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Posts by Michelle Buhalo

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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.,...
CFR
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...
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The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) , updated on a quarterly basis, just added 700 new words, senses, and phrases in its March 2022 update . This update was so large, OED Editors devoted four blog articles to it! For an overview of the update, take a look at Content warning: may contain notes on...
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NewsBank , available to all Jenkins members, includes more than 11,000 news sources from across the globe. Locally this includes The Philadelphia Inquirer , Philadelphia Daily News , South Jersey Times , and The Trenton Times . Papers from English-speaking parts of the world include Irish Times ,...
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is a not-for-profit organization providing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services across the world. According to its 2020 Annual Report , AAA has administered six million cases since its founding in 1926. Arbitration awards can be useful tools...
Legal dictionaries can be especially useful when conducting legal research. Jenkins has a number of legal dictionaries available in the library for visitor use. Black's Law Dictionary is probably the most recognizable legal dictionary. Currently in its 11th edition (2019), this dictionary was first...
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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a legislative branch agency of the Library of Congress that provides "Congress with both anticipatory and on-demand research and analysis to support their legislative, oversight, and representational duties." CRS experts work to assist Congress during the...
CFR
On Tuesday we explored finding older versions of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) on HeinOnline , ProQuest Congressional , and govinfo . Today, let's look at how to find prior versions of the CFR on Lexis and Westlaw . Lexis , available in the library, includes historic versions of the CFR...
CFR
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of federal agency regulations. In the course of legal research, it is sometimes necessary to see how a CFR section looked in a prior year. Many websites and databases provide access to historic editions of the CFR. The most comprehensive of...
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Drafting a will can be a daunting task, but many Pennsylvania legal resources have sample forms to help you plan for after you are gone. Jenkins members have access to some materials remotely. PA Legal Forms , for example, includes a variety of forms relating to wills, including "Complex Will with...