Archive for September, 2008

Firefox extensions for research

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

One of the benefits of using the Firefox browser is the wealth of creative extensions contributed by the community to make you more productive on the web. Legal blogger Benson Varghese gives his top 20 in two parts:

  • Part I: Find what you’re looking for
  • Part II: Save, Organize, Annotate, and Cite Your Search Results.

Books with extras

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The library is getting many new books with increasingly sophisticated accompanying software, as well as supplemental free online information. CDs and DVDs with documents, images and video complement the texts.  Links to publisher information and tables of contents are also available.

A sticker is placed on the front of the books with accompanying material, and information about the software is listed in ThomCat, our online library catalog.  Links and descriptions are found under the heading “HOLDINGS” toward the bottom of the record.

Accompanying materials are housed at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the library, and can be borrowed along with the books.  Ask the staff for them!