March 2018 New Books

2018 March new books

In March 2018, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South (2018).

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

  1. Stephen Martin Kohn, The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (2017).

ENERGY AND UTILITIES LAW

  1. Ruven Fleming, Shale Gas, the Environment and Energy Security: A New Framework for Energy Regulation (2017).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. Irwin W. Sherman, The Power of Plagues (2017).

INFORMATION PRIVACY

  1. Lothar Determann, Determann’s Field Guide to Data Privacy Law: International Corporate Compliance (2017).

INTERNATIONAL LAW

  1. Victoria J. Szymczak, Charting the Legal Systems of the Western Pacific Islands: A Legal Research Guide (2017).
  2. Jim Freedman, A Conviction in Question: The First Trial at the International Criminal Court (2017).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Roy Stuckey, Best Practices for Legal Education: A Vision and a Road Map (2007).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Mark Robertson and J. Harris Morgan, How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay (2018).
  2. Douglas Hand, The Laws of Style: Sartorial Excellence for the Professional Gentleman (2018).
  3. Neil W. Hamilton, Roadmap: The Law Student’s Guide to Meaningful Employment (2018).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Frans L. Leeuw with Hans Schmeets, Empirical Legal Research: A Guidance Book for Lawyers, Legislators and Regulators (2016).
  2. Heidi Frostestad Kuehl and Megan A. O’Brien, International Legal Research in a Global Community (2017).
  3. Lauren M. Collins, Veterans Benefits: A Legal Research Guide (2017).

POLITICS

  1. Steven M. Gillon, Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism (2018).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Thomas M. Melsheimer and Judge Craig Smith, On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy (2017).
  2. Richard K. Neumann, Transactional Lawyering Skills: Client Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation (2013).

PROPERTY–PERSONAL AND REAL

  1. Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy (2016).

PSYCHOLOGY

  1. David Emerald, The Power of TED: The Empowerment Dynamic (2016).

RELIGION

  1. Nicolas Howe, Landscapes of the Secular: Law, Religion, and American Sacred Space (2016).
  2. Nelson Tebbe, Religious Freedom in an Egalitarian Age (2017).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

  1. Joel Richard Paul, Without Precedent: John Marshall and His Times (2018).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

February 2018 New Books

2018 February new books

In February 2018, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

CIVIL PROCEDURE

  1. Erichson, Howard M., Inside Civil Procedure: What Matters and Why (2018).

COMMERCIAL LAW

  1. Morse, Edward A., ed., Electronic Payment Systems: Law and Emerging Technologies (2018).

COMPARATIVE AND FOREIGN LAW

  1. Bali, Asli U., Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy (2017).

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

  1. West, Thomas G., The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, and the Moral Conditions of Freedom (2017).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Miller, T. Christian and Ken Armstrong, A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America (2018).
  1. Goluboff, Risa Lauren, Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s (2016).
  2. Lawlor, Bruce M., When Deadly Force is Involved: A Look at the Legal Side of Stand Your Ground, Duty to Retreat, and Other Questions of Self-Defense (2017).

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  1. Knolton, Cristina C. and H. Nyree Gray, Win or Go Home: A Guide to Negotiation Success in Competition and in Life (2017).

ECONOMICS

  1. Hien, Josef and Christian Joerges, eds., Ordoliberalism, Law and the Rule of Economics (2017).

ELDER LAW

  1. Frolik, Lawrence A., Elder Law and Later-Life Legal Planning (2017).
  2. Frolik, Lawrence A., The Law of Later-Life Healthcare and Decision Making (2018).

ENERGY AND UTILITIES LAW

  1. Bouthillier, Yves Le ed., et. al., Law and Policy of Biofuels (2017).

EVIDENCE

  1. Miller, Jim, ed., From the Trenches II: Mastering the Art of Preparing Witnesses (2017).

HOUSING LAW

  1. Rothstein, Richard, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017).

JUVENILES

  1. Kendall, Virginia M. and T. Markus Funk, Child Exploitation and Trafficking: Examining Global Enforcement and Supply Chain Challenges, and U.S. Responses (2017).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Kletzer, Christoph, The Idea of a Pure Theory of Law (2018).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Edwards, Linda Holdeman, The Doctrine-Skills Divide: Legal Education’s Self-Inflicted Wound (2017).
  2. Grant, Emily, Sandra Simpson, and Kelly Terry, eds., Experiential Education in the Law School Curriculum (2018).
  3. Hay, Iain, How to be an Academic Superhero: Establishing and Sustaining a Successful Career in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (2017).
  4. Townsend, Keith and Mark N.K. Saunders, How to Keep Your Research Project on Track : Insights from When Things Go Wrong (2018).
  5. Moosa, Imad A., Publish or Perish: Perceived Benefits Versus Unintended Consequences (2018).
  6. McGuire, Saundra Yancy with Stephanie McGuire, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation (2015).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Rhodes, Jill D. and Robert S. Litt, eds., The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms, and Business Professionals (2018).
  2. Cuban, Brian, The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption (2017).
  3. Healy, Shawn and Jeffrey Fortgang, The Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professionals Can Recognize and Rebound from Depression (2017).
  4. Box, John P., The Millennial Lawyer: How Your Firm Can Motivate and Retain Young Associates (2018).
  5. Silver, Marjorie A., Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law (2017).
  6. Siegel, Daniel J. and Pamela A. Myers, The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Acrobat DC (2017).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Lewis, David W., Reimagining the Academic Library (2016).

