This is the first post in a three-part series spotlighting Legislative Insight database features.
The Legislative Insight database enable users to trace the development of a public law from its early consideration to its enactment. Through this database, you can search bills, the congressional record, CRS reports, public hearings, and more.
An under-utilized searching tool within the database is the Timeline Browse. The Timeline Browse link is located on the Legislative Insight homepage top menu bar (shown below).
The Timeline Browse allows for searches based on broad subject matters–including Education, Immigration, and Water–listing out important acts and related documents in each subject.
For example, the Immigration subject timeline spans between 1882, with the Chinese Exclusion Act, and 2006, with the Secure the Fence Act. By selecting “retrieve documents,” you will be re-directed to a pre-filled “Quick Search” form (shown below).
A user can then narrow the search results by publication type, date, subject term, or source.
Access to ProQuest’s Legislative Insight database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.
Historical Texas statutes from 1879 through 1960 are now online. The statutes can be accessed online through the Law Library’s website at http://www.law.ttu.edu/lawlibrary/InternetResources.php. Follow the steps as noted on the screenshot below. The volumes can be read online or downloaded in PDF format. If you have any questions, please contact the Law Library.
If your professor requires the Scholarly Writing Series as part of your course, please use the following instructions to successfully complete the series.
1. Login to WestlawNext and click on the link to TWEN:
2. Once in TWEN, click Add Course:
3. Add Texas Tech University School of Law’s Scholarly Writing Series:
4. Once added, go to the course and read the Instructions for Students:
5. Complete the lectures and quizzes and turn in the information to your professor!
*note if you do not print quiz results and turn them into your professor, your professor will not know that you completed the series.
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.
- 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.
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):
REMOVE the EZProxy prefix from the URL and it should work just fine.
You should be sent directly to the resource.
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.