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Published on September 9, 2008

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Overview of Maine and US legal information.

Local – Ordinances/Codes State – Bills, Laws, Cases Federal – Bills, Laws, Cases

Maine State Law & Legislative Reference Library Phone: (207) 287-1600 Ask for the Reference Desk http://www.state.me.us/legis/lawlib http://maine.gov/legis/lawlib/collect.htm 43 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333

Local Information & Libraries County Level http://www.mainecounties.org/ Local Government http://maine.gov/local/ Northern Maine Community College Library http://www.nmcc.edu/pages/library.php University of Maine Presque Isle Library http://www.umpi.edu/library/ Mark & Emily Turner Library http://www.presqueisle.lib.me.us/ Presque Isle District Court 27 Riverside Drive Presque Isle, ME 764-2055 Online library only. Open to the public. M-F 9-4:00 Library is not staffed. Lexis www.lexis.com/research District & Superior Court Caribou Law Library 144 Sweden Street, Caribou, ME 498-2557, Open to the public M-F 8-4:30 The library is not staffed. Lexis www.lexis.com/research

County Level

http://www.mainecounties.org/

Local Government

http://maine.gov/local/

Northern Maine Community College Library

http://www.nmcc.edu/pages/library.php

University of Maine Presque Isle Library

http://www.umpi.edu/library/

Mark & Emily Turner Library

http://www.presqueisle.lib.me.us/

Presque Isle District Court

27 Riverside Drive

Presque Isle, ME

764-2055

Online library only. Open to the public.

M-F 9-4:00 Library is not staffed.

Lexis

www.lexis.com/research

District & Superior Court Caribou

Law Library

144 Sweden Street, Caribou, ME

498-2557, Open to the public

M-F 8-4:30

The library is not staffed.

Lexis

www.lexis.com/research

Local Ordinances and Codes Search for a specific town to locate city ordinances and municipal codes http://www.memun.org/public/local_govt/home_rule.htm Usually will find online on city Web page Presque Isle, Maine, for example: http://www.presqueisle.govoffice2.com/ City Ordinances online here: http://www.presqueisle.govoffice2.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={5848757E-3072-493C-8842-4D79393FCE56}

Search for a specific town to locate city ordinances and municipal codes

http://www.memun.org/public/local_govt/home_rule.htm

Usually will find online on city Web page

Presque Isle, Maine, for example:

http://www.presqueisle.govoffice2.com/

City Ordinances online here:

http://www.presqueisle.govoffice2.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={5848757E-3072-493C-8842-4D79393FCE56}

City of Presque Isle, Maine Link for City Ordinances on left-hand side

Ordinances on City Web site http://www.presqueisle.govoffice2.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={5848757E-3072-493C-8842-4D79393FCE56}

State of Maine Web site http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/

http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/

How a bill becomes a law in Maine Maine’s Path of Legislation Excellent description about the process of law making: http://maine.gov/legis/lawlib/billpath.htm Glossary of terms http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/glossary.htm Example: Engrossed: Literally, printed. An engrossed bill is a document that physically incorporates the bill and all adopted amendments to the bill. The engrossed bill may be passed to be enacted and subsequently approved by the Governor.

Maine’s Path of Legislation

Excellent description about the process of law making:

http://maine.gov/legis/lawlib/billpath.htm

Glossary of terms

http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/glossary.htm

Example:

Engrossed: Literally, printed. An engrossed bill is a document that physically incorporates the bill and all adopted amendments to the bill. The engrossed bill may be passed to be enacted and subsequently approved by the Governor.

