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Legal Research Tutorials: Statutes Tutorials

Statutes Tutorial Introduction

You will learn what statutes are, how and where statutes are published, how to cite statutes, how to search topically, and how to verify that you have the most current version of a statute.

This tutorial is divided into four main parts:

  1. Overview describing what statutes are and how they are published
  2. Finding and updating statutes in print
  3. Researching statutes in Westlaw Edge
  4. Researching statutes in Lexis+

For a better understanding of how to formulate searches in Westlaw and Lexis, consult Search Syntax for Advanced Searching.  

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Part 1: Statutes and Their Publication

Part 2: Finding and Updating Statutes in Print

Part 3: Researching Statutes in Westlaw

Part 4: Researching Statutes in Lexis+

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