Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Edgar adds full-text searching 

From the SEC website: "This page allows you to search the full text of EDGAR filings from the last two years. The full text of a filing includes all data in the filing as well as all attachments to the filing. We are still developing this feature, and we plan to enhance it based on user feedback."

Source: beSpacific

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Google Search Tips 

For those of you who use Google, you may want to check out these cool search tip posters. The tips include how to find a definition (define: x) or math answers (e.g., 1+1 or 30% of 55).

Source: inter alia

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Some Selected Resources on SCOTUS Campaign Funds Decision 

Boston Globe Article; CBSNEWS.com article; Washington Post article; and NPR story.

Decision available here at the U.S. Supreme Court website.

Source of article links: SCOTUSblog

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Friday, June 23, 2006

New and Noteworthy 

In case you missed it, today and yesterday there were a number of articles of note in the Boston globe:

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Monday, June 19, 2006

Boston Globe to Move Stock Quotes Online 

Starting tomorrow, the Boston Globe will move daily stock and mutual fund listings online to it's partner boston.com. The Globe's Stock Quote line at 617-822-5722 will continue to operate.

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Law Firms Using Competive Intelligence 

The Boston Globe has an interesting article today on how law firms are using competive intelligence to compete for work. Go to http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2006/06/19/law_firms_learn_how_to_compete/ to read this article.

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Friday, June 02, 2006

Top Ten Things Law Librarians Want New Associates to Know 

Here is a great list from law.com for all you summer and new associates. The articles goes into more detail but here are the basics you should know:

  1. Civics 101.
  2. Never start your research with Lexis and Westlaw if you are clueless about the topic at hand.
  3. Cite checkers such as Shepard's or Key Cite are much more than case validators.
  4. Efficiency in searching Lexis and Westlaw is essential.
  5. Boolean searching is more precise than Natural Language searching.
  6. Everything does not have to come from the Internet.
  7. When to stop when performing Web-based research, free or fee.
  8. The limitations of both Web-based research services and print resources.
  9. Asking the partner or senior associate for clarification is OK if you are confused or unsure of the assignment.
  10. Asking your firm law librarians for help is encouraged and expected.

Source: Law Librarian Blog

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U.S. Proposes that Internet Companies Keep Data for Two Years 

The Globe reported today that the U.S. Dept. of Justice has propsed that Internet search companies keep records of where people surf the web for up to years. More on this issue here.

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New Titles at the Law Library 

The New Acquisitions List for May 2006 has been posted at

JulieAnn Hogan
Copy Cataloguer

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