•Michie’s Legal Resources (access via the Maryland Research Page) – this is a free access point to the code. There are no annotations •Lexis – Current code is available through the Maryland Library (CODE file). Contains annotations and other editorial help. Search older codes in Maryland>Find Statutes, Regulations, Administrative Materials & Court Rules>By Statutes & Regulations>Legislative Archives from 1991•Westlaw – MD-ST-ANN is the database for current information. The MD-STANN## contains statutes for the years 2000-2008 •Session Laws – The Maryland Archives Online provides access to the Laws of Maryland from 1634/5 to the present
FREE ACCESS TO THE CURRENT MARYLAND CODE
Maryland Specialty Research Page – use the TMLL web page for free access to COMAR and the Maryland Register (last 6 issues). LEXIS – contains files of COMAR and the Maryland Register. Follow this search path: MD>find Statutes, Regulations, Administrative Materials & Courts Rules> Md-Code of
Maryland Regulations and Maryland Register
WESTLAW – the MD-ADC database contains documents from COMAR and it is updated with information from the Maryland Register.
FREE ACCESS TO REGULATIONS AND THE MARYLAND REGISTER VIA THE MARYLAND RESEARCH PAGE
MOST RECENT ISSUES OF THE MARYLAND REGISTER AVAILABLE VIA THE WEB
Maryland Judiciary Home Page – free access to Maryland appellate level decisions from 1995 to date. District & County Courts Case Search – access via the Maryland Judiciary Home Page. LEXIS – the Maryland State Cases Combined file in the Maryland library contains reports of cases from the Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals, Circuit Courts (2003-date), and the Tax Court (1979-date) – subscription based WESTLAW – the database MD-CS includes Tax Court material from 1960. The MD-TRIALORDERS database contains select civil trial orders from 2001 – date. Subscription based.
GOOD LINKS TO APPELLATE AND TRIAL LEVEL CASE INFORMATION
Maryland has 23 counties and 1 independent city (Baltimore City) – and all have some form of legislative compilation – Code, Public Local Laws or a Charter. To start your research: •Use collections such as the Maryland Research Page, the County Checklist,, or the Summer Strategies Research Guide to find links to codes and other pertinent information. •Access the TMLL web page and search the catalog for county codes in paper. •Ask a librarian for help. Non-Maryland county/city research – do a Google search.
LINKS YOU SHOULD USE
THIS LINK CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE THE MARYLAND SPECIALTY RESEARCH PAGE
EACH COUNTY SECTION CONTAINS LIVE LINKS TO THE COUNTY WEB PAGE, CODE AND OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS. CONTACTS AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE ALSO INCLUDED.
UP TO DATE LINKS TO MARYLAND COUNTY CODES – ACCESS THROUGH THE MARYLAND SPECIALTY PAGE
CLICK THE LINK TO BALTIMORE COUNTY AND THIS INFORMATION COMES UP.
USE THE CONSOLIDATED INDEX TO FIND THE INFORMATION YOU WANT/NEED
DROP-DOWN BOX FOR THE BALTIMORE CITY CODE
More detailed advice on various types of research is available in the TMLL “Successful Summer Strategies” Research Guide
American Law Sources Online
E-Codes: Municipal Codes on the Internet (General Code.Com)
FindLaw Municipal Code Corporation (MuniCode.Com) Municipal Codes Online (Seattle Public Library) Municipal Codes Web Library (free access via LEXIS)
State and Local Government on the Web
Law librarians at your firm or organization, or librarians at your law school; Associates or paralegals at your workplace. Support staff may also be a gold mine of useful information; Customer service at Lexis or Westlaw, or your law school's or employer's Lexis or Westlaw representatives
Don’t forget that the librarians at TMLL are available all summer to help with your research questions. Find contact information on the TMLL Web page at http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/abo utlibrary/contact.html