re:SearchTX – The Contents Coverage

This is the second in a two part series blog post spotlighting re:SearchTX.

Texas Tech University School of Law Library has the Pro-Level subscription to re:SearchTX. When Texas Appeals Management and eFiling System (TAMES) offers users free online access to many of Texas’ courts of last resort and appellate courts’ decisions and related documents, re:SearchTX contains e-filed cases and documents from all 254 counties in Texas.

The details of re:searchTX’s contents are listed below:

  • All of the case information and document accessible to the registered user role on re:SearchTX is public record and made available from the state and/or county in which the case information originated. 
  • Criminal cases and justice of the peace cases are currently not in re:SearchTX. A detailed set of the case types and documents that are available to non-attorneys can be found on the JCIT Standards.
  • The data in each court will vary court-by-court.  See the list of completed and upcoming court integrations.
  • Filings, final orders, and judgments that were done over-the-counter at the individual clerk’s office may not be in re:SearchTX if the court hasn’t integrated the case management system with re:SearchTX.
  • Data and documents that were e-filed are in re:SearchTX from 1/1/2016. However, TTU School of Law users can only see data e-filed after 11/1/2018, as long as the cases and documents are not secured per the JCIT security matrix, secured by the clerk, or filed as “contains sensitive information”.

If you fail to find resources on re:SearchTX, you may have to contact the individual clerk’s office to request a copy of the document you need.

If you have any questions, please contact Electronic & Digital Services Librarian Dajiang Nie.

re:SearchTX – What is it?

This is the first in a two part series blog post spotlighting re:SearchTX.

Texas Tech University School of Law Library has the subscription to re:SearchTX. re:SearchTX is a web-based platform that allows registered users to search e-filed cases and documents from all 254 Texas counties. TTU School of Law users have Pro-Level subscription. This level of access includes the following features per users, per month:

    • Unlimited Statewide Search;
    • Unlimited Custom Folders;
    • Unlimited Saved Searches;
    • Unlimited Export Search Results;
    • 150 In-Document Text Searches per month;
    • 150 Case Alerts;
    • 150 Name Alerts;
    • 150 Search Alerts; And
    • Free document downloads.

In order to access re:SearchTX, you must be registered on re:SearchTX sites.

    • Please use your TTU email to register your account;
    • If you are a TTU law faculty, please select Educator as your user type;
    • If you are a TTU law student, please select Student as your user type;
    • Please complete your account profiles;
    • Then you need to select the Basic plan. The Pro-Level access will be applied automatically to users with the TTU email domain once the onboarding is complete.

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https://research.txcourts.gov/CourtRecordsSearch/Home#/home

Click the buttons on the top right of the screen to register or sign into your account. Once logged in, you should see a page that looks like this:

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Access to re:SearchTX is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

If you have any questions, please contact Electronic and Digital Services Librarian Dajiang Nie at dajiang.nie@ttu.edu.

Bloomberg Law Dockets Policy and Usage Interface

TTU users can access federal and state court dockets and documents on Bloomberg Law. Dockets usage by TTU academic accounts is subject to the academic dockets policy, which provides a $1500 individual user cap. This cap resets each year on January 1.

The annual cap of $1,500 applies to Update Docket, Track Docket, and Retrieve Docket. Any associated fees up to the annual cap of $1,500 will be waived for a TTU academic user. This means TTU users are not personally charged. When TTU users conduct any dockets transactions (i.e., Update Docket, Track Docket, and Retrieve Docket), you will receive a notice that fees will apply against your usage limit.

However, once you have exceeded your annual limit, you will receive a notice that you will be restricted from conducting docket transactions (where fees may be incurred) with a 30-day grace period. Once you have exceeded $1,500 and the 30-day grace period has ended, you will be restricted from conducting dockets transactions that are generally associated with fees.

To review your individual usage of the $1500 annual cap, you can view your account’s docket transaction charges by clicking on “My Account” on the top right of any page on Bloomberg Law, then selecting “My Dockets Billing.” It provides information about the user’s docket charges year to date.

URL: https://www.bloomberglaw.com/dockets/billing

The user dockets billing interface will display general account information as well as your account’s docket transaction charges:

For more information about dockets usage policy on Bloomberg Law, please contact Electronic and Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie.

Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Biodefense Law

The Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety and Biodefense Law (JBBBL) offers both a legal and scientific perspective on current issues concerning bioterrorism, public health and safety, and national security. Edited by an international board of leading scholars from all the continents, our journal is aware that bioterrorism related issues are global problems. Our goal is to develop a unique international community of legal scholars, scientists and policy experts who will address current issues in these fields.

Texas Tech University Law School users can access this electronic journal on-campus and off-campus by using their e-raider username and password to login. Users can find this e-journal in Law Library Electronic Resources List.

  1. Users can find the latest issue and previous issues of this journal.
  1. Then users can select an issue. The unlock icon means a user has access to this issue.
  1. Users can either view an article online by click the article’s title, or download PDF and save it in a local drive. The unlock icon means a user has access to this article.
  1. Users can also search keywords within an issue or in the whole journal.

If you have access issue to this journal, please email dajiang.nie@ttu.edu.

FBI Records: The Vault : Search Functions

This is the second in a four part series featuring the FBI’s Records Vault. Each part will Highlight a different feature of the site.

The Vault contains a couple of different easy to use search functions including search by topic and a keyword search.

You can browse or search for specific topics or persons by using the alphabetical listing, the search tool in the upper right of the site, or by checking the different category lists that can be found in the menu on the right side of the Home page.

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In the search results, click on the folder to see all of the files for that particular topic.

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In some cases you can search for key words within a specific document by typing in terms in the search box in the upper right hand of the file after it has been opened and loaded.

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The Vault can be reached through the FBI website under the Services Tab.