Monthly Archives: October 2009

Congressional Research Service Reports Now Available on WikiLeaks

According to a recent article published in Internet Law Researcher, WikiLeaks has now made available all of the Congressional Research Service reports published prior to February 2009 – over 6700 in total. The Congressional Research Service is Congress’ analytical agency and is renowned for its non-partisanship and its in-depth analysis of issues. CRS reports cover a wide variety of topics; recent titles include “Afghanistan: Government Formation and Performance,” “Authority of the Senate to Exclude and Not Seat a Senator-Elect or Senator-Designate,” and “Animal Agriculture: 2008 Farm Bill Issues.” A complete list of the CRS reports on WikiLeaks is available at http://wikileaks.org/wiki/CRS_reports_by_date.
For more current CRS reports, Hastings students, faculty and staff should use the Library’s subscription database (listed under “Congressional Research Service” on the Electronic Resources page), which is updated weekly.

Library Launches Hastings Faculty Publications Database

The Hastings Law Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Hastings Faculty Publications Database. The Library has created a comprehensive repository of Bluebook citations and links (when available) to the scholarship of the current Hastings College of the Law faculty. Now you can search Hastings faculty publications by Name, Subject, Publication Type, Journal, Keyword and Date. Or you can browse the list of Regular, Distinguished and Emeritus Faculty by name. The database is kept up to date regularly.
Thanks to everyone who has been involved in this project from the start: Librarians Hilary Hardcastle, Chuck Marcus, Susan Nevelow Mart; David Seward for greenlighting the project; Holly Gatto for data derivation programming; Derek Christiansen for database programming; Marilyn Smith for technical advice; Jenni Parrish and Evan Lee for insight and encouragement; Dan Taysom for server implementation; Interns and Temps – Alysa Gerard, Christina McKennerney, Michelle Dipuma.