Mary Whisner

University of Washington - School of Law

Reference Librarian

William H. Gates Hall

Box 353020

Seattle, WA 98105-3020

United States

http://lib.law.washington.edu

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1.

Gender-Specific Clothing Regulation: A Study in Patriarchy

Harvard Women's Law Journal, Vol. 5, p. 73, 1982
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 631 (14,843)
Citation 1

Abstract:

gender, sex, transvestism, cross-dressing, clothing, grooming, feminist jurisprudence

2.

Enact Locally

Law Library Journal, Vol. 102, No. 3, pp. 497-506, Summer 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Aug 2010
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 270 (88,430)

Abstract:

legal research, local government, ordinances, dogs, legislation, research instruction

3.

How Do You Know When Research Is Good?

Law Library Journal, Vol. 98, pp. 721-25, 2006
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 209 (107,940)

Abstract:

research, legal research

4.

The Dreaded Bluebook

Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, pp. 393-99, 2008
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 03 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 190 (125,109)

Abstract:

Bluebook, citation, legal citation, reference

5.

The United States Code, Prima Facie Evidence, and Positive Law

Law Library Journal, Vol. 101, No. 4, pp. 545-556, 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Dec 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 142 (115,189)

Abstract:

United States Code, Statutes at Large, statutes, codification, codes, statutory interpretation, legal history, legal research

6.

Fundamentals of Legal Research, Tenth Edition

Fundamentals of Legal Research (Foundation Press 10th ed. 2015), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1347, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 624, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-09
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Apr 2015
University of Wisconsin Law School, University of Texas School of Law and University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 129 (39,268)

Abstract:

legal research, research methods, online research, sources of law

7.

There Oughta Be a Law - A Model Law

Law Library Journal, Vol. 106, No. 1, pp. 125-34 (2014), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-18
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 08 May 2014
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 81 (190,893)

Abstract:

uniform laws, model acts, model laws, National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws, NCCUSL, American Law Institute, ALI, American Bar Association, ABA, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, bill drafting

8.

Some Guidance About Federal Agencies and Guidance

Law Library Journal, Vol. 105, No. 3, pp. 385-94 (Summer 2013), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Aug 2013
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 80 (190,893)

Abstract:

administrative law, subregulatory guidance, nonlegislative rules, regulations, rule-making, Administrative Procedure Act, Federal Register, agencies, legal research

9.

Mattress Tags and Pillow Cases

Law Library Journal, Vol. 101, pp. 235-247, 2009
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 May 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 79 (240,895)

Abstract:

mattress tags, administrative law, legislation, legal research

10.

Getting Facts Straight (and Writing Well, Too)

Law Library Journal, Vol. 101, No. 3, pp. 399-407, 2009
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Aug 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 77 (246,140)

Abstract:

reference, research, librarianship, fact checking, accuracy, writing, usage

11.

Writing Buddies

Law Library Journal, Vol. 103, pp. 677-83, 2011
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Nov 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 75 (251,605)

Abstract:

law librarians, writing, academic writing

12.

Bouvier's, Black's, and Tinkerbell

Law Library Journal, Vol. 92, p. 99, 2000
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 72 (261,289)

Abstract:

legal dictionaries, cognitive authority

13.

Law Librarian, J.D. Or Not J.D.?

Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, pp. 185-90, 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 67 (259,335)

Abstract:

law school, law librarians, reference librarians, J.D., law degree

14.

When Judges Scold Lawyers

Law Library Journal, Vol. 96, pp. 557-70, 2004
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 22 Jan 2010
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 58 (235,868)

Abstract:

legal writing, legal research, judges, lawyers, Shepards, KeyCite, briefs

15.

What's in a Statute Name?

Law Library Journal, Vol. 97, pp. 169-83, 2005
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 58 (267,327)

Abstract:

statutes, popular names, Sherman Act, Congress, legislation

16.

A Blog's Life

Law Library Journal, Vol. 98, pp. 559-67, 2006
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 53 (316,846)

Abstract:

blogs, blogging, trial advocacy, reference, library services

17.

Update to Choosing Law Librarianship: Thoughts for People Contemplating a Career Move

LLRX.com, Law and Technology Resources for Legal Professionals, April 4, 2008
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 45 (280,127)

Abstract:

law librarianship, career advice

18.

Unanswerable Questions

Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, No. 3, pp. 581-586, 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 45 (331,333)

Abstract:

legal research, law librarianship, reference

19.

Develop the Habit: Note-Taking in Legal Research

Best of Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, p. 66, Frank G. Houdek, ed., 2001, Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 4, pp. 48-52, Winter 1996, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 May 2013
University of Washington - School of Law, University of Washington - School of Law, University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 44 (166,738)
Citation 1

Abstract:

legal research, legal writing, law students, lawyers

20.

Unpublished Opinions: A Working Bibliography

Number of pages: 83 Posted: 15 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2015
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 40 (301,152)

Abstract:

unpublished opinions, unpublished decisions, case reporting, precedent, courts

21.

