Wednesday, April 26, 2006, and Other Resource News

The genealogical resource, is available to the public for free at the New Mexico State Library. This is wonderful news for people doing family research. There are two workstations offering access to the subscription version of in the Southwest Room on the first floor. The State Library is at 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, and is open 9-5 weekdays.

The State Library documents librarian is also excited about "online access to the U.S. Congressional Serials Set on Readex. This database includes historical documents dating back to 1817. In the 1800's, Congress published documents from many federal agencies and commissions. By searching this database, you can find information about American Indian tribes, the Civil War, statehood, early reports and surveys of the southwestern United States, and many other historical subjects. Maps, illustrations, and tables have all been scanned along with the text. This database is still being built; volumes published up through 1888 are currently available. When the database is complete, coverage will extend up to 1980... Call ahead (476-9702) for consultation and we'll make sure it is worth your time to visit us."

Still other good resource news is that the New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library is offering free access for the public to both Westlaw and Lexis. There is a signup sheet, and you are limited to 45 minutes of access when others are waiting. The Law Library is open Monday-Friday 8:00-5:30 PM, Saturday 10:00-3:00PM, and is at 237 Don Gaspar. Their phone number is 827-4850.

We'll have more news about resources available in libraries around town later in the week. Don't forget the databases you have free access to both within the library and at home, available from our Magazine, Newspaper, and Reference Databases page.

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