HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: CRS Reports

This is the third in a four part series blog post spotlighting HeinOnline’s new database Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

This blog post seeks to highlight the CRS Reports feature available on HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database.  First, a CRS Report comes from the Congressional Research Service and the reports are encyclopedic research reports meant to define issues in a legislative context.  The reports provided on this database pertain primarily to Gun Regulation.

Access to the CRS Reports feature from the home page is indicated by the green box below.

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After selecting CRS Reports, you will be brought to the page shown below.

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From this page, you can then select from various reports, and read about gun regulation related issues. For instance, if you select the seventh option:

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You will be brought to the page shown below.

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Like the last blog post highlighting Supreme Court Briefs, the same interactive features exist for CRS Reports. Such as: the download, print, email, link, and bookmark functions (shown below by the green box); the page selection tool (indicated by a yellow box); the citation tools (indicated by a blue box); and finally the viewing tools (shown by a purple box).

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Should you click the box represented by four squares (located in the purple box shown above), you can select how many pages of the report you would like to view at a time, as demonstrated below:

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As indicated above by the purple box, you can select 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 pages to view at a time.  Currently it is set to view three pages.

Access to HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: Supreme Court Briefs

This is the second in a four part series blog post spotlighting HeinOnline’s new database Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

This blog post seeks to spotlight the Supreme Court Briefs feature on the Gun Regulation and Legislation in America Database.  This feature is especially nifty because it allows you to explore a variety of briefs submitted to the Supreme Court with a focus on gun regulation.

Below, the green box indicates what to select from the home page.

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After selecting Supreme Court Briefs, you will be brought to the page shown below.

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From this page, you can then select from various briefs, and read about gun regulation related issues before the Supreme Court.  For instance, if you select the third option:

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You can see that this particular brief was submitted to the Supreme Court appealing a 4th Circuit decision. The functions above the brief allow you to download the brief as a pdf, print, email the brief to yourself, link the brief in a hyperlink, or bookmark or save the brief in your HeinOnline searches.

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The green box, depicted below, shows where you can skip to a particular page, should you need to.

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On the left hand side of the page is a button labled “cite”.  As depicted below, if you click the “cite” button, a box will appear, giving you the option to either cite to this brief or pinpoint cite.  The citations are provided in a variety of formats including bluebook.

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Access to HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: What is it?

This is the first in a four part series blog post spotlighting HeinOnline’s database Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

HeinOnline has provided this database as a platform for research and to promote civil discourse on the myriad issues related to gun regulation. Their goal is to help facilitate productive discussions and help to bring all sides of this argument together to effect positive change and prevent more senseless loss of life, in the wake of several of the most deadly mass shootings in United States history.

Below is a view of the home page.

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This database provides various sources relating to Gun Regulation and Legislation including: periodicals, legislative history, CRS reports, congressional hearing reports, Supreme Court briefs, scholarly articles, and external links for further research.

Below, the green boxes indicate where these sources can be located from the home page.

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Access to HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

February 2019 New Resources

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In February 2019, 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

GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions – A new database available from HeinOnline.  Contains reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs conducted by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). All published reports, testimonies, correspondence, and special publications are included (documents that are restricted or classified are not). GAO Comptroller General Decisions contain decisions and opinions issued by the Comptroller General in areas of federal law such as appropriations, bid protests, and federal agency rulemaking.

New Books

COMPARATIVE AND FOREIGN LAW

  1. Gary Slapper and David Kelly, The English Legal System (2014).
  2. P.S.R.F. Mathijsen, A Guide to European Union Law: As Amended by the Treaty of Lisbon (2010).
  3. Lorna Woods and Philippa Watson, Steiner & Woods EU Law (2012).

CYBER LAW

  1. Catherine D. Marcum, Cyber Crime (2019).

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

  1. Brett R. Turner, Equitable Distribution of Property (2019).
  2. Diane L. Redleaf, They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk (2018).

