Posts by Michelle Buhalo

The lower half of a child wearing red rainboots and splashing in a puddle on a brick street.
This past weekend marked the first day of Spring, when the warmer weather arrives, the rain falls, and the flowers begin to bloom. To get a sense of the type of weather your area typically sees this time of year, take a look at NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administraion . NOAA...
Legal research can be challenging, especially when you don't know where to start. The librarians at Jenkins have created 66 research guides to help those who need guidance with their legal research. These guides highlight free online resources (when available), databases available 24/7 to...
Legislative histories, or "the proceedings leading to the enactment of a statute, including hearings, committee reports, and floor debates" ( Legislative History , Black's Law Dictionary, 11th ed. 2019), can help researchers understand the legislative intent of a particular statute. In Pennsylvania...
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General OneFile is a great resource to use when looking for non-legal news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics, including business, economics, education, health care, science, technology, and many more. The Topic Finder feature is a great way to explore how different subjects may...
Those looking to appeal a case to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, Superior, or Supreme Courts may find themselves asking the questions: Who has the right to appeal? ; Where should I appeal to? ; How long do I have to appeal? ; What orders/decisions/opinions can be appealed? ; and How do I appeal?...
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govinfo , a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), provides a wealth of federal government information for free. This includes the United States Code (USC), the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), executive agency materials, Congressional materials, and much more. govinfo...
As the use of cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, continues to rise, so do researchers' interests in the laws and regulations about cryptocurrencies. The Law Library of Congress has compiled a list of resources to assist researchers looking for more information: United States Blockchain and...
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National Native American Heritage Month is observed and celebrated throughout the month of November. The genesis of this celebration dates back more than a century when advocates pushed for the recognition of "the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of...
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If you are a frequent user of the LexisNexis Digital Library , you may have noticed that it looks different. Earlier this year, the LexisNexis Digital Library launched a new platform to improve functionality and user experience. This platform is now the default for Jenkins' members. The new...
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In April of this year, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) added 21 definitions related to the COVID-19 pandemic outside of the OED's typical updating schedule . In the months since, the OED has continued to add and update definitions related to the virus and how our daily lives have shifted. The...