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Electronic Resources for Legal Research
Electronic resources are not always the best place to begin your research, but electronic resources are an essential part of the research process. In many cases, electronic resources will link you to breaking news on your topic. The Law Library subscribes to many high-quality electronic resources and can provide guidance to locate the best, most authoritative free resources.
When you discover an electronic research resource by searching the World Wide Web, be sure to carefully evaluate it for accuracy and trustworthiness.
Looking for Journal Articles?
Use the UNM Law Library Guide to Finding Journal Articles to locate both abstracts and full-text articles from a variety of sources.
Subscription Resources on Environment and Natural Resources Law
Coverage of national and global climate issues. Areas of focus include U.S. state programs, U.S. federal legislation, the development of a post-Kyoto climate regime, Kyoto protocol implementation issues, natural resource effects from a changing climate and how corporations are adapting to a greenhouse gas constrained world. Other issues include: alternative energy finance, research and deployment; U.S. federal agency programs, and the science of climate change.
Coverage of national and global energy issues. Areas of focus include oil, gas and alternative energy sources.
Environment & Energy Daily
Source of information to track environmental and energy action in Congress. Archives available from 2003 to present.
Environment & Energy News PM
A late afternoon roundup providing coverage of all the breaking and developing policy news from Capitol Hill, around the country and around the world. A must-read for the key players who need to be ahead of the next day's headlines. Archives available from 2006 to present.
Environmental Law Reporter
Database published by Environmental Law Institute, and devoted to environmental, natural resources, toxic tort, health/safety, and land use law and policy. Useful for federal and state government attorneys and managers, the public interest community, private sector manufacturing, land and real estate companies, federal and state courts, educators, and others. Includes updates, news & analysis (including state, federal, and international), statutes, treaties, regulations and other administrative material, and briefs & pleadings from 1971 to present.
Covers environmental issues being debated today in every state, the White House, federal agencies, and the courts. Greenwire also collects and summarizes the most important environmental coverage from hundreds of other print, broadcast, and online sources. Archives contain all editions from 2003 to present.
Historical Information Only publication ceased in 2012. A weekly publication with in-depth focus on the latest developments in regulation, litigation, legislation, analysis, and other action surrounding natural resources issues, such as public lands, forests, recreation, endangered species, fisheries, timber, mining, and more. Archives contain all editions from 2003 to 2012.
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) is a collaborative educational non-profit organization dedicated to the scholarly and practical study of the law and regulations relating to mining, oil and gas, water, public lands, energy, environmental protection, and other related areas.
Subscription Sources for Congressional Research Service Reports
ProQuest Congressional Publications
Proxy access for UNM students/staff/faculty (NetID and password).
Electronic access to CIS/Index to Publications of the U.S. Congress 1833 forward; Serial Set, Congressional Record, and Statutes at large 1789 forward; Congressional hearing abstracts and indexing 1824 forward; CRS reports 1916 forward; Treaties with Indian Tribes, 1778-1874; Treaties with Foreign Nations, 1776-1949; and more.
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