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Hello! from the State of Arizona Research Library. We are delighted to help answer your questions on a variety of topics, law, legislation, legal history, genealogy, State and Federal Documents and more.  While we can help you locate information on legal issues, we can’t give legal advice.  Some of our resources can be accessed only by coming in to the library while others can be accessed 24 x 7 x 365.

These resources may not be comprehensive, but will lead you to resources at our library and other external resources. If there is a topic that is not addressed here you can contact us at: research@azlibrary.gov. Happy browsing!

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New Hampshire State Library: 300 Years!

One of our fellow state libraries, New Hampshire, is turning 300 this year! The New Hampshire State Library began with two books and a proclamation by the New Hampshire General Assembly.

To learn more: http://nhpr.org/post/nh-state-library-first-nation-celebrates-300-years#stream/0

To learn about the history of the Arizona State Library: http://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/cdm/ref/collection/ann/id/62

 

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Join us for an upcoming event!

February 22, 2017 – ReferenceUSA Workshop

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Learn to use ReferenceUSA!

Get fast and easy access to details on more than 42 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents. Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, employee size, SIC and NAICS codes, credit ratings, etc…..

Use ReferenceUSA to:

  • Conduct market research
  • Build a business plan
  • Locate Sales leads and download lists
  • Locate companies for employment opportunities
    And much more…..

Presented by Kam Draper.

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

 

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Bookmark Design Contest!

Governor Ducey’s 2nd Annual Bookmark Design Contest begins today!

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Governor Ducey launched his 2nd Annual Bookmark Design Contest on February 1, 2017. Arizona children grades K – 6 are encouraged to design bookmarks showcasing a “My Favorite Book” theme. The winners of Governor Ducey’s 2nd Annual Bookmark Design Contest will have his/her design reproduced and printed on bookmarks that are distributed to students touring the Arizona State Capitol Executive Tower. The winners will also be invited to the Executive Tower for a meet and greet with Governor Ducey.

Rules and guidelines for this voluntary contest are included below.

Contest Rules:

    • One winner will be selected from each of the following grade brackets:
      • K-1 Grades
      • 2-3 Grades
      • 4-6 Grades
    • Artwork and information must be completed on the Governor’s Office of Education “Bookmark Template” form (included below).
    • The theme for the 2017 contest is “My Favorite Book,” and all designs must reflect this theme. Participants must include a short description of their illustration, which may be dictated by a parent/teacher if necessary.
    • All artwork must be original.
    • Contestants must be in grades K – 6.
    • Entries should only be submitted on 8 ½” x 11” white paper
    • All artwork submitted becomes the property of the Governor’s Office of Education.

Recognition for Selected Child:

    • The distinction of “creating” one of the official 2017 Governor’s Office Bookmarks, which will be reproduced, printed, and distributed to students touring the Arizona State Capitol Executive Tower from May 2017 through April 2018.
    • Winners will be invited to the Executive Tower for a meet and greet with Governor Ducey.
    • Winners’ names will be printed on the back of the 2017 Governor’s Office Bookmarks.
    • Winners will receive an official plaque commemorating the selected artwork.
    • Winners’ names and pictures will be included in related publicity materials.

Entry Information:

Artwork must be received by March 31, 2017, and must be submitted via mail. The winner of the contest will be notified by April 14, 2017.

Mail to: Governor’s Office of Education
1700 W. Washington St., Suite 503
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Additional Notes:

    • Teachers: Please collect all submissions for your class and mail them in a SINGLE envelope.
    • Teachers, parents, and legal guardians are encouraged to use social media to share designs, photos of children working on designs, etc. Use the hashtag #MyFavoriteBook AND tag our twitter handle – @AZGovEducation – and we will do our best to share out as many designs as possible!

For more details and resources check:

http://education.azgovernor.gov/edu/reading-essential

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The Capitol Stacks!

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To read the February 2017 issue of the Capitol Stacks, click on the image above.

To receive future issues, use the button below:

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Join us to Learn the Basics of Westlaw!

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Join us to learn the basics of using Westlaw!

Are you new to legal research? Want to learn to use one of the most common legal research databases?

  • Research and retrieve case law and statutes
  • Find annotations for statutes
  • Find out if a case or law has been changed or overruled

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 12 Noon – 1p.m.

https://www.azlibrary.gov/events/2182

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Ever wonder about Federal Depository Libraries?

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This post from Free Government Information might seem a little inside baseball to some, but it does a great job explaining why the Federal Depository Library Program (of which the State Library is a member) is so important to both preserving and accessing information produced by the federal government.

For more background info, check out our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/StateLibAZ/timeline?ref=page_internal

To read the article:

http://freegovinfo.info/node/11549

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Wondering about provisional patent applications?

A provisional patent application can be a useful way of establishing a filing date for your invention while you develop the idea, conduct your patentability search, or draft your nonprovisional utility patent application. For more information, check out the article: The Provisional Patent Application: Is it for Me? in the January 2017 issue of The Inventor’s Eye!

https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/newsletter/inventors-eye/provisional-patent-application-it-me

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