Digital Collection

The library offers access to a wide variety of e-books and databases with legal information. Our e-book collection includes various practice guides, legal treatises, and self-help materials that can be borrowed and read in your Web browser or on an e-reader like a Kindle or an iPad. Our legal databases provide access to downloadable legal forms, case law, law review articles, and other legal information. Use the links on this page to access our e-books and legal databases.

You will need your library card number and have your library account in good standing in order to borrow e-books and access most of our legal databases. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account from home! Learn more about how to register for a library account from home.

The titles below are available to you from home if you have a current library account with us. If you don't have a library account with us, Texas residents can register online. Learn more about how to register online.

Texas Titles

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    By Sterling Steves. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2006. 5th edition.

    A complete reference designed for readers working in the construction industry as well as practitioners who are working with the lien laws for public and private construction projects. Topics covered include notice, limitation, and attorney’s fees. The book also discusses recent bankruptcy cases that deal with Chapter 53 of the Property Code. Also included are forms designed to be used throughout the entire lien process as well as timetables with information on when to file liens and send notice. Included is a CD-ROM with updated information.

General/Federal Titles

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    By David G. Epstein; Bruce A. Markell; Lawrence Ponoroff. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 1st ed.

    "This efficient and exceedingly effective guide to Contracts will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on making the key concepts of contract law, and the relationship among those concepts, easier to understand and retain. The authors have also infused the book with humor, believing there is nothing inconsistent between a rigorous academic experience and having a little fun. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has taught Contracts for decades. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing each critical aspect of the contract relationship, including, contract formation (offer and acceptance), enforcement (consideration and defenses), interpretation, performance, breach, and remedies." - from the publisher

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    By Thomas Hazen. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 2nd edition.

    "This title, which provides an introduction broker-dealer regulation generally, including SEC Regulation and self-regulation by FINRA, includes sales practices, analysts' conflicts of interest, civil liabilities, and arbitration." - from the publisher

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    By Boris Kozolchyk. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 1st edition.

    "This work offers a contextual comparative analysis of commercial contracts from their origin until the present time. It studies their positive and living law in countries and regions representative of major legal systems and business cultures: Classical Rome, Medieval Europe and Middle East, Codification Europe (especially France and Germany), Post-Colonial Latin America, the Soviet Union, the Peoples’ Republic of China, England, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and Post-Colonial United States. It identifies the concepts, principles, rules, doctrines, methods of reasoning and commercial practices that have contributed most to mankind’s economic development." - from Barnes & Noble

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    By Marvin Chirelstein. Published by Foundation Press. 2013. 7th edition.

    "Recommended in more than 100 schools, the updated seventh edition is a readable primer that offers first-year law students a reliable overview of the major themes and leading cases in the field of the law of contracts." - from the publisher

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    By Donald E. Campbell. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 1st ed.

    "This book provides a comprehensive survey of the major legal issues that arise in the course of a construction project. The structure of the book first focuses on the major participants on a project and the relationships and interests of each of participant. It then shifts to chapters on recurring themes in construction law such as the economic loss rule, calculation of damages, and defective construction. While making the concepts accessible for any reader, the book provides a logical structure for those teaching construction law to use as either the primary or supplemental reading for the course." - from the publisher

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    By Joseph Perillo. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 7th edition.

    "The author provides a detailed treatment of the basic rules, principles, and issues in contracts. Topics covered include offer and acceptance, parol evidence and interpretation, consideration, promissory estoppel, contracts under seal, capacity of parties, conditions, performance, and breach. The author also discusses damages, avoidance and reformation, third-party beneficiaries, assignments, and the statute of frauds. The discharge of contracts and illegal bargains are also the subject of separate chapters." - from the publisher

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    By Claude Rohwer. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 7th edition.

    "This nutshell provides a comprehensive guide to the law of contracts. It contains expert explanations of contract concepts under both the Common Law and Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. It also includes the basics of the Law of Restitution." - from the publisher

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    By Sherri Burr. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 3rd edition.

    "This compact reference gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field of entertainment law. Professor Burr also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of “reality” television. This Nutshell is ideal as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview." - from the publisher

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    By Steven Feldman. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 5th edition.

    "Summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS), improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest, publicizing contract actions, outsourcing/privatization, and competition requirements. Addresses acquisition plans, contractor qualifications, contract delivery, and performance. Explains socio-economic policies, commercial items, options, sealed bidding, and negotiation. Reviews general contracting requirements, intellectual property, cost accounting standards, cost principles, financing, protests, disputes, and appeals. Explores research and development contracting, construction and architect-engineer contracts, inspection and warranty, value engineering, delays, suspension of work, modifications, subcontracting, and government contract termination." - from the publisher

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    By Robert Hillman. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 3rd edition.

    "This overview of contract law explains concepts clearly and concisely, in an informal, humorous style. For ease of reading and understanding, the book refrains from including complex textual footnotes. Instead, the footnotes cite cases, with most including short quotations to substantiate assertions made in the text. The book also contains numerous examples and illustrations. Cross references enable readers to review concepts that constitute building blocks for the current material." - from the publisher

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    By James White; Robert S. Summers. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 1st ed.

    "This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Articles 1 and 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). It provides a useful resource for students and practitioners dealing with sales or contract issues. Students of contracts or sales and any practitioner dealing with sales or contracts issues will profit from this book's use." - from the publisher

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    By Frederick Miller. Published by Thomson West. 2003. 4th Edition.

    "Expert authors present a primer on the law of sales and leases under Articles 2 and 2A of the UCC. This text also focuses on related subjects governed by Articles 5 and 7 of the UCC (letters of credit and documents of title). Introduces the formation of the contract and examines the statute of frauds, parol evidence, and modification. Covers terms of the contract, as well as performance; third-party title and rights; risk of loss; warranty obligations; repudiation, breach, and excuse; and remedies." - from the publisher

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    By Clayton Gillette. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 2nd ed.

    "This reference describes and analyzes the law of sales under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. It provides the framework for sales and governing law, contract formation, implied terms, formal requirements, performance, and risk of loss. It also covers remedies, the rights to goods, and documentary sales." - from the publisher

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    By Steven Koprince. Published by AMACOM Books. 2012.

    "The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts is the one book that looks beyond how to win government contracts and helps you play by the rules--and keep your government contract awards coming. It's like having a government contracts attorney on speed dial!" - from the publisher

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    By Walter T. Champion. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 4th ed.

    "This book discusses all elements of sports law in an organized, coherent manner. Topics covered include contracts, torts, antitrust, liabilities, constitutional implications, labor law, and taxes. The fourth edition zeroes in on the alleged demise of ethics in the last four years, including the Mitchell Report and cases that involve such news makers as Roger Clements, Michael Vick, and “Pacman” Jones." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 9th edition.

    "With Working With Independent Contractors, you'll learn how to: determine whether you can classify workers as independent contractors, create valid contracts, avoid government penalties, handle the IRS, and more." - from the publisher

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