WSLL @ Your Service Jan./Feb. 2004
An E-publication of the Wisconsin State Law Library
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A warm welcome to Rachel Campbell, the State Law Library’s new circulation library assistant. Rachel joined the staff on January 5, following the retirement of Lucille Busse in December.
Rachel may be familiar to you. In the past, she has worked at the Madison Public Library circulation desk. She has also worked at Michael Best & Friedrich’s Madison office, in the reception area and in the office services and accounting departments. A 2003 graduate of UW Madison (English), Rachel says her past experience, and seeing familiar faces, has helped her quickly become comfortable at the State Law Library.
When Rachel isn't at work, she enjoys painting in acrylics, pastel and charcoal drawing, and writing. She has written several freelance articles for local publications and may be interested in selling her original artwork in the future. Rachel describes herself as a huge pop culture fan and film nerd. Her favorite movie is Psycho -- the original one, she won't see the remake. She's also a raging Doritos junky and frequently indulges in Victor Allen’s and Starbucks coffee -- both of which are sold nearby.
Rachel says she likes working at the State Law Library and is looking forward to getting to know the library staff and our regular users. She is very approachable and says, “If I don't know the answer to a question, I’ll find it or direct you to someone who can help.” We are happy to have Rachel on staff and look forward to working with her.
Happy Second Anniversary
Legal Research Tip o’ the Month
A: The print index to the USC includes a Table of Popular Names. Look up the name of the act to find the USC title and section. For some acts, you can also do this online. As an example, let’s locate the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
You’ll note that some acts in the online table are not linked to any text. Where possible, the Legal Information Institute (LII) has linked the Popular Names item to its relevant section of the U.S. Code. However, often a given legislative act is codified into many different Titles. In such cases, LII has left the entry in the Table, for reference purposes, but has not attempted to link the entry. For these, consult the above-mentioned print table.
For more assistance in finding federal acts or using the U.S. Code, contact our Reference Service at 608-267-9696 or 800-322-9755, or by email at email@example.com.
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Tax Resources on the Web
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The Wisconsin Legislature Web Site
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Prior WI Acts & Statutes Now Online
WI Forms Online
Public Access to Court Records (PACER)
U.S. Supreme Court Research
Google Expands its "Search by Number" Feature
For the inveterate list reader
How to choose and use secure passwords
Send your suggestions for future legal research Tech Tips to the editor.
Odds 'n' Endings -- Connie Von Der Heide
New Online Journal
Prose & Cons
February 2: Groundhog Day. Visit Groundhog.org, the official Web site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
February 14: St. Valentine's Day. Check out HistoryChannel.com’s exhibit.
February 20: Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day "At high noon (local time) citizens are asked to go outdoors and yell "Hoodie-Hoo" to chase away winter and make ready for spring, one month from now." Source: WellCat.com
February 24: Mardi Gras Day. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the French and southern U.S. day of celebration on the last day before Lent. In Germany it’s called Fasching or Fastnacht, the English call it Pancake Day, and it’s also known as Shrove Tuesday, from the custom of confessing one's sin and being forgiven (or shriven) on that day.
February 29: Leap Day 2004 (February 29th only occurs in Leap Years)
Also worth noting: February 2004 has 5 Sundays! This is an occurrence that only happens every 28 years ... 1920, 1948, 1976, 2004, 2032, 2060, 2088.
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