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Online Databases in the Limelight – Westlaw & Lexis

Online databases can be invaluable, time-saving tools to any legal researcher as they provide organized access to a wide array of legal resources as well as sophisticated search tools. Many online databases, including fee-based databases, are available at the Law Library, free of charge, to library patrons. Each Tuesday of this month, this blog will […]

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HeinOnline Adds New Database: Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

HeinOnline is the “World’s Largest Image-Based Legal Research Database” and “is a premier online database containing more than 155 million pages and 200,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges the gap in historical research by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,500 law-related periodicals.”  HeinOnline […]

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HeinOnline – Legal Classics Library

Hein announced that “this month’s content release has brought our Legal Classics Library to a new milestone by surpassing 10,000 titles! This database contains works from some of the greatest minds in legal history and includes rare items that are found in only a handful of libraries around the world.” You might think of HeinOnline as the […]

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HeinOnline Announces UNC Press Law Publications Are Now Available Free of Charge for All U.S. Core Subscribers

HeinOnline is available in the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library on all of the library’s computers. HeinOnline provides access to “the world’s largest image based legal research database.”  This includes access to a vast collection of legal journals, classic legal treatises, and more. In August, Hein “added more than 120 legal titles from the […]

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Family Law Resources for Self-Represented Litigants at the Law Library

Questions related to family law matters, such as custody, child support, divorce and visitation, are the library’s most frequently asked questions. Here is a quick rundown of available resources and referrals. If you want to learn more or can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us!   Are you looking for background and general […]

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Legal Research Tips – Goodbye THOMAS. Hello Congress.gov!

THOMAS is retiring! Launched in 1995 by the Library of Congress and named after Thomas Jefferson, one of the United States’s founding fathers, THOMAS is a great online database of federal legislative information. The specific date of THOMAS’s retirement has not yet been set, but expect THOMAS to retire after the 2015 fiscal year. Introducing […]

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2014 – Year in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt:  A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 42 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the entire report. […]

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Legal Research in the Blogosphere – VerdictSearch

Legal research can be challenging, even for experienced attorneys; however, there are many resources available to assist both attorneys and non-attorneys with their legal research needs.  The Legal Research in the Blogosphere series will share blog posts and online sites that legal researchers may find useful. Last week, we featured a post on VerdictSearch, an […]

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Survey of Law Library Services to Self-Represented Litigants: Reporting from the Equal Justice Conference in Portland

I am the AALL Representative to the Self Represented Litigation Network or the SRLN.  Over the last year I have been working with other members of the SRLN Law Librarians’ Working Group,  analyzing the results of the “Survey of Law Library Programs for Self Represented Litigants, including Self-Help Centers.”  The survey task force, also members […]

AACPLL Virtual Reference Desk

While our doors are closed, the law library still offers a variety of remote services. Research Help Call or email a law librarian, Monday through Friday, for help finding information on your legal issue. Document delivery is available. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 410-222-1387 Email: AALawLibrarian@mdcourts.gov Online Resources Access to Westlaw, an […]