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New Public Policy Resources @ CT State Library Friday, May 30, 2008

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Ask and Tell; Gay & Lesbian Veterans Speak Out. Steve Estes. UB 418 .G38 E77 2007

Broken Government; How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. John W. Dean.  JK 275 .D43 2007

Childhood Mental Health Disorders; Evidence Base and Contextual Factors for Psychosocial, Psychopharmacological, and Combined Interventions. Ronald T. Brown, et al. RJ 499 .C4875 2008

Insult to Injury; Rethinking Our Responses to Intimate Abuse. Linda G. Mills. HV 6626 .M55 2003

Scholarship in the Digital Age; Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet. Christine L. Borgman. AZ 195. B67 2007

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Database of the Week Thursday, May 29, 2008

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CIS Statistical Universe is a Lexis-Nexis product which indexes and abstracts over 100,000 federal, state and private statistical sources.  The database is updated continuously with the United States government section going back to 1973.  I suggest beginning with the “How Do I?”  link on the top of the homepage for your first use to see just how easy it is to research your subject.  The links to Government Agencies, Government Services, University Sites and non-Government services take you right to the homepage for each of these organizations. The Search Page allows the user to narrow their search  by a number of breakdowns such as: income, life expectancy by sex, population by race, imports by commodity and foreign country of origin.  There is a subject index and the ability to find comparative data.  Workable electronic formats allow one to view, download, and easily manipulate the desired information.

New Legal Resources @ CSL Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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When Nature Strikes: Weather Disasters And The Law. Marsha L. Baum. KF 3750 .B38 2007.

Moving Mountains: how one woman and her community won justice from big coal. Penny Loeb. KF 228 .B733 L64 2007.

Harry A. Blackmun : The Outsider Justice. Tinsley E. Yarbrough. KF 8745 .B555 Y37 2007.

Forensic Evidence in Court. Christine Beck Lissitzyn. KF 9674 .L55 2007.

The Supreme Court: An Essential History. Peter Charles Hoffer, WilliamJames Hull Hoffer and N.E.H. Hull. KF 8742 .Z9 H64 2007.

Memorial Day Weekend CLosing Monday, May 19, 2008

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All State Library facilities will be closed on Sat. May 24 and Mon. May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.

Regular hours will resume Tues. May 27.

New Public Policy Resources @ CSL Thursday, May 15, 2008

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The Conservative Ascendancy; How the GOP Right Made Political History. Donald T. Critchlow.
JK 2356 .C73 2007

Community Health Education Methods; A Practical Guide. Robert J. Bensley and Jodi Brookins-Fisher.
RA 440 .C66 2009

How Voters Decide. Richard R. Lau and David P. Redlawsk. JK 1967 .L38 2006

Outsourcing Sovereignty; Why Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy and What We Can Do About It.  Paul R. Verkuil. HD 3861 .U6 V47 2007

Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families.  Sean Cahill and Sarah Tobias. HQ 76.3 .U5 C33 2007

Database of the Week Monday, May 12, 2008

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State Capital Universe is a Lexis-Nexis product providing coverage of all fifty states.  In addition to the database being updated continuously, the ability to search individually as well as hand selected groups makes this an efficient search tool.  Clicking on the “List of Links” reveals state by state links to each state’s “State Legislature”, “Governor’s office” and “State Agencies/Commissions”.  A list of Association Sites such as the “Council of State Governments” and the “National Conference of State Legislatures” follows the state sites.  One link that is heavily used is “Newspapers of Record” which is again broken down by state.   Examples of coverage in State Capital Universe are bills and laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations, articles about legislative issues affecting the states and legislature membership.  I suggest checking out the online presentation available through Congressional Information Service. 

Website Refresh Thursday, May 8, 2008

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Notice something a little different at cslib.org? We’ve been “refreshing” the look of our web pages. We’ve added more persistent and consistent navigation aids in the form of menus at the top of most of our web pages. This is just the beginning of our work to improve the usability and management of our site. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you. You can either comment on this blog entry, at the CSL Webmaster’s Forum blog, (comments are moderated to avoid spam, so there may be a short delay in the appearance of your comment on the forum) or you can send email to webmaster@cslib.org. Thank you for visiting!

New Legal Resources @ CSL Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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Stem Cell Century. Russell Korobkin. KF 3827 .G4 K67 2007.

African Americans In Congress. Eric Freedman, Stephen A. Jones. JK 1021 .A47 2008.

Eminent Domain Use And Abuse: Kelo In Context. Dwight H. Merriam, Mary Massaron Ross, editors. KF 5599 .E44 2006.

Healthy Cities: The Intersection of Urban Planning, Law and Health. James A. Kushner. KF 5692 .K88 2007.

Indian Gaming & The Law. William R. Eadington, editor. KF 8210 .C7 I53 2004.

New Public Policy Resources @ CSL Friday, May 2, 2008

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Climate Change 2007; Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerablity. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. QC 981.8 .C5 C5113452 2007

Comeback; Conservatism That Can Win Again. David Frum. JC 573.2 .U6 F75 2008

The Fourth R; Conflicts Over Religion in America’s Public Schools. Joan DelFattore. LC 111 .D43 2004

Hardwired Behavior; What Neuroscience Reveals About Morality. Laurence Tancredi. BJ 45.5 .T36 2005

Privacy in Peril; How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience. James B. Rule. JC 596 .R85 2007

Website Refresh Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Notice something a little different at cslib.org? We’ve been “refreshing” the look of our web pages. We’ve added more persistent and consistent navigation aids in the form of menus at the top of most of our web pages. This is just the beginning of our work to improve the usability and management of our site. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you. You can either comment on this blog entry, at the CSL Webmaster’s Forum blog, (comments are moderated to avoid spam, so there may be a short delay in the appearance of your comment on the forum) or you can send email to webmaster@cslib.org. Thank you for visiting!