Blog Archive: 2018

Murder, Mayhem, and a Dash of Treason: An Interesting Collection in UNC Law Library's Rare Book Room

The UNC Law Library’s Rare Book Room includes several trial books from both England and the United States. From charges of high treason to murder to the scandalous case of the theft of nine silk stockings, this collection has something for every crime novel fan! 
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. October 16, 2018 2:39 PM
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New Book: Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers

The Law Library has added a new book to the collection: Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers: Lives in the Law by Jill Norgen.
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Posted by Allison Symulevich on Wed. October 10, 2018 4:20 PM
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An Introduction to the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

This post discusses some of the materials made available by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Many of these materials are not available at the UNC Law Library or elsewhere.
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Posted by Emily E. Roscoe on Mon. October 8, 2018 4:30 PM
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New Capital Punishment Resources in the Law Library

The UNC Law Library has several books and resources on the death penalty. You can explore the subject in a new History of Capital Punishment collection on HeinOnline or through print books housed in the Law Library stacks.
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Posted by Tiffany Vonetta Louise Johnson on Thu. September 27, 2018 11:14 AM
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New Hurricane Florence Resource Guide Now Available

The UNC Law Library has created a new Hurricane Florence Resource Guide as a resource for people looking for help or people looking to help others after Hurricane Florence.
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Posted by Nicole M. Downing on Thu. September 20, 2018 3:57 PM
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CRS Reports Now Publicly Available from Library of Congress

Section 154 of PL 115-141, passed earlier in 2018 and now codified at 2 U.S.C. § 166a, mandates that many common types of CRS Reports must be published for free on a publicly accessible website.

Before this law was passed, Members of Congress needed to choose to release reports on an individual basis for them to become public. There was no comprehensive, publicly available, official location for accessing CRS Reports. Reports that did become public were collected on non-profit websites maintained by open-government advocates or were sold to customers by legal information vendors. It was weird, and usually pretty confusing, even for experienced researchers. But now that is all changing!


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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Tue. September 18, 2018 5:04 PM
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How to Find New Books in the Law Library

The Law Library receives many more new books than just those that appear on the new books shelf near the circulation desk. Here’s how to find a list of those books:
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Posted by Nick Sexton on Mon. September 17, 2018 12:40 PM
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OYEZ! OYEZ! OYEZ!

Oyez (pronounced OH-yay) is a free online resource for those interested in learning more about a Supreme Court case. Particularly useful is the Oyez collection of oral argument audio recordings.
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Posted by Emily E. Roscoe on Tue. September 11, 2018 9:53 AM
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Complimentary 12-Month Digital Access Subscription to The Times of London

UNC Law students and faculty who have completed their registration for The Wall Street Journal can also register for a complimentary, 12-month digital access subscription to The Times of London.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. September 10, 2018 11:16 AM
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Create a Cheetah Account and Start Researching Now

The UNC Law Library recently subscribed to Cheetah, Wolters Kluwer’s new database. Cheetah replaces Wolters Kluwer’s CCH IntelliConnect platform.


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Posted by Allison Symulevich on Thu. September 6, 2018 1:50 PM
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