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Have you ever had difficulty finding a digital image to use in a presentation, blog post, website, or other project that doesn’t infringe upon the image creator’s intellectual property rights? You’re in luck. Creative Commons recently launched a new tool called CC Search that allows users to search...
The fast pace of the 24 hour news cycle has pushed sources to break news quickly, and often sensationalize stories to remain competitive. The rush to be the first to publish has created an environment where facts are checked during or after a story breaks. Consumers are now forced to be more aware...
Sample REAL ID Card
My PA driver's license was due to expire in August, so I decided what-the-heck let me get a REAL ID. That way, after October 2020 I won't need my passport to fly domestically. Plus, if I ever have to do a class at a federal office I also won't have to remember to bring my passport to work with me...
Fastcase offers a research tool called Authority Check , which helps find later citing cases to a particular case. Authority Check can be used to locate related authority on your topic or to prioritize your research by looking for the most fequenty cited cases. In the Fastcase Classic interface,...
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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...
The 11th edition of Black's Law Dictionary (2019) is now available at Jenkins. The 11th edition provides definitions for over 55,000 legal words and phrases. Library users can find the dictionary in print or from any of our four Westlaw computers. To access the dictionary on Westlaw, search Black's...
Jenkins is pleased to announce that we have added 13 new eBooks on several topics - such as causes of action, insurance, and eDiscovery - to our collection. Each title offers a practical, one-volume summary of a subject as it relates to either Pennsylvania or New Jersey. The eBooks, from American...
Now that we are located at 1801 Market Street, our Westlaw stations have been in high demand. To accommodate our members and the self-represented litigant users, we have just added an additional Westlaw station for research at the library. This gives us a total of four stations. These public access...
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...
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In recognition of Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings (see NPR , KYW Newsradio , and this TIME article about Stonewall archival material for various news coverage), we are highlighting select resources that are centered on the LGBTQ community and the law, including those...