Monthly Archives: September 2006

Government Web Sites as Research Tools

Published on: Author: Teresa L

When you’re researching a legal topic, don’t forget to look for relevant government web sites; they can be valuable sources of statistical information, policy reports, and links. For example, if your note topic is tracing the historical development of laws regulating sustainable agriculture, then the United States Department of Agriculture hosted site, Alternative Farming Information… Continue reading

States Rights? Check Out This Database

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The Committee on Government Reform Minority Office hosts a database of legislation proposed by the House or Senate that would preempt state laws and regulations. The database includes legislation passed by the House and Senate since 2001. The database was created at the request of Henry Waxman, a Democratic Congressman from California

Spotlight on…Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Published on: Author: Teresa L

A multilingual index to journal articles, yearbooks, essay collections and book reviews published worldwide, the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals covers international (public and private), comparative, and municipal law of countries other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, or Australia. Search by •Keyword •Author •Title (of the article) and •Journal. Interested in researching an… Continue reading

Spotlight on … LAWTEL

Published on: Author: Teresa L

LawTel is an Index to current United Kingdom and European Union Articles, and Electronic collection of UK and EU practice materials, case law, proposed and adopted legislation, treaties, commission reports and notices. Also includes searchable database of UK barristers and chambers, and guides to UK practice in Human Rights, Local Government, Personal Injury, Civil Procedure… Continue reading

Shepardizing Tutorial

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Are you a little confused about Shepardizing in the books? Try our tutorial. If the tutorial doesn’t answer all your questions, come and talk to a librarian at the Reference Desk in the First Floor Library. We can help.

Books on “Course Reserve”

Published on: Author: Teresa L

If your professor has placed material on “Course Reserve” the items will be at the First Floor Library circulation desk. In general, course reserve materials are available for 2-hour in-library-use only, but a limited number of course reserve items are available for 24-hour use. You can search “Course Reserve” titles on the Hastings Online Catalog… Continue reading