Show off your research skills! Enter the Law Library’s Halloween Law Contest and you could win one of 13 Starbucks cards! Simply research and answer the questions on the form. Try not to be tricked. A perfect score is a treat.
Contest forms will be available beginning Thursday, Oct. 25th in the Law Library. Entry deadline is 11:45 am on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31st. At noon on the 31st please gather at the circulation desk in the Law Library for the drawings. Every contest entry placed into the cauldron “wins” a piece of candy.
The contest is open to current students at the William S. Richardson School of Law. The Law Library thanks LexisNexis for their donation of 13 Starbucks gift cards.
Go to the numbers keyboard. Hold down the & key and the § will appear. Select it. Voila!
Get a connector cable that allows you to project your iPad to a projector and you can use these apps in class. Not all apps on this posting are free. The ones that cost something are worth it.
iThoughtsHD – totally awesome mind mapping app that includes the ability to send an email with an outline made from the mind map and the mind map image (like the one at left).
Keynote – presentation app that isn’t as flexible as PowerPoint, but has very cool transitions and templates like chalkboard.
Socrative – this is a free clicker app. Technically it’s an iPhone app, but works well on the iPad. The Teacher app has a companion Student app. Students can use their smart phones, iPad, or regular computer with online access to answer questions.
ShowMe – a whiteboard on your iPad when you don’t have a whiteboard or a chalkboard or chalk.
RDM+ – when you forget a file that’s on the desktop in your office, this app gives you access to your “other” computer. (Saved me more than once.)
Check our online Calendar for Library Hours. Changes in Hours will be posted on the calendar.
I’ve just downloaded a F*R*E*E iPad app (they also have one for the iPhone) that I think holds a lot of promise for teaching. It’s called Show Me. It’s a virtual white board with audio capabilities.
One thing I found strange about registering for the service is they require your birthdate. Perhaps this is for interfacing with Facebook, but they didn’t say.
If you love mindmapping and want a terrific app for your new iPad, iThoughtsHD is my recommendation. Mindmapping enables you to visually organize your thoughts, ideas, information, and research. You can email your maps as pdfs, Freemind, iMindmap, and many others. The email functionality puts your map into a nice looking outline too. It costs $9.99, but is worth every penny.
Here’s a mindmap I created for Sources of Law and Legal Authority:
Saturday, 3/24: 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 3/25: 9am to 5pm
Monday 3/26: Holiday, Closed
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday: 9am to 8pm
Sat. 3/31: 9am to 5pm
Sunday 4/1 10am to 11pm (regular hours begin)
GPO’s First Mobile App.
According to a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, approximately 35% of people in the U.S. own smartphones or tablet devices, and this number is predicted to increase in the future; 25% of those people primarily access the Internet through their mobile devices. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has released its first mobile Web app, the Mobile Member Guide for the 112th Congress. With the app you can browse for Members of Congress by Last Name, State, Chamber, and Party. The app displays Member information, including Name, Party, Member Type, State, District, term information, and a photo of the Member from the Congressional Pictorial Directory. In the next few weeks, GPO will add biographical and contact information for Members based on data in the newest edition of the Congressional Directory.
To access the app on your mobile device, go to: http://m.gpo.gov/memberguide.
The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections at the UHM Library have made the Bob Krauss Research Index available online at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hawaiiancollection/krauss.
About the Bob Krauss Research Index
Bob Krauss (1924-2006) wrote for the Honolulu Advertiser for fifty five years, from 1951 through 2006. One of his research strategies was to review older newspapers on microfilm and to take notes on index cards. Over time these cards came to fill 22 card file drawers, stored front and center on Krauss’s office desk.
The newspapers Krauss turned to were:
the Honolulu Advertiser and its predecessor the Pacific Commercial Advertiser (published since 1856)
the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (published under various titles since 1870)
the Polynesian, (1840-1841, 1844-1864)
To a lesser degree, Krauss also indexed other publications, and information he gathered through personal interviews and correspondence. He annotated most of his index entries with notes and explanations that provide context and information not typically found in formal newspaper indexes.
The index is by no means comprehensive in subject or time coverage. It largely reflects Krauss’s research interests. Nonetheless it provides critical starting points into Hawaiʻi’s newspaper literature, covering periods of time and subjects in newspaper titles that have been formally indexed nowhere else.
Strunk and White’s classic, The Elements of Style, has been made into a rap.