Library Blog

The weekly library blog contains news, research resources, and information about library events. To view archived copies of library newsletters and blogs from 1996 to present, visit Docs@RWU.

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    What Does the D.C. in Washington, D.C. Stand For?

    Our library likes to celebrate holidays. It adds a bit of cheer to everyone’s day. We decorate the circulation desk for celebrations like Halloween, National Library Week, and Graduation. It is a bit

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    Researching Treaties

    Black’s Law Dictionary defines a treaty as “an agreement formally signed, ratified, or adhered to between two countries or sovereigns; an international agreement concluded between two or more states

  • Children and protestors

    Civil Rights Book Display

    Let the celebration of 2019’s Black History Month begin! The website African-American History Month offers an amazing wealth of resources to celebrate, commemorate, and honor this month. It is a

  • Newspaper Vending Machines

    Keeping Current

    News information is ubiquitous in 2019—whether you use Facebook, news apps, Twitter, news websites, radio, TV, friends, or a combination of all of the above. In fact, there are statistics on news

  • US Captiol with a closed sign

    Government Shutdown

    Effective midnight December 21, 2018, the federal government began a partial shutdown of government operations which will continue until a budget at is passed into law. Not exactly sure what a

  • Sheep

    Animal Law

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund defines animal law as “the combination of statutory and case law that relates to or has an impact on nonhuman animals. It encompasses companion animals and wildlife and

  • WestLaw Edge Training

    Welcome Back! Pizza & Westlaw Edge

    Welcome Back! Ready to start fresh in the Spring semester? Why not kick things off with a tutorial on the new Westlaw Edge platform. On January 9th from 12 pm to 1 pm in Room 283, our Westlaw vendor

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    Dividing Church & State: The Display

    This time of year, someone invariably mentions the so-called war on Christmas . One key legal principle discussed in War on Christmas arguments is the separation of church and state. While you might

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    It’s Finals! Stop kitten around!

    The law library knows that this time of year is not for monkeying around . Because of outlining, studying, and exam-taking, this time of year is particularly difficult for law students and those that

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    Exam Time Reminders

    Finals are almost here and the library has a few reminders: stay calm, stay caffeinated, stay courteous. Over the next few weeks, please remember that sound carries in the library, especially when you