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Collection Highlight: Art Law Databases

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Get your research started with the Art Law Subject Guide, by Hilary Hardcastle, for print and online resources available at UC Hastings and elsewhere: Databases at UC Hastings ProQuest: The Arts Subject database of the ProQuest aggregated full-text database of journal articles, newspapers and dissertations. Includes ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) (a bibliography available for the study… Continue reading

Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South

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Behind the Veil website “A project by the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies that records and preserves the living memory of African American life during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. One hundred of the 1,000+ interviews have been digitized and made available on this site, with… Continue reading

USASpending.gov

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Launched in 2007, USAspending.gov is designed to help the public track federal spending. It establish a single searchable website, accessible to the public at no cost, which includes details for each Federal award received, including: 1. The name of the entity receiving the award; 2. The amount of the award; 3. Information on the award… Continue reading

Arizona v. California collection at Colorado University Law

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William A. Wise Law Library at the University of Colorado Law School recently debuted its newest digital archive, the Arizona v. California Collection. The Collection contains more than 160 full-text, searchable pleadings, briefs, orders, transcripts, and reports from the 12-year original proceeding in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Collection is accessible to the public at… Continue reading

Databases Highlight: 19th Century Masterfile

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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

Pronouncing Dictionary of the Supreme Court

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Afraid of mispronouncing Supreme Court case names in your Con Law class?  Fear no more – a group of Yale Law School students, working in conjunction with the Yale Linguistics Department, has created a free online pronouncing dictionary of Supreme Court case names. The purpose of the dictionary is to “help conscientious lawyers, judges, teachers,… Continue reading

CRS Tax Report Withdrawn After GOP Protest

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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

New Database for Researching Case Law in Francophone Countries

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Juricaf is a free, searchable, francophone database of primarily Supreme Court decision from over 40 countries. Developed with the support of the International Organisation de la Francophonie and the French Ministry of Justice, its objective is to make supreme court decisions, particularly those of African countries, freely available. Coverage varies country to country.  The database… Continue reading