Everyday Research

Law Library Journal, Vol. 103, pp. 491-495, 2011
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Sep 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 40 (337,302)

Abstract:

research, law students, legal profession, career planning, placement

22.

The Pajama Way of Research

Law Library Journal, Vol. 99, pp. 847-50, 2007
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 39 (346,445)

Abstract:

research, law students, information seeking, reference, online research

23.

Work Crunch

Law Library Journal, Vol. 103, No. 1, p. 147, 2011
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 Mar 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 38 (356,092)

Abstract:

time management, reference, law librarianship

24.

Race and the Reference Librarian

Law Library Journal, Vol. 106, No. 4, Pp. 625-32 (2015)
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 09 May 2015
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 37 (337,302)

Abstract:

reference librarians, law librarians, research, race, African Americans, whites, legal education, diversity

25.

Seeking Inspiration

Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, No. 4, pp. 773-777, 2008
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 37 (331,333)

Abstract:

research, legal research, paper topics, research instruction

26.

Dictionaries Make Strange Bedfellows

LANGUAGE AND THE LAW: PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE, Dec. 6-8, 2001, Marlyn Robinson, ed., pp. 93-108, William S. Hein & Co., 2003
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 36 (352,852)

Abstract:

Bouvier, legal dictionaries, tax protesters, Freemen, Patriots

27.

Learning New Applications

Law Library Journal, Vol. 101, p. 115, 2009
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 36 (356,092)

Abstract:

technology, applications, software, librarians

28.

Change and Continuity (Rip Van Winkle's Reference Office)

Law Library Journal, Vol. 102, pp. 141-145, 2010
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 16 Feb 2010
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 35 (366,346)

Abstract:

reference, law librarianship, law libraries, technology, research

29.

Thanking and Being Thanked

Law Library Journal, Vol. 105, No. 4, pp. 561-66 (2013)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Jan 2014
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 30 (340,214)

Abstract:

librarianship, gratitude, thanks, footnotes

30.

The Rewards of Tedium

Law Library Journal, Vol. 102, p. 657, 2010
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Mar 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 30 (388,473)

Abstract:

law teaching, law professors, research, law librarianship

31.

Getting to Know Fastcase

Law Library Journal, Vol. 106, No. 3, pp. 473-81 (2014)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Dec 2014
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 29 (356,092)

Abstract:

legal research, online research, online research systems, computer-assisted legal research, graphical interfaces

32.

On Fun

Law Library Journal, Vol. 99, p. 447, 2007
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 27 (388,473)

Abstract:

legal research, law librarianship, Berring, fun

33.

On Not Doing Research

Law Library Journal, Vol. 97, pp. 391-397, 2005
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 26 (392,442)

Abstract:

reference, research

34.

Fifty More Constitutions

Law Library Journal, volume 104, No. 2, pp. 331-39 (Spring 2012)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Nov 2012
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 25 (409,466)

Abstract:

state constitutions, state constitutional law, websites, digital initiatives

35.

Negotiating Weaknesses

Law Library Journal, Vol. 104, No. 3, pp. 455-459, 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 04 Apr 2013
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 24 (400,686)

Abstract:

librarians, librarianship, reference librarians, job interviews, career planning

36.

Books on My Desk

Law Library Journal, Vol. 104, No. 4, pp. 597-606, 2012
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Apr 2013
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 22 (418,903)

Abstract:

reference books, librarianship, legal research, dictionaries

37.

On Asking for Help

Law Library Journal, Vol. 92, p. 377, 2000
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 03 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 22 (369,820)

Abstract:

user behavior, reference librarians, law libraries, information seeking behavior, reference service

38.

Learning a Little about the World: Foreign and International Research and the Nonspecialist

97 Law Libr. J. 595-604 (2005), available at http://www.aallnet.org/products/pub_llj_v97n03/2005-33.pdf.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 20 (428,820)

Abstract:

foreign legal research, international legal research, reference

39.

The 4-1-1 on Lawyer Directories

Law Library Journal, Vol. 106, No. 2, pp. 257-66 (2014)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2016
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 19 (392,442)

Abstract:

40.

Other Uses of Legislative History

Law Library Journal, Vol. 105, No. 2, pp. 243-54 (Spring 2013)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 14 May 2013
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 19 (409,466)

Abstract:

legislative history, legislative materials, legislatures, Congress, legal research, legal writing, statutes

41.

Relevance, Choices, and the Goldilocks Problem

Law Library Journal, Vol. 103, p. 307, 2011
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 11 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2011
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 18 (423,803)

Abstract:

legal research, reference, librarianship, law librarians

42.

Researching Outside the Box

Law Library Journal, Vol. 95, pp. 467-73, 2003
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 22 Jan 2010
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 17 (423,803)

Abstract:

research instruction, legal research, reference, law of the sea, legal history

43.

