October 2019 New Resources

2019 October new books

In October 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

State Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline) – A new HeinOnline collection containing a vast collection of state constitutions and related documents for all 50 states.  Includes many versions of each state’s constitution, including a wide-variety of pre-statehood primary material. In total, there are nearly 9,000 current and historical constitutions for all 50 states.

New Books

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

  1. Lisa Miller, The Art of Advocacy in Administrative Law and Practice (2019).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 27th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (2007).
  2. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 20th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course (2007).

INSURANCE LAW

  1. Tom Baker, Restatement of the law, liability insurance, as adopted and promulgated by the American Law Institute at Washington D.C., May 22, 2018 (2019).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Andrew J. McClurg and Nancy Levit, Law Jobs: The Complete Guide (2019).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Eric P. Voigt, Legal Research Demystified: A Step-by-Step Approach (2019).
  2. Ron Sturgeon, Green Weenies and Due Diligence: Insider Business Jargon–Raw, Serious and Sometimes Funny; Business and Deal Terms from an Entrepreneur’s Diary that you won’t get from School or a Dictionary (2005).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Cecil C. Kuhne III, A Litigator’s Guide to Building Your Best Argument (2019).

PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

  1. Emma Jones, Emotions in the Law School: Transforming Legal Education through the Passions (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.

Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report: Perform an Advanced Search

This is the fourth in a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report.

Today, we will highlight the website’s advanced search function. It is a very helpful tool and is fairly simple to use. it is Accessible from the Corporate Law Home Page

First, you will select the magnifying glass at the top right of the page then the Advanced search option in green below.

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That would lead you to the filter options. Here you can narrow your search by keyword, topic, agency, tribunal, type, and date.

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Each of the filter options also has a drop down list you can choose from highlighted in green below.

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This search should produce a more refined and tailored list of articles for your needs.

 

Access to the Corporate Law Report database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report: Exploring an Article

This is the third in a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report.

Today, we will explore an article from the homepage of the Corporate Law Report.

Scrolling down the home page, the most recent news articles are shown, an article shown below, allows a reader to utilize many different features.

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By using the links at the top of the page readers can quickly switch between different articles on the site.

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The article also has links to a couple of related articles on the site as well.

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Access to the Corporate Law Report database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report: Insights

This is the second in a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report.

On the the home page, you can click on the Insights tab. You can explore various practitioner’s insights on hot topics within corporate law.

Below is a view of the home page. The green box indicates where the insights tab can be located.

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After clicking on the Insights tab, the website will direct you to a page with all of the posted insights. You can then filter those posts by topics including corporate counsel, legislation, and more. The topic filter is highlighted in green.

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Below is a view of the topic list.

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Access to the Corporate Law Report database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report: What is it?

This is the first in a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report.

The Corporate Law Report is Bloomberg/BNA’s current awareness newsletter featuring articles and insights on Corporate Law.  This hub connects you with current and past articles, current and past issues, global and national from some of the most well-known corporations in the world.

The Corporate Law Report home page provides different sections, beginning with the News page as seen below, followed by a tab for there INSIGHTS page.

Below is a view of the home page.

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To stay updated on a specific topic of interest, check out the recent news which can be accessed from the home page and is indicated by the green box below.

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For quick searches of the entire database, locate the search box at the top right corner of the page. For advanced searches, select “advanced search” to the bottom left of the search box. The advanced search tool allows you to search by title, author, keywords, topic, agency, location or tribunal. In addition, it allows you to narrow your search by type, and publication date. Note the collapsible search options in green.

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Access to the Corporate Law Report database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

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.