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Reference Tip - Compiled Federal Legislative HistoriesReference Tip - Compiled Federal Legislative Histories

Need a copy of a federal House or Senate report? Want a breakdown analysis of the 1976 Copyright Act? Don’t reinvent the wheel trying to do a federal legislative history yourself – we have access to hundreds of previously compiled federal legislative histories in our collection. You can find a list of the major subject areas and acts in our Federal Legislative History Research Guide.



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Reference Tip – Massachusetts Election StatisticsReference Tip – Massachusetts Election Statistics


Want to know how many percentage points a candidate lost by? Trying to remember who ran for Sheriff in a county 10 years ago? Curious to see whether a town voted in favor of a certain ballot initiative? PD43+ is a searchable database of Massachusetts election statistics, pulled from the biannual report of voter registration, turnout, and election results put together by the Massachusetts Secretary’s office (also known as Public Document 43).



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Member FYI
Membership Advantages at the Social Law LibraryMembership Advantages at the Social Law Library
As a member of the Library you may know about all of our great legal research resources including remote access to the Fastcase National Primary Law database, Law Journal Press legal treatises, and legal periodicals and state session laws from HeinOnline. Plus access to our expert reference staff, our vast collection of titles geared towards the needs of the practicing attorney and our document delivery service. But did you know about our many Member Advantages?

These include generous parking discounts at the Government Center Garage (daily) and also at the Center Plaza Garage (after 4 PM), Staples Business Advantage program for great savings on all office needs, copier discounts from NECS and printing discounts from ProPrint to just name a few.
For more information on these programs follow this link.

AG’s Office Among State Agencies Requesting Trainings on SLL ServicesAG’s Office Among State Agencies Requesting Trainings on SLL Services
On July 22nd the Library conducted another in a series of training programs for the staff of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. Such trainings are frequent for state public officials. Some sessions provide an overview of the online and paper-based materials that are specific to an agency’s subject area, while other trainings survey the breadth and depth of the Library’s collection. There are also “how to” training sessions on particular databases, many of which are accessible to agencies at their offices. The object of the trainings is to familiarize public officials with the broad scope of resources and services available to the three branches of state government, and how the Library staff can find the most current and comprehensive materials that are “on point” to answer the legal-research needs of state agencies. Trainings are tailored to each agency’s needs. Nine staffers attended this popular training session.

Call Michael Saporito at (617) 226-1343 in the Membership Department to arrange a session. The Library also regularly conducts sessions for lawyers and law firms of all sizes at the Library or at the firms’ offices.
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