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New Research Tools for iPad

 

By Genevieve Tung, Biddle Law Library Intern
 

You may already know and love HeinOnline for its collection of law reviews, administrative materials, Supreme Court decisions, treaties and more. Now you can enjoy the easy-to-read PDF format on the go (and without printing) by downloading the new HeinOnline app for iPhone and iPad. Users can browse the available titles, find sources by citation, or use Hein’s search features. Visit the iTunes app store to download. Penn Law community members should download the app on campus in order to authenticate under the University’s subscription. The authentication will be good for 30 days; afterwards users must return to campus to re-authenticate.

Do you like legislative history in the making? The Real Time Congress app, produced by the Sunlight Foundation, connects you to live updates from both houses of Congress during the current legislative session, including schedules and policy documents. This app is free download from the iTunes app store.
 
Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for OpenRegs.com.jpgWhile you are tracking legislation, stay on top of regulatory developments with the OpenRegs app. This app provides issued notices of final and proposed rulemaking. You can browse by agency or comment period, or bookmark the proposed rules you’d like to follow. Download is free at the iTunes app store.
 
 Are you struggling to keep up with the Twitter feeds of your favorite legislators? Try the MyCongress app, which provides facts, news, video, social media and contact information for members of Congress. This app is free and available from the iTunes app store.
 
The Executive Branch has an app too! The White House is the Obama Administration’s official mobile app, featuring news releases, photos, videos, and live-streaming of important White House events. This app can be used across multiple devices and is available for download at the iTunes app store or from the Android Market.
 
Finally, you can be ready to debate Constitutional questions any time with the Constitution of the United States app, created by West. This app provides access to the full text of the U.S. Constitution, an audio version, an index and ratification details, and goes for only $0.99 at the iTunes app store.