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Seminar Guide - Texas Legal History

Introduction to Texas Legal History

Researching Texas legal history can be daunting. Texas has been its own country, participated in a war of independence and a civil war, and famously been represented by the flags of six different nations. This long, tangled history left a lot of documentation that can seem overwhelming to new researchers. Not to fear! This guide will introduce you to the most important Texas historical resources, whether you're working on a biography of Sam Houston or tracing the history of Texas railroads.

In addition, this guide introduces students to the basics of writing a seminar paper. It includes sections on selecting a paper topic, performing a basic preemption check, and improving your academic writing. You'll also find lists of books, databases and websites on subjects specific to the seminar, which will help you figure out where to begin your research.

If you need further research assistance, please stop by the library reference desk or call 817-212-3805 for help or to make an appointment with a reference librarian.