The FBI has recently launched a website for its Science and Technology Branch (STB), which can be found here.
The STB was established in 2006 to centralize the FBI's applied
scientific and technological capabilities. This site lists case
examples, job opportunities, and interesting facts relating to their
work. If you have any interest in the FBI as it relates to science and
techiology, then these experts (who create, adapt, and deploy
state-of-the-art tools and techniques to collect, analyze, and share
information and evidence) are the people to know!
E-mail is an effective communication tool if it is used properly. But
it is easy for lawyers and law students to inadvertently convey the
wrong message in e-mails. Judge Gerald Lebovits wrote an excellent
article, "E-mail Netiquette for Lawyers" in the November/ December 2009
edition of the New York State Bar Association Journal. Lebovits
outlines several e-mail rules and guidelines for attorneys. Use the
Library's Quick Links to find this article on Westlaw. For more general
e-mail etiquette tips see the OWL at Purdue.
Have you ever wished there were an illustrated guide to help with your studying throughout the semester? Look no further than The Illustrated Guide to Law!
Right now the guide features illustrations on criminal law and criminal
procedure, but illustrations on constitutional law, torts, and property
are in the works. Check it out today and get your (visual) studying off
to a good start in 2013!
Google Scholar not only allows you to search articles, patents, legal
journals, and legal opinions, it also allows you to set up e-mail alerts
that will notify you when a new result appears in Google Scholar that
matches your search criteria. From the Google Scholar home page, just click alerts in the top right of the page and get started!
Google's Public Alerts are designed to bring you emergency alerts
when and where they’re relevant to you, and AMBER Alerts aim to help
bring abducted children home safely. Google recently launched a
program that will allow AMBER alerts to show up in Google Maps, either
on your desktop or mobile device.
If you're using Google maps mobile or on a desktop, you’ll see an
AMBER Alert if you "search for related information in a particular
location where a child has recently been abducted and an alert was
issued. You’ll also see an alert if you conduct a targeted search for
the situation. By increasing the availability of these alerts through
our services, we hope that more people will assist in the search for
children featured in AMBER Alerts and that the rates of safe recovery
Check out blekko, a search engine allows
users to search the web using slashtags in an effort to provide users
with more relevant search results. For example, if you wanted to search
for recent Stetson Law news items, just type "Stetson Law" /news /date
and the top results will be current news items containing Stetson Law.
The site has several slashtags to choose from and allows users to create
their own slashtags and share them with friends. Another feature of
this database is a "spam" link underneath each search result that allows
users to mark a website as spam so that site no longer appears in
search results. To learn more about this new search engine watch the tutorial or watch the TechCrunch video review.