Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Ask Anytime!

Need research help at 2 AM? Logue Library now provides that help by participating in Ask Here PA, Pennsylvania's new statewide live chat reference service. This free service offers live research help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Now Available 24/7

A reference librarian is online right now to provide fast answers to your questions, using information found on the Internet and in proprietary databases funded by libraries. In most cases, Ask Here PA librarians will provide an answer online in 15 minutes or less! If your question involves lengthy research, we'll get you started and/or provide a referral for you or your question.

All you need to begin is an Internet browser!

Friday, October 27, 2006

R I P Habeas Corpus?

Researching Habeas Corpus.

On Tuesday, October 17, the U.S. Congress passed a law, which was then signed by the President, restricting Habeas Corpus rights.

Habeas Corups in Latin literally means, "You have the body." It is a court petition which orders that a person being detained be produced before a judge for a hearing to decide whether the detention is lawful. Habeas corpus is a basic individual right against arbitrary arrest and imprisonment.

For a history of Habeas Corpus in the U.S. using Academic (“peer reviewed”) resources type habeas corpus in the search box of these databases:

All JSTOR results are considered scholarly. To see only scholarly sources in EBSCO, click the “Academic Journals” link at the top of the list of search results.

To find the history of Habeas Corpus, type habeas corpus England into the JSTOR search box. See especially the article titled The Most Wholesome Law: The Habeas Corpus Act of 1679.

Current Issues and Analysis from the Press:
Type habeas corpus in the search box of these databases:

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Our Blogging Debut!

We at Logue Library are launching our blog just in time for Halloween! Our goal is to give the Chestnut Hill College community another way to use the library's resources, and to post current events, pictures, maybe a contest now and then, and give you a place to comment.

Tell us what you think here in the comments spot, or stop into the library, have some Halloween candy and tell us about it in person!