CURIA (CVRIA) – Court of Justice of the European Union

Curia (https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/j_6/en/) is the official website of the Court of Justice of the European Union.  Established in 1952, The Court ”constitutes the judicial authority of the European Union and, in cooperation with the courts and tribunals of the Member States, it ensures the uniform application and interpretation of EU law.[i]1” It is made up of two courts of law: the Court of Justice proper and the General Court.

The website provides procedures for each of the courts, as well as statistics of judicial activity.  The Case-Law section of the website provides access to the online Reports of Cases, with an advanced search form for more precise results.

The Law Librarians at the Texas Tech University Law Library will gladly assist you if you would like more information or training on using this resource.

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806-742-7155
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Or just stop by and ask to speak with any of the librarians.

[i] Fact Sheets on the European Union – 2017, THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/Jo2_6999/en/ (last visited Oct.10, 2017).

American Journal of Public Health: Past Issues

This is the third in a four part series blog post spotlighting the American Public Health Association’s American Journal of Public Health.

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) website gives you access to many articles published in AJPH dating back to 1911. From the AJPH home page, select the Articles tab and select Past Issues from the drop down menu.

Below, the blue arrow indicates where the Past Issues can be located on the home page.

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After selecting Past Issues, available issues should appear on the screen. The issues are organized by decade, year, volume, and issue. Selecting a specific decade will allow you to look at the available years within that decade. After selecting a year, you can view the volume that was produced in that year and the issues published in that volume.

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If you select an issue, the website will direct you to a different page that will show you the articles published within that issue. The articles are organized by topics such as global news, AJPH book and media, AJPH editorials, and AJPH perspectives. Within the type of publication, the articles are further organized by sub-topics.

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Once a specific article is selected, you can view the full text, references, and a PDF. On the right side of the screen you can view the article citation. Below the article title, you can see the name(s) of the author(s), date the article was accepted for publication, and date the article was published online. Additionally, you can add the article to you favorites by selecting Add To Favorites located on the right side of the screen. Adding the article to your favorites will allow you to access the article at a later time.

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Access to the American Journal of Public Health’s database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

American Journal of Public Health: Search Tool

This is the second in a four part series blog post spotlighting the American Public Health Association’s American Journal of Public Health.

The advanced search tool can be accessed from the American Journal of Public Health’s home page by clicking on the magnifying glass icon to the left of the search bar.

Below, the blue arrow indicates where the magnifying glass can be located on the home page.

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The advanced search tool allows you to search by title, author, keywords, or abstract. Additionally, the search tool permits you to narrow by topic, source of publication, and publication date.

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If you are unsure of the exact publication date, you can enter a range of years; select the last month, six months, or year; or search by all dates.

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After you enter an initial search term, you can revise the results. The right side of the results screen allows you to narrow by AJPH subjects, article type, publication date, or author. You can further narrow your search by selecting Refine Search. In addition, you can organize your results by relevance, date, E-publishing date, author, or alphabetically by title.

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Access to the American Journal of Public Health’s database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

 

Bloomberg’s Criminal Law Reporter – Insights

This is the second in a four-part series on Bloomberg’s Criminal Law Reporter.

The Insights feature, accessible from the home page, is a series of brief articles on topics of interest written by attorneys in the field.

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From the Insights page, filter articles by topic or law firm.

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The articles often cite directly from the opinion, and, as below, link to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines directly.

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American Journal of Public Health: What is it?

This is the first in a four part series blog post spotlighting the American Public Health Association’s American Journal of Public Health.

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) is dedicated to the publication of original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health. The mission of the journal is to advance public health research, policy, practice, and education. This hub connects you with current and past articles, current and past issues, global and national public health news, and podcasts.

The AJPH homepage provides a slideshow of current public health news; the cover page of the current issue; featured articles, and podcasts.

Below is a view of the homepage.

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To stay updated on the most recent AJPH articles, check out the First Look under the Articles tab found in the fourth tab at the top of the page.

Below is the view selected under the fourth tab.

AJPH First Look

If you select the current issue on the right side of the home page, you can view the current issue’s published articles. The articles are organized by topic.

AJPH Current Issue

For quick searches of the entire database, locate the search box at the top right corner of the page. For advanced searches, select the magnifying glass icon to the left of the search box. The advanced search tool allows you to search by title, author, keywords, or abstract. In addition, it allows you to narrow your search by topic, journal of publication, and publication date. Notice the right side of the page gives you search tips for the advanced search tool.

AJPH search tool

Access to the American Journal of Public Health’s database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Bloomberg’s Criminal Law Reporter – Breaking News

This is the first in a four-part series highlighting Bloomberg’s Criminal Law Reporter.

The Breaking News section on the homepage lists articles about significant cases, decisions, and stories of interest in the area of criminal law.   BBCrimLawReporter

Clicking on any of the headlines in the Breaking News sections will take you to blurbs about each headline and, if applicable, link to the opinion for the case on which the article is based.

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Privacy and Security Law Report: Browsing by Specific Topic

This is the fourth post of a four-part series spotlighting: Privacy and Security Law Report

In this final post of the series we are going to explore the left sidebar of the Privacy and Security Law Report homepage. This sidebar gives the user a multitude of ways to find the information they are looking for including allowing them to browse by law firm, court, agency, country, state, industry, federal statute, and international organization.

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At the top of the section highlighted in red, there is the law firm search feature which allows the user to find any mention of a particular law firm in the articles published within the database. This includes quotes and comments made by individuals associated with, and articles written by members of, the law firm.

The user is given the option of clicking the link to one of the listed law firms or clicking on the “All Law Firms” link which will bring up the law firm index. When the user clicks on the “All Law Firms” link, they are brought to the index page. At the top of the page the user is given an A-Z list which allows them to arrive directly at that section of the page. Once there, the user is able to click on the expand button, on the left of the law firm name, to see all of the database articles that mention the firm in some way. For instance, if the user were looking for the firm of Patterson Belknap, they would click on the P in the A-Z list at the top of the page, which would take them to the P section of the index. At that point, the user would click on the plus sign to the left side of the Patterson Belknap listing. This expands that subtitle and provides the user with all of the database articles mentioning Patterson Belknap.

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If the user is interested in looking up information having to do with a specific court, they can do that as well. By clicking on the “Courts” link, the user is taken to an index page that is almost identical to the law firm index. This index does not have an A-Z list at the top of the page though. Similar to the previous index, the user only has to choose a particular court they would like to research and, by clicking on the plus sign next to that court’s heading, the user will be presented with all of the information in that index’s database concerning that individual court.

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The “Agencies” feature works the same way. The user is taken to the same index page layout, but is presented with information concerning the various U.S. governmental agencies instead. As before, clicking on the plus sign next to the specific agency heading will bring up a list of articles concerning that agency.

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The country, state, industry, federal statute, and international organization search features work the same way as well. They all allow the user an easier way of exploring topics based on type. By searching in this way, users do not need to have a specific case or even sub-topic of privacy and security law in mind. Instead, users can explore a topic which may help them to define an issue within a particular topic that they would like to research.