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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library is closing at 5:00 p.m. today. It will re-open on Saturday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lex Machina & Lexis Machinations

On November 23, 2015, Lexis announced that it had acquired Lex Machina (and its entire staff), which had been marketing itself for $30-$35 million. The sale price was not disclosed. The Law Library recently added the free resources available from Lex Machina to our CWRU Law Library Research Databases list. Law schools can access the …Read the Rest

Thanksgiving Dinner 2015

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 30th annual cost of Thanksgiving Day dinner for 10 found that this year’s dinner should cost on average about 70 cents more than last year’s. These figures are determined by 138 volunteer shoppers from 32 states. The cost of a 16-pound turkey had the largest increase, $1.39.  The shoppers were to look for the …Read the Rest

Saturday Reference Desk Coverage

Tomorrow (noon-5:00 p.m.) will be the last Saturday this semester when a reference librarian will be scheduled to cover the reference desk. During Reading Week and exams, reference desk hours will be Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Good luck on your exams and papers!   …Read the Rest

Kanopy: New Streaming Service Available on Campus

Kelvin Smith Library recently added Kanopy Streaming Service to the campus wide access databases. Kanopy provides many documentary films that CWRU faculty use frequently in classes. What is special about Kanopy is that faculty can embed films into their Blackboard courses, show them in class, and opt to create playlists of clips. We can all watch …Read the Rest

DraftKings and FanDuel

Update (Nov. 13, 2015) As expected, FanDuel filed a lawsuit against AG Schneiderman, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. Fanduel asserts that their same daily fantasy sports (DFS) competitions do not violate any New York laws; that the competitions involve neither gambling nor bookmaking; that the competitions are games of skill, not chance; that their advertising …Read the Rest