Friday, February 19, 2016

Timer to insert in PPT

Sometimes I do activities in class that I want to only run for a specific amount of time and I found a great, simple website to run a big timer on that I thought I'd share with you.

You can take the above URL and add /#minutes for whatever amount of time you want the timer to run.

For example:

If you insert the link into PPT, you can simply click the link and you will be taken to the URL where the timer starts automatically. There are other timers that can be embedded directly into PPT, but I found this one to be the easiest to implement.



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thank you to Diane for sharing handouts from a recent Lexis Nexis legal searching webinar. I've created a new folder in the Reference drive called "Legal Research" and saved these two documents as well as a few others in that folder for everyone to access. The folder includes

  • Lexis Nexis commands at a glance
  • Legal Concepts and Definitions
  • Melanie Morris' "Brick and Mortar" research assignment for the online Legal Research & Writing course
  • Maria DeFilipis' assignment for Role of the Paralegal
  • The Legal Research @ RVCC guide that we used during our legal research training session a few semesters ago

Tax Forms

Our library does not provide printed tax forms any longer, but the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ as well as instruction sheets are available from the Bridgewater Public Library (and probably most other public libraries).

They are also available online at

NJ forms are available online at