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Bureau of National Affairs Databases: Keeping in the “Know” !

Posted by Library Blog on 10/29/2008 at 12:00 AM

Currently, the Law Library provides to all enrolled law students and faculty a weekly email of the updates to the BNA U.S. Law Week database for keeping informed about the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court during its current term.  In addition to the U.S. Law Week database, the Law Library subscribes to several topical BNA databases that are updated weekly.  These databases contain news about recently decided federal and state cases, proposed or newly enacted legislation, and activities of federal agencies and organizations.  Using their institutional email address, students can sign up to receive BNA weekly email alerts in their chosen subject area.  Instructions are located either in the left or right margins of the database’s opening web page.

 

The databases are: ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct; Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report; Bankruptcy Law Reporter; Criminal Law Reporter; Electronic Commerce and Law Report; Employment Discrimination Report; Environment Reporter - Current Reports; Family Law Reporter; Health Law Reporter; Intellectual Property Library; International Trade Reporter-Current Reports; Labor and Employment Law Library; Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal; Securities Regulation & Law Report; Tax Management Library; U.S. Patents Quarterly/Intellectual Property Library and, White Collar Crime Report.

So for topic inspiration or small talk with a colleague, professor, or perspective employer, the email alerts are just the ticket for keeping abreast of developments in your area(s) of interest.  It is easy to sign up and also to stop receiving the email newsletters.  If you need assistance in signing up for any email alert, do not hesitate to ask a Reference Librarian on duty at the Reference Desk or email LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu.