Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    How Should We Index This Image? Join an exploration of the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials to learn approaches to describing images, using topical terms, plus ways you can use the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials for your personal or work collections.
    • Contributor: Black, Kaleena - Alexander, Arden - McKiernan, Libby
    • Date: 2021-04-29
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    Uncertainty and Loss: The Impact of the Pandemic This webinar helps promote further understanding of the current COVID-19 pandemic and encourage a dialogue about coping skills and mental health. This webinar was lead by researchers and mental health experts from the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Kazmi, Sahar - Steen, Tomoko Y. - Sellevang, Melissa - Charles, Sandra
    • Date: 2021-04-27
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    Federal Legislative History This webinar will discuss how to find debates, hearings, reports and other documents that may reflect legislative intent regarding a bill as it moves through Congress. In addition, this webinar will explain what kind of documents are considered "legislative history" resources, and then explored methods of identifying and locating these items. In tackling this area of research, the focus was largely on how to...
    • Contributor: Bavis, Barbara
    • Date: 2021-04-13
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    Brazilian Criminal Procedure Law: Is a Criminal Conviction Really Enforceable? Join Senior Foreign Law Specialist Eduardo Soares for a discussion on whether a criminal conviction is really enforceable or if there is an impunity problem in the country of Brazil. To analyze these issues, Soares is joined by three distinguished Brazilian professionals: a public prosecutor, a public defender and an appellate court judge.
    • Contributor: De Andrade Cezar Dos Santos, Leonardo Augusto - Freire Gonçalves, Henrique De Almeida - Soares, Eduardo - De Sanctis, Fausto Martin
    • Date: 2021-04-13
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    Introduction to the Southeast Asian Collection This webinar introduces the extensive southeast Asian collections available in the Asian Reading Room and other research centers at the Library of Congress. Learn about the unique collection of items the Library contains with over 370,000 titles consisting of southeast Asian books, newspapers, periodicals, films and more.
    • Contributor: Wolfson-Ford, Ryan - Kueh, Joshua
    • Date: 2021-03-30
  • Film, Video
    When Was This Photograph Taken? What clues can you use to determine when a picture was made or a photo was taken? In this session, reference specialist Kristi Finefield walks through the process of determining the date range of an aerial photograph of Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Black, Kaleena - Finefield, Kristi
    • Date: 2021-03-25
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    Removal of Head of State Based on Incapacity or Criminal Activities: Case Study Israel Join foreign Law specialist Ruth Levush in a review of legal issues regarding the removal of head of state based on incapacity or criminal activities: case study Israel. The foreign and comparative law webinar series is designed to shed light on some of the foreign, comparative and international law issues researched by the foreign law experts at the Law Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Levush, Ruth
    • Date: 2021-03-25
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    Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations This webinar provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation's docket.
    • Contributor: Hemmens, Ann
    • Date: 2021-03-18
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    A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns Geraldine Dávila González moderates a panel discussion in which remote interns share the discoveries they have made in this previously unexplored collection. This group of undergraduates, graduate students and professionals are the first to conduct research exclusively on this digital collection.
    • Contributor: Dávila González, Geraldine - Neuberger, Jake - Hausheer, Emily - Mayeaux, Stephen - Obscura, Aranza - Kane, Teresa - Johnson, Lourdes - Kennedy, Courtney
    • Date: 2021-03-17
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    How to Review Herencia Documents in the By the People Platform Geraldine Dávila González discusses how to review transcriptions in the "Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents" collection in the By the People crowdsourcing platform from the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Dávila González, Geraldine
    • Date: 2021-03-11
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    Evolution of Presidential Powers under the Turkish Constitutional System This presentation discussed the current powers of the president of Turkey under the present post-referendum constitutional system, with a special focus on his power to issue "presidential decrees" -- a novel type of legislative instrument that did not exist under the previous systems in the Republican era.
    • Contributor: Cantekin, Kayahan
    • Date: 2021-02-23
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    Double Take: Why Was this Picture Made? When examining pictures of the past, sometimes asking the question of "why?" leads one down an unexpected path. In this session, Sara Duke invites participants on an exploration of an image from the Library's collections, with that question in mind.
    • Contributor: Duke, Sara
    • Date: 2021-02-18
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    Orientation to Legal Research Series: U.S. Federal Statutes This entry in the Orientation to Legal Research Series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.
    • Contributor: Osborne, Beth
    • Date: 2021-02-11
  • Film, Video
    How to Conduct Research in the U.S. Serial Set Online The Law Library has commenced a collaboration with the Government Publishing Office to digitize the entire U.S. Serial Set, which contains over 16,000 volumes. The project began in 2019 and is expected to be completed over the next several years. In the meantime, there are a variety of tools available online that can be used to perform research in this resource. The webinar presentation...
