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Ballantine's Law Dictionary

  1. Click Search by Subject or Topic 
  2. Click Legal Reference
  3. Click Advanced Options
  4. Enter topic
  5. Check Ballentine's Law Dictionary
  6. Click apply
  7. Click Search{ LexisNexis Legal Reference

Google Scholar: Case Law

Select Case law | click"Select courts" | choose, for example, United States Supreme Court

Cases in LexisNexis Academic

  • On the opening page of LexisNexis Academic, select "Look up a Legal Case" and search by Citation, Parties, or Topic.

[ legal cases ]

Shepard's Citations

  1. Connect to LexisNexis Academic
  2. Click Search by Subject or Topic 
  3. Click Shepard's® Citations
  4. Enter the citation for the case
  5. Click the Shepard's® signal on the top left

AVOID cases that have a "stop sign" symbol.  They have been overturned by a higher court and cannot be cited as a legal precedent. 

[ Shepardize a case ]

Search the U.S. Code for Federal law and locate state statutes.

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