Posts by Michelle Buhalo

The Oxford English Dictionary is perhaps one of the most recognized dictionaries in the world. With past and present definitions of over 600,000 words, the OED touts itself as a "historical dictionary" that includes not only the current definition of a word, but also its history. According to the...
Practice in front of a federal grand jury can be an intimidating process. Jenkins has two publications to help you prepare: Federal Grand Jury: A Guide to Law and Practice and Representation of Witnesses before Federal Grand Juries . Federal Grand Jury: A Guide to Law and Practice , available in...
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William Penn , the founder of Pennsylvania and advocate of religious freedom, was born October 14, 1644*, 375 years ago. It was his influence that set the framework for not only Pennsylvania's Constitution, but also the U.S. Constitution. For researchers interested in exploring this connection,...
ProQuest Congressional enhanced its interface this summer, and its "Search by Number" feature has a new look. Search by Number is great to use when you have the citation of the document you are looking for. This feature can also be used when you are looking for documents that are related to a...
The American Law Institute (ALI) recently published their newest Restatement of the Law: Liability Insurance. Jenkins has access to this title in print , on the member database HeinOnline , and on the library's Westlaw computers. This Restatement defines liability insurance as "insurance that...
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September 2, 2019 marked the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury . Let's celebrate this milestone by using HeinOnline to research the beginnings of the Treasury Department. The Treasury Department was established by an act of Congress on September 2, 1789. This act, found in...
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ProQuest Congressional recently launched interface improvements to enhance the user experience. The key changes in this upgrade can be summarized as organization and explanation . For many experienced government documents researchers, the interface changes are slight and should provide greater...
Earlier this summer, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a standing order regarding the possession and use of electronic devices in the courthouse . This order specifically addresses the use of cameras and other recording devices, including cell phones,...
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According to the OED , biotechnology is "The application of science and technology to the utilization and improvement of living organisms for industrial and agricultural production and (in later use) other biomedical applications". Broadly, biotechnology (or biotech) covers a wide-range of topics...
After five weeks of being offline, the Philadelphia Court's website is back up! https://www.courts.phila.gov/ While some online services may still be down, others are running as normal. Here are links to some of the website's popular features: Forms - https://www.courts.phila.gov/forms/ Local Court...