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Supreme Court Law Library

Biblioteca de Derecho del Tribunal Supremo

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The Law

  • Statutes

    • United States Code
    • New Mexico Statutes
      New Mexico's Statutes are available to browse and search at the Compilation Commission's website. When accessing this site, one must indicate by clicking “OK” that you one is using a reasonably sized monitor with a keyboard. If not, one may select “Tablet/Smartphone” and then click “OK” to use that access point. In either case, once at the main search area browse the statutes by opening them in the upper left corner. In the desktop view, click the small plus signs next to the folders to open them up. In the Tablet/Smartphone view (again in the upper left corner) click the “content” icon to open up the directory to choose a resource. The Statutes are called “NMSA (Unannotated)”. (New Mexico Compilation Commission)
  • Cases

  • 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)
  • LegalTrac 
    Use this database to find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Included are articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, and Legal Practice and Taxation Materials. Topics also include the the British Commonwealth, the European Union, and International Law. (State Library's El Portal)
  • 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

  • Federal Digital System (FDsys) 
    The Government Printing Office's FDsys 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. (FDsys)
  • 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)