General Online Resources
Introduction to Legal Research
- Legal research overview from the Texas State Law Library
- How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers from the American Association of Law Libraries
- An overview of laws and legal research from Nolo.com
- Google Scholar provides a database of state and federal case law with coverage for most courts from 1950.
Texaslawhelp.org has free information and forms on a variety of topics including: divorce, child custody, landlord-tenant issues, name changes, expunction and non-disclosure and much more.
The Texas State Law Library has many legal research guides on topics such as child custody, common law marriage, foreclosure, occupational licenses and payday loans. If you have a Texas State Law Library card, you can also use a number of their databases from home. More information on getting a library card can be found on the Texas State Law Library's website. The Texas State Law Library also has a resource for locating commonly requested legal forms and an Ask a Librarian feature.
Below are various links to resources available for use by residents
of the state of Texas. Click on the image to the left or the
underlined text to view more information on each resource.
Pre-1973 legislation, House and Senate Journals, amendments to the Texas Constitution, legislative reports, state budgets, gubernatorial documents, vetoed bills and more
The official website for the State of Texas with information on vehicle registration and drivers license renewals, ordering vital records, locating state agencies and services, accessing public records and more
Below are various links to resources available for use by residents of the United States. Click on the image to the left or the underlined text to view more information on each resource.
Information on the federal courts including court locators, forms, rules and policies and information on PACER, the electronic public access service for federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy court dockets and case information