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Learn about finding legislative intent

Proquest (home of Proquest Congressional) is hosting a webinar open to all, Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent. It will take place Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:00pm – 4:30pm and is open to interested students, faculty and staff.

From Proquest:

This 90-minute session is designed for the associate, judicial, law firm or government agency law clerk, intern, extern or research assistant, law student, and law review notes & comments editor. You will learn how to use ProQuest Congressional Digital Suite & Legislative Insight, the premier legal research tools for federal legislative and government materials to:

1. Develop an understanding of the legislative process both:

a. Procedurally – How did the language read as first proposed, what committees considered the proposal, when were amendments made and where was the proposal when it was amended;

b. As an adversarial process – who was lobbying in support of the proposal and what were they trying to accomplish, who was active in opposition what were their objections, who was responsible for amendments to the proposal;

2. Become familiar with the documents available pertinent to your issue;

3. Identify where in the process the changes you care about occurred – this provides a mechanism to narrow the scope of your search for explanations for why the language was changed;

4. Learn how to identify both direct and circumstantial evidence of intent.

To register, visit Proquest.

CALI Unconference

We are currently hosting the 2014 CALI Conference for Law School Computing here at Harvard Law School.  Before the official conference started, several attendees met on Wednesday, 6/18, for an “Unconference.”

The Unconference agenda was completely attendee-driven: the participants selected topics and then broke off into small groups to discuss them.  Topics included:

  • Is “Law Practice Technology” Worth Teaching as Part of an Advanced Legal Research Course?
  • Flipped Classrooms
  • Building Virtual Communities
  • Polling Tools
  • How Do We Train Faculty to Understand When Multimedia Tools Are Adding Value, When They’re Just Wanting to be “Cool”?
  • What Tool has Really Helped a Colleague Teach and Didn’t Demand a Lot of Time?

Check out http://bit.ly/PreCALI for notes from the sessions.

Thank you to the attendees for some great discussions!

The Beautiful Game: The Law of Soccer / Football

In honor of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, the law library has published a new research guide on soccer/football and the law.

The guide includes links to internet resources, a multi-lingual list of the Harvard Libraries’ related print holdings, information about finding journal and periodical articles, and a directory of recent soccer/football legal news.

 photo credit: Jason Bagley via photopin cc


photo credit: Jason Bagley via photopin cc

Our German Law Research Guide is all new!

GermanFlag_LargeAs of this week, the law library’s research guide for German law has a brand new look, as well as lots of new content.

The guide includes information about using print and electronic materials to research German legislation, case law, and legal secondary sources, such as statutory commentaries and journals.

In addition, illustrated research examples (with English-language explanations) are provided for the law school’s major German law subscription databases, Beck-Online and Juris.

Check it out at http://guides.library.harvard.edu/GermanLaw.

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New resources at Harvard

American Indian Histories and Cultures

Manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers; with treaties, speeches and diaries, andd travel journals.

Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online 

Jonson’s complete writings;  and comprehensive body of essays and archives necessary for full study of Jonson’s life.

Digital Innovation South Africa

Scholarly resource focusing on the socio-political history of South Africa, particularly the struggle for freedom during the period  from 1950 to the first democratic elections in 1994.

Gallup Analytics     

Data from countries representing 98% of the world’s population; access Gallup’s U.S. Daily tracking and World Poll data to compare residents’ responses on topics such as economic conditions and education.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Authoritative information on theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe; covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance.

Oxford Handbooks Online / Music 

Scholarly books (online) contain essays written by the foremost scholars in music.

Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management 

Strategic management is an emerging field with loosely defined concepts and boundaries; this encyclopedia seeks to give the field some definition.

Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Archive [PEP]

An archive of the entire psychoanalytic literature in English, along with foreign and international journals.

SRDS (Kantar Media)

Circulation data and advertising rates for U.S. publications; market demographics and lifestyle market analysis – with info on attitudes toward sports, travel and leisure.

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New resources at Harvard

Data is derived from its comprehensive statistical activities, comprises of periodic information on structure and growth of economy, social change, and development. T
Since its inception in 1974, the Bureau provides statistical information to guide decision making and the development process to the government and other stakeholders.
Sanctioned by the Government of India as part of its programme for the celebration of Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary. It has been fully funded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and includes digital images of virtually all his manuscripts and authoritative print versions (books and journals).
Exclusive research and analysis by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and authors from similar institutions, and present objective analysis versus official government messaging on strategic issues.
Watch Indian movies old and new from this archive!
Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa – full text publications.  Example:  Land and Agrarian Reform in Zimbabwe : Beyond White-Settler Capitalism (2013).
The full text of the Colombian census (in Spanish) from 2005.
Over 70 books covering history, cultural studies, political science, and philosophy; helpful for learning about Jane Austin, Dylan Thomas – and even Utopian and Dystopian Literature to 1800.

Allows for a methodical search into WTO jurisprudence, including for investment treaty (investor-state) arbitration issues.

Part 1:  News Features & Internal Communications, 1848-2000
Part 3: U.S. Cities Bureaus Collection

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New resources at Harvard

Eurekahedge

Provides information on hedge funds and other private investments from around the world.  Great for finding potential employers!

China GeoExplorer

China demographic and economic data, maps, charts and reports in a web-based delivery system.  Data sources include demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships. The GeoExplorer is part of a larger set of resources, called China Data Online.

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New e-resources at Harvard

ANNO Austrian Newspapers Online:  Historische österreichische Zeitungen und Zeitschriften online

Scroll and read historical Austrian newspapers and magazines online – a virtual newspaper reading room of the Austrian National Library.

