Topical Research Guides

Research guides are a mainstay of law library offerings throughout the country. Here at the Harris County Law Library, we offer 8 guides on our website, 7 of which you can find in print on location next to the Texas Collection. These guides provide quick access to the best resources on your topic. For example, our Law Practice Management Research Guide points you toward the best options at HCLL for learning about law office technology, legal research and writing, and attorney liability. Each research guide also includes a “Practice Essentials” section on page one that gives you quick access to the most-used resources you need to get started. All guides are updated regularly to give you the most current and accurate information available.

Since this is the 21st century, our guides also include information about our digital collection. All titles marked with an “e” can also be found for free on HCLL’s research computers through our WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, O’Connor’s Online, and other databases. WestlawNext and Lexis Advance make it especially easy to find the right resource – simply start typing the title as it appears in our research guide into the search box and a link to that database will appear in below {see screenshot}. From there, you can search, download, and print quickly and easily.

Research guides from the Harris County Law Library make it easy to get into the law library, get your research done, and get on with your life. Try one today!