FBI Records: The Vault: Exploring a Report

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

When you click on a file, it loads in a reader that enables you to view one or two pages at a time, search for key words, shrink or enlarge the size of the text, use different scroll features, and more. In many cases, the quality and clarity of the individual files has also been improved.

The files can be accessed by a couple of different ways from the home page.

You can select a category, search for something specific, or look through their index.

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Once you select a topic the available files will be displayed.

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You can look through the file in the browser or open and download the pdf version.

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

August 2021 New Resources

In August 2021, 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’s Open Society Justice Initiative

HeinOnline has provided a new database, Open Society Justice Initiative. The Open Society Justice Initiative, part of the Open Society Foundations, was established in 2003 to provide expert legal support for Open Society’s broader mission and values through strategic human rights litigation and other legal work. The Justice Initiative publishes reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice.

New Books

ADMIRALTY

Felicity G. Attard, The Duty of the Shipmaster to Render Assistance at Sea Under International Law (2020).


ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE LAW AND LEGISLATION

Woodrow Barfield, ed., The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of Algorithms (2021).

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

Grant M. Hayden and Matthew T. Bodie, Reconstructing the Corporation: From Shareholder Primacy to Shared Governance (2020).


CONTRACTS

Edward Yorio and Steve Thel, Contract Enforcement: Specific Performance and Injunctions (2011).


CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

Glen Sample Ely, Murder in Montague: Frontier Justice and Retribution in Texas (2020).


DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Mark A. Chinn, Forms, Checklists, and Procedures for the Family Lawyer (2021).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

W. Andrew H. Gantt III, ed., Healthcare Cybersecurity (2021).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Michelle M. Wu, Rebalancing Copyright: Considering Technology’s Impact on Libraries and the Public Interest (2021).

Theodore H. Davis, Jr., Jay Erstling, and Megan Miller, What is a Trademark (2021).

JUDGES

Mary Theresa Vasquez and Anthony Head, From the Texas Cotton Fields to the United States Tax Court: The Life Journey of Juan F. Vasquez (2021).

LEGAL EDUCATION

Melissa A. Wong, Instructional Design for LIS Professionals: A Guide for Teaching Librarians and Information Science Professionals (2019).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

Rebecca Tolley, A Trauma-Informed Approach to Library Services (2020).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

Barak Cohen, ed., with Michael C. Bleicher, Cannabis Law: A Primer on Federal and State Law Regarding Marijuana, Hemp, and CBD (2021).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

Alan S. Gutterman, Business and Human Rights: Advising Clients on Respecting and Fulfilling Human Rights (2020).

Theda C. Snyder, Women Rainmakers’ Best Marketing Tips (2021).

Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Jean R. Sternlight, Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making (2021).

Nancy Harris Vaidik and Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla, Point Well Made: Persuasive Oral Advocacy (2021).

James H. Fierberg, A Civility-Based Model for New Lawyers: Understanding Your Moral Compass, Interpersonal Skills, and Ethical Inventory Before Practicing Law (2021).

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal, Queering Law and Order: LGBTQ Communities and the Criminal Justice System (2020).

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.

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.