Research Databases: Criminal Justice & Law

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Most Useful:

  • Legal Collection
    (EBSCO) Provides full text for almost 250 law journals including information in such areas as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, and ethics, with backfiles of selected titles from 1965 to the present.
  • Texas Statutes - free web
    (State of Texas) Texas laws.
  • Thomson Gale Legal Forms (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (Thomson Gale) View, add to, and print Texas legal forms in such areas as wills, leases, and divorces.
  • U. S. Code - free web
    (U.S. House of Representatives) United States Laws.
  • Westlaw Campus Research (LSC-North Harris)
    (Thomson West) Find state & federal cases, federal laws, business and current events periodicals, company reports, and television broadcast transcripts.  
    NOTE: Click the GO button at the bottom right corner of the first screen to search the database.

Also Try:

  • EBSCO eBook Collection - formerly NetLibrary
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Federal Register - free web
    (National Archives and Records Administration) Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents - 1994 to present.
  • Race Relations Abstracts
    (EBSCO) Locate peer-reviewed research in ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline, as listed. No full text, but search for the publication title in LSCS Libraries' A-Z database for availability online or in one of the libraries' collections


TexShare DatabasesTexShare databases are funded in part by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.