Category Archives: Did You Know?

legal trivia, interesting factoids

We the People: A Constitutional Day Miscellany

September 17, 1787. 229 years ago tomorrow the drafters of the U.S. Constitution gathered to sign the document they created. Constitution Day was established by Congress in 2004 and since then, schools and universities in the U.S. have celebrated Constitution … Continue reading

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There’s a New Blog in Town

In the 1930s S.R. Ranganathan formulated his five laws of library science: Books are for use. Every reader his / her book. Every book its reader. Save the time of the reader. The library is a growing organism. In 2004 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Library of Congress

The Library of Congress celebrates its 215th birthday today. Though not the oldest library in the United States (this honor belongs to the Darby Free Library in Darby Pennsylvania which has operated continuously since 1743), the Library of Congress (LC) … Continue reading

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Free!

Several months ago I blogged about our relatively new photocopier and indicated that it would scan a document which you could then email to yourself for free. Since I still see a lot of people making old fashioned photocopies at … Continue reading

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Legislative Intent Part 2 – 1987-1995

In the last blog we learned that some of the most valuable documents in determining legislative intent are the committee hearing notes. The methods of accessing these hearing notes depend on the legislative year in question. Here is a breakdown … Continue reading

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Using the Law Library Online

Former Jameson law librarian Cynthia Condit wrote an an excellent guide to using the online library catalog   –  I present it to you below.  Thanks Cynthia for this week’s blog entry! The online catalog is your key to determining what … Continue reading

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Remote login

I was recently surprised to learn that several very knowledgeable people in the law building were unaware how easy it is to access our electronic resources from off campus. You don’t need VPN or any special hardware: all you need … Continue reading

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