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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.

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

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!

Library Information

 Live Chat with a Librarian 

You may be chatting with a librarian on a different campus. You can always ask to talk to a Kingwood Librarian and they will transfer you over to us.

Send Us an Email

emailKingwood.Library@LoneStar.edu

 Make an Appointment and Video Chat with Us

Appointments can be made through the Appointments button or by going to the WC Online scheduling tool. Sessions are a minimum of thirty-minutes long in WebEx Meetings.

Virtual Services

(chat, email, & appointments)

Sunday Closed
Monday

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. D2L & Office Help

9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Research & Citation Help

Tuesday

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. D2L & Office Help

9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Research & Citation Help

Wednesday

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. D2L & Office Help

9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Research & Citation Help

Thursday

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. D2L & Office Help

9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Research & Citation Help

Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. D2L & Office Help
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. D2L & Office Help

Kingwood.LRC-Ref@LoneStar.edu

Make an Appointment

 

On-Campus Services

(in the Learning Commons)

 Hours

Monday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Tuesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Wednesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Thursday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 Make an Appointment

  • D2L and M.S. Office Help 
    Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Math, Science, and Writing Tutoring 

  • Research & Citation Help

  • One-Button Recording Studio 
    (NO help provided)

  • Solo Computers (NO help provided)

Questions?

 Library Services
Kingwood.Library@LoneStar.edu

 Tutoring Services & Appointment Help
Amanda.R.Vela@lonestar.edu

281-312-1693

 

Keeping the Learning Commons open at this time has the potential to harm our community more than help. Our space will be closed until further notice.

Please visit the Lone Star College Coronavirus Update page for news from the college system.

Microsoft Office Apps and D2L Help   Tutoring and Study Skills

Research and Citation Help  Professional Development: Online Instruction

Tutoring & Study Skills: Writing, Math, Science


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