FBI Records: The Vault: Exploring a Report

This is the third part in a four part series featuring the FBI records Vault. Each part will highlight a different feature of the site.

When you click on a file, it loads in a reader that enables you to view one or two pages at a time, search for key words, shrink or enlarge the size of the text, use different scroll features, and more. In many cases, the quality and clarity of the individual files has also been improved.

The files can be accessed by a couple of different ways from the home page.

You can select a category, search for something specific, or look through their index.

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Once you select a topic the available files will be displayed.

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You can look through the file in the browser or open and download the pdf version.

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The Vault can be reached through the FBI Website under the Services Tab.

July 2021 New Resources

In July 2021, 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

Law.com – Law.com provides timely legal news and analysis to stories from American Lawyer Media’s national and regional publications including The Recorder, the American Lawyer and the National Law Journal. Links to these individual publications are in the pull-down menu in the top left corner of the Law.com site. To access this site, the user needs to use our proxied link in our Electronic Resources List.

New Books

BANKING AND FINANCE

1. Karol K. Sparks, The Keys to Banking Law:  A Handbook for Lawyers (2020).

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

2. American Bar Association American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Joint Ventures:  Antitrust Analysis of Collaborations Among Competitors (2020).

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

3. Rachel Rebouche, Feminist Judgments:  Family Law Opinions Rewritten (2020).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

4. H. Ward Classen, The Practical Guide to Software Licensing and Cloud Computing (2020).

LEGAL EDUCATION

5. Gilberto Q. Conchas and Nancy Acevedo, The Chicana/o/x Dream:  Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success (2020).

6. Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Elizabeth Galoozis, and Rebecca Halpern, eds., Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs:  Structures, Practices, and Contexts (2020).

LEGAL PROFESSION

7. Alex Davies, ed., Lawyer Health and Wellbeing:  How the Legal Profession Is Tackling Stress and Creating Resiliency (2020).

MILITARY, WAR, AND PEACE

8. David A. Schlueter, Stephen A. Saltzburg, Lee D. Schinasi, and Edward J. Imwinkelried, Military Evidentiary Foundations (2021).

MOTOR VEHICLES

9. Zachary B. Pyers and Kenton H. Steele, eds., Ridesharing Law and Liability (2020).

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

10. Jill R. Horwitz, Restatement of the Law, Charitable Nonprofit Organizations:  As Adopted and Promulgated by the American Law Institute at Washington, D.C., May 17, 2016; May 22, 2017; and May 20, 2019 (2021).

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.

FBI Records: The Vault : Search Functions

This is the second in a four part series featuring the FBI’s Records Vault. Each part will Highlight a different feature of the site.

The Vault contains a couple of different easy to use search functions including search by topic and a keyword search.

You can browse or search for specific topics or persons by using the alphabetical listing, the search tool in the upper right of the site, or by checking the different category lists that can be found in the menu on the right side of the Home page.

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In the search results, click on the folder to see all of the files for that particular topic.

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In some cases you can search for key words within a specific document by typing in terms in the search box in the upper right hand of the file after it has been opened and loaded.

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The Vault can be reached through the FBI website under the Services Tab.

Global Women’s Leadership Project: Global Women Leaders Video Series.

This is the fourth in a four part series highlighting Penn Law’s Global Women’s Leadership Project Database.

The Global Women Leaders video series is a series that presents conversations with women who, as experts in law and policy, are dealing with the critical, cutting-edge issues of our time. These situations — armed conflict, forced migration, sustainable development, climate change, and the human rights of children and the disabled — are where the voices of women are most in jeopardy of being silenced.

The video series can be accessed from the database home page.

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The page has a compilation of all of the videos currently in the series. you can choose one from the list or play them as a playlist on YouTube.

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The database can be accessed here.

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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