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Legislative Overview

This class provides instruction in using Oregon State Library databases and resources in the area of law and legislation including: Case law, legal periodicals, federal and state level statutes, regulations, and bills. What will I learn? Class attendees will gain knowledge regarding the effective use of Oregon State Library law and legislation resources and databases. These resources include Lexis-Nexis databases regarding both federal and state governmental actions and legislative efforts. In addition, attendees will learn how to track bills, statutory changes and government announcements. Internet resources that provide access to law and legislative resources and information will also be discussed. Class Level Intermediate - Advanced Class Outline Starting out Register/Log-on Library products & services orientation http://library.state.or.us – Web page orientation Oregon State Library Databases / Law & Legislation databases Track Issues – Federal and State information, news sources Oregon Department of Administrative Service – LINUS Product Oregon State Legislature Web site Online vs. Paper – When to use what? Lexis-Nexis Congressional Basic/Advanced Search; Search by Number/Get a Document Congressional Publications: Committee prints, hearings, reports, and the United States Serial Set. Legislative Histories, Bills & Laws Difference between: Bill tracking & bill text searching Lexis-Nexis FOCUS & useful search limiters. Federal regulations: Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) & Federal Register Track Issues – Mediated alerts for: Federal bills, statutory changes, grants, Federal Register, CFR changes Lexis-Nexis State Capital Bill Searching – Bill tracking versus bill text searching Lexis-Nexis - FOCUS & useful search limiters Statutes – All 50 states Regulations – In effect and proposed Track Issues – Mediated alerts for: Bills (Introduced and Status), statutory changes, regulations and proposed regulations, state registers News Resources OSL Newspaper databases Oregon coverage/Regional coverage/National coverage News alerts on law & legislative topics Google News LoisLaw Access to case law in both federal and state venues Access to statutes & regulations, both federal & state How to perform searches Oregon State Law Library also available Legal Collection How to search & identify journal titles included in database How to order non full-text from library Other resources and supporting law & legislative topics Firstgov.gov & Google U.S. government search Oregon.gov THOMAS Cornell – LII

Thursday, January 31, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am
  State of Oregon Employees  
  Class at the Library  

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