new extension for the Firefox browser, promises to make the Bluebooking process easier and faster, at least when using Westlaw. LLRX has a review of the product and its features, and you can download the extension at citegenie.com.
Remember that tools like this are not foolproof (we’ve already found some problems with CiteGenie) and that law students and lawyers still need to learn and understand how to use the Bluebook.
Did you know that law students do not generally have access to Lexis and Westlaw during the summer?
However, if you are in a summer academic program, working on a school project, working at a non-profit or unpaid internship, or studying for the bar exam, you may qualify for enhanced access. Use the links below to register and for more information.
- LexisNexis Summer Access Program (for all summer access information)
- Academic, Non-Profit & Internship use (you will be required to sign in to access the form)
- Bar Prep Access, sign on and click the banner ad on the right promoting
the graduate survey and password extension program. Complete the survey and extend your
The Georgetown librarians and Lexis & Westlaw reps (log in for contact info) are happy to help you with questions.
Facebook has been using the Facebook Beacon to track what web sites users use, and shares this information with its partner sites. The Idea Shower blog explains the concept, as well as how to block the Beacon, and provides interesting updates on public and media response.