re:SearchTX – What is it?

This is the first in a two part series blog post spotlighting re:SearchTX.

Texas Tech University School of Law Library has the subscription to re:SearchTX. re:SearchTX is a web-based platform that allows registered users to search e-filed cases and documents from all 254 Texas counties. TTU School of Law users have Pro-Level subscription. This level of access includes the following features per users, per month:

    • Unlimited Statewide Search;
    • Unlimited Custom Folders;
    • Unlimited Saved Searches;
    • Unlimited Export Search Results;
    • 150 In-Document Text Searches per month;
    • 150 Case Alerts;
    • 150 Name Alerts;
    • 150 Search Alerts; And
    • Free document downloads.

In order to access re:SearchTX, you must be registered on re:SearchTX sites.

    • Please use your TTU email to register your account;
    • If you are a TTU law faculty, please select Educator as your user type;
    • If you are a TTU law student, please select Student as your user type;
    • Please complete your account profiles;
    • Then you need to select the Basic plan. The Pro-Level access will be applied automatically to users with the TTU email domain once the onboarding is complete.

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https://research.txcourts.gov/CourtRecordsSearch/Home#/home

Click the buttons on the top right of the screen to register or sign into your account. Once logged in, you should see a page that looks like this:

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Access to re:SearchTX is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

If you have any questions, please contact Electronic and Digital Services Librarian Dajiang Nie at dajiang.nie@ttu.edu.

Bloomberg Law Dockets Policy and Usage Interface

TTU users can access federal and state court dockets and documents on Bloomberg Law. Dockets usage by TTU academic accounts is subject to the academic dockets policy, which provides a $1500 individual user cap. This cap resets each year on January 1.

The annual cap of $1,500 applies to Update Docket, Track Docket, and Retrieve Docket. Any associated fees up to the annual cap of $1,500 will be waived for a TTU academic user. This means TTU users are not personally charged. When TTU users conduct any dockets transactions (i.e., Update Docket, Track Docket, and Retrieve Docket), you will receive a notice that fees will apply against your usage limit.

However, once you have exceeded your annual limit, you will receive a notice that you will be restricted from conducting docket transactions (where fees may be incurred) with a 30-day grace period. Once you have exceeded $1,500 and the 30-day grace period has ended, you will be restricted from conducting dockets transactions that are generally associated with fees.

To review your individual usage of the $1500 annual cap, you can view your account’s docket transaction charges by clicking on “My Account” on the top right of any page on Bloomberg Law, then selecting “My Dockets Billing.” It provides information about the user’s docket charges year to date.

URL: https://www.bloomberglaw.com/dockets/billing

The user dockets billing interface will display general account information as well as your account’s docket transaction charges:

For more information about dockets usage policy on Bloomberg Law, please contact Electronic and Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie.

December 2020 New Books

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

COMMERCIAL LAW

1. John P. Huggard, The Law of Sales:  A Detailed Explanation of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (2020).

2. John P. Huggard, Negotiable Instruments Law:  A Detailed Explanation of Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code (2020).

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

3. Jasmine Farrier, Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial:  Congressional Lawsuits and the Separation of Powers (2019).

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

4. Joseph B. Stulberg and Lela P. Love, The Middle Voice:  Mediating Conflict Successfully (2019).

ELECTIONS AND VOTING

5. Melvin I. Urofsky, The Campaign Finance Cases:  Buckley, McConnell, Citizens United, and McCutcheon (2020).

FOOD AND DRUG LAW

6. David P. Carter, Regulation by Proxy:  How the USDA Relies on Public, Nonprofit, and For-Profit Intermediaries to Oversee Organic Food in the U.S. (2019).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

7. Lucas S. Osborn, 3D Printing and Intellectual Property (2019).

8. Gerardo Con Diaz, Software Rights:  How Patent Law Transformed Software Development in America (2019).

9. Randolph J. May and Seth L. Cooper, Modernizing Copyright Law for the Digital Age:  Constitutional Foundations for Reform (2020).

JUDGES

10. Corey Robin, The Enigma of Clarence Thomas (2019).

11. Jeffrey Rosen, Conversations with RBG:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (2019).

LEGAL EDUCATION

12. Steven M. Virgil, A Handbook for Transactional and Small Business Clinics (2020).

13. Christine A. Corcos, ed., The Media Method:  Teaching Law with Popular Culture (2019).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

14. Joseph William Singer, Persuasion:  Getting to the Other Side (2020).

PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

15. Thomas C. Mackey, Opposing Lincoln:  Clement L. Vallandigham, Presidential Power, and the Legal Battle Over Dissent in Wartime (2020).

All of these books 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.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Biodefense Law

The Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety and Biodefense Law (JBBBL) offers both a legal and scientific perspective on current issues concerning bioterrorism, public health and safety, and national security. Edited by an international board of leading scholars from all the continents, our journal is aware that bioterrorism related issues are global problems. Our goal is to develop a unique international community of legal scholars, scientists and policy experts who will address current issues in these fields.

Texas Tech University Law School users can access this electronic journal on-campus and off-campus by using their e-raider username and password to login. Users can find this e-journal in Law Library Electronic Resources List.

  1. Users can find the latest issue and previous issues of this journal.
  1. Then users can select an issue. The unlock icon means a user has access to this issue.
  1. Users can either view an article online by click the article’s title, or download PDF and save it in a local drive. The unlock icon means a user has access to this article.
  1. Users can also search keywords within an issue or in the whole journal.

If you have access issue to this journal, please email dajiang.nie@ttu.edu.