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.

Global Women’s Leadership Project: UN Women’s Family Law Database

This is the second 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.

This segment features the UN Women’s Family Law Database which can be accessed through the home page of the Global Women’s Leadership Project website.

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The Family Law Project curates a collection of family laws around the world, identifies gaps in the data collection, and develops a mapping of the gender gaps in family laws.

It also features the database’s interactive research map.

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Finally the page features the project’s methodology and field researchers & student fellows.

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The Database can be accessed here.

Global Women’s Leadership Project: What is it?

This is the first 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 Global Women’s Leadership Project (GWLP) at Penn Law, developed under the auspices of Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has created a clearing house of information on laws that govern women’s status in the family, as the first phase of the UN Women’s Family Law database.

The GWLP is one of the first efforts to map the panoramic sweep of laws that regulate a woman’s role in the family and society, including laws governing property, inheritance, custody, guardianship, marriage, divorce, residence, citizenship, domicile, age of marriage, guardianship, female genital mutilation (FGM), “husband obedience ” and sex-selective reproductive decisions. The first phase of the database covers the 54 African countries; the 19 civil law countries in Latin America and 32 states of Mexico; the 51 independent states of Europe; Israel; India; and Pakistan. The research on the Middle East is ongoing.”

This database can be accessed here. Below is a view of the homepage.

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From this site, users can also access a world map that outlines family law in various countries as it relates to women’s roles in the family.

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For convenient navigation there is also a list of the database’s featured content on the left side of the page.

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The Database can be accessed here.

June 2020 New Resources

2020 June new books

In June 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

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AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE (AEI) – Our newest HeinOnline resource is the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The AEI was founded in 1938 for the purpose of “bringing about a greater public knowledge and understanding of the social and economic advantages accruing to the American people through the maintenance of the system of free, competitive enterprise.” A public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., AEI scholars conduct original research that advocates for free enterprise and focuses on the world economy, U.S. foreign policy and international security, and domestic political and social issues. The American Enterprise Institute database brings AEI’s collection of scholarship to HeinOnline, providing access to works published by the Institute in HeinOnline’s fully-searchable image-based format. Unique to this collection is the ability to search by Policy Area.

New Books

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Melba Pearson, ed., Can They Do That? (2020).

IMMIGRATION LAW

  1. Michael A. Olivas, Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA (2020).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

  1. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Guidance on Preparing for Workplaces for COVID-19 (2020).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Eduardo Salas, Ramon Rico and Jonathan Passmore, eds., The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Team Working and Collaborative Processes (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.