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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Research Skills

Legislative Research Librarians - Mason’s Manual Webinar

Hear from the 2030 Mason’s Manual Commission about Mason’s Manual, how to access and best practices for conducting research! Everyone is encouraged to come with questions or case studies and be prepared to share your own ideas, experiences and tips with your peers. Here are the designated topics to be covered.

Produced by: LRL

Two Ways Not to Use Regression Analysis

This session will include a brief introduction to regression analysis, concerns with using regression for making retroactive causal claims and for prediction, and a brief summary of when to use regression.

Produced by: NLPES

Answering the Research Question: How Do We Add Value?

Learn about common values and goals that legislative staff have when addressing research questions for legislators, relevant considerations to use when gathering evidence, and how to effectively communicate the results for the greatest impact. Speaker: Greg Fugate, Colorado Office of the State Auditor

Produced by: LSCC

Bill Information Service (BIS) Online Training

Learn how NCSL, through a partnership with StateNet/LexisNexis, provides legislators and staff access to a searchable legislation database that contains the full text of every bill in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Congress for current sessions. Speakers include Mikell Wood, LexisNexis, and Laura Carper, NCSL.

Conducting 50-State Research

Learn several 50-state information gathering strategies for reviewing articles, cases, commercial databases, court briefs, government publications and websites.

Produced by: RELACS