Research tools

The Library serves an academic community of over 1,300 full-time law students and 100 faculty members. We also welcome members of the University community and members of the public to use our facility, resources, and services. The staff is happy to provide reference and research assistance, as well as guidance in using the collection.


Search Tarlton's online catalog TALLONS for books, journals, web resources, and more.


Legal and non-legal research databases such as Hein Online and JSTOR. Additional databases are available through UT General Libraries.

Legal self-help

Selective list of materials available for the general public on various topics of law, with a particular emphasis on Texas law.

Research guides

A good starting point for conducting your own research or improving your research skills.

Stack guide

Find out where materials are located in the library.

Texas law research

Research guide detailing Texas-specific web resources on statutes, bills, regulations, Texas legal aid, attorney referral, and other Texas state and academic law libraries.