How to Research a Bill Legislative Documents (“LDs”) are introduced and considered by the Maine Legislature (e.g., LD2012) To search the bill text or to check the status of an LD for current and past sessions: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/ http://janus.state.me.us/legis/session/ Example: Search for LD 2012 or search by keywords “ secondhand smoke” Bill Status / State of Maine Legislature http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/search.asp

Legislative Documents (“LDs”) are introduced and considered by the Maine Legislature (e.g., LD2012)

To search the bill text or to check the status of an LD for current and past sessions:

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/session/

Example: Search for LD 2012 or search by keywords

“ secondhand smoke”

Bill Status / State of Maine Legislature

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/search.asp

Laws of Maine Session laws are enacted as either Public Laws or Private and Special Laws Public Laws of the State of Maine 1997-2007 http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/lom/lomdirectory.htm Text search for Public Laws of Maine http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/lom/lawsrch.htm

Session laws are enacted as either Public Laws or Private and Special Laws

Public Laws of the State of Maine 1997-2007

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/lom/lomdirectory.htm

Text search for Public Laws of Maine

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/lom/lawsrch.htm

Private and Special Laws Private and Special Laws are enacted to address particular persons or groups of persons, such as a municipal or business corporation. Because they are limited in scope, they are not codified in the Maine Revised Statutes. They are published in the Laws of Maine. Private and Special laws are numbered separately from other types of legislation. They are assigned a consecutive chapter number, and the numbering begins again with the start of each new Legislature. The Legislature may amend a Private and Special Law at any time, so it is necessary to search all the Private and Special Laws to find not only the original act but also any amendments to it. Private and Special Laws are published in the Laws of Maine . Must consult print indexes and paper supplements for Private and Special Laws earlier than 1997 http://maine.gov/legis/lawlib/p&s.htm Since 1997, can find online here: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/lom/lomdirectory.htm

Private and Special Laws are enacted to address particular persons or groups of persons, such as a municipal or business corporation. Because they are limited in scope, they are not codified in the Maine Revised Statutes. They are published in the Laws of Maine. Private and Special laws are numbered separately from other types of legislation. They are assigned a consecutive chapter number, and the numbering begins again with the start of each new Legislature. The Legislature may amend a Private and Special Law at any time, so it is necessary to search all the Private and Special Laws to find not only the original act but also any amendments to it.

Private and Special Laws are published in the Laws of Maine .

Must consult print indexes and paper supplements for Private and Special Laws earlier than 1997

http://maine.gov/legis/lawlib/p&s.htm

Since 1997, can find online here:

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/lom/lomdirectory.htm

Maine Revised Statutes All laws which are currently in effect are listed here. These statutes will be listed under Title and Section numbers. For Title and Section List http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/ For Search Function for Maine Statutes http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/search.asp MRSA = Maine Revised Statutes Annotated Only the print version is annotated. The online version is not annotated.

All laws which are currently in effect are listed here.

These statutes will be listed under Title and Section numbers.

For Title and Section List

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/

For Search Function for Maine Statutes

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/search.asp

MRSA = Maine Revised Statutes Annotated

Only the print version is annotated. The online version is not annotated.

Maine State Legislature Publications Maine State Legislature / Legislative Publications http://janus.state.me.us/legis/pubns.htm Maine Legislative Drafting Manual http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/manual/TableofContents.htm From: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/manual/Draftman2004Web-05.htm#P350_29619 There are two types of bills, which are also known as "acts." Both types of bills create or affect laws of potentially unlimited duration. A. Public law . Public law bills propose laws that affect all of the people of the State or all persons or things of a particular class. Since these bills affect the general law, the sections of a public law bill that are of general or long-lasting application are almost always allocated to the Maine Revised Statutes; that is, they are placed somewhere in the existing statutory framework. Temporary provisions of a public law bill or housekeeping provisions are usually not allocated to the statutes but are drafted as unallocated law and placed at the end of the bill (e.g., transition provisions, retroactivity clauses, appropriation and allocation clauses, effective date clauses and emergency clauses; these are dealt with in more detail later in this Part). An unallocated provision is law that is published in Laws of the State of Maine but is not included in the Maine Revised Statutes. B. Private and special law . A private and special law bill is distinguished from a public law bill in that it has a much narrower scope. A private and special law bill proposes a law that relates to particular persons or things or to a class of particular persons or things, or operates on or over a portion of a class instead of the entire class. For example, water and sewer districts are routinely created by means of a private and special law bill. A private and special law is not allocated to the Maine Revised Statutes, but appears in Laws of the State of Maine.

