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Database of the Week Thursday, January 31, 2008

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The Making of Modern Law:  Trials, 1600-1926

“The Making of Modern Law:  Trials, 1600-1926 is a collection of content describing the courtroom dramas that scandalized society in America, the British Empire and the world.”  This important collection is comprised primarily of holdings from the Yale and Harvard Law Libraries and the Library of the bar of the City of New York.  Some of the highlights include the Dred Scott case, the Scopes “monkey” trial and the Amistad slavery case.  This full text database can be easily accessed by either author, title or word.  Check out the online presentation for a more detailed look at the more than 7,000 titles and more than two million pages of content.

New Public Policy Resources @ CSL Thursday, January 24, 2008

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Atlantic Reverberations; French Representations of an American Presidential Election. Paul C. Adams. E905 .A33 2007

The Death Penalty; Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors. Alfred. B. Heilbrun, Jr.  HV 8699 .U5 H395 2006

Different Daughters; A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement. Marcia M. Gallo.  HQ 75.6 .U5 G36 2008

Everything is Miscellaneous; the Power of the New Digital Disorder. David Weinberger.  HD 30.2 .W4516 2007

The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics. Bonnie Steinbock, editor.  QH 332 .O94 2007

Index to Hospital Reports Published Monday, January 14, 2008

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The Connecticut State Library has published the Index to Hospital Reports. Reports from many different psychiatric hospitals in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and South Africa, from 1830 to 1896, are bound together in annual Hospital Reports volumes. To assist in locating specific reports, the Connecticut State Library compiled this three-part index.

For more information about the set and the index, see http://www.cslib.org/hospitalreptsindex.htm.

Public Acts Take Effect January 1st Tuesday, January 8, 2008

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Many laws take effect on January 1 each year. See Connecticut Public Acts Effective 1/1/08 for this year’s list. Passed by the Connecticut General Assembly during the 2007 session, the Acts include PA 07-168, banning pesticide use on school grounds; PA 07-116, appointing conservators and setting their powers; and PA 07-163, creating a new crime of firearm trafficking and requiring stolen or lost firearms to be reported within 72 hours of discovery.