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November 2008 Archives

November 25, 2008
For a student of public policy and the law, Thanksgiving is one of our most fascinating holidays.  Originally intended, literally, to "give thanks" to God, Thanksgiving has evolved into a secular holiday, established by the government to be celebrated... read more!
November 25, 2008
Reference librarians like to help people find useful information; it is one of the joys of our jobs.  Recently, I have been asked by several patrons where they can access PDF copies of information produced by the Federal Government.  As a... read more!
November 13, 2008
This year, the reference librarians at Biddle gave their One L legal research workshops a 21st-century update.  Our focus was entirely on the use of digital materials, primarily those available on Westlaw and Lexis.At the same time, we kept one... read more!
November 12, 2008
  Continuing a thread from my previous post, I discovered a couple of other non-paper items in the Wellman Papers:  a cassette tape and 3.5 inch diskette.  Both of these data formats in today's world are pretty much obsolete.  This... read more!
November 11, 2008
Here's a scenario with which you might be familiar.  You're working on a paper, and you know that the trend of what Americans think about some aspect of your topic is likely to be helpful in making your point. It... read more!
November 3, 2008
Our cataloging librarian, Judith Vaughan-Sterling, has compiled a list of recent acquisitions for October 2008.... read more!