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Current Articles & Research Resources, April 11, 2024

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Look for newly-implemented broadband consumer labels. (Federal Communications Commission, March 19, 2024)
  • Read about a Texas case that raises preemption issues related to rail transportation. (The Heritage Foundation, April 8, 2024)
  • Review the top law school rankings for 2024. (U.S. News & World Report, accessed April 10, 2024)
  • Explore the Storm Resources website. (Public Utility Commission of Texas, ©2024)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Current Articles & Research Resources, April 4, 2024

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Consider the scope and limits of free speech. (Congressional Research Service, March 29, 2024)
  • Read about youth online safety and First Amendment rights. (Cato Institute, March 28, 2024)
  • Explore drought resources. (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, March 28, 2024)
  • Get tips on how to photograph a solar eclipse safely. (NASA, March 21, 2024)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Current Articles & Research Resources, March 28, 2024

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Read about how GPT may be used to determine the ordinary meaning of statutory terms. (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods / University of Chicago Law School, February 6, 2024)
  • Search the FBI's Crime Data Explorer (CDE). (Federal Bureau of Investigation, accessed March 27, 2024)
  • See how much U.S. currency is in circulation in the U.S. (Visual Capitalist, March 12, 2024)
  • Determine which weather service provides the most accurate forecast for your area. (ForecastAdvisor, accessed March 27, 2024)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Current Articles & Research Resources, March 21, 2024

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • See how American adults currently use TikTok. (Pew Research Center, February 22, 2024)
  • Track employer pay data by sex and race. (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accessed March 20, 2024)
  • Consider racial disparities in voter turnout. (Brennan Center for Justice, March 2, 2024)
  • Search for case law for free. (Caselaw Access Project, ©2024 The President and Fellows of Harvard University)
  • Read about unreported railroad safety data. (ProPublica, March 13, 2024)
  • Find an International Dark Sky Place. (DarkSky International, accessed March 20, 2024)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Current Articles & Research Resources, March 14, 2024

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Explore Texas water data through interactive apps and maps. (Texas Water Development Board, accessed March 13, 2024)
  • See if you qualify for free legal help. (American Bar Association, © 2024)
  • Check your vehicle privacy report. (Privacy4Cars, Inc, © 2023)
  • Request your Consumer Disclosure Report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a data broker. (LexisNexis Risk Solutions, © 2024)
  • Read about Americans’ views related to the current situation at the U.S.–Mexico border. (Pew Research Center, February 15, 2024)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Current Articles & Research Resources, March 7, 2024

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Find election returns from the March primaries. (Texas Secretary of State, accessed March 6, 2024)
  • Read about scam baiting. (LLRX.com, February 29, 2024)
  • Consider the impact of AI in elections. (National Conference of State Legislatures, February 7, 2024)
  • Search for native plants of Texas. (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, accessed March 6, 2024)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Current Articles & Research Resources, February 29, 2024

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Track the current wildfire situation across the state. (Texas A&M Forest Service, accessed February 28, 2024)
  • Find resources for livestock owners affect by wildfires. (Texas Animal Health Commission, accessed February 28, 2024)
  • Report scams online. (Better Business Bureau, accessed February 28, 2024)
  • Review which medical alert systems are most effective and reliable. (National Council on Aging, February 23, 2024)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Current Articles & Research Resources, February 22, 2024

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Learn what some misleading language on food labels really means. (Consumer Reports, February 17, 2024)
  • Consider how the way tech gadget batteries are charged impacts their lifespan. (iFixit, February 14, 2024)
  • Search for federal financial assistance programs. (Office of Management and Budget, accessed February 21, 2024)
  • Explore police department social media policies by city or state. (Brennan Center for Justice, updated February 7, 2024)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Current Articles & Research Resources, February 15, 2024

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Track power outages across the United States. (Bluefire Studios LLC, accessed February 13, 2024)
  • Map plant hardiness zones across the United States. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, accessed February 12, 2024)
  • Consider whether defensive gun use deters crime. (National Bureau of Economic Research, February 2024)
  • Read about the risk of distracted driving. (Insurance Information Institute, January 22, 2024)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Current Articles & Research Resources, February 8, 2024

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Review DPS’s new Violent Offender Database. (Texas Department of Public Safety, February 1, 2024)
  • Read the Annual Energy & Economic Impact Report of Texas’ oil and gas industry. (Texas Oil & Gas Association, January 30, 2024)
  • Consider how police departments may use AI to examine footage from body-worn camera video. (ProPublica, February 2, 2024)
  • Note that the FCC plans to make AI-generated robocalls illegal. (Federal Communications Commission, January 31, 2024)
  • Search for or report unsafe consumer products. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, accessed February 2, 2024)
  • See how Americans’ use of Facebook has evolved over the past 20 years. (Pew Research Center, February 2, 2024)
  • Check how long it might take to read a particular book. (How Long to Read, accessed February 2, 2024)

 

Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.

 

Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

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