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May 26, 2014

Where Am I? A New Map for the Library

We recently replaced our old floor plan with a new, simplified map. Download a printable map from our Publications page or jump directly to it using location links in our online catalog.

When browsing our online catalog, look for the links to the library locations next to each item.

Clicking on the link for the location name, such as "TREATISES" in the above example, will open up a page with a brief description of what the location means and where to find it - whether at the Wisconsin State Law Library, Dane County Legal Resource Center, or Milwaukee County Legal Resource Center.

Floor plans will be added for the Resource Centers at a later time. If you need help locating any item in any library, please Ask a Librarian for help.

May 23, 2014

Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

The Wisconsin State Law Library, Milwaukee Legal Resource Center, and Dane County Legal Resource Center will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.

To send a question to the Wisconsin State Law Library while we are closed, call us at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online.

We will respond to questions and requests on Tuesday, May 27th.

May 16, 2014

WSLL Recommends: Millers Standard Insurance Policies

With over 187,000 annotations to state and federal cases decided since 1978, Miller's Standard Insurance Policies Annotated is a treasure trove of American standard property and liability insurance policy interpretations. This reference treatise also features over 1,000 endorsements, reported court decisions interpreting nonstandard policy language, and many forms reprinted with the permission of the Insurance Service Office, Inc. (ISO). Each annotation notes the prevailing party, jurisdiction, and decision date to help the reader quickly identify on point case law.

There are a few different ways to locate information using Volume 1 Locator of Forms and Annotations. For a specific form - whether it is a policy, endorsement, or specific coverage provision - the Locator index lists forms alphabetically by form abbreviation. Check the Supplement Annotations Locator for recent updates.

Without a specific provision in mind use Miller’s Index to find forms and sections related to a particular topic, word, phrase, or coverage provision. This index is particularly helpful for finding information that uses a similar but different term, such as "family member" versus "relative."

Topics include:
  • Policy forms
  • Personal auto
  • Personal auto endorsements
  • Homeowners, watercraft, flood and personal umbrella
  • Commercial auto
  • General liability
  • 1973 / 1981 General liability policies and general liability endorsements
  • Professional responsibility and management professional liability
  • Commercial property
  • Businessowners, equipment breakdown, inland marine and commercial umbrella

May 12, 2014

DataFerrett Webinar Offered

Big data is everywhere but not everybody has access to tools that can help make sense of it. The US Census Bureau hosts a wide variety of reports on their website but sometimes you need a custom data table. Rather than download one or more datasets from Data.gov or manually configure your own data table, you can use the US Census Bureau's online DataFerrett tool to parse the information you need.

DataFerrett can be used to search and retrieve data across several federal datasets. Use the data to create and download tables, graphs, and maps. We used it last year to put together a table on Internet use in Wisconsin, which leveraged data from the Current Population Survey. This data can be used for market and economic research, health and housing snapshots, and deep demographic surveys.

A webinar on DataFerrett will be offered by the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 14th (noon Central time). Anyone can attend this webinar, but pre-registration is required.

May 1, 2014

WSLL at Your Service: May 2014

The May issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online!
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