Maine State Legislature / Legislative Publications

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/pubns.htm

Maine Legislative Drafting Manual

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/manual/TableofContents.htm

From: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/manual/Draftman2004Web-05.htm#P350_29619

There are two types of bills, which are also known as "acts." Both types of bills create or affect laws of potentially unlimited duration.

A. Public law . Public law bills propose laws that affect all of the people of the State or all persons or things of a particular class. Since these bills affect the general law, the sections of a public law bill that are of general or long-lasting application are almost always allocated to the Maine Revised Statutes; that is, they are placed somewhere in the existing statutory framework. Temporary provisions of a public law bill or housekeeping provisions are usually not allocated to the statutes but are drafted as unallocated law and placed at the end of the bill (e.g., transition provisions, retroactivity clauses, appropriation and allocation clauses, effective date clauses and emergency clauses; these are dealt with in more detail later in this Part). An unallocated provision is law that is published in Laws of the State of Maine but is not included in the Maine Revised Statutes.

B. Private and special law . A private and special law bill is distinguished from a public law bill in that it has a much narrower scope. A private and special law bill proposes a law that relates to particular persons or things or to a class of particular persons or things, or operates on or over a portion of a class instead of the entire class. For example, water and sewer districts are routinely created by means of a private and special law bill. A private and special law is not allocated to the Maine Revised Statutes, but appears in Laws of the State of Maine.

State Maine.gov Laws & Legal Resources http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/law.html Maine.gov State Legislature http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/legislature.html Maine Court Cases / Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/cases.htm

Maine.gov Laws & Legal Resources

http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/law.html

Maine.gov State Legislature

http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/legislature.html

Maine Court Cases / Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library

http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/cases.htm

Maine Maine Legislative Publications http://janus.state.me.us/legis/pubns.htm Historical Documents at Avalon Project/ Yale Law School http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm Grant of the Province of Maine (1622, 1639, 1664, 1674) http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/states/statech.htm#me Laws of the State of Maine http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/lom/lomdirectory.htm

Maine Legislative Publications

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/pubns.htm

Historical Documents at Avalon Project/

Yale Law School

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm

Grant of the Province of Maine (1622, 1639, 1664, 1674)

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/states/statech.htm#me

Laws of the State of Maine

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/lom/lomdirectory.htm

Maine Courts State of Maine Courts http://www.courts.state.me.us Latest opinions, rules, and orders. Links to Supreme Court, Superior Courts, District Courts. Search option for opinions and orders. Also Supreme Court Oral Argument Schedule. Citizen’s Guide to the Courts of Maine http://www.courts.state.me.us/citizen_info/citizen_guide/index.html

State of Maine Courts

http://www.courts.state.me.us

Latest opinions, rules, and orders.

Links to Supreme Court, Superior Courts, District Courts.

Search option for opinions and orders.

Also Supreme Court Oral Argument Schedule.

Citizen’s Guide to the Courts of Maine

http://www.courts.state.me.us/citizen_info/citizen_guide/index.html

How to Research Maine Cases Maine Supreme Court http://www.courts.state.me.us/court_info/opinions/supreme/index.shtml Maine Superior Court http://www.courts.state.me.us/court_info/opinions/superior/index.shtml

Maine Supreme Court

http://www.courts.state.me.us/court_info/opinions/supreme/index.shtml

Maine Superior Court

http://www.courts.state.me.us/court_info/opinions/superior/index.shtml

Maine Legislature Maine State Legislature http://www.maine.gov/legis/homepage.htm Maine Senate http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/ Maine House of Representatives http://janus.state.me.us/house/ Legislators’ Handbook http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/handbook.htm

Maine State Legislature

http://www.maine.gov/legis/homepage.htm

Maine Senate

http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/

Maine House of Representatives

http://janus.state.me.us/house/

Legislators’ Handbook

http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/handbook.htm

Thomas & GPO Access / Federal Thomas (named after Thomas Jefferson) was launched by Library of Congress in 1995 in order to make legislative information available to the public. Includes: bills, resolutions, congressional activity, congressional record, schedules, calendars, committee information, presidential nominations, treaty information, other government resources. http://thomas.loc.gov About Thomas http://thomas.loc.gov/home/abt_thom.html GPO Access http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ Access resources by branch of government: legislative, executive, and judicial.

