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January 22, 2014
Some recommended reading for those interested in Professor Lawrence Summer's upcoming lecture, "Reflections on Policy and the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis." read more!
January 15, 2014
Exercise and nutrition play an important role in maintaining the health and energy levels necessary for law school studies. For reliable and practical information on food, nutrition and exercise, check out the Food and Nutrition Information Center's (FNIC) web site! read more!
December 11, 2013
Visitors to are now being redirected to What does this mean? read more!
October 9, 2013
Looking for company filings? Need to learn about a new financial regulation? Want/need to learn about financial topics or securities laws? Here are just a few government agency websites which can serve as a great resource: the SEC, the CFTC and the CFPB. read more!
January 24, 2013
Check out the Digital National Security Archive! read more!
April 11, 2012
Here’s a new way to keep an eye on what’s happening in Washington. MetaVid is a new video archive of the U.S. Congress, containing footage of legislative sessions going back to 2006. You can search or browse clips by the name of the speaker, words spoken, date, and user-contributed tags (categories of which include “Volcano,” “Tea Party” and “As Seen on the Daily Show.”) By combining a video library with a wiki format, the collection should get stronger and easier to use as its audience grows. read more!
May 11, 2011
    Many of us are familiar with government search engines such as GPO Access, launched in June 1994, where the Government Printing Office provided electronic access to collections of official federal documents produced by the three branches of government.   GPO Access'... read more!
September 17, 2009
 When law school journal cite checkers request an electronic document, they often ask, “Is it in PDF (Adobe portable document format)?”   The goal of course is to find an original and authoritative document, and not an altered and less reliable document.    When... read more!
May 4, 2009
Given today's challenging economic climate, more attorneys are choosing to turn away from fee-based databases (e.g. Lexis and Westlaw) and are instead conducting basic legal research utilizing free (and reliable) internet resources.  Although not appropriate for every situation, free... read more!
April 2, 2009
As we enter the March Madness of The Final Four, here is a legal research tip that should help you to visualize the relationships between four primary legal sources.  I like to call them "The Big Four."The Big Four comprises the following... read more!
March 10, 2009
I am posting this entry on behalf of our reference intern, Michele Penn, who brought this very cool site to my attention.--JordonAre you trying to find text of Senate debate on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (a.k.a. the "Stimulus... read more!
February 12, 2009
You’ve heard that a regulation is due any day now, and you can’t wait to see it.  Where do you turn? The Office of the Federal Register has created the Public Inspection Desk to provide online access to materials that will... read more!
February 6, 2009
 The 2008 Presidential Campaign was an exciting and historically significant race of special interest to legal and political researchers. The importance of the issues and the biographies of the candidates ensured this race a place in history. However, this election... read more!
January 16, 2009
Governmental web sites are usually one of the first places people go for official government information. Few of us, however, know that government blogs exist as a possible source of information. It may surprise many to learn that the federal... 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!