Author Archives: Margaret Krause

Constitution Day is Coming — September 17

To commemorate the importance of the U.S. Constitution, P.L. 108-447 added “Constitution Day” to the law and mandated ” the civil and educational authorities of States, counties, cities, and towns are urged to make plans for the proper observance of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the State and locality in which they reside.”

Learn more about the history of Constitution Day by reviewing our Research Guide and checking out the display in the Robert Oakley Reading Room.

 

You can also download an interactive Constitution app from the National Constitution Center.

Georgetown University’s Scholarly Communication Committee Fall Symposium

Op-Eds, Media Interviews, and Social Media:
Faculty Scholarship in the Public Square
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 Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – noon
Place: Murray Room, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University

The Georgetown University Scholarly Communication Committee presents the fall Scholarly Communication Symposium:

Panelists:

Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University
Autumn Brewington, Former Op-Ed Editor at the Washington Post, and former Editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank
Danielle Knight, Producer, “1A”, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio and NPR

Moderator:

Sanford Ungar, Director, The Free Speech Project, Georgetown University

Program Description

In addition to traditional scholarship, Georgetown University faculty communicate through a wide variety popular channels, including op-eds, television and radio interviews, magazine articles, and social media. In this symposium, we will explore how faculty bring their research and scholarship to the attention of the public and work toward informing and influencing public discourse and policymaking.

The symposium will address the following issues:

  • What are the benefits of bringing research and scholarship into a public forum for the public, the university, and the individual?
  • How do faculty translate their expert knowledge and complex research into formats that can reach a broad audience?
  • What are the characteristics of effective op-eds, television or radio interviews, and social media postings?
  • How can faculty get started in communicating through the media?
  • Given the value of contributing to public discourse, what incentives and support do we have to encourage faculty to participate in public discourse?

Please RSVP for this exciting event here.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

Primary source material of the LGBTQ community is now available to all Georgetown students and faculty through a new database, Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940. 

The material comes from the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the Gay Activists Alliance, the International AIDS/HIV Crisis and more. Newspapers, government reports, and letters are just some of the resources available in this database.

For more information, consult our Gender and the Law Research Guide or ask a reference librarian.

Interview Week Resources

Congratulations to all participating in Interview Week. The library offers a number of resources to help you prepare for your interviews – books with sample interview questions, databases with profiles of legal employers and much more. Check out our Job Searching Research Guide to access this material and feel free to consult a reference librarian for guidance on how best to research potential employers.

Good luck with your job search!

Bloomberg Businessweek now available

The library now subscribes to Bloomberg Businessweek.  You will need to sign in with your NetID and password to obtain the secure access information to use this resource. Bloomberg Businessweek provides the latest news on the markets, politics and technology. This resource and others are featured in our News Research Guide. Feel free to ask a reference librarian if you have any questions about researching the news.

HeinOnline adds new database on Presidential Commission Reports

Presidents often establish special boards, task forces, commissions and committees. The new database on HeinOnline, entitled: Presidential Commission Reports  is a a searchable database of these reports. Over 6,000 reports on items such as 9/11, the assassination of JFK, Iran Contra, bioethics and more are searchable and over 1,200 of the reports are available in full-text.   Researchers can also browse by Commission Topic and Title to locate all material on a specific topic.

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It’s Tax Time!

Don’t forget the library has some fabulous databases to assist you with your tax research. Our Federal Tax Research Guide will point you in the right direction. These databases will provide commentary on all aspects of federal tax laws.

The Internal Revenue Service provides all tax forms and publications as well. Let us know if you need assistance locating a specific form or publication.

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Women & the Law on HeinOnline

In honor of Women’s History Month, it’s appropriate to feature the Women & the Law collection on HeinOnline. This collection brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to women’s roles in society and the law. With over 600,000 pages of material, researchers have access to an historical progression of women’s roles and rights over the past 200 years. Organized by subjects such as abortion, feminism & legal theory, women & education and women & employment, just to name a few, researchers can access the material by full-text searching or browsing.

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Need a think tank report?

As you prepare seminar papers and other reports, you might find the need to include a report from respected Think Tanks or public policy organizations. PolicyFile is the comprehensive database providing access to this material. It has recently migrated to the familiar ProQuest database platform making this easily searchable for all.

Over 75 public policy topics are covered, from foreign policy to domestic policy. When a report is located you are sure that the organization has been vetted making these resources more authoritative than a random Google search.

If you have any questions regarding public policy research, consult our research guide or ask a librarian for assistance.