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Electronic Resources in New Mexico

The Law

  • Statutes

    • United States Code
    • New Mexico Statutes
      New Mexico’s Statutes – Free, online public access to the master database of official state laws, published by the New Mexico Compilation Commission, is now available to the citizens of New Mexico. is the official legal research tool of the New Mexico courts and legislature.  Search and retrieve annotated statutes and court rules, appellate court opinions, and more from the collections.
  • Cases

    • Federal and State Cases – All opinions by courts in the U.S.A. are available to search starting from 1950. From the Google search box enter the citation, a party’s name, or keywords on your legal issue. (Google Scholar)
    • New Mexico Case Law – New Mexico’s Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions are available to search.
  • Regulations

About the Law

  • Academic OneFile 
    Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from academic journals and reference sources. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, including full-text coverage of the New York Times since 1995. (State Library’s El Portal
  • Criminal Justice Collection 
    Over 150 journals dealing with Criminal Justice. Users can browse by journal title or search over 6 million articles published since 1980 in all the the journals. (State Library’s El Portal
  • Google Scholar (Articles) 
    Search for articles from Law Reviews and Academic Journals. Note that to get access to the full-text of the article you may have to search for the title of the journal that published the article the library’s catalog. (Google Scholar)
  • Newsbank Newspapers 
    Search U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources. Its includes printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts, and videos. (State Library’s El Portal
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context 
    Research current and controversial social issues surrounded with documents that put them each into a larger context. Topic overviews that present a context to frame reading of individual texts. Texts include articles from magazines, academic journals, and news sources. Texts include primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio recordings. (State Library’s El Portal
  • El Portal 
    El Portal is a collection of databases that provide free 24/7 access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests. New Mexico’s State Library provided this resource from Gale Cengage Learning to those in New Mexico. (State Library)

Legal Research Platforms

  • (U. S. Government Information) 
    The Government Publishing Office’s website holds digital copies of many federal laws and legislative materials, including authenticated copies of both the Code of Federal Regulations and the U.S. Code that can be searched under the “Advanced Search” screen. Because the copies are authenticated, many citation rules permit citation to these copies as the official copy. 
  • Legal Information Institute (LII) 
    The LII has the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, and a Legal Encyclopedia among other resources. The interface provides an “update“ to check the currency of statutes and regulations. (Legal Information Institute)