"Nota Bene" means "note this well" or "take particular notice." We at the O'Quinn Law Library will be posting tips on legal research techniques and resources, developments in the world of legal information, happenings at the Law Library, and legal news reports that deserve your particular attention. We look forward to sharing our thoughts and findings and to hearing from you.
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-Spencer L. Simons, former Director, O'Quinn Law Library and Associate Professor of Law
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Child Welfare Information Gateway
people who are looking for a one-stop shop for legal information and social
work practice on child welfare, the Child
Welfare Information Gateway is a dream come true. Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child
Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information
Clearinghouse, this website is set up as “a service of the Children's Bureau,
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services”.For people interested in the social
work aspects of child welfare there are pages of instruction and information
under various topics such as child abuse & neglect, responding to child abuse & neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, etc.For those in need of legal information, there
are on the court system, law & policies, National Foster Care and Adoption Directory, and a search engine to
conduct state statute search.Additionally there is a Learning Center and a Library to aid educators
and students.All webpages of this site
are also listed at the bottom of each webpage for quick reference and easy
access. Last but not least, the What’s New & Popular panel on the homepage bringing visitors the
newest and most popular (most visits, most shared, and highest rated)
information, which can be had by signing up for free subscriptions. After exploring this website I feel that my
tax money is well spent.