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Lexis-Nexis Academic

Full-text subscription database of federal and state cases, statutes, law reviews and news.

  • To find law review articles, use the "Look up a Legal Case" box and then click on the "Law Reviews" link.
  • To find cases, use the box titled "Look up a Legal Case".
    • Click on the "cases" link within that box then use "Advanced Options" to limit by date or jurisdiction; "Build Your Own Segment Search" allows you to search for terms among the core terms, headnotes, etc. For example: CORE-TERMS(evolution) AND HEADNOTES("establishment of religion")
  • To search the U.S. Code, click on "Search by Subject or Topic" then Legal: "Federal Statutes and Regulations". Under "Advanced Options", check only "Annotated U.S. Code (USCS)".
  • To find public laws, click on "Search by Subject or Topic" then Legal: "Federal Statutes and Regulations". Under "Advanced Options", check only "Public Laws".


Full-text subscription database of case law, law reviews, and news.

  • To find law review articles, choose "All content", then "Secondary Sources", then "Law Reviews & Journals". Alternatively, from a results