Thomas (named after Thomas Jefferson) was launched by Library of Congress in 1995 in order to make legislative information available to the public. Includes: bills, resolutions, congressional activity, congressional record, schedules, calendars, committee information, presidential nominations, treaty information, other government resources.

http://thomas.loc.gov

About Thomas http://thomas.loc.gov/home/abt_thom.html

GPO Access

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/

Access resources by branch of government: legislative, executive, and judicial.

Thomas / Library of Congress Search page for federal bills and resolutions http://thomas.loc.gov/home/bills_res.html Search by Bill Text (enter word or phrase) Search by Bill Number Search a Single Congress Search Multiple Congresses

Search page for federal bills and resolutions

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/bills_res.html

Search by Bill Text (enter word or phrase)

Search by Bill Number

Search a Single Congress

Search Multiple Congresses

Law Library of Congress Law Library of Congress http://loc.gov/law/index.html State of Maine Resources http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide/states/us-me.html A good place to begin search. Online listing with links for Maine executive, judicial, legislative sites. Also includes links to legal guides, directories, and portals.

Law Library of Congress

http://loc.gov/law/index.html

State of Maine Resources

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide/states/us-me.html

A good place to begin search. Online listing with links for Maine executive, judicial, legislative sites. Also includes links to legal guides, directories, and portals.

Federal Laws Locating Federal Statutes http://www.loc.gov/law/help/statutes.html How our laws are made http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html Enactment of a law http://thomas.loc.gov/home/enactment/enactlawtoc.html

Locating Federal Statutes

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/statutes.html

How our laws are made

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html

Enactment of a law

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/enactment/enactlawtoc.html

Federal – Supreme Court United States Supreme Court www.supremecourtus.gov Cornell Law School Supreme Court Collection http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct Find Law Supreme Court Decisions www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html Historic Supreme Court Decisions http://www4.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/historic.htm

United States Supreme Court

www.supremecourtus.gov

Cornell Law School Supreme Court Collection

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct

Find Law Supreme Court Decisions

www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html

Historic Supreme Court Decisions

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/historic.htm

US Courts US Judiciary Guide to Federal Court Decisions http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide/federal/usjudic.html Provides links to US Supreme court, US Court of Appeals, US District Courts, US Bankruptcy Courts www.uscourts.gov

US Judiciary Guide to Federal Court Decisions

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide/federal/usjudic.html

Provides links to US Supreme court, US Court of Appeals, US District Courts, US Bankruptcy Courts

www.uscourts.gov

Law School Sites University of Maine School of Law http://mainelaw.maine.edu/library/mestate.htm Cornell University Law School http://www.law.cornell.edu Harvard Law School http://www.law.harvard.edu/ Georgetown Law Library http://www.II.georgetown.edu/guides/CALSAsylumLawResearchGuide.cfm

University of Maine School of Law

http://mainelaw.maine.edu/library/mestate.htm

Cornell University Law School

http://www.law.cornell.edu

Harvard Law School

http://www.law.harvard.edu/

Georgetown Law Library

http://www.II.georgetown.edu/guides/CALSAsylumLawResearchGuide.cfm

Additional Sites Public Library of Law http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx American Bar Association Law Link http://www.abanet.org/tech/ltrc/lawlink/home.html Find Law www.findlaw.com Nolo – Legal Research Page http://www.nolo.com/statute/index.cfm GPO Access http://www.gpoaccess.gov/legislative.html

