The Texas Tech Law Library has added a new service for our faculty, staff and students. You are now able to chat with a librarian during our normal reference hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday). Outside of our reference hours you can still send a question and it will be responded to the next business day.
The UCLA School of Law Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library has compiled a timely guide (https://libguides.law.ucla.edu/coronavirus) to help locate legal responses to COVID-19. According to the guide, “many units of government at all levels (federal, state, and local) have issued, and continue to issue, legal responses to the coronavirus epidemic, and some states have laws pre-dating the epidemic but that have become more relevant, such as quarantine statutes and requirements for paid sick leave. This [sic] goal of this guide is to provide links to primary sources and high-quality summaries to these.”
The federal materials provided in the guide include links to items published by various federal agencies as well as Public Laws about COVID-19. While the major focus of the guide is on federal and California resources, there are sections dedicated to other state and local jurisdictions.
There is also a useful section that provides links to “Other Resources” that users might find educational.
For assistance with locating further information on COVID-19, please contact the Law Library Reference Desk between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday via email or phone.
During the final month of the spring semester, please be aware of the various resources that the Law Library is making available to the Texas Tech Law School community. In particular, we wish to highlight the various study aid resources being provided by the Law Library. These include two familiar (I hope) collections, the West Academic Study Aid library and the CALI library. We have recently added a new resource for your benefit, the Wolters Kluwer Study Aids Library. For these and access to other resources, please visit the Remote Access to Library Services libguide located at https://libguides.law.ttu.edu/remotelibraryservices.
West Academic Study Aid Library
The West Academic Study Aid resource contains many of your favorite study aid series, such as Exam Pro (now with Quizzes), Flash Cards, Blackletter Outlines, and Gilberts to name just a few. There are over 640+ titles (and counting) covering 1L classes, 2L/3L classes, academic success, and even career success topics. Take advantage of the note taking and highlighting, search capabilities, copy/paste, and printing. Users are able to utilize multiple means of access to take advantage of this new resource, using their laptop, tablet, or phone.
As part of our subscription to the West Academic Study Aids library, we also are providing access to their new West Academic Assessment product. This is provided courtesy of West Academic until June 1st. It provides access to over 5,000 customizable, formative, multiple-choice self-assessment questions that are keyed to West Academic Publishing and Foundation Press casebooks, or available by subject to work with any casebook. You can use the same login created for the West Academic Study Aids resource.
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction resource consists of 1,000+ interactive legal tutorials written by law professors. There are numerous ways to find the lessons most appropriate for you – by class level, class subject, and many more.
If you haven’t already created your account, please contact the Law Library’s Reference Team to request the authorization code at 806-742-7155 or email@example.com.
Wolters Kluwer Study Aids Library
The Wolters Kluwer Study Aid Library is a new resource that the Law Library is providing to our Law School community. There are over 200 tiles from some of the most popular study aid series, including Examples & Explanations (E&E’s), Crunchtimes, Glannon Guides, among several others.
Take advantage of the note taking and highlighting, full-text search, highlighting, and printing. Users are able to utilize multiple means of access to take advantage of this new resource, using their laptop, tablet, or phone.
For assistance with any of these study aid resources, please contact the Reference Desk between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday via email or phone. Or you can visit the handy Remote Access to Library Services libguide at https://libguides.law.ttu.edu/remotelibraryservices.
The NCSTL.org project is a program of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. United States Department of Justice located at Stetson University College of Law. It provides a single access point for information about science, technology, and legal topics. The information has been compiled by professionals in order to provide comprehensive data on a broad range of topics. The clearinghouse provides access to books, journals, cases, dissertations, and websites, as well as various other materials that cover topics from Accident Investigation to Voice Analysis.
Other resources that NCSTL provides include Special Collections for specific user groups, as well as Education and Training resources.
For more information, visit the web site or contact NCSTL.org directly at:
More information can also be located at:
For assistance with this or any other topic, please contact the Texas Tech Law Library at (806) 742-7155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CGP is the online replacement to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, which existed from 1895-2004. Currently, the CGP contains materials dating back to 1976, but is continually growing to include more historical publications. Eventually, the Catalog database will include all of the holdings of the Monthly Catalog plus all publications going forward.
One important thing to keep in mind is that the Catalog includes ALL publications, regardless of format that are published by the federal government. Other finding aids that you might be familiar with (FDsys or govinfo are two examples) only contain publications that are available electronically. Obviously, not everything throughout history has been made available online, so the CGP is a very valuable tool to utilize when trying to perform comprehensive searching. If you need to locate a title that isn’t available electronically, the Catalog provides information about where an item can be located as well as if it is available electronically.
The Law Librarians at the Texas Tech University Law Library will gladly assist you if you would like more information or training on using the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP).
Or just stop by and ask to speak with one of the librarians.