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Primary law is the law itself as issued by the government.  Sources of primary law in Ohio include:

For information on Secondary Sources, which explain primary law and help to find primary law on point, see the library's Ohio Secondary Sources Guide.

Also see the library's Mobile Apps Guide - Ohio.

Search Many Primary and Secondary Sources at Once

  • Bloomberg Law
    Click on All Legal Content (Upper Left, under Getting Started-Research). Select US Law>Jurisdiction (in the grey bar). Click on the plus sign to open up State, and then Ohio. Click on the words "Combined Ohio" to search all Ohio sources. Or select multiple individual sources by clicking on the name of the source.
  • Lexis Advance  Icon
    Use the Filters pulldown menu, located in the Search Box, to select (1) Category (cases, statutes and legislation, administrative codes and regulations, administrative materials, etc. - can add secondary sources also or search everything) and (2) Jurisdiction - Ohio.
  • WestlawNext  Icon
    From the Browse Sources Menu, click on the state materials tab, then Ohio. Type a search in the search box to search all Ohio content. Alternatively, click on the radio button, Specify Content to search, and select multiple sources.
  • Loislaw  Icon
    Search PRIMARY sources for Ohio, including case law, statutes and regulations.

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