DCLI/ACLL Librarians Create Two New PA Legal Research Guides
Two new guides to Pennsylvania Legal Research materials have recently been developed by our law librarians. Please visit the following links to access these resources:
- Bibliography of Pennsylvania Law: Secondary Sources A Current Listing/ prepared by Joel Fishman
- Pennsylvania Secondary Sources Databases on Westlaw and LexisNexis/ prepared by Dittakavi Rao and Tsegaye Beru
Changes to West Topics
The West Digest System recently changed several topic designations:
- Aliens, Immigration and Citizenship (formerly Aliens and Citizens)
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (formerly at Arbitration)
- Antitrust Trade Regulation (formerly at Consumer Protection, Monopolies, and Trade Regulation)
Daily Legal News Highlights
ACLL connects legal professionals to the most current legal news resources available on the web. The DCLI/ACLL home page posts the most up-to-date news stories offered through Jurist, the University of Pittsburgh's real-time legal news and research service. This free public service provides "legal news stories and materials and presents them rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format." In addition to Jurist, the DCLI/ACLL home page offers links to ACLLWire, which contains links to legal news from resources such as Law.com, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, and Findlaw. Interested parties seeking current legal developments should regularly access these news resources offered through the DCLI/ACLL web site.
City of Pittsburgh Legislative Information Center
The City of Pittsburgh's Legislative Information Center web site provides access to agendas and minutes of meetings. It also includes access to the various publications of the City Council, the most important being the ordinances and resolutions along with the legislative history of the ordinance. There is a basic search using keyword or an advanced search feature that provides access to a variety of publications when you click in the drop down box under Matter Type.
Legal News Links
Latest Legal Links
Westlaw recently changed its name to WestLawNext. The name change reflects numerous improvements that propel West's online research resources to the next level. Visit the above link to view the “How it Works Link”, explaining new highlights, such as the elimination of database selection in favor of jurisdiction. The information video describes more efficient means of saving an individual's research. The link includes a “What people are saying” video which describes improvements in the areas of searching, efficient organization, and ease of use. Finally, you'll find opportunities to learn more online, or attend a Preview Breakfast.