Public Library of Law

http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx

American Bar Association Law Link

http://www.abanet.org/tech/ltrc/lawlink/home.html

Find Law

www.findlaw.com

Nolo – Legal Research Page

http://www.nolo.com/statute/index.cfm

GPO Access http://www.gpoaccess.gov/legislative.html

Lexis One Free online version. Read description here: http://www.lexisone.com/aboutlexisone/index.html You must register for this free service. http://www.lexisone.com/caselaw/freecaselaw?action=FCLDisplayCaseSearchForm State Resource Center page for Maine on Lexis One http://www.lexisone.com/legalresearch/legalguide/states/maine.htm

Free online version. Read description here:

http://www.lexisone.com/aboutlexisone/index.html

You must register for this free service.

http://www.lexisone.com/caselaw/freecaselaw?action=FCLDisplayCaseSearchForm

State Resource Center page for Maine on Lexis One

http://www.lexisone.com/legalresearch/legalguide/states/maine.htm

Shepard’s and Shepardizing a Case Shepard's Citations for Case Law (from University of Delaware Library) Case law is based upon precedent or authority. In order to find out if a case can be used as authority, check to see whether the case has been followed, distinguished, limited or questioned in subsequent court cases. This is done by "Shepardizing", using Shepard's Citations to see how and when another court has cited the first decision. A legal citation for a case identifies the name of the court reporter in which the opinion is published and identifies the volume and page. In the Shepard's citator sources, the term "citation" is used more specifically to indicate a reference in a later authority to an earlier authority. The earlier authority is known as the "cited" case, statute, etc. and the later authorities are referred to as the "citing" case. Shepardizing a case helps determine the precedential value of a legal authority. Most commonly associated with case law, Shepard's citators are also published for the constitution and statutory law. http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/godc/resguide/shep.htm How to Shepardize a case http://www.law.suffolk.edu/library/research/a-z/resguides/shepcase.cfm How to Shepardize a statute http://www.law.suffolk.edu/library/research/a-z/resguides/shepstat.cfm LexisNexis Shepard's Citations Tutorial http://web.lexis.com/help/multimedia/detect.asp?sPage=shepards LexisNexis Tutorials http://web.lexis.com/help/multimedia/detect.asp?sPage=shepards

Shepard's Citations for Case Law (from University of Delaware Library)

Case law is based upon precedent or authority. In order to find out if a case can be used as authority, check to see whether the case has been followed, distinguished, limited or questioned in subsequent court cases. This is done by "Shepardizing", using Shepard's Citations to see how and when another court has cited the first decision.

A legal citation for a case identifies the name of the court reporter in which the opinion is published and identifies the volume and page. In the Shepard's citator sources, the term "citation" is used more specifically to indicate a reference in a later authority to an earlier authority. The earlier authority is known as the "cited" case, statute, etc. and the later authorities are referred to as the "citing" case. Shepardizing a case helps determine the precedential value of a legal authority. Most commonly associated with case law, Shepard's citators are also published for the constitution and statutory law.

