Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Vacation Reading

With exams almost over it’s time to think about a good vacation read.  Here are some recent reads that come highly recommended by law library staff members.   

Defending Jacob, by William Landay (Delacorte Press: 2012)
A full-blooded legal thriller about a murder trial and the way it shatters a family:
Mr. Landay is a member BCLS class of 1990.  We have a copy in the Popular Reading Collection at PS 3612 .A5477 D44 2012, unless someone beats you to it. 

The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling, (Little Brown: 2012). 
A big novel about a small town:
This is her first novel for adults and her first publication since the Harry Potter series.  

Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt and Co.: 2012). 
A historical novel charting the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell
This is the second book in a planned trilogy.  If you haven’t read the award-winning Wolf Hall, you may want to read that one first. 

What do you recommend or have planned  for your vacation reading?  Let us know.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Database Focus: Knowledge Mosaic

BC Law Library subscribes to Knowledge Mosaic, a database devoted to covering securities, telecommunications and energy law filings along with other government regulatory information.  Searching SEC filings is streamlined on Knowledge Mosaic and it is possible to search down to the level of specific exhibits.  Also, there is a Dodd-Frank Ruletracking feature on this site to provide updated regulatory watch information.  The Affordable Care Act Rulemaking Tracker provides a similar service for new health care regulations.  If you want to view law firm and accounting firm memos containing analysis of recent M&A activity or if you need to locate model business documents, Knowledge Mosaic includes these sources as well.