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Posts by Michelle Buhalo

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The U.S. Congressional Serial Set Collection on HeinOnline is a fantastic resource for finding congressional documents. This collection includes House and Senate Reports, House and Senate Documents, and select additional materials. The materials from this collection come from the American State...
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The September 2022 update to the Oxford English Dictionary added over 650 new words, senses, and sub-entries, including BIPOC , panda eyes , and pumpkin spice . This update was a big one for entries relating to "shock" and "top". New word entries include shock absorption , shockeroo ,...
Chief Justice Max Baer
Last weekend the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced the sudden passing of Chief Justice Max Baer . On behalf of the court, Justice Debra Todd, the new chief justice, praised Chief Justice Baer as "a jurist who served the Court and the citizens of the Commonwealth with distinction" who was "a...
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VitalLaw , available in the library, is a great resource to find labor arbitration award information. Its Labor & Employment Arbitration Awards collection includes awards from the CCH Labor Arbitration Awards beginning with 1960 as well as AAA awards beginning with 2009. To find arbitration...
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PA Legal Forms is a great resource to find over 5,700 fill-in ready forms on a wide range of topics, including business related forms. The Corporations category includes forms related to business formation, minutes and resolutions, officers and employees, sale of company, shareholders and stock,...
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Evidence can be an important part of the legal process. Court rules guide evidence practice in the federal courts as well as in Pennsylvania courts . For Jenkins members looking for more information on evidence practice, check out the following titles on our Member Databases : On the LexisNexis...
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State-by-state surveys are useful when you want to compare how different states approach the same topic. Library visitors can create their own surveys using Bloomberg Law's Chart Builder . This feature includes over 180 subjects covering 9 different practice areas. Users can find the Chart Builder...
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In previous blog posts, we've explored the different editions of the Oxford English Dictionary and its evolution from print resource to an online database (see Part 1 and Part 2 ). For those needing to cite to an OED definition, the OED Online now has a "Cite" feature to help users format the...
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Congressional hearings are "held by standing and special committees of the House and Senate to investigate various issues of concern, and also to elicit views on proposed legislation from interested persons or groups, executive branch personnel, or other legislators" Kent. C. Olson et al.,...
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A few months ago, we made two blog posts about finding prior versions of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) : Part 1 explored HeinOnline , ProQuest Congressional , and govinfo , and Part 2 went over access on Lexis and Westlaw. Sometimes, however, tracing back CFR sections can be tricky as the...