Author archives

Jan Bissett is Reference Librarian with Dickinson Wright PLLC.

Reference from Coast to Coast: Summer Musings

Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen provide a timely and valuable refresher on a range of well-sourced, reliable, topical websites, guides, print and program materials useful for summer associate legal research training.

Subjects: Columns, Reference from Coast to Coast

Reference from Coast to Coast: Making A Federal Case Out of It

This month Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen review the expanding world of federal case law sources available free on the web. They also highlight the new feature of searching slip opinions that is now available on a number of sites.

Subjects: Legal Research, Legal Technology, Reference from Coast to Coast, United States Law

Reference from Coast to Coast: Learning to Love Those 50 State Surveys

This month Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen focus on sources of multi-state legal research. They advise that before you begin your research, identify the area, such as statutes, case law or regulations, to facilitate a more efficient and effective result.

Subjects: Reference from Coast to Coast

Reference From Coast to Coast: Service of Process Redux

This month Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen update their guide on service of process resources that includes free and fee-based online services from legal publishers, the federal government, associations and key professionals.

Subjects: Reference from Coast to Coast

Reference from Coast to Coast: The Hunt for Historical Annual Reports

Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen’s pathfinder encompasses a range reliable, content rich sources, including free sites, subscription databases, and several academic library sites that refer to both print and online data.

Subjects: Business Research, Competitive Intelligence, Legal Research, Reference from Coast to Coast

Reference from Coast to Coast: Jury Instructions Update

Margi Heinen and Jan Bissett have revised and updated their guide to publicly available electronic versions of state jury instructions.

Subjects: Reference from Coast to Coast

Reference from Coast to Coast: Stalking and Finding the Full-Text Article

Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen discuss a successful strategy for locating hard to find articles using a range of sources, including directories, online catalogs, specialized databases, commercial websites, and academic document delivery services.

Subjects: Internet Resources - Web Links, Legal Research, Librarian Resources, Reference from Coast to Coast, Search Strategies

Reference from Coast to Coast: Researching Native American Legal Issues

Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen’s pathfinder is a guide to specific commercial, government, academic and association sources that will assist you in focusing your results as you research this area of the law.

Subjects: Government Resources, Legal Research, Reference from Coast to Coast

Reference from Coast to Coast: An Overview of Selected SEC Resources on the Web

Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen provide an overview of selected free and fee-based web resources, as well as pathfinders and guides authored by law librarians, that will faciliate the process of conducting effective SEC research.

Subjects: Business Research, Legal Research, Online Legal Research Services, Reference from Coast to Coast, Reference Resources, Search Strategies, SEC Filings, Securities Law

Reference from Coast to Coast: The Test Results are In!

This month Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen offer tips for finding Bar exam results, exam schedules, and reciprocity, and also provide links to relevant court, association, government and legal newspaper websites.

Subjects: Court Resources, Government Resources, Legal Profession, Legal Research, Reference from Coast to Coast, Reference Resources
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