MILITARY, WAR, AND PEACE

  1. Ohlin, Jens David, Research Handbook on Remote Warfare (2017).

PHILOSOPHY

  1. Bratman, Michael, Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together (2014).

POLITICS

  1. Tsai, Robert L., America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community (2014).
  2. Chinn, Stuart, Recalibrating Reform: The Limits of Political Change (2014).
  3. Bookheim, Louis W., et.al., Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies: A Bibliographic Listing (2017).

RELIGION

  1. Kilcrease, Bethany, The Great Church Crisis and the End of English Erastianism, 1898-1906 (2017).

SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

  1. Bessler, John D., The Death Penalty as Torture: From the Dark Ages to Abolition (2017).

SOCIOLOGY

  1. Beard, Mary, Women & Power: A Manifesto (2017).

TRIAL PRACTICE

  1. Bender, Daniel J., R. Jason Fowler, and Pierre E. Kressmann, Demonstratives: Definitive Treatise on Visual Persuasion (2017).

WATER LAW

  1. Fleck, John, Water is for Fighting Over: And Other Myths About Water in the West (2016).
  2. Hollo, Erkki J., Water Resource Management and the Law (2017).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.

Government Secrets: How to Uncover and Find Declassified Information on the Making of U.S. Foreign and National Security Policy on the National Security Archive & ProQuest Digital National Security Database

It is a challenge to find information on the making of U.S. foreign and national security policy. This type of information is vital to our understanding of national security.  It can also be important when researching for work in foreign policy and lawmaking. It is also important that citizens are able to find the information they need to be well-informed.

The National Security Archive was “founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy.” (https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/about).  This site collects millions of pages of declassified documents.  The collection goes back to the end of World War II and continues up to the present.  The focus of the collections is on documents that pertain to national security interests.

National Security Archive

They have teamed up with ProQuest to create sets of documents on topics including: Afghanistan, the Making of U.S. policy, 1973-1990; The Berlin Crisis, 1958-1962; and The Cuban Missile Crisis 50th Anniversary Update.  Texas Tech University has a subscription to this curated database. Users can access the ProQuest Digital National Security Database by going to the main University’s library’s webpage and clicking on “Databases A-Z” and then typing “ProQuest Digital National Security” into the Database List search box.

Proquest Digital National Secutiy

ProQuest’s database is curated, meaning the documents in these collections have been selected for inclusion so the user doesn’t have to search for the most relevant documents on a topic.  A search for “Afghanistan U.S. Policy” in ProQuest National Security Database produces 231 results (see image below). ProQuest also provides filters for document type date, and more.

Proquest Afghanistan results

As seen in the image below, the same search in the National Security Archive produces more results, over 2,500 hits! This is because the search has not be vetted for the most relevant documents. This site provides two places to search: (1) the search box, which is available on every page, and (2) the search box under the “Documents” tab, located on the top bar.

NSA search box search

Both sites provide many of the same documents about U.S. national security policy.  ProQuest’s Digital National Security Archive will provide less overall documents but the documents have been curated and as such are more likely to bring up the most relevant documents.  This makes the research process easier for the researcher.  The National Security Archive provides a greater depth of information, but requires the researcher to do more work locating relevant material.

 

January 2018 New Books

2018 Jan new books

In January 2018, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

AIR AND SPACE LAW

  1. Md Tanveer Ahmad and Jinyuan Su, eds., NewSpace Commercialisation and the Law (2017).

BIOGRAPHY

  1. Jon O. Newman, Benched: Abortion, Terrorists, Drones, Crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and other Tales from the Life of a Federal Judge (2017).
  2. Bennett L. Gershman, Prosecution Stories (2017).
  3. Michael Meltsner, With Passion: An Activist Lawyer’s Journey (2017).

CIVIL RIGHTS, GENERALLY

  1. Douglas W. Lind, Dred Scott v. Sandford: Opinions and Contemporary Commentary (2017).

COMPARATIVE AND FOREIGN LAW

  1. Manuel Gomez and Rogelio Perez-Perdomo, Big Law in Latin America and Spain. Globalization and Adjustments in the Provision of High-End Legal Services (2018).
  2. Francisco A. Avalos, Legal History of Mexico: From the Era of Exploration of the New World to the Present (2017).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Raneta Lawson Mack, Comparative Criminal Procedure: History, Processes and Case Studies (2017).
  2. Eugene G. Wanger, The Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection: A Descriptive Bibliography (2017).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. Michelle Oberman, Her Body, Our Laws: On the Front Lines of the Abortion War, from El Salvador to Oklahoma (2018).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Anne Brafford, Positive Professionals: Creating High-Performing Profitable Firms through the Science of Engagement (2017).
  2. John Grisham, The Rooster Bar (2017).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Amy R. Stein, Do English-Only Rules have a Place in the Workplace?: A Legal Research Guide (2017).
  2. Werner Sabo, Legal Guide to AIA Documents (2018).
  3. Carol A. Fichtelman, Prisoners’ Rights: A Legal Research Guide (2017).
  4. Robert H. Hu, Research Guide to Chinese Copyright Law (2016).

