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Legal Research: Finding Cases, Legislation, and other Legal Material

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The LSC-North Harris physical library book collection, including the Legal Reference Collection, is unavailable until further notice while repairs are being made to the Library building. Library Services are available in the Learning Center, ACAD 200.

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PLEASE NOTE: The print series available in the Library is no longer being updated and is for Teaching Purposes Only. For the latest information, see Westlaw.

Finding Legislation in Westlaw: Step by Step

Vernon's Texas Codes Annotated is available full-text in Westlaw.

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To find Texas Statutes and Codes:

  1. On the Westlaw homepage, under "Browse" and "All Content," click on Statutes & Court Rules in the first column.

Westlaw Edge homepage screenshot with a red circle around "Statutes & Court Rules"

  1. Choose Texas from the State list.

Westlaw Edge screenshot of Statutes & Court Rules page with a red circle around "Texas"

  1. Select a Code from the section list for Texas Statutes & Court Rules.

Westlaw Edge Texas Statutes & Court Rules page screenshot with a circle around "Penal Code"

  1. The search box at the top should now be limited to the section that you chose. You can either continue browsing to the section for your topic, or search for your topic using the search box at the top of the page.

Westlaw Edge screenshot of search box limited to "Penal Code"

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