New GPO Style Manual

The Government Publishing Office has released the 31st edition of the GPO Style Manual. The manual, last revised in 2008, is the guide to the style and form of federal government printing and publishing. The new edition includes guidance describing GPO digital initiatives and new technologies, along with many other updates.

80 Years of ACLU Files

Gale, A Cengage Company, recently released American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 as part of their Making of Modern Law collection. Drawing from the records of the ACLU, it focuses on civil rights, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. The digital collection contains more than 2 million pages.

 

D&B Buys Avention

According to a recent press release, Dun & Bradstreet has acquired Avention, the maker of One Source.  It appears that the Avention platform will be utilized going forward for all D&B content.

Internet Archive launches multimedia Trump Archive

With less than two weeks until the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump, The Internet Archive has preserved over 700 televised speeches, interviews, and broadcasts related to Trump and dating back to 2009. This curated archive emphasizes fact-checking statements and is fully searchable. True to their mandate, the archive is free and accessible to all. Read more at the Internet Archive blog, or jump straight into the Trump Archive!

Using Vendors to Identify Fake News

Whether you are compiling news articles for a partner at a law firm or assisting a judge or professor gain background knowledge on a current issue, identifying “fake news” is now a critical step in the research process. In a recent blog post, HeinOnline published an overview of resources and tools that are useful for fact-checking news stories.

Casetext releases enhancements to CARA

Casetext has just announced some new enhancements to its product CARA.  CARA allows you to securely upload any brief or memo, and then it searches the universe of federal and state law to find relevant cases you may have missed.

Here is what’s new:

  • Search within results to narrow down your CARA recommendations to those specific to your search terms
  • Jurisdiction filters make sure your results are all in the jurisdictions you care about
  • CARA is getting smarter, so you should expect to see even more relevant CARA result

Check out their website for more information.

Lexis.com to retire for law school customers

Don’t forget that lexis.com® will retire for law school customers on December 31, 2016. 100% of content on lexis.com is now accessible on Lexis Advance®. You’ll also find that Lexis Advance delivers similar features to lexis.com® plus additional functionality. A variety of resources are available to ensure a smooth transition to Lexis Advance.  Check the website or with your representative for details.