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July 29, 2010

New Westlaw at WSLL Class Openings

Since our first free Westlaw class on August 11th filled up quickly, we have added a second session.  The second session will be from 10:30-11:30 am on August 11th.  See the full details below: 

Westlaw at WSLL
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Come learn about FREE Westlaw available at the Wisconsin State Law Library! This class will showcase Westlaw Patron Access, a Westlaw service offered on the library’s public access computers. This service includes free searching of state and federal primary law - cases, statutes, codes and legislation. Library patrons also have access to KeyCite, online forms and treatises, such as McQuillin: The Law of Municipal Corporations; Norton Bankrtupcy Law and Practice, 2d; Fletchers Cyclopedia of the Law of Private Corporations and much more. This class will offer useful tips on effective searching in both Boolean and Natural Language modes.

FREE Class. 1 CLE credit applied for. Registration is limited to 8.
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Location: Wisconsin State Law Library

July 26, 2010

New Fall Classes

Sign up now for our new fall legal research classes.  All of our fall classes are free, and space is limited!

In September make the best use of the library's subscription database, HeinOnline.  Learn how to research ethics and professional responsibility issues on Westlaw in October. This November, learn how to streamline your search for briefs using free internet sources.

Seats are also still available for our two August classes on researching Wisconsin legislative history and using Westlaw.  (EDIT 7/29: a second session of the Westlaw class has been added: Aug 11, 10:30-11:30)

Sign up today!

All WI State Law Library classes are held at the Wisconsin State Law Library, 120 MLK Jr. Blvd., 2nd floor, in downtown Madison.

July 19, 2010

WSLL Recommends: USCCAN

The United States Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN), published by West, collects selected Congressional and administrative legislative history materials from 1941 onwards. The title is issued in pamphlets and bound session bundles with a subject index and Table of Laws Enacted. Recent pamphlets include current session highlights about pending legislation as well.

This series includes the full text of new Federal laws, selected committee reports, proclamations, executive orders, committee rosters, and more. The legislative history section also includes citations to the Congressional Record and bill numbers. Hearings are not included.

Library has:

Paper: 1944 - Current
Public Westlaw: 1948 - Current (database ID: USCCAN-REP)

July 12, 2010

Love Your Library: Prose and Cons

If you need a little vacation, be sure to stop by the Wisconsin State Law Library to browse our donated collection of legal fiction and movies relating to courts and the criminal justice system.

Browse our video list, which includes popular movies like Erin Brockovich, People vs. Larry Flint, and the entire series DVDs of the West Wing.

Our fiction collection is even larger, and includes bestselling authors Tom Clancy, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, and more.

Do you have something you would like to donate?  Bring it by any of the library locations or contact us for more information.

July 5, 2010

WSLL at Your Service: July 2010

The July issue of the library newsletter, WSLL @ Your Service, has been published.  

Highlights include:  

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