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

  1. Bernard F. Clark, Jr., Oil Capital: The History of American Oil, Wildcatters, Independents and their Bankers (2016).

RELIGION

  1. Kent Greenawalt, When Free Exercise and Nonestablishment Conflict (2017).

SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

  1. Anthony Graves, Infinite Hope: How Wrongful Conviction, Solitary Confinement, and 12 Years on Death Row Failed to Kill My Soul (2018).

TRIAL PRACTICE

  1. David Ball and Joshua Karton, Theater for Trial Incorporating the Fourth Edition of Theatre Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials (2017).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

HeinOnline – Research Tips and Tricks

If you’ve forgotten, HeinOnline is a database which includes many types of legal information including, the Law Journal Library, the U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, English Reports, and many more.  HeinOnline is an essential piece of your legal research toolkit.  Here are some ways to keep up with what’s new at HeinOnline.

An easy way to find out what’s new in the HeinOnline collection is to subscribe to the HeinOnline Blog (click to see what the blog is like).  The blog provides tips and tricks for better research; covers new databases, content, and tools; and takes current events and relates them to the wealth of material available in HeinOnline.  To subscribe go to; forms.feedblitz.com/7b8,  fill out the quick form (name and email address), then click on “Subscribe.”

hein blog current

In case you have any questions while using HeinOnline, remember, you can call, email holsupport@wshein.com, or visit help.heinonline.org for FAQs, training videos, and more.

hein help 2

MyHein is available to anyone using HeinOnline.  You create an account which allows you to bookmark articles and other documents, create and save search queries, and set up eTOC alerts for any serial publication.  To access go to HeinOnline through the library’s homepage and click on the link to HeinOnline under “Research and Reference.”  Once at HeinOnline, click the down arrow next to “MyHein” to get started.

myhein 2

 

Another feature of HeinOnline is their Dropbox integration.  You can download pdfs from HeinOnline directly into your Dropbox account from your search results.

hein dropbox

HeinOnline has introduced a new search tool called, “More Like This.”  The new tool reads article text to determine “interesting words” and then looks for similar articles using these words.  If you want to find out more about the new search tool just click on this link for More Like This.  HeinOnline also has a “Searching 101 Quick Reference Guide” to help users search the system more effectively.

These are just some of the features and help available to you from HeinOnline.  Take advantage of these tools to help improve and expand your research.

 

 

November 2017 New Books

In November 2017, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

EVIDENCE

  1. Julian Moore, Speed Learning Graphology: the art of handwriting analysis (2012).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Textbook of Global Health (2017).
  2. Mara Buchbinder, Michele Rivkin-Fish, and Rebecca L. Walker eds., Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: new conversations across the disciplines (2016).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Wendy Nelson Espeland and Michael Sauder, Engines of Anxiety: academic rankings, reputation, and accountability (2016).

RELIGION

  1. Kathryn Rountree, Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements and Nationalist Impulses (2013).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

October 2017 New Books

In October 2017, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

AIR AND SPACE LAW

  1. Donna A. Dulo, ed., Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: critical issues, technology, and the law (2015).

CIVIL RIGHTS, GENERALLY

  1. Louis Filler, ed., Wendell Phillips on Civil Rights and Freedom (1965).

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

  1. W.B. Allen and Gordon Lloyd, eds., The Essential Antifederalist (2002).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Benjamin Rachlin, Ghost of the Innocent Man: a true story of trial and redemption (2017).

FAMILY LAW

  1. Forrest S. Mosten and Elizabeth Potter Scully, Unbundled Legal Services: a family lawyer’s guide (2017).

INFORMATION PRIVACY

  1. John Bandler, Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: the lawyer’s guide to taking charge of your own information security (2017).
  2. Stephen S. Wu, A Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law (2016).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

  1. Jay Dratler, Jr., Cyberlaw: intellectual property in the digital millennium (2000).

JUDGES

  1. Rebecca Shriver Davis, Justice Leah Ward Sears: seizing serendipity (2013).

JURISPRUDENCE

  1. Bryan A. Garner, et. al., The Law of Judicial Precedent (2016).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Milana L. Hogan, Grit, the Secret to Advancement: stories of successful women lawyers (2017).
  2. Ronda Muir, Beyond Smart: lawyering with emotional intelligence (2017).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

  1. Ted Stewart, Supreme Power: 7 pivotal Supreme Court decisions that had a major impact on America (2017).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.