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Quixey, A Search Engine for Apps

In Check This Out on February 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Have you heard of Quixey? This is a new search engine for finding apps specific to a user’s need.

QuixeyQuixey allows users to search apps by function instead of a simple name search – what do you need the app to do? It also sorts results by app type: Mobile (Android, Blackberry & Apple) Desktop (Mac or PC), Browser or Web.

Give it a go, the results are useful and a quick way to find the best app for your device or task.

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S.T.I.R. Talks now on YouTube

In Check This Out on February 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Schmid Law Library began hosting S.T.I.R. Talks during the Fall 2012 semester. These brief talks by the University of Nebraska College of Law faculty members are the library’s version of TED Talks.

Check the Law College calendar for the next STIR talk (March 5th) AND enjoy catching up with the previous talks on a wide range of topics.

Legal Research Tips

In Check This Out on February 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Here’s a few new tips and links from the helpful librarians at Schmid Law Library:

Federal Legislation.

Congress.gov (http://beta.congress.gov/ ) is a website launched in the fall by the Library of Congress that gives users excellent and detailed information about federal legislation. The site is similar to, Govtrack.us (http://www.govtrack.us/ ), but doesn’t have as many useful tools. But this site does give users all the basics: text of bills, the ability to track any bill’s progress once introduced and detailed information about amendments and sponsors. Also, since it’s a product of the Library of Congress, it’s as close to an official source of congressional information as is available today.

State Legislation.

This week the Sunlight Foundation announced that their Open States project now covers all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Open States, http://openstates.org/ is a collection of tools that make it possible for citizens to track what is happening in their state’s capitol and all other states in one source. Users may also track legislation after a simple registration process.

Roscoe Says: “Be my Valentine?”

In Check This Out on February 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Roscoe wants to know: “Will you be my Valentine?”

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Digital Tip for February 11th…

In Check This Out on February 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Tip(s) of the Week for February 11th:
Mac users, if you’ve been annoyed that there is no “forward-delete” function on your keyboard, then you simply aren’t aware of a very simple trick: fn-delete, will do the trick.

New Books @Schmid Law Library

In Check This Out on February 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm

New Books @Schmid Law Library as of February 7, 2013.  The link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more info.  New books check out for two (2) weeks.

The Trial War Room Handbook: Effective Strategies from the Trenches by G. Christopher Ritter, Amie J. Bailey & Michael Skrzypek, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252519~S0

The National Security Implications of Immigration Law by Aurthur L. Rizer III, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252514~S0

Guide to Protecting and Litigating Trade Secrets by Amy E. Davis, Paula M. Bagger, Joanna E. Kim and Jeffery K Riffer, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252577~S0

Corporate Crime & Financial Fraud: Legal and Financial Implications of Corporate Misconduct by Miriam F. Weismann, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252352~S0

Clean Water Act, 2nd ed. by Joel M. Gross & Kerri L. Stelcen, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252548~S0

New Practitioner’s Guide to Intellectual Property by David R. Gerk & John M. Fleming, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252408~S0

The Law of Lawyer’s Liability: 50-State Survey of Legal Malpractice edited by Merri A. Baldwin, Scott F. Bertschi & Dylan C. Black, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252450~S0

Legally Mom: Real Women’s Stories of Balancing Motherhood & Law Practice by Anne Murphy Brown, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252471~S0

The Portable UCC, 5th ed., 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252515~S0

Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 2012 ed. by ABA Center for Professional Responsibility http://library.unl.edu/record=b1997554~S0

ABA Compendium of Professional Responsibility: Rules and Standards, 2012 ed., http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252409~S0

Environmental Liability and Insurance Recovery by David L. Guevara & Frank J. Deveau, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252347~S0

A Guide to Federal Agency Adjudication, 2nd edited by Jeffrey B. Litwak, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252354~S0

Invention Analysis and Claiming: A Patent Lawyer’s Guide, 2nd ed. by Donald D. Slusky, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252355~S0

The NEPA Litigation Guide, 2nd ed edited by Albert M. Ferlo, Karin P. Sheldon & Mark Squillace, 2012 http://library.unl.edu/record=b4252356~S0

Library Super Bowl Commercial

In Check This Out on February 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Did you watch the 2013 Super Bowl? Did you check out the commercials? This funny one is set in the library.