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Criminal Justice and Legal Research: Start with the Best Information Resources

Introduction to Criminal Justice and Legal Research

Research for criminal justice includes scholarly research on a variety of topics, as well searching for legal cases. This guide will help you start with the best resources for your research, as well as helping you cite your sources and avoid plagiarism. Start with the databases provided by the LSCS Libraries. Selected internet resources for finding legal cases, Texas and US laws, and other criminal justice resources are also included.

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LSCS Libraries: Databases

LexisNexis Academic: An Overview

LexisNexis: Legal Research

Internet Resources: NCJRS

Internet Resources: Laws, Legislation & Statutes

Search case law using Google Scholar

Legal reference specialists from the U.S. Library of Congress demonstrate different ways you can find case law using Google Scholar. Please note the limitations of using only Google Scholar; this would not be considered a comprehensive search, but it is a good starting point!

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