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Sources for Maryland Statutory Research

Print Sources

Michie's Annotated Code of Maryland (Md. Ann. Code (1957 edition) and Md. Code Ann. (subject edition)) (Lexis Law Publishing):

  • This is a topical compilation of the public general laws of Maryland currently in effect.
  • It includes:
    • annotations to cases construing and interpreting provisions of the code,
    • references to articles in the Maryland Law Review and the University of Baltimore Law Review,
    • opinions of the Maryland Attorney General,
    • commentaries, and
    • historical tracings.
  • It is updated yearly by pocket parts or cumulative supplements.
  • The edition first published in 1957 (black binding, arranged by numbered articles) is gradually being replaced by the edition first published in 1973 (maroon binding, arranged by named articles). Both types of volumes contain current law.
  • One subject index covers both editions with the form of reference, numbered or named article, indicating in which that topic is located.

West's Annotated Code of Maryland:

  • A topical compilation that began publication in 2002.
  • This set offers an alternative to the Lexis version of the code, and it incorporates references to West topics and key numbers and other West publications.

Electronic Sources

Lexis and Westlaw:

  • Lexis (Source Directory): States Legal-U.S./Maryland/MD-Maryland Code Annotated and ALS
  • Westlaw: MD-ST-ANN database.


For in-depth information on Maryland statutory and legislative research, consult the TMLL Guide to Legal Research, "Researching a Maryland Law Problem."

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