http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/godc/resguide/shep.htm

How to Shepardize a case

http://www.law.suffolk.edu/library/research/a-z/resguides/shepcase.cfm

How to Shepardize a statute

http://www.law.suffolk.edu/library/research/a-z/resguides/shepstat.cfm

LexisNexis Shepard's Citations Tutorial

http://web.lexis.com/help/multimedia/detect.asp?sPage=shepards

LexisNexis Tutorials

http://web.lexis.com/help/multimedia/detect.asp?sPage=shepards

Common Terms & Abbreviations Legislative Documents = LD : A legislative measure in its official printed form, that is given a number by the Clerk of the House or the Secretary of the Senate and is referred to as “L.D. XXX.” Some measures, such as orders, do not become legislative documents in this sense. Types of L.D.s include those that would create public laws (see "LAWS, PUBLIC"), private and special laws (see "LAWS, PRIVATE AND SPECIAL") and resolves (see "LAWS, RESOLVE"). A CONSTITUTIONAL RESOLUTION is a form of L.D. that does not become effective upon enactment but which is subject to REFERENDUM. There are other types of legislative papers that are not legislative documents. (See “BILL”, "AMENDMENT" and "ORDER.") (See also “FORM OF A BILL” and “HOW TO READ A BILL” in Part I, D, 1, d and e) House Papers = HP Senate Papers = SP Legislative Request = LR : A request for drafting and introduction of a legislative instrument that is assigned a number by the Revisor of Statutes. This number is used to track instruments through the legislative process from initial drafting to final enactment. Until an instrument is assigned an L.D. number, the L.R. number is used to identify it. Glossary online at: http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/glossary.htm

Legislative Documents = LD : A legislative measure in its official printed form, that is given a number by the Clerk of the House or the Secretary of the Senate and is referred to as “L.D. XXX.” Some measures, such as orders, do not become legislative documents in this sense. Types of L.D.s include those that would create public laws (see "LAWS, PUBLIC"), private and special laws (see "LAWS, PRIVATE AND SPECIAL") and resolves (see "LAWS, RESOLVE"). A CONSTITUTIONAL RESOLUTION is a form of L.D. that does not become effective upon enactment but which is subject to REFERENDUM. There are other types of legislative papers that are not legislative documents. (See “BILL”, "AMENDMENT" and "ORDER.") (See also “FORM OF A BILL” and “HOW TO READ A BILL” in Part I, D, 1, d and e)

House Papers = HP

Senate Papers = SP

Legislative Request = LR : A request for drafting and introduction of a legislative instrument that is assigned a number by the Revisor of Statutes. This number is used to track instruments through the legislative process from initial drafting to final enactment. Until an instrument is assigned an L.D. number, the L.R. number is used to identify it.

Glossary online at: http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/glossary.htm

Print Resources Most legal print resources will be available through either large academic libraries or law libraries. For example: United States Reports Supreme Court Reporter Digests (Supreme Court Digest) Index to Legal Periodicals Current Legal Index Databases (access via a law library) Lexis Westlaw Academic Libraries may offer access to databases such as LexisNexis Academic Academic Universe State Law & Legislative Library Resources page http://www.state.me.us/legis/lawlib/collect.htm Library of Congress Classification for Law = Class K United States Law = KF

Most legal print resources will be available through either large academic libraries or law libraries.

For example:

United States Reports

Supreme Court Reporter

Digests (Supreme Court Digest)

Index to Legal Periodicals

Current Legal Index

Databases (access via a law library)

Lexis

Westlaw

Academic Libraries may offer access to databases such as

LexisNexis Academic

Academic Universe

State Law & Legislative Library

Resources page

http://www.state.me.us/legis/lawlib/collect.htm

Newspapers via Marvel! Marvel http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/info.asp#pq Maine Newsstand Index to and full text coverage of five Maine newspapers. Database includes coverage of the Bangor Daily News (12/3/92-present), the Kennebec Journal (Augusta) (6/11/93-present), the Portland Press Herald (10/30/95-present), and the Central Maine Morning Sentinel (Waterville) (8/12/93-present). Selected business coverage of the Maine Times (2/4/94-4/25/02) is also included. Updated daily. ProQuest Newspapers Provides the full text of more than 500 U.S. and international news sources. Includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires. Years of coverage vary by title. Maine papers included: Bangor Daily News (1992+), Portland Press Herald (1995+), and selected business coverage from Maine Times (1994-2002) and Central Maine Morning Sentinel (1993-1997).

Marvel http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/info.asp#pq

Maine Newsstand

Index to and full text coverage of five Maine newspapers. Database includes coverage of the Bangor Daily News (12/3/92-present), the Kennebec Journal (Augusta) (6/11/93-present), the Portland Press Herald (10/30/95-present), and the Central Maine Morning Sentinel (Waterville) (8/12/93-present). Selected business coverage of the Maine Times (2/4/94-4/25/02) is also included. Updated daily.

