Law Library News for the Week of Nov. 12, 2007

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Annual Review Issues

Are you looking for one source to get you quickly up-to-date in an area of the law?  Several law reviews publish annual topical reviews that survey the state of the law and recent major court decisions. Here are some examples:

  • American Criminal Law Review: annual survey of white collar crime.
  • Berkeley Technology Law Journal: annual review of cyberlaw, intellectual property, and telecommunications.
  • Ecology Law Quarterly: annual review of environmental and natural resources law.
  • Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law: annual review on gender and sexuality law with chapters on constitutional law, criminal law, education, employment, family law, and health care.
  • Golden Gate University Law Review: annual Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals survey.
  • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal: annual survey of tort and insurance law.
  • Touro Law Review: annual U.S. Supreme Court review.

For a complete list of annual surveys and reviews by state, federal circuit, and subject, consult Catherine Kerr’s Annuals and Surveys Appearing in Legal Periodicals: An Annotated Listing. KF8.K47 at Reference Office

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Human Rights Search Engine

A new search engine called HuriSearch that culls important content from more than 3,000 human rights websites. Its goals include increasing the visibility of human rights information on the web.

More than three million pages are indexed and nonrelevant content is filtered out. Some websites are crawled daily and others are visited weekly. Academic institutions, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations (IGOs and NGOs), and national human rights associations are among the types of sites covered.

You can read a brochure that provides more details.

HuriSearch indexes content in more than seventy languages. After each search, the system displays “a dynamic list of most frequently occurring keywords . . . allowing users to refine their searches by a simple click.” Subject terms are translated into Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

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New Research Guide on the Nuremberg Trials

Mary Whisner has created a new research guide on the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. The guide describes the Law Library’s rare collection of original mimeographed copies of the Nuremberg trial proceedings and other major print and online series. It also highlights UWLS alumni Walter Beals and William Beaks who served as a presiding judge and prosecutor, respectively, in the Nuremberg trials.

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New Government Reports

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Terrorism 2002-2005
Includes a chronology of terrorism events in the U.S. from 1980 to 2005.

U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, Identity Theft, 2005
Based on data from the National Crime Victimization Survey, the report finds that 1.6 million U.S. households have experienced identity theft.

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