That's how one of our members recently described our research service, after we helped track down an 80-year-old document that isn't available online.
Ever wonder what other type of research requests our librarians have assisted with? Requests can range from something as simple as pulling a document from an electronic database to extensive research. Here is a sampling of the types of requests we have filled:
- Helped locate older, hard to find Pennsylvania court regulations that helped clear up confusion on the issue being researched.
- Performed Pennsylvania legislative histories related to the election code and various Constitutional amendments from the 1800’s to the 2000’s.
- Located and copied briefs and other documents involving such topics as contested elections and redistricting.
- Helped do research related to the law of statutory construction.
- Assisted with several research projects involving cyber security policies.
- Located a 1991 letter about school budgets from the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Department of Education in our Court Records & Briefs database.
- Found older Pennsylvania sentencing guidelines.
- Provided a copy of an older version of a Pennsylvania statute to a Canadian Agency.
- Obtained an obscure article from a German institution.
- Located a historical version of a court rule.
- Found news articles, dockets, and government reports regarding a high-profile public figure.
- Provided copies of multiple Pennsylvania records & briefs to a member of the public doing research for a documentary film.
- Helped find a Wage-Hour Administrative document from 1949 that was cited in a 1955 U.S. Supreme Court case.
- Located a historic CFR section for the Board of Veterans Appeals who was helping a veteran.
- Assisted a historian writing a book about Quakers during the time of the American Revolution to locate and obtain an image of a pamphlet law from 1777.
Contact our reference librarians to discuss your research needs.