Information Center:
News & announcements for the week of
MAY 1, 2000

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Supreme Court Has a New Website.
As of April 17, the U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited official Web Site, at, is up and running.  The site contains full texts of Opinions from the 1999 Term, a link to bench opinions issued during the Terms from 1992 through 1999, the Court's argument calendar, schedule, and hearing lists, a downloadable Supreme Court Bar Admissions form and instructions, and Supreme Court Rules.  Most documents are displayed as PDF files, but the site's search engine appears to allow full-text searching of these files.  The site promises to make the Court's Docket accessible at a future date.

Information Center Acquires Africana-New Encyclopedia.
The Information Center has added Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience to its collection.  W.E.B. DuBois originally conceived the idea for an African equivalent to the Encyclopedia Britannica.  Now, editors Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah have made this idea a reality by compiling over 3,500 entries on the cultural, historical, political, and religious aspects of both African and African-American life into a comprehensive volume.  Located at call number DT14A37435 1999.

Information Center Extends eLOISe Tutorials.
Once again, the Information Center will be holding tutorials this week on eLOISe, the Information Center's database of scanned images.  We will show you how to use eLOISe to find exams, IICLEs, law reviews, and other documents.  The schedule is posted in the entry way of the library.  There is no need to sign up to attend; just come to the Reference Desk at the scheduled time.  If you have any suggestions regarding tutorials, please e-mail Joe Mitzenmacher(JMITZENM).

Video on South African Ambassador Sheila Sisulu.
South African Ambassador Sheila Sisulu was video taped during her visit to Chicago Kent on April 4, 2000.  A copy of the video is available in the Information Center, on the 9th floor of the Law Library.  An appointment should be made to view the video.

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