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Corbin on Contracts – an eBook alternative – by Carol Hassler

Corbin on Contracts is one of the leading treatises on United States contract law. Updated twice a year, this highly cited sixteen volume set covers a variety of topics, from the formation to discharge of a contract. This book is available to Wisconsin State Law Library cardholders anywhere as a Lexis Digital eBook.

The quickest way to get directly to the book and dive into your research is to look up "Corbin on Contracts" in our catalog. Follow the website link at the top of the record to log in.

Once you're logged in, you have a number of tools at your disposal. If you know the volume you need, find the volume at the bottom of the book's page, and click "Read." This opens up the eBook reader. If you've used eBooks through your local public library or another online bookseller, this should look familiar to you.

Using a volume

Use the toolbar at the bottom of the reader to search for key terms inside the volume, or select the Table of contents to browse directly to the section you need. If it's a section you'd like to return to later, you can bookmark the page with the bookmark icon in the upper right. Use the menu next to the bookmark to find your other bookmarks. You can also switch your page view from a double to a single page reader.

Personalized annotations

Saving notes for later is easy! Simply highlight the text you want to comment on. Choose "Add annotation" from the list that appears, and type your note. Once you've added an annotation, you can select the Annotations option from the bottom toolbar to see all your saved notes for the volume.

Full text search

Some aspects of eBooks mimic the print experience, with volumes and section numbers reflecting what you're used to seeing in the print books. Lexis Digital eBooks take the reading experience further, by offering the capability of searching the entire set, or just a single volume at a time.

To search the entire set, use the search box on the book's main page in Lexis Digital.

Search a single volume while you're reading it, by choosing the Find option in the toolbar and entering your search terms there. Search results are easy to navigate and refine. Choose a result from the list to instantly jump to that section in the volume.

Get started with Lexis Digital eBooks

The Lexis Digital Library is a convenient way to read eBook versions of many of our Lexis-published books. Access Lexis Digital through our eBooks page or by using links to the books in our catalog! Ask a librarian for help accessing eBooks, and sign up for a library card online.

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New Books – Kari Zelinka

New Title! Mental Health Law in Wisconsin: a Guide for Legal and Mental Health Professionals, 2021
Call Number: KFW 2765 .M46 2021

Mental Health Law in Wisconsin: a Guide for Legal and Healthcare Professionals is a new title from the State Bar.  Given that twenty percent of adults live with mental illness, this topic will affect many clients, attorneys, judges, social workers and mental health professionals as they navigate the legal system.  Look no further than this book for sample questions to help determine a proposed wards competency, a list of individuals' rights at Chapter 51 hearings and a compilation of behaviors that indicate a child is eligible for special education services.

Chapters include:

  • Involuntary civil commitments
  • Chapter 980 commitments
  • Guardianships
  • Representing youth with mental health issues
  • Mental health and criminal law
  • Legal duties and responsibilities of mental health professionals
  • Discrimination against people with mental illness and intellectual disabilities
  • Benefits for people with mental disabilities
  • Treatment courts

New Edition! The Rights of the Accused Under the Sixth Amendment: Trials, Presentation of Evidence, and Confrontation, 3rd ed. by Paul Marcus and others, 2021
Call Number: KF 4558 6th .M37 2021

The new third edition of The Rights of the Accused Under the Sixth Amendment: Trials, Presentation of Evidence, and Confrontation is written by law professors and current and past federal judges. Criminal defense lawyers and criminal prosecutors will benefit from reviewing it, as it includes updated case law and timely discussion of the right to a speedy trial in these highly unusual circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Check it out today!

Other pertinent topics discussed include:

  • The right to a jury trial
  • The right to a public trial
  • The place of prosecution
  • The right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusations
  • The confrontation clause
  • The compulsory process clause

New Titles RSS Feed See our latest New Titles list for a list of new books and other resources.

For assistance in accessing these or other resources, please contact our Reference Desk.

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Tech Tip – Heidi Yelk

Windows timeline takes you back

Windows 10 users can use the "Timeline" feature to see where they've been in recent days - whether it's files on their computer or websites they've visited. This operating system trick is a handy way to pick up where you left off - even if it's been a few days since you last worked on a file.

You can access Timeline from the taskbar or simply press the Windows Key + Tab. The screen will display many small windows of past activity. Simply click on a past activity window to return to that file.

When first introduced, Timeline was meant to sync across devices - such as your PC and your phone. That feature has since been discontinued. However, Microsoft maintains that local PC Timeline will continue.

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Library News – Carol Hassler

New Milwaukee County librarian

We are pleased to announce a new Branch Librarian for the Milwaukee County Law Library (MCLL). Jamie Neuendorf, MCLL's new branch librarian, began working at the library in 2017 as a library associate. Jamie brings a strong customer and public service background to the library, and has been an asset to both the library and the Milwaukee courthouse. Congratulations, Jamie!

Librarians reach out

In September, Carol Hassler presented information about tax research sources available in the library to the Department of Revenue. The presentation covered the library's tax research guide and print books, popular sources and strategies in CCH AnswerConnect, and using the Tax Management Portfolio series on Bloomberg Law.

Advanced legislative history

Registration is open for the State Law Library's October webinar. Registration is limited to 100 and registrations will be approved daily by the moderator. Once your registration is approved, you will get an email confirmation with connection information. Please reach out to carol.hassler@wicourts.gov with questions.

Advanced Wisconsin Legislative History
Wednesday, October 20, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Live webinar - Register for Advanced Wisconsin Legislative History
1 CLE credit applied for

I need the legislative history of a Wisconsin statute. Where do I start? What do I do? Participants will look at the primary resources used to research Wisconsin legislative history, learn about the online Wisconsin legislative drafting files, and learn some helpful tips and tricks along the way. This advanced class covers additional search strategies, budget bills, advanced use of drafting records, and Supreme Court rule order research.

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October Snapshot

Forget beach reads! It's almost blanket-and-a-book weather! Curl up with a cozy mystery from our Prose and Cons collection. Browse our shelves virtually and ask a librarian for help or to place a hold for pickup at our Circulation Desk.

We are accepting snapshots! Do you have a photo highlighting libraries, attractions or points of historical interest? Send your photo to the editor at carol.hassler@wicourts.gov to be included in a future issue.

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