A Bill by Any Other Name…

Would probably be quite difficult to locate, a problem that SBU Libraries has got covered! If you need to research federal or state  legislation or judicial cases, it’s important to know an official name as well as a popular name.  For instance, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is more popularly known as Obamacare. Thanks to the resources at SBU Libraries, you can easily search for cases and laws by their  popular names by consulting one of our trusty reference resources known as  Shepard’s Acts and Cases by Popular Names. This book is always available from the Reference Desk Collection in the Central Reading Room of the Melville Library and our reference team will happily help you locate the book and show you how to use it.


Darren Chase

Head of Scholarly Communication at Stony Brook University Libraries
Darren is the SBU Libraries head of Scholarly Communication, and library liaison to: the Sustainability Studies Programs; the Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning; and the Department of Theatre Arts.
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