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ProQuest Databases: Critical Service Alert Saturday Evening, February 13, 2016

  ProQuest Research Databases will be down Saturday, February 13, 2016, starting at 10:00 P.M., EDT, and will last until 4:00 A.M. This will affect many ProQuest Databases that are available campus-wide, including: ProQuest Congressional Hearings ProQuest Congressional, including the U.S. Serial Set ProQuest Legislative Insight ProQuest Regulatory Insight ProQuest Statistical Insight ProQuest Platform (search.proquest.com) …Read the Rest

Cleveland Public Library (CPL)

For the past couple of months, I’ve written about Cleveland libraries with significant law collections that are open to the public once a week (Cleveland Law Library – Wednesdays) or weekly, Monday thru Friday (Cleveland Public Administration Library).    But it is the Cleveland Public Library (CPL), known for its 1925 Historic Main Building (325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH  44114), …Read the Rest

Lex Machina & Lexis Machinations

On November 23, 2015, Lexis announced that it had acquired Lex Machina (and its entire staff), which had been marketing itself for $30-$35 million. The sale price was not disclosed. The Law Library recently added the free resources available from Lex Machina to our CWRU Law Library Research Databases list. Law schools can access the …Read the Rest

What (really) is the difference between print and online?

Discussion, whether in terms of collection building or of legal research instruction, of print “versus” online resources is outdated and fruitless if that discussion doesn’t seek to clarify and resolve the relative existing and potential qualities of each format in terms of permanence, stability, and “structured” vs. “random” accessibility. The classic visual impression of a …Read the Rest

Pen Power

President Obama has said that he will use the power of the pen (and the telephone) to get results for the American people during his final term. While he did veto two pending federal laws during the first legislative session of his presidency, given the general dysfunction of Congress of late, the President’s current “pen power” …Read the Rest

Westlaw Adding Information to Federal Register

The Westlaw version of the Federal Register contains information not in the official publication. This additional information is not indicated as an editorial enhancement. If you look at 73 FR 40186-01 on WestlawNEXT you will see this text: “ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date. 47 CFR § 73.359847 CFR § 73.80947 CFR § 73.85347 …Read the Rest