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We recently wrote about the new Law Journal Press * (LJP) platform and how to browse, view, and search for books within it. As a follow up to that post, this blog entry will demonstrate how to search and navigate within a particular LJP title. Searching within an Online Book In the new LJP...
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...
Interested in finding transcripts of Philadelphia City Council sessions or committee hearings? Check out the City Council of Philadelphia's Transcript Room . The Transcript Room contains transcripts of Committee hearings and Council sessions starting in September 1997. Transcripts may include...
If you are looking for an efficient way to access Cheetah’s practical resources, check out the Practical Content Dashboard. The Practical Content Dashboard is a single access point to all of the practical material found in the individual Practice Areas. The Dashboard includes Cheetah’s Smart Charts...
The next time you read an online book using Law Journal Press * (LJP), you may notice that the database has recently updated its platform. LJP has a refreshing new user interface, and its functions are more intuitive to use. When accessing LJP from the Jenkins website, the database will...
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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...
Use Philadelphia City Council’s Legislative Information Center to locate bills and resolutions from 2000 - current. To begin your search, select the Legislation tab: Use the search bar to search by any combination of keyword (including bill number), date , or type (i.e. bill, resolution, etc.) to...
This recently released, up-to-date edition of Corporate Finance in a Nutshell is a concise and practical resource useful for anyone interested in this subject. The 4th edition of this title deals with complicated corporate finance concepts in a manner that will assist newcomers as well as business...
Are you new to remote proceedings and need some additional guidance? Check out Remote Advocacy in a Nutshell by Tracy Walters McCormick. Remote Advocacy in a Nutshell is a “definitive guide to the brave new world of remote advocacy for the trial and appellate practitioner—as well as law students...
HeinOnline recently introduced an enhanced “topic taxonomy” to its Law Journal Library, making searching by topic more “intuitive, discoverable, and user friendly,” according to Hein’s December 28, 2020 blog post . For context, each article in Hein’s Law Journal Library is essentially ‘tagged’ with...