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Google Scholar Library Feature

Published on: Author: Teresa L

From the Google Scholar Blog: “Today we’re launching Scholar Library, your personal collection of articles in Scholar. You can save articles right from the search page, organize them by topic, and use the power of Scholar’s full-text search & ranking to quickly find just the one you want – at any time and from anywhere.… Continue reading

Collection Highlight: Family Law Databases

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Get your research started with the Family Law Subject Guide, by Hilary Hardcastle, for print and online resources available at UC Hastings and elsewhere. Databases at UC Hastings Forms & checklists – Family law library (LoisLaw) Forms and checklists on LoisLaw related to Family Law, including forms for drafting prenuptial agreements, valuation strategies in divorce,… Continue reading

Databases Highlight: 19th Century Masterfile

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Overview: Covers nearly all of the periodicals of the late 18th through early 20th century. Articles provide studies of Anglo-American literature published before 1930, sourced from periodicals, newspapers, books, patents, image archives, government documents and more. Includes over 1 million citations. Coverage: 1786 to 1922 Special Features The main page provides updated information for researchers,… Continue reading

New and Improved California Legislative History Website

Published on: Author: Teresa L has long been a go-to source for free California legislative information, including the legislative calendar, legislative history information, bill updates, as-enacted statutes, and up-to-date California codes.  A new version of the website is now available at  The new site includes some great new features, including a “Today’s Law as Amended” feature that identifies… Continue reading

Bill Tracking

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Want to keep track of the status of a bill as it progresses through the California and federal legislatures?  For California bills, you can view the current status of a bill at  Let’s say, for example, that you want to track the status of Assembly Bill 48, which, among other things, would ban conversion… Continue reading

CRS Tax Report Withdrawn After GOP Protest

Published on: Author: Teresa L

According to a recent New York Times article, “the Congressional Research Service has withdrawn an economic report that found no correlation between top tax rates and economic growth, a central tenet of conservative economic theory, after Senate Republications raised concerns about the paper’s findings and wording.” The Congressional Research Service is a nonpartisan arm of… Continue reading

Citation Rules Online

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For an online version of citation manuals, visit The Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (LII 2007 ed.), by Peter W. Martin. It was revised in May 2007 to reflect changes appearing in the third edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, published in 2006. It is also keyed to the current (18th) edition of The Bluebook,… Continue reading