Monthly Archives: March 2012

New source for lobbyist disclosure info

Today I played around with the Federal government’s new lobbyist disclosure site,, and added it to the Lobbyists entry.  More information about the site is available here and here. Advertisements

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The Biggest Tax Laws of the Last 50 Years

This week I was asked for a list of the major U.S. tax laws since 1975.  Of course it’s debatable what counts as “major,” but the Tax Policy Center provided a credible list of Major Enacted Tax Legislation 1940-Present, with … Continue reading

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HeinOnline adds Congressional Hearings

Congressional Hearings back to 1927 are now included in the U.S. Congressional Documents Collection on HeinOnline (click here for more info).  Very nice if you have a subscription.  I added that to the “Online  Databases” section of the Congressional Hearings entry.

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R.I.P.: GPO Access

As you probably know, GPO Access was scheduled to be replaced by FDsys, and the GPO pulled the plug on Friday.  I removed all the remaining links to GPO Access from the Guide except for links to the e-CFR, which for … Continue reading

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Checking up on unpublished patent applications

Last week I was asked to check on a U.S. patent application that wasn’t showing up in the Public PAIR database.  Was the application number wrong?  I had to think about it, but eventually I called the PTO’s Patent Electronic Business Center … Continue reading

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Compensation data for lawyers and those of us who work for them

Marianne H. Purzycki, the librarian at the Hildebrandt Institute, carefully reviewed, updated and reorganized the “Lawyers” section of the Compensation entry into three parts: Lawyers—Corporate Counsel;  Lawyers—Private Practice; and Legal Staff.  There were so many resources I put them into bulleted lists so it … Continue reading

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21st Century news monitoring services

A number of companies now provide sophisticated systems that automatically collect and distribute news on selected topics.   I added the ones I know about — like Lexis Publisher and Ozmosis — to the News – Newspapers & Magazines – Clipping … Continue reading

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