Regulatory Insight: What is it?

Regulatory Insight is a companion database to Legislative Insight, providing researchers with a platform to facilitate research into U.S. federal administrative law histories from 1936-2015.

Regulatory Insight

Features include:

  • Access to all notices, proposed rules, and final rules;
  • Results that include all regulatory histories associated with a specific C.F.R. portion or U.S. Code citation; and
  • A compilation of Federal Register “articles” with a direct legal basis in that Public Law.

Access to ProQuest’s Regulatory Insight database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Blackboard FAQs 2016

Are you planning to use Blackboard this fall? If so, you should ask yourself the following questions:

1. Did I request my live Blackboard course shell for fall 2016? If not, please go here for more information and to request your live shell.

*note if you did not request your live Blackboard shell and you see the course listed under your Blackboard courses, it is likely a development shell. You still need to request a the live shell to populate with your enrolled student

2.  Do I want my students to see my Blackboard course immediately? If yes, please follow these instructions in your live Blackboard course to make your course available immediately:

1. From the Control Panel, click on Customization
2. Click on Properties
3. Set Availability to YES  & Select Dates for Course Duration
4. Click Submit

*note the default for course availability is the first day of classes.

3. Have I been working in a development shell, and do I need to copy content from my development shell to my live shell? Or do I want to copy course content from a previous Blackboard live shell? If yes, please click here and follow the instructions.

For additional help, view TTU’s Blackboard instructor support page.

Blackboard Support

 

Links and Sources to U.S. Court Opinions Now in One Place

2015-11-06_16-07-25The Federal Law Librarians Special Interest Section of the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., Inc., a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, recently made available its webpage, “Quick Links and Sources to U.S. Court Opinions”. This site provides links to major sources for U.S. Court opinions including sites for recent years, sites for recent and historical years, and subscription sites. It also presents direct links to court opinion sites of U.S. courts of appeals and specific U.S. courts such as the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Federal Claims, International Trade, Tax Court, and Veterans Claims.

Viewing Electronic Resources During Server Migration

Here is a tip to help you view Texas Tech University Law Library electronic resources during the server migration.

If you are trying to connect with one of the databases and it acts like it isn’t working (see example below):

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REMOVE the EZProxy prefix from the URL and it should work just fine.

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You should be sent directly to the resource.

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If you still have problems viewing Law Library electronic resources after trying this tip, then contact your personal librarian or contact the Reference staff at:  806-742-7155.

 

Holiday Reading Lists from the TTU Law Librarians

We here at the Reporter will be taking a few weeks off with the coming holidays, so this will be the last post here until January. We have exciting things happening in the new year that we’re looking forward to sharing when they’re ready to go. However, we won’t be sitting idle until then. As Librarians, we will all be reading over the break. I’ve gathered a few recommendations from the TTU Law Librarians as to what we’ll be reading.

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The Law Library Adds Two New Electronic Databases

The Law Library maintains a number of subscriptions to legal and non-legal electronic databases. Last week, the Law Library added two new databases: Fulltext Sources Online and Mobile Apps for Law.

Fulltext Sources OnlineFTO_Reporter 

Fulltext Sources Online (FSO) is a directory of aggregated publications that are accessible online in full text. FSO is updated weekly and includes over 56,000 periodicals, newspapers, newsletters, newswires, and TV or radio transcripts. FSO contains topics ranging from science to finance.

As the name entails, along with the providing the full text of sources, FSO also lists the URLs of publications with Internet archives, noting whether access to them is free or not.

Mobile Apps for Law

Media Apps_ReporterThe Mobile Apps for Law database contains a comprehensive directory of mobile applications for law students and lawyers alike, including both legal research and utility apps for all mobile devices. Apps are searchable by area of law/subject, state, or operating platform. Although iPhone and iPad apps have a more predominant presence on Mobile Apps for Law, the database contains a substantial number of recommended apps for Android users.

To find these electronic databases, visit the Law Library website. On the front page, under Research and Reference, click on “Electronic Databases.” Sort the listings alphabetically to find FSO or Mobile Apps for Law. Listings can also be searched by subject area or provider.