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

  1. Meera E. Deo, Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia (2019).
  2. Wendi S. Lazar, executive ed. ; Terese M. Connolly and Gregory S. Chiarello eds., Zero Tolerance: Best Practices for Combating Sex-Based Harassment in the Legal Profession (2018).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Mark A. Ryan, ed., The Clean Water Act Handbook (2018).
  2. Harry Verhoeven, ed., Environmental Politics in the Middle East: Local Struggles, Global Connections (2018).
  3. Shelley Ross Saxer and Jonathan Rosenbloom, Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability (2018).

IMMIGRATION LAW

  1. ILRC Staff Attorneys, Essentials of Asylum Law (2018).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

  1. Irene Calboli and Martin Senftleben, eds., The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Critical Perspectives (2018).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Jill Barton and Rachel H. Smith, The Handbook for the New Legal Writer (2019).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Helen Sword, Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (2017).
  2. Gary R. Morrison, Designing Effective Instruction (2013).
  3. Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek, Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (2017).
  4. Robert F. Mager, Preparing Instructional Objectives: A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction (2012).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Faith Pincus, Being Heard: Presentation Skills for Attorneys (2018).
  2. Jeremy W. Richter, Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day (2018).
  3. Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together (2018).
  4. Ida O. Abbott, The Lawyer’s Guide to Mentoring (2018).
  5. Andy Clark, Lawyer Wellness is Not an Oxymoron: Why Tomorrow’s Top Lawyers Must Embrace Wellness Today and What You Need to do to be One of Them (2013).
  6. Larry Port and Dave Maxfield, The Lean Law Firm: Run Your Firm Like the World’s Most Efficient and Profitable Businesses (2018).
  7. Lee Holcomb, Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorney’s Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love (2018).

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

  1. Katerina P. Lewinbuk, Connecting Ethics and Practice: A Lawyer’s Guide to Professional Responsibility (2019).

SMALL BUSINESS LAW

  1. Jean L. Batman, Advising the Small Business: Forms and Advice for the Legal Practitioner (2018).

TRIAL PRACTICE

  1. David Berg, The Trial Lawyer: What it Takes to Win (2018).

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.

December 2018 New Resources

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In December 2018, 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

Foreign  International Law Resources Database (Part VII:  International Human Rights Law Institute) – Contained within HeinOnline, the International Human Rights Law Institute is the newest section of this vast database focusing on foreign and international legal material.  Part VII contains publications from the International Human Rights Law Institute. Topics within this section include information on sex trafficking, Middle East legal issues, and international extradition among others.

New Books

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Joseph F. Hoelscher, Texas Drunk Driving Law (2017).

HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLBEING

  1. Christopher M. Norris, The Complete Guide to Stretching (2015).

LEGISLATION

  1. Shambie Singer, Statutes and Statutory Construction (2018).

TRIAL PRACTICE

  1. Judge Robert R. Barton, Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice: Civil and Criminal (2018).

All these 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 stop by the Circulation Desk.

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

Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report: Exploring a Practitioner’s Insight

This is the last in a four part series blog post spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report.

On the right side of the home page, you can click on insight to get a practitioner’s insight on a particular issue in energy and climate law .

Below is a view of the practitioner’s insights page.

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Clicking on an insight, you will have similar features to clicking on an article in the news tab.

Below is a view of an article. The green boxes indicate the different features available in a practitioner’s insight.

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The box at the top shows where you can see the next insight. You can also view related articles to a particular insight. Finally, you can click on the blue terms within an insight and this will redirect you to further information related to the insight.

Access to the Climate and Energy Report’s database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report: Insights

This is the third in a four part series blog post spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report.

At the top of the page and on the right hand side, you will find “insights”, which allows you to take a look at practitioners’ practical knowledge and proposals on a subject.

Below is a view of the home page. The green box indicates where Insights may be located.

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Clicking on Insights will allow you to explore practitioners’ takes on hot topics concerning energy and climate.

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Access to the Energy and Climate Report’s database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.