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Legal Research Guide (NE): Books

Legal Reference Books

Source of parallel citations of court cases.

  • Shepard's Texas Citations  KFT1259 .S5
  • Shepard's United States Citations  KF101.2 .S55  

A subject index to case law.

  • United States Supreme Court Digest  KF101.1 .U59
  • West's Texas Digest  KFT1257 .W47 1982  

Compilation of various court approved forms used in the practice of legal transactions.

  • O'Connor's Federal Civil Forms  KF8836 .O28  
  • Texas Family Law Practice and Procedure Guide  KFT1294 .F35 
  • Texas Litigation Guide  KFT1730 .T4
  • Texas Transaction Guide  KFT1268 .K45


Grouping of the rules of conduct.


  • United States Code  KF62 2012
  • United States Code Annotated  KF62 1927 .W45


  • General and Special Laws of the State of Texas  KFT1225 .A23
  • Vernon's Annotated Constitution  KFT1230.5.V4 .A34
  • Vernon's Texas Session Law Service  KFT1230.5.V4 .A31
  • Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated  KFT1230.5.V4

Reports decisions of the courts at the federal and state levels.

  • Supreme Court Reporter  KF101 .A322
  • West's Texas Cases  KFT1247 .A34

General books

Search the library catalog to find books, ebooks, and more.

Tip: Put phrases and concepts in quotation marks or use AND to get more precise results.  

For example:

  • "family law"
  • marriage and law

To further limit your search results, use the Advanced Search.

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Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

The library subscribes to local and national newspapers, and a variety of law journals and magazines.  Please visit the reference desk for more information.

Book Arrangement

The TCC libraries use the Library of Congress classification system  to arrange books in the library.  You locate a book by it's call number which is like a street address. 

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A short tutorial to locating a book using the LC system.