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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.

Current Articles & Research Resources, February 1, 2024

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

  • Explore state legislation related to children and social media. (National Conference of State Legislatures, updated January 30, 2024)
  • See how Regional Mitigation Program funds have been distributed to certain counties in Texas for natural disaster mitigation. (Texas General Land Office, January 30, 2024)
  • Read about the nation’s first Tower Simulation System at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Federal Aviation Administration, January 29, 2024)
  • Search for information regarding elevators in Texas. (Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, accessed January 31, 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, January 25, 2024

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

  • Explore by state the number of state lawmakers who are women. (ProPublica, January 11, 2024)
  • Consider whether remote work boosts growth in productivity. (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, January 16, 2024)
  • Read about the surveillance economy. (Consumer Reports, January 2024)
  • Follow updates on respiratory illnesses in Texas. (Texas Department of State Health Services, accessed January 24, 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, January 18, 2024

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

  • Read about how tall front ends of vehicles may affect pedestrian safety. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, November 14, 2023)
  • Explore an online field guide to police surveillance technologies. (Electronic Frontier Foundation, accessed January 17, 2024)
  • Consider the findings of a survey of registered voters related to crime and public safety. (Center for American Progress, December 2023)
  • Follow press releases from the Texas Military Department. (Texas Military Department, accessed January 17, 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, January 11, 2024

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

  • Review and compare tax systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, January 2024)
  • Consider the implications of absenteeism in primary and secondary schools. (Electronic Frontier Foundation, September 12, 2023)
  • Read about the presence of plastic chemicals — phthalates — in food. (Consumer Reports, January 4, 2024)
  • Search the PLUM Book, a database of federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. federal government. (U.S. Office of Personnel Management, accessed January 10, 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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