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.

General/Federal Titles

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    By John Dobbyn. Published by Thomson West. 2003. 4th edition.

    "Reliable source on the fundamentals of insurance law covers topics such as insurable interest, risk, insurer defenses, waiver and estoppel, recovery, subrogation, reinsurance, and bonds. In addition, expert analysis provides a sense of the peculiar directions insurance law would take, and their erroneous outcomes, if the pure principles of contract law were applied." - from the publisher

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    By Jeffrey E. Thomas. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2007.

    This title provides guidance on each phase of an insurance coverage dispute. The task-based format guides one through how to analyze an insurance policy, determine the merits of a coverage dispute and then whether and how to successfully arbitrate, mediate, settle, sue, or defend. It also explains pertinent procedural rules and strategies as well as the substantive law applicable to all major insurance lines, including new analyses of intellectual property insurance, cyber insurance and personal and advertising injury coverage.

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    By Jeffrey Thomas. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2009. Law Library edition.

    Written by the leading scholars and practitioners of insurance law and frequently cited by courts, this newest edition is a comprehensive source for understanding both the basics and the nuances of insurance law. It covers all aspects of insurance law, including personal insurance, casualty insurance, state funds, no fault insurance, commercial insurance bonds and liquidation. Leading cases from all jurisdictions are included. It also analyzes each of the principal groupings of insurance contracts: personal, property, casualty, and commercial bonds, including matters common to all policies and it discusses many new types of insurance, such as franchise, credit life and disability, uninsured motorist and no-fault.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By David Morton. Published by Nolo Press. 2016.

    "Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is the essential book for anyone dealing with a long-term or permanent disability. Written both for first-time applicants and existing recipients of Social Security disability, this guide demystifies the program and tells you everything you need to know about qualifying and applying for benefits, maintaining your benefits, and appealing the denial of a claim. Get plain English explanations and discussions of these crucial topics: what Social Security disability is what benefits are available to disabled children how to prove a disability how age, education and work experience affect benefits whether or not one can work while receiving benefits how to appeal a denial of benefits how to respond to a Continuing Disability Review." - from the publisher

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