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  • 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

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  • 1.  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
  • 2. From the librarywebsite, select the Databases tab.
  • 3. Type inLexisNexisand select “Search”.
  • 4. Click on the link. You may then beasked for your TRACKS username and password.
  • 5. Look upcourt casesbycitation,parties ortopic.
  • 6. For moreoptions, select US Legal
  • 7. Here are youroptions under theUS Legal heading.
  • 8. Search by citation,party names, judge, legal topic or attorneys
  • 9.  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
  • 10. Use this optionif you have the case citation.
  • 11.  If you do not have the citation, you can also shepardize a case using the US Federal & State Cases option
  • 12. Let’s look at the case Bush v. Gore
  • 13. Select the Shepardize option Shepard’ssymbol followed by prior history
  • 14. Search optionsinclude party names, brief type and opinion.
  • 15.  Ask a Librarian- Evans Library LexisNexis Academic User Guide LexisNexis Academic Knowledge Center Zimmerman’s Research Guide