Nov 05 2014

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Fall Books

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Vulture has a nice post on some good reads for Fall, including new books by Richard Ford and Denis Johnson.

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Nov 04 2014

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Tutorials. Yes we have ‘em.

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Whether you’re a 1L encountering a new research database for the first time, or an upper-class person whose skills have gotten a bit rusty on a given platform, the Library maintains a comprehensive number of self-paced tutorials designed to make any research task efficient and, importantly, speedy.

We categorize our tutorial listings in three broad categories: Basic Research, By Resource/Database and Tutorials of interest to Journal Members.  CLICK HERE to be directed to out Tutorials page.

Questions? Please stop by the Reference Desk.

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Oct 31 2014

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Display Cases

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Looking for a new book to read or a staff pick? Be sure to check out our display cases!  These cases are located on the second floor by the Libraries’ entrance and on the third floor across the hall from classroom 336.

 

Currently, the third floor display case contains a variety of Halloween related books, including the following:

 

 

Halloween Display Cases

 

If you are interested in checking out a book on display just ask a circulation librarian.

 

Happy Halloween!

 

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Oct 31 2014

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Want more Candy? Join our Halloween Hunt.

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There are lots of interesting and bizarre laws on the books regarding Halloween.  Find some of these and get more familiar with our print collection.  To get your bag of candy you need to answer the questions and bring 5 slips (found in the books) to the reference desk.  Here are the questions:

1. Is Halloween a federal holiday?

2. Are you allowed to wear a mask in Louisiana the day before Halloween?

3. Can you recover if a stack of pumpkins falls on you?

4. If your house is haunted do you have to disclose this fact to a potential buyer in Massachusetts?

5. If you made your own chocolate for Halloween, in order to call it milk chocolate how much cocao powder would it need to contain?

Happy Halloween

Kürbis Fratze

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Oct 31 2014

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Happy Halloween!

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Pumpkin selfie.

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Oct 30 2014

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Staying Current with Twitter

Among the many ways to stay current with news and information, those available to BU Law students include: searching and receiving legal news updates from such premium sources as Bloomberg/BNA and Law 360; reading legal blogs, which you can access through a newsreader by subscribing to RSS feeds; and creating Alerts through Lexis, Westlaw and Google, among others.

Another current awareness tool–and a great one for up-to-the-minute topical information–is Twitter. A few of the ways you can use Twitter:

Like other tools, Twitter can contribute to a sense of overwhelm, being inundated with too much information. That’s a good reason for being selective, setting time limits and letting go of what is no longer helpful.

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Oct 29 2014

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Organization of the Securities Laws

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Here’s a mini presentation on the organization of the federal securities laws.

Securities Research Presentation (Donweber)

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Oct 27 2014

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Writing a Paper? Want to Impress your Professor? Make an Appointment with a Research Librarian.

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Are you Googling and finding articles at sites that ask you to pay?  Chances are the library has a subscription to that journal.  Do you know the best books on your topic?  We can help you write a better paper by pointing you to better resources.  We have a research guide that points you to all the sources you might need.  We also offer appointments with a research librarian which can be tailored to your paper topic.  Let us help you write the best paper you can.

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Oct 23 2014

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Massachusetts News Resources

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Want to stay current with Massachusetts news?  Consider checking out:

 

Mass Lawyers Weekly

  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

This newspaper covers court decisions, verdicts, settlements, legal news, bar discipline, and court rules.  It is available through the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries either online or in print.

 

State House News  

  • State House News Service – http://www.statehousenews.com/

This site features a daily digest, press releases, budget information, and the latest headlines.

 

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  • Governor Patrick’s Official Website – http://www.mass.gov/governor/

This website includes press releases, news stories, the Governor’s agenda, legislative and executive orders, and a link to tweets.

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Oct 22 2014

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Boston Book Festival

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The Boston Book Festival is an annual October highlight, centered in Copley Square. This year’s festival is scheduled October 23-25, with most events this Saturday.

Featured speakers include Doris Kearns Goodwin, Benjamin Barber, Daniel Dennett and numerous others. A few highlights: a panel of authors on the promise and peril of technology, a program on Boston stories, and a conversation with novelists Meg Wolitzer and Claire Mesud. See the full schedule HERE.

There is also a street fair (with dozens of exhibitors) on Saturday in Copley Square. Directions, parking information and a map are available here.

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