British Library Newspapers, 1785-1920

Huge and diverse digital production of British newspapers.  A great resource for research on all subjects, including a special look and urban and rural changes.

British Literary Manuscripts Online II 

Digital images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials.

California Moss eFlora  

California Moss eFlora is a collaborative effort of a broad group of professional and amateur bryologists, coordinated by UC Berkeley and Cal State Northridge.  eFlora is meant to be used by journeymen bryologists.

CSSR Working Papers

Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Cape Town dedicated to conducting and building capacity for systematic, policy-relevant social science research in South Africa, the region and across Africa.

Daily Mail, 1896-2004

Over 100 years of the Daily Mail newspaper – now online.

Department of Statistics Malaysia

Source of Malaysia’s official statistics online.

Dictionary of Regional American English (DARE)

Multi-volume reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another place across the United States.  DARE is based on face-to-face interviews carried out in all 50 states between 1965 and 1970 and on a comprehensive collection of written materials that cover our history from the colonial period to the present.

Giza Archives

The Old Kingdom Giza Necropolis (dating from about 2500 BCE) is the site of thousands of tombs, temples, and ancient artifacts. With this website the Giza Archives staff seeks to provide a comprehensive online resource for scholarly research on Giza.

Handbook of Global Energy Policy

Global policy perspective on energy,mapping the emerging field of global energy policy both for scholars and practitioners; the focus is on global issues, but it also explores the regional impact of international energy policies

L’Harmatheque

Multimedia platform of ebooks, articles, videos, and audio recordings on many subjects in the humanities and social sciences.  The content of the ebooks comes from a variety of French publishing imprints, including L’Harmattan and Pagala.

Homer Encyclopedia

Definitive scholarship on the world and artistry of Homer, the historical and cultural background of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homeric scholarship, and Homeric reception from antiquity to the present into one collection.

Jepson eFlora   

Jepson eFlora contains taxonomic treatments for native and naturalized plants occurring in wildlands or otherwise outside of cultivation in California.

Liberty Magazine, 1924-1950

Represents a slice of Americana; it opens a unique and permanent perspective on a nation’s daily life, interests and values during a most vital and extraordinary period.

The LISTENER (News & Op/Ed of BBC), 1929-1991

a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio – and later, television – programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts.

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 

Pakistan has established Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, by merging Federal Bureau of Statistics, the Population Census Organization, The Agriculture Census Organization and the Technical wing of Statistics Division.

Picture Post Historical Archive

Provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things – from boys rolling a tyre, to a view of a postwar bedsit, to young women on a rollercoaster – all caught in a single moment in time.

Proquest Historical Newspapers

Sabin Americana Digital Archive

Contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900’s. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and more.

Singapore Department of Statistics  

As the National Statistical Authority, the Department provides reliable, relevant and timely statistics to support Singapore’s social and economic development.

Slavery and Antislavery

Slavic Humanities Index

Important and current Slavic humanities periodicals in one searchable database.

State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782

Key themes covered by the collection will be the establishment of the British Empire as a dominant Colonial power, the development of agriculture and industrialization, and European Enlightenment.

Sunday Times Digital Archive

Murder, theatre, sport and politics come together in this digital archive.

Uganda Bureau of Statistics

The national center for the collection, processing and dissemination of statistical data generated for the Uganda’s management and development programs.

Westlaw Japan

Japanese legal materials including over 240,000 case abstracts and full-text cases, decisions, legal books, journals and news articles legislation, full-text Japanese law books (Yuhikaku Vpass), government policy information materials, and real time news provided by Jiji Press.

World Bank eLibrary    

Full-text access to the complete backlist of all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank since the 1990s.

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New resources at Harvard

Foreign Office Files for China

  • 1919-1929:  Kuomintang, CCP, and the Third International
  • 1930-1937:  The Long March, Civil War in China and the Manchurian Crisis
  • 1938-1948:  Open Door, Japanese War and the Seeds of Communist Victory

Files combine eye-witness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, annual reviews, reports and analyses with a synthesis of newspaper articles and conference reports, economic assessments and synopses on key events, leading personalities and all major new developments relating to China during the period.

Global Market Navigator (Mintel)

Provides market size, market share and forecast data for thousands of consumer goods categories worldwide.  One of the latest reports, for example, provides data on the footwear market in Japan.

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

Provides complete coverage of the most important English language legal information and includes indexing of over 1,025 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications.

Legumes of the World Online (LOWO)

LOWO advances the knowledge and understanding of the approximately 750 genera of the legume family, and is based upon the book “Legumes of the World” published by RBG Kew in 2005.

Life Among the Tides:  Recent Archaeology on the Georgia Bight

This volume covers a broad range of temporal and methodological topics, and is unified by a geographic focus on the archaeology of the Georgia Bight. The various research projects span multiple time periods (including Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, and contact periods) and many incorporate specialized analyses (such as petrographic point counting, shallow geophysics, and so forth).

SimplyMap

Web-based mapping application that lets users create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data!  Pretty freaking amazing for visually enhancing demographic narrative.

Unity in Diversity, Mysticism, Messianism and the Construction of Religious Authority in Islam

Explores the role of mystical and messianic groups and movements in the construction and re-construction of religious authority in Muslim societies.

Check Out Our Latest Research Guides

The librarians at the Harvard Law School Library are always working to create new guides to help you with your research and technology needs and we have recently debuted several new guides: