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  • December 5
    Visual legal advocacy and scholarship (PVAS) are being taught and produced in law schools around the country today and the PVAS Working Group intends to support their expansion.
  • April 14
    Need to add some images to a document or presentation? Use Google’s image search filters to find content that you can reuse.
  • April 3
    Qualtrics has introduced a new feature that provides an automated summary to gauge the overall effectiveness and impact of your surveys.
  • May 1
    If you are a summer associate in Pennsylvania, if you intend to join a Pennsylvania firm after graduation, or if you are taking a clinical class, you may find it useful to know about some free legal web-based Pennsylvania resources. While these sites will not replace Lexis Advance or WestlawNext, they are great starting points to begin your research. This post collects a sampling of some free Pennsylvania primary sources covering case law, statutes, bills, administrative codes and regulations, and the constitution.
  • March 25
    Biddle Law Library is looking for several Penn Law students to work on faculty research projects under the mentorship of lawyer/librarians. A wide range of interdisciplinary assignments will enlarge one’s research skills and provide opportunities for writing memoranda.
  • February 6
    Have you ever found yourself looking for a basic introduction when researching a new area? Look no further than Biddle Law Library’s Research Guides. You can find a list of guides for several topics, including Legal Research Basics, Foreign and International Law, and Intellectual Property.
  • December 12
    Are you writing a paper about cybersecurity, online copyright, internet commerce, online freedom of speech, or any other issue that in some way concerns the internet? Be sure to check out the BloombergBNA Internet Law Resource Center, available to members of the Penn Law community through the library.
  • November 7
    The IBFD Tax Research Platform is a key resource for researching international tax law. Containing extensive analyses of international tax treaties and national tax legislation and case law for 136 countries, IBFD also incorporates helpful tools for comparing the tax law of multiple jurisdictions and calculating applicable tax rates for cross-border transactions.
  • October 24
    You’re working on a seminar paper and come across a reference to a book or an article that is on point  – but it isn’t at Biddle, on campus…
  • October 17
    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.
  • October 15
    Biddle Law Librarian Mariah Ford will present a workshop on Bloomberg Law on October 16, from 12 to 1:00 PM, in T-320.
  • October 9
    On Tuesday, October 9th, Biddle librarians will be teaching the first session on franchise research to the students in the first year Legal Research and Writing course. The session will feature use of Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, and WestlawNext.
  • October 5
    The archives recently processed two relatively small but informative collections from the National Bankruptcy Archives and the American Law Institute Archives. From the National Bankruptcy Archives, came the Judge Joyce Bihary Papers, and from the American Law Institute Archives, came the Deborah A. DeMott Papers.
  • October 3
    Resource of interest: ProQuest Legislative Insight is a federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full-text publications relevant to enacted United States public laws, with coverage from the 80th Congress (1947/1948) through the 112th Congress (2011/2012).
  • September 26
    Are you experiencing information overload when it comes to the daily news?  Are you tired of wading through expansive news websites to find articles…
  • September 12
    With a new academic year just beginning, changes inevitably arise. For journal students in particular, who wish to search for and obtain primary source Congressional publications, LexisNexis Congressional has been the first choice for comprehensive, quick and easy access to full text PDF images.
  • September 11
    On Friday, September 14th, Biddle Librarians will teach the final research class in this year’s LLM Legal Research and Writing course.
  • September 6
    In 2008, Biddle Law Library (and the Biddleblog) showcased the world of Open Access legal publishing and information. According to the Science Commons, which runs the Open Access Law Program, “Open Access” publishing serves readers and researchers by providing free access to scholarship “without undue copyright and licensing restrictions.”
  • April 25
    The Penn Law community now has access to the following resources…
  • March 12
    Students, faculty and staff at Penn Law now have access to Lexis Advance, a new legal research database from LexisNexis…
  • March 7
    Biddle Law Library recently acquired four Lexis Nexis databases of foreign law, to assist in researching Chinese law…
  • February 29
    Check out the new Penn Law edition of LibX, a browser add-on that can be used to quickly get access to library resources. Installing LibX Download LibX for Firefox
  • February 5
    Think blogs are fair game for citation in law review and journal articles, and even court opinions? You're not alone. (More after the jump.)