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Criminal Justice and Legal Research

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.

Logging in from off-campus?   You'll need a 14-digit barcode number found on the back of your LSCS ID. To get an ID, register for class, then stop by any LSCS Library and pick up your LSCS ID. Photo ID required.

Online student only? Complete a library card request form online. Use your LSCS email address, and a barcode number will be emailed to you. Call our reference desk at 281.312.1693 if you have any questions!

LSCS Libraries: Databases

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!

Library Information

Fall 2021

August 30 - December 18

Sunday Closed
Monday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Thursday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday Closed

The labs and ID service close 15 minutes before the Learning Commons closes.

The Learning Commons is closed on Saturdays and Sundays,

Sept. 6 for Labor Day

Nov. 24 - 28 for Thanksgiving Holiday,

Dec. 19 - Jan. 10 for Winter Break.

The Learning Commons, Library Services, and Learning Support Services are closed over the Winter Holiday.
December 20 - January 10


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