The Law Library subscribes to print codes from all fifty states plus the Federal codes, but be aware that codes from non-Ohio states may be the annotated (and unofficial) codes.
Annotated codes make better research tools because of the annotations, more frequent updating, and superior indexing. The Library also must take things like budget constraints into account when deciding on which annotated code to purchase if more than one is available. Although Bluebook rule 12.2.1 states the preferred citation is to an official code, it does allow citation to an unofficial code.
Bills enacted into law are known as session laws. Eventually these session laws are arranged by subject and codified. If you need to locate a session law, use the following sources:
See our guide on Ohio Legal Research for more information on sources and how to research Ohio session laws.
To access session laws from other states or territories, go to: