Eureeka! Jureeka for legal citations is pretty cool!

Whether you are a law librarian, lawyer, law student, or just someone who works with legal information, the iBraryGuy has a hot tip to make your work just a little bit easier.  Actually, the Jureeka! plugin was a hot tip that came to us and with just a little bit of investigation, we found ourselves impressed! Jureeka!, true to its name, is real revelation!  A plugin / extension for the Firefox and Google Chrome browsers, it is designed to turn the legal citations on the pages you view into actual links to the cases, statutes, and other primary sources themselves.  It does so simply, seamlessly, and rather powerfully.  We should also mention that it couldn't be much easier to use.  You install it and let it run in the background.  There is an optional toolbar that you can use within your browser to look up cases and items by citation (doig so returns a hyperlink to the material), covert PDFs

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THOMAS turns 15 in style! New features unveiled.

Happy birthday, THOMAS!  The premier site for free, U.S. legislative information turns 15 today and it’s better than ever!  The Library of Congress is celebrating THOMAS’ birthday in a fashion that is seldom seen today . . . they are giving away birthday presents in the form of greater functionality and new features.  A happy birthday indeed! Anyone who does federal legislative research in the USA will tell you that THOMAS (named for Thomas Jefferson) has long been an indispensible resource.  Not only has it been free and easy to use . . . but comprehensive and feature-rich as well.  Covering the 93rd Congress (1973) on, THOMAS provides bills and resolutions in full, searchable text.  Additionally, users can find the Congressional Record back to 101st Congress, committee reports back to the 104th Congress, presidential nominations back to the 100th Congress, and a sweet collection of treaty materials all the way back to the 90th Congress.  Sprinkle in some additional government

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