April 2013

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Hein Online

April 1, 2013

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The Texas State Law Library has a range of library databases for use in the library to assist patrons in performing legal research. Hein Online, from William S. Hein & Company, provides full-text access to many legal journals, periodicals, government documents, and other legal titles. It provides exact page images of the documents in PDF format, just as they appeared in the original print versions. Some of the titles included in Hein Online are the U.S. Statutes at Large, Federa…

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Popular legal titles at the Library

April 8, 2013

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In addition to research-oriented practice guides, form books, and primary sources of law, the library collection also includes leisure reading titles on legal topics such as the courts, the criminal justice system, and the death penalty. So come check out The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin, The Autobiography of an Execution by capital defense attorney David R. Dow, or Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire by Robert Perkinson. We welcome suggestion…

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Historical Texas Statutes at the Library

April 15, 2013

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The library is a great resource for historical Texas statutes. Gammel’s Laws of Texas includes session laws from as far back as 1822. The library also has the official Texas statutes in print, first published in 1879. Prior to 1879, we have copies of many unofficial versions of the Texas statutes such as Paschal’s Digest. For case law on a particular statute, we have Vernon’s Civil Statutes and Texas Codes Annotated dating back to 1925 and bound volumes of Vernon’s pocket parts from 1982 to pres…

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Recommended Titles and Treatises

April 22, 2013

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With so many areas of law – family law, criminal law, immigration law, etc. – it can be difficult to begin your research at a law library. How can you know which legal publication is considered to be an authority in a specific area of law? To help you navigate the many legal treatises and publications that are available, we maintain a list of recommended titles and treatises so that members of the judiciary and the general public can have a starting point in their legal research. We highlight n…

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Property Owners' Associations: A Research Guide

April 29, 2013

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The Texas State Law Library reference librarians created legal research guides for specific areas of the law. These guides contain resources that can help you research a legal issue. The library's guide to property owners' associations provides links to the Texas statutes that govern these association as well as "plain English" explanations of recent changes to the laws on property owners' associations. The guide also provides an easy-to-access list of library materials that would be…

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