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Digital Tips for January 29th…

In Check This Out on January 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Tip(s) of the Week January 29th:

Schmidguides are a new library service we are offering to assist researchers.Schmidguides are online, web-based research guides created by the law library faculty on topics that correspond to several seminars. We will continually be adding new topics and revising and updating existing ones.

There are presently four topical Schmidguides on Copyright, Tax Policy, Comparative Law, and Provider and Patient Law. There is also a guide that lists Mobile Apps of value to law students.

As usual, we’re open to suggestions for additional topics.

Govtrack.us
If you are researching pending federal or state legislation or want to monitor the legislative activities of members of congress, there is no better source than this free web-based legislative tracking service.

The service provides excellent access to the full text of all pending legislation, sponsorships and committee activities. They have also developed a statistical model that can fairly accurately predict outcomes of proposed legislation.

There is also a feature that allows you to set up RSS feeds and receives notices about the status of pending legislation.

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