    • Contributor: Brammer, Robert - Desimone, Bailey - Myers, Louis - Lee, Elina
    • Date: 2021-02-09
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    2021 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Application Webinar This webinar will provide an overview of the awards application process and address questions that applicants might have about completing the application. Award applications are accepted between January and March every year and are reviewed by committees of the Advisory Board who recommend finalists. The Librarian of Congress selects the winners of the major prizes.
    • Contributor: Roy, Loriene - Ristau, Karen M. - Hildreth, Susan H. - Stitzel, Dawn
    • Date: 2021-01-28
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    Double Take: White House or Not? Join Reference Specialist Kristi Finefield to look closely at a photo from the Library's collections, to apply visual literacy and photo research techniques, and finally to answer the question: is this the White House or not? This webinar is part of the "Double Take" webinar series. This series invites participants to join specialists from the Library's Prints and Photographs Division, to explore and unravel...
    • Contributor: Black, Kaleena - Finefield, Kristi
    • Date: 2021-01-28
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    Foreign and Comparative Law: The French Civil Code Foreign Legal Specialist Nicolas Boring discusses the Napoleonic Code's history, evolution, and legacy. This presentation touches not only on French law, but also the Civil Code's impact on other countries around the world, from Belgium to Haiti.
    • Contributor: Boring, Nicolas
    • Date: 2021-01-28
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    Orientation to Law Library of Congress Collections Senior legal reference librarian Margaret Wood provides an orientation to the collections of the Law Library of Congress. This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress and covers digital resources available through the Law Library's website as well as those available onsite.
    • Contributor: Wood, Margaret
    • Date: 2021-01-26
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    U.S. Case Law Research This webinar provides an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.
    • Contributor: Bavis, Barbara
    • Date: 2021-01-14
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    John Wood: U.S. Capitol Photographer (1856-1864) As the first United States' federal government photographer, John Wood was uniquely positioned to capture not only the construction of the Capitol extension and dome but also key events on its grounds, including two presidential inaugurations -- James Buchanan (1857) and Abraham Lincoln (1862). Wood's images were often distributed to garner political and financial support for these large public works projects. In keeping with...
    • Contributor: Lundgren, Adrienne - Nadal, Jacob
    • Date: 2021-01-13
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    1918 Flu: What Did We Learn? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to have significant changes to our work and home lives. After almost one year, when many of us have found a somewhat new normalcy in the midst of pandemic, we are now facing the next important question: how to move forward using lessons we have from the past major pandemic such as 1918 flu outbreak.
    • Contributor: Lipsitch, Marc - Taubenberger, Jeffrey
    • Date: 2021-01-07
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    Literacies & Preservation in Songo & Carte de Visite of 19th C. African Americans Up till the early 1990s, literacy was defined as the ability to read and write. However in the mid-1990s, the New London Group revolutionized educators and researchers' perception of literacy and coined the term multiliteracies. Multiliteracies point to the multiple, cultural forms of expression, representation and linguistic diversity enhanced or facilitated by technologies. Rebecca Y. Bayeck discussed her research on the gameplay of the...
    • Contributor: Bayeck, Rebecca
    • Date: 2021-01-06
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    Human Rights Day 2020: Contact Tracing & the Right of Privacy The Law Library of Congress annually commemorates Human Rights Day with a special program that promotes understanding and recognition of a critical social, economic, or cultural human rights issue. This year, a panel of legal experts discussed contact tracing and the right of privacy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter - Gesley, Jenny - Rozenshtein, Alan - Thompson, Ron
    • Date: 2020-12-10
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    Foreign Legal Gazettes Database Staff of the Law Library of Congress demonstrate how to use its new Foreign Legal Gazettes Database to explore the Law Library's vast collection of foreign legal gazettes. The Law Library has been collecting foreign legal gazettes since the mid-19th century and is one of the last libraries to systematically acquire these titles from as many jurisdictions as possible. Presently, the Library collects from...
    • Contributor: Brammer, Robert - Lupinacci, Betty - Sigmund, Ken - Carroll, Kurt - Lee, Elina
    • Date: 2020-12-08
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    Influenza & COVID-19: What to Expect This Winter The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to adjust rapidly to significant changes in our work and home lives. Just as many of us have found a somewhat new experience of normalcy in the midst of pandemic, we are now confronted by the intersection of COVID-19 and seasonal changes that bring increasing experiences of common colds, allergies and influenza, complicating our ability to diagnose COVID-19...
    • Contributor: Cowling, Benjamin - Lucey, Daniel - Charles, Sandra - Cobey, Sarah
    • Date: 2020-12-03