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Classes Offered by the Law Library of Congress

Posted by: Christine Sellers

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division. Do you know the Law Library offers two classes to the public: Orientation to Legal Research and THOMAS Orientation? Orientation to Legal Research and the Use of Law Library Collections is a basic introduction to legal sources and …

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What is the Most Interesting Fact…?

Posted by: Andrew Weber

I’ve enjoyed our interview series.  I’ve learned a surprising amount of new information about a lot of my co-workers.  I’ve also learned a lot about the Law Library of Congress from the responses to the question: What is the most interesting fact you’ve learned about the Law Library of Congress? Here are a highlight of …

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Maps, Parliaments, and Trials: An Irish Sampler

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

March 17th marks Saint Patrick’s Day, a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church that has also become a secular celebration around the world.  It celebrates Saint Patrick (ca. 387-461 AD), probably the most recognized of the patron saints of Ireland.  The origins of the holiday can be traced to the early 17th century.  The …

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Unearthing Family History

Posted by: Christine Sellers

I’ve previously shared some of the questions that have come in through our Ask A Librarian service, but I have not yet blogged about some of the questions we get in person in the Reading Room. Recently, a patron* asked for assistance in researching a U.S. Supreme Court case about her grandfather: Watkins v. U.S., …

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Top Law Library of Congress Web Pages

Posted by: Andrew Weber

We occasionally highlight content on our blog that is viewed the most.  There are retrospective blog posts with the top viewed posts each month,  top weekly articles in the Global Legal Monitor (including what’s hot this year), the top weekly bills in THOMAS, and information about how to get top bill alerts by RSS and …

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An Interview with Liah Love Caravalho, Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Law Librarian

Posted by: Andrew Weber

This week’s interview is with Liah Love Caravalho, who is the Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Law Librarian. Describe your background.   I have been coordinating research activities and reports for the Global Legal Research Center since 2005.  I was born in Houston, Texas, but raised in Seattle, Washington.  I have now been living in …

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Women’s History Month

Posted by: Christine Sellers

Women’s History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. As in other commemorative observation pages, the Law Library of Congress highlights the legal aspects of Women’s History Month on our website. The origins of Women’s History Month date back to 1981 when Congress passed …