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Legal Cases: Online Resources

This guide explains how to find the text of court cases in the Mack Library. It first explains how to read legal citations and then gives strategies for finding the case in the library’s print collections as well as in its databases.



Cases online

Finding Cases Online

To look online for court cases from both federal and state courts, use NexisUni

Once you’re in the NexisUni database, click the “Cases” under Guided Search. 

By keyword. If you know neither the citation nor the name of a case, you can search by keyword in the main search box, for example, “first amendment” or “gun control.” You can limit your search to cases from particular jurisdictions, such as cases from just federal courts or from just the courts of a particular state.