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LGLA 1303 - Legal Research Term Project

Research Guide for LGLA 1303 Legal Research Term Project assignment

Print Resource: Texas Digest 2d

Texas Digest 2d

 

 

Legal Reference

KFT 1257 .W47

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Digest Abstracts, you will use the Descriptive Words found in the first step of this project to look up information in the rest of the Texas Digest series.

To find the Digest Abstracts: 

  1. Using the Descriptive Word Index listings for your topic, locate the heading and key number(s) for the topic of your choice.
  2. Find the volume(s) of the Texas Digest that cover the heading listed. (Tip: the volume will not always include the name on the side. Sometimes the name falls between the two topics that start and end the volume, so it is not listed but is contained within the volume)
  3. Use the heading and section number to locate the section relating to your topic. The section will include abstracts and citations for cases on the topic.

 

IMPORTANT! Be sure to also check for a pocket part or paperback supplement to get the most current information.

PLEASE NOTE: The print series available in the Library are no longer being updated and are for Teaching Purposes Only.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

Electronic Access

Although published by West, the Texas Digest is only available in print. The closest online equivalent is Westlaw's topic and key number system, which lets you click on a key number in Westlaw and takes you to a page with cases related to that key number. 

The Assignment

Item: Digest Abstracts

Description

"Using descriptive word index of Texas Digest, look up two digest abstracts that reference case relating to topic. Copy abstracts and include in this tab."

Today's Hours

Westlaw

Only currently registered Lone Star paralegal students can access Westlaw. Current paralegal students will receive an email to their MyLoneStar student email from Thomson Reuters with details on how to activate their personal account. For problems with this, please contact the Paralegal department.