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.

2020 October New Resources

In October 2020, the Law Library added the following new resources to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

New Resources

HeinOnline Civil Rights and Social Justice database

Civil Rights and Social Justice (HeinOnline) – HeinOnline’s Civil Rights and Social Justice database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans. Containing hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislation, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, this database allows users to educate themselves on the ways our civil rights have been strengthened and expanded over time, as well as how these legal protections can go further still. A varied collection of books on many civil rights topics and a list of prominent civil rights organizations help take the research beyond HeinOnline.

New Books

EVIDENCE

1. David A. Schlueter and Stephen A. Saltzburg, Texas Rules of Evidence Trial Book:  Objections, Offers of Proof, Rulings on the Record, and Limiting Instructions (2020).

2. Charles B. Gibbons, A Student’s Guide to Trial Objections (2018).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

3. Theodore H. Davis, Jr., ed., A Legal Strategist’s Guide to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Practice (2020).

LEGAL EDUCATION

4. Bryan A. Garner, ed., Black’s Law Dictionary (2019).

5. Lisa M. Nunn, 33 Simple Strategies for Faculty:  A Week-By-Week Resource for Teaching First-Year and First-Generation Students (2019).

6. Michelle D. Miller, Minds Online:  Teaching Effectively with Technology (2014).

All resources 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

All electronic databases are available through the Library’s webpage, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/lawlibrary/index.php.   

Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items or helping you contact the Librarian on call for questions about electronic resources.

Global Women’s Leadership Project: Global Women Leaders Video Series.

This is the fourth in a four part series highlighting Penn Law’s Global Women’s Leadership Project Database.

The Global Women Leaders video series is a series that presents conversations with women who, as experts in law and policy, are dealing with the critical, cutting-edge issues of our time. These situations — armed conflict, forced migration, sustainable development, climate change, and the human rights of children and the disabled — are where the voices of women are most in jeopardy of being silenced.

The video series can be accessed from the database home page.

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The page has a compilation of all of the videos currently in the series. you can choose one from the list or play them as a playlist on YouTube.

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The database can be accessed here.

FBI Records: The Vault: What Is It?

This is the first in a four-part series featuring the FBI records Vault. Each part will highlight a different feature of the site.

The Vault is the FBI’s new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Library, containing 6,700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office.

Below is a view of the Homepage.

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The Vault includes new FBI files that have been released to the public but never added to their website; dozens of records previously posted on the site but removed as requests diminished; files from their previous FOIA Library, and new, previously unreleased files.

The Vault includes several new tools and resources for your convenience, such as topic search, index, and Updates Requests. All easily accessible through the menu on the right side of the page.

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Global Women’s Leadership Project: SDG Fund Report

This is the third in a four part series highlighting Penn Law’s Global Women’s Leadership Project Database.  Each segment of this series will introduce a different aspect of this database.

The SDG Fund Report highlights Penn Law’s work with the SDG fund on implementing the United Nations agreed to agenda that integrates peace and sustainable development. this can be accessed through the options on the left side of the home page.

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The report will produced by the SDG Fund and its partners and will analyze how the private sector is affected by SDG 16 and how they can contribute.

The page includes links to different useful sites throughout the text such as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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The page also states the projects methodology and potential findings at the end.

The database can be accessed here.