The easy search page also contains a widget for looking up court cases by citation, parties or topic. There is also a combined search option that allows you to search law reviews and US & State Legal cases.
Here are the categories of legal resources available.
Here you can search for Federal and State cases as well as U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Another great feature in LexisNexis Academic is a listing of landmark cases. What does landmark mean? It is a case where the outcome establishes a precedent that either changes the interpretation of the law or that establishes new case law on a issue. Topics covered in the selective listing include Civil Rights, Right to Attorney, and Elections.
While Supreme Court cases are covered in full in Federal & State Cases, briefs of these cases are also available. A brief is defined as a concise statement of the case. Search option included party names, brief type, and opinion.
Annotated U.S. Code – provided by United States Code Service(USCS) - Titles 1 through 51Constitution of the United StatesPublic Laws – you can also search by the popular name Code of Federal Regulations(CFR)Federal Register
This option provides access to state and territory constitutions, statutes and administrative codes . Search options: everywhere, headings, citation, section, and “at least 5 occurences” (keyword search)Use quotations for phrase searchesOptions for individual states and all states
Law Reviews are scholarly publications sponsored by law schoolsFull-text of US law reviews, journals and newsSearch options: everywhere, author, title, citation, summary, and “at least 5 occurences” (keyword search)Limit to specific topic of lawGreat source of scholarly analyses of legal issues and court cases
Includes legal dictionaries, law directories, and other Legal Reference materials including the legal encyclopedia American Jurisprudence second edition.
US, European and Japanese Patents Search options: patent number, inventor, and applicant name or number
Tax-related magazines and publications Internal Revenue CodeFederal & State Tax cases
LexisNexis Academic U.S. Legal Resources
Federal and state cases Shepard’s® Citations Landmark Cases Federal Statutes, Codes & Regulations State Statutes, Codes & Regulations Law Reviews Legal Reference Sources Patents Tax Law
From the librarywebsite, select the Databases tab.
Here are youroptions under theUS Legal heading.
Search by citation,party names, judge, legal topic or attorneys
Any U.S. federal or state case can be Shepardized in LexisNexis Academic Provides a comprehensive case citation and treatment history to verify the validity of case law, agency opinion, and other legal documents Links to Summary, prior history, subsequent history, treatment, and law review references Editorial analysis available 24 -48 hours after a case decision