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WPA Art Inventory Project – “A Depression Era Mystery” Thursday, July 31, 2008

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The Hartford Courant recently featured an article on the State Library’s WPA Art Inventory Project – “A Depression Era Mystery: About 150 Artists In State Created 5,029 WPA Works, But Whereabouts Of Many Uncertain” (7/29/08). The project, which seeks to inventory approximately 5,000 pieces of art created under the WPA in Connecticut in the 1930s, cannot be completed without the public’s help. More information is needed by State Archivist Mark Jones about the artwork created under the WPA and the artists who created it. If you would like to help, please contact Mark Jones at mjones@cslib.org or (860) 757-6511 with questions, stories, remembrances, and recent sightings. For more information on the project, see http://www.cslib.org/archives/wpaartannounce.htm

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Subject Index to 2008 Connecticut Public & Special Acts Now Available Thursday, July 31, 2008

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The subject index to Connecticut’s 2008 Public & Special Acts is now available at http://www.cslib.org/indexing/psindex08/. The index lists Connecticut’s public & special acts for 2008 alphabetically by subject – ranging from “academic degrees” to “youthful offenders” – and links directly to the full text of the acts.

New Public Policy Resources @ CSL Thursday, July 31, 2008

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Aging and Disability; Crossing Network Lines. Michelle Putnam, editor. HV 1451 .A318 2007

Disaster Policy and Politics; Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Richard Sylves. HV 551.3 .S95 2008

The Essential Guide to Workplace Mediation & Conflict Resolution; Rebuilding Working Relationships. Nora Doherty and Marcelas Guyler. HD 5481 .D57 2008

Neither Angels nor Demons; Women, Crime, and Victimization.  Kathleen J. Ferraro. HV 6046 .F43 2006

Pot Politics; Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition.  Mitch Earleywine, editor. HV 5822 .M3 P68 2007

New Legal Resources @ CSL Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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Closing The Circle: Environmental Justice in Indian Country. James M. Grijalva. KF 8210 .N37 G75 2008.

Vouching: A Defense Attorney’s Guide to Witness Credibility, Law and Strategy. Donna Lee Elm. KF 8950 .E46 2008.

Is There A Right To Remain Silent: Coercive Interrogation and the Fifth Amendment After 9/11. Alan M. Dershowitz. KF 9668 .D47 2008.

The Liability Century: Insurance And Tort Law From The Progressive Era To 9/11. Kenneth S. Abraham. KF 1250 .A714 2008.

Officer’s Search And Seizure Handbook. John A. Stephen. 2008 edition. KF 9630 .S73 2008.

New Public Policy Resources @ CSL Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Advancing the Story; Broadcast Journalism in a Multimedia World. Debora Halpern Wenger and Deborah Potter. PN 4784 .B75 A38 2008

Campaigns on the Cutting Edge. Richard J. Semiatin, editor. JK 2281 .C37 2008

The Dilemma of Federal Mental Health Policy; Radical Reform or Incremental Change?  Gerald N. Grob and Howard H. Goldman. RA 790.6 .G76 2006

Genetics, Health Care and Public Policy; an Introduction to Public Health Genetics. Alison Stewart, et al.  RA 645 .G4 G48 2007

The Genius Engine; Where Memory, Reason, Passion, Violence, and Creativity Intersect in the Human Brain. Kathleen Stein.  QP 383.17 .S74 2007

Database of the Week Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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One of the newest additions to our HeinOnline subscription is the U.S. Congressional Documents Library.  This database of congressional material features both bound and daily versions of the Congressional Record in its variety of titles.  The American State Papers provides access to the legislative executive documents of the first fourteen Congresses from 1789 to 1838.  The Journals of the Continental Congress are the daily proceedings of the Continental Congress.  The time period covered includes the adoption of several historic documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.  There are multiple searching options available such as searching a member of Congress by name, searching by rollcall vote and of course searching by title, bill number and citation.  Check out the list of External Links for detailed information for selected databases.

New Legal Resources @ CSL Wednesday, July 9, 2008

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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children’s Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate. Barbara Bennett Woodhouse. KF 479 .W66 2008.

Disability Discrimination Law, Evidence and Testimony. John Parry, J.D.. KF 480 .P3645 2008.

Supreme Neglect: How to Revive Constitutional Protection for Private Property. Richard A. Epstein. KF 562 .E67 2008.

The Family Lawyer’s Guide to Bankruptcy. Shayna M. Steinfeld, Bruce R. Steinfeld. 2nd ed. KF 1535 .D58 S74 2008.

The Litigation Manual: Jury Trials.  Weyman I. Lundquist, Alyson Pytte, editors. KF 8972 .L58 2008.