Tuesday, September 30, 2008
If you want to limit your search to journals that provide full text articles online, both legal and non-legal, the E-journal Portal is a good choice. There is a link to the E-journal Portal in the channel on Stanley entitled Find Full Text Journal Articles. Simply click on the E-journal Portal link and type in the name, or part of the name, of the journal you are looking for. E-journal Portal will then provide a results list with links to databases where you can find full text articles from that journal. You can then click on the link to that database and search for the article you are looking for. As always, please feel free to speak with a reference librarian if you need help using this, or any other database.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Jessica R. Alexander, J.D., M.L.I.S., Reference Librarian5>
If you are a political junkie, there is no better fix than an interactive Electoral College presidential election map. These maps allow you to create various scenarios for victory by one party or another:
270ToWin is fun. It has a simulator in which the user virtually rolls the die based on polling data.
Pollster.com organizes polling data from a number of sources, and also has a map, with a mouse rollover feature which displays polling data for each state.
The Economist features a world interactive map.
The New York Times
The Los Angeles Times
PBS News Hour
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Jessica Alexander, J.D., M.L.I.S., Reference LibrarianBlogs have exploded. Authors include famous people and your best friend. During the next two months election news and discussions will be published at a feverish pace. It could even be said that blogging will influence the outcome of the election. As opposed to an opinion-editorial (op-ed) piece in a newspaper, a blog is published daily on line and usually allows feedback by the public.
Here are a few suggestions for deciding which political blogs to follow?
1. Google - pull down the "More" button on the main page and select blogs; there is an advanced search option in the blog search engine.
3. What are your favorite political magazines, the National Review, The Nation, U.S. News and World Report, The New Yorker, The Economist, Mother Jones... Peruse their web pages and there will be a list of bloggers who contribute to those magazines.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The collections (and dates) that will now be available on PDF are:
- LexisNexis Congressional Serial Set
- LexisNexis Congressional Research Digital Collection Historical Archive
- LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection 1824-1979 LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection 1980-2003
Please note that not all documents will be available in PDF format. To obtain copies of the original in such a case refer back to the original post on Congressional Universe.