A Manual 'To Inform Every Citizen'

Law Library Journal, pp. 159-65, 2007
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 17 (439,169)

Abstract:

administrative agency, New Deal, United States Government Manual

44.

Bitten by the Reading Bug

Law Library Journal, Vol. 105, No. 1, pp. 113-22
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Apr 2013
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 16 (428,820)

Abstract:

books, reference, law librarianship, reading

45.

Learning from Reference Experience

Law Library Journal, Vol. 102, No. 2, pp. 309-314, Spring 2010
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 15 Aug 2010
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 16 (428,820)

Abstract:

law libraries, reference librarians, research, legal research

46.

Little Biographies

Law Library Journal, Vol. 98, pp. 427-431, 2006
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 16 (460,029)

Abstract:

reference, biographical information, biographies

47.

Just Looking

Law Library Journal, Vol. 99, pp. 663-67, 2007
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Feb 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 16 (454,818)

Abstract:

research, browsing, information seeking, current awareness

48.

Alphabetical Order and Other 'Simple' Systems

Law Library Journal, Vol. 96, pp. 757-63, 2004
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 22 Jan 2010
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 14 (449,536)

Abstract:

reference, legal research, law libraries, classification, organization

49.

Keeping Up is Hard to Do

Law Library Journal, Vol. 92, p. 225, 2000
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Dec 2009
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 13 (470,382)

Abstract:

current awareness, professional development, law libraries, reference librarians

50.

Good Reads in the Law Library?

Law Library Journal, Vol. 93, No. 3, pp. 517-23 (2003)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 Sep 2014
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 12 (454,818)

Abstract:

reading, books, legal education, law school, law libraries

51.

Encounters with Sources

Law Library Journal, Vol. 93, pp. 355-361, 2001
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 22 Jan 2010
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 11 (475,582)

Abstract:

reference, legal research, law librarianship

52.

The Trouble with Utopia

Law Library Journal, Vol. 93, pp. 203-208, 2001
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2012
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 10 (485,985)

Abstract:

law librarianship, libraries, reference, user behavior, information seeking

53.

Cool Web Sites

Law Library Journal, Vol. 97, pp. 721-28, 2005
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2012
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 8 (485,985)

Abstract:

54.

'That Most Congenial Lawyer/Bibliographer'

Law Library Journal, Vol. 104, No. 1, pp. 135-47 (2012)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Apr 2013
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 5 (496,376)

Abstract:

legal history, American history, pre-Civil War, antebellum, colonial, Constitution, biography

55.

Service within and Beyond Our Walls

Law Library Journal, vol. 109, no. 2, pp. 347-51 (2017), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (525,022)

Abstract:

reference librarians, library services, law librarians

56.

Golf Buddy Reference Questions

Law Library Journal, vol. 91, no. 2, pp. 413-16 (1999), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (541,599)

Abstract:

law librarians, reference librarians, reference interaction, library service

57.

Not What I Planned (A Writing Detour)

Law Library Journal, vol. 107, no. 2, pp. 319-23 (2015), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (541,599)

Abstract:

reference librarian, law librarian, writing, work-life balance

58.

Celebrating the Virtues of Saying 'I Don't Know'

Law Library Journal, vol. 91, no. 4, pp. 861-64 (1999), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (551,610)

Abstract:

law librarians, reference librarians, reference interview, reference service

59.

Researching in an Imperfect World

Law Library Journal, vol. 91, no. 3, pp. 637-39 (1999), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (534,555)

Abstract:

legal research, reference librarians, indexes, law librarians

60.

Lexicographer for a Day

Law Library Journal, Vol. 109, No. 1, Pp. 169-74 (2017)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Apr 2017
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (384,622)

Abstract:

lexicography, word histories, etymology, law librarianship, word corpora, online research, Westlaw

61.

Comparing Case Law Retrievals, Mid-1990s and Today

University of Washington School of Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Nov 2016
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (249,789)

Abstract:

Westlaw, Lexis, online searching, CALR, legal research, caselaw

62.

On Specialized Legal Research

Law Library Journal, Vol. 108, No. 3, Pp. 483-88 (2016), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 03 Nov 2016
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (349,620)

Abstract:

legal research, reference, librarianship

63.

Data, Data, Data

Law Library Journal, Vol. 108, No. 2, Pp. 313-19 (2016), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Nov 2016
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (349,620)

Abstract:

Statistics, Reference Librarians, Research, Legal Profession, Bibliometrics, Citation Counts, Information Literacy

64.

Animal Stories for Good Reference Librarians

Law Library Journal, Vol. 108, No. 1, pp. 141-46 (2016)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 May 2016 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2016
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (501,380)

Abstract:

reference service, legal research, metaphors, dogs, rabbits, fish

65.

Exploring Precedent

Law Library Journal, Vol. 107, No. 4, Pp. 605-17 (2015), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Jan 2016
Mary Whisner
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 0 (170,560)

Abstract:

precedent, unpublished decisions, unpublished opinions, common law, citation of authority, legal research, legal writing