ProQuest Newspapers

Provides the full text of more than 500 U.S. and international news sources. Includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires. Years of coverage vary by title. Maine papers included: Bangor Daily News (1992+), Portland Press Herald (1995+), and selected business coverage from Maine Times (1994-2002) and Central Maine Morning Sentinel (1993-1997).

Marvel! Databases Marvel! Maine’s Virtual Library Use these databases to locate either abstracts or full-text articles http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/ Academic Search Premier Provides full text for nearly 4,000 scholarly publications of which 3,100 are peer reviewed. Academic areas of study include: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

Marvel! Maine’s Virtual Library

Use these databases to locate either abstracts

or full-text articles

http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/

Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for nearly 4,000 scholarly publications of which 3,100 are peer reviewed. Academic areas of study include: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

Other Marvel! Databases Business and Company Resource Center Fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Business Source Premier Provides full text for more than 2,800 scholarly business journals of which 912 are peer reviewed. Coverage includes: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. Also includes company profiles, industry reports, market research and investment reports. EconLit Economic literature including accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, and urban economics. Regional Business News A collection of news information from all over the world. Information provided by these sources covers business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events. This resource contains the most recent 30 days of information from each of these wire sources. Several hundred articles are added to Regional Business News database each day.

Business and Company Resource Center

Fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.

Business Source Premier

Provides full text for more than 2,800 scholarly business journals of which 912 are peer reviewed. Coverage includes: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. Also includes company profiles, industry reports, market research and investment reports.

EconLit

Economic literature including accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, and urban economics.

Regional Business News

A collection of news information from all over the world. Information provided by these sources covers business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events. This resource contains the most recent 30 days of information from each of these wire sources. Several hundred articles are added to Regional Business News database each day.

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Academic Universe

Access UN

ADAMS (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System)

Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide

Archive of European Integration

Avalon Project at Yale Law School

Collection of Laws for Electronic Access

Collection of National Copyright Laws

Congressional Bills

Directory of Bills (Maine State Legislature)

Legislative Reports (Maine State Legislature)

LexisNexis Academic

Maine Revised Statutes

Maine Superior Court Decisions

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database

New York Times Historical

Official documents of the United Nations

United States State Materials

Databases at UMPI Academic Universe Searchable index providing full-text access to current news, business information, company directories, federal and state laws, regulations, legal cases, general medical and health topics. LexisNexis Academic Provides full-text documents from over 5,900 sources, including: · National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources · U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information. Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789. Business news and journals, company directories and financial information, SEC filings and reports, international economic and market data and analysis, and industry and market news. http://libraries.maine.edu/mariner/marindexesdb/alphalist.asp?Loc=pi

Academic Universe

Searchable index providing full-text access to current news, business information, company directories, federal and state laws, regulations, legal cases, general medical and health topics.

LexisNexis Academic

Provides full-text documents from over 5,900 sources, including: · National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources · U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information. Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789. Business news and journals, company directories and financial information, SEC filings and reports, international economic and market data and analysis, and industry and market news.

http://libraries.maine.edu/mariner/marindexesdb/alphalist.asp?Loc=pi

Maine Policy Review Published by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine. Online at www.umain.edu/mcsc/mpr.htm Also available in print by subscription.

Published by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center,

University of Maine.

Online at www.umain.edu/mcsc/mpr.htm

Also available in print by subscription.

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Contact the Northern Maine Community College Library

Kim Ferguson

768-2734, 768-2735, 768-2718

http://www.nmcc.edu/pages/library.php

Contact the reference desk at the

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How to Read a Citation

http://www.library.southernct.edu/lawcasecite.html

Shepard’s Citations for Case Law

http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/godc/resguide/shep.htm

How to Read a Legal Opinion and Common Reports for

Federal and State Cases

http://www.law.csuohio.edu/lawlibrary/resources/lawpubs/HowtoReadaLegalCitation.html

How to Read A Legal Opinion

http://volokh.com/files/howtoreadv2.pdf

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