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Via the LLRX.com, the following are the newest additions: Mass Incarceration and the “Degree of Civilization” - By Ken Strutin [The author] states that incarceration is when a person loses their freedom pending trial or by serving a sentence – and mass incarceration is when millions of people are imprisoned and kept there based on a […]

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Pace Law Library produces legal research guides in number of subjects. Currently the library has 47 legal research guides. All guides are listed in alphabetical order, and users may browse them by subject or author. All guides are also fully searchable if user is looking for a specific information. Legal Research Guides can be very […]

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Do you remember Zotero? Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. Via BeSpecific post, check out the new BETA of standalone version of Zotero, the open source reference manager. Zotero is an easy-to-use yet […]

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From the National Archives, the International research portal for records related to Nazi-era cultural property is available online. The International Research Portal is a collaboration of national and other archival institutions with records that pertain to Nazi-Era cultural property. These archival institutions, along with expert national and international organizations, are working together to extend public access […]

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Via beSpecific. The 2010 study of U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies by Zeth Lietzau & Jamie Helgren, publishes in April 2011, was funded through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) by the Colorado State Library, Colorado Department of Education. It’s well known that technology is changing at an increasingly rapid pace and that many […]

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HeinOnline’s recently added Taxation & Economic Reform in America Library now contains more than 140 legislative documents related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law No. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010). Compiled by William H. Manz, Senior Research Librarian at St. John’s Law School, this collection includes all versions of […]

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has online legal office called FAOLEX. A multilingual team summarizes and in many cases translates laws and regulations on topics falling within FAO’s mandate – agriculture, cultivated plants, environment, fisheries, food, forestry, land and soil, livestock, water and wild species and ecosystems. Legal information is received by […]

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Via Chronicle of Higher Education, in an article titled Not Enough Time In the Library, the author Todd Gilman points out an interesting fact; being computer-literate doesn’t mean and/or guarantee being research-literate. Todd discusses the existence and importance of technological tools, such are smart classrooms, interactive whiteboards, Web 2.0 tools, social networking tools, citation tools, […]

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Be Aware Of Wikipedia!

Via WisBlawg, a post titled Student’s Wikipedia Hoax Fools Journalists, Bloggers, writes about an example of unreliability of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. I think it is safe to say that everyone of us, at least once, received the warning to verify information found online against a reputable source. We all heard the advice to always […]

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