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October 17, 2012
More and more apps are becoming available to legal professionals seeking to keep current with research trends and news. Some apps connect you with particular research databases while others offer headlines in particular areas of law. read more!
August 22, 2012
Over thirty years ago, C-SPAN began broadcasting the political affairs of Washington to households across the country. Their recordings of Congressional sessions, political debate, and many other programs provide a wealth of information, contemporaneous and historical, about the discourse and actions which shape our everyday lives. read more!
April 18, 2012
Over the past few years, the world has seen a rapid explosion in technological development. The devices and services these innovations provide help make life easier, and their ongoing evolution will continue to provide users with increased opportunities and benefits. While technological innovations may move at a breakneck pace, the American legal system is slower to adapt. Constitution 3.0 explores the tension between law and technology, by projecting how this conflict might unfold in the year 2025. read more!
January 27, 2012
 As many law students know, CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) is a non-profit which offers over 850 interactive tutorials in approximately thirty-two law school subject areas. Did you know, however, that CALI can now help you bridge the... read more!
December 14, 2011
 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)... read more!
September 7, 2011
 By Emily Schreiber, Biddle Research Associate   Among the many innovations of WestlawNext is a mobile version for your smart phone. While I haven’t worked out exactly how this fits my needs as a student (my own Droid is pretty much exclusively used... read more!
February 17, 2011
Written by Steven Singer, Biddle Intern   Law blogs (sometimes referred to as “blawgs”) can often serve as valuable resources for law students.  Resources such as the ABA Journal’s Blawg Directory can help students find blogs covering a range of legal topics.   ... read more!
January 18, 2011
      Lexis and Westlaw research terminals at the Biddle Law Library, 1984Online legal research platforms have come a long way since the days of a dedicated Lexis or Westlaw terminal, and this month the Penn Law community has access to... read more!
November 24, 2010
Many of you reading this may be in law school now, but it is important to think about the kinds of things you will encounter when you are in practice. Though this post is mostly practical, and some of it... read more!
March 4, 2010
 Do you feel like there just aren’t enough legal topics on the planet? Are you interested in being a legal pioneer, boldly legislating where few have dared to before?  Then “Space Law” may be right the fit you.  Space Law deals with... read more!
November 4, 2009
Dear Online Search Expert,I am an experienced searcher. I use Google all the time, but I am new to Westlaw. When I searched the Westlaw databases ALLSTATES, ALLCASES with the terms "power of attorney" and "conservator," it turned up the... read more!
August 3, 2009
 A couple of Saturdays ago, while most of you were sleeping, relaxing, or mowing the lawn, I was at work.  Well, sort of: I attended a symposium at Georgetown Law Center called "The Future of Today's Legal Scholarship."  Despite the seemingly... read more!
March 10, 2009
Biddle Law Library at the University of Pennsylvania Law School will host the first MidAtlantic Academic Law Libraries Symposium on March 13, 2009. The symposium is being sponsored by  Bloomberg, Law Division.The morning session will feature John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess... 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!
October 21, 2008
Did you know that October 14 was Open Access Day?  No?  That's ok, because Ed Greenlee and I didn't either until we were asked by Shawn Martin, Head of Scholarly Communication at Van Pelt library, to commemorate the event by... read more!
October 16, 2008
Law librarians are regularly called upon to provide information with regards to how individual members of Congress have voted on certain topics.  As both a lawyer and a librarian, I am constantly amazed by the availability of U.S. Government information,... read more!
September 1, 2008
Welcome and welcome back! Some of you who have been around here in the past might have noticed that we like to create at least one technology-related exhibit per year. Last year, we displayed some library resources related to... read more!
April 29, 2008
If you're a blogger and want to hold down a steady job, tread lightly. (More after the jump.)... read more!
April 11, 2008
Last week, the Copyright Office's Section 108 Study Group released a report that suggests changes in current copyright law for the benefit of librarians and their patrons. (More after the jump.)... read more!
February 25, 2008
Do you blog? Do you read blogs? Do you want to learn more about the many ways in which blogs are used? (More after the jump.)... read more!
January 17, 2008
Welcome back! There's a nice debate online this week between a Columbia Law School professor and an entertainment industry executive regarding copyright and privacy. (More after the jump.)... read more!
December 19, 2007
Last summer, a couple of law school professors--Frank A. Pasquale of Seton Hall and Oren Bracha of Texas--posted an article to SSRN that called for the regulation of the Internet's gatekeepers of information: search engines. (More after the jump.)... read more!
November 27, 2007
DRM, or digital rights management, refers to software and hardware based restrictions placed on creative material which aims at protecting a copyright holder’s interest in limiting access to the material. DRM determines where and how you can access a digital... read more!
October 8, 2007
Established in 1998 under the Clinton administration, the Internet Tax Freedom Act banned taxes on Internet use. The moratorium sunsets November 1. (More after the jump.)... read more!
August 16, 2007
A recent program on Public Television featured an interesting story about the conflict between intellectual property rights and traditional knowledge.... read more!
July 6, 2007
A website called Aviva has posted a list of "12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Should Know." The rights and restrictions of blogs are particularly germane these days, given the recent spate of suits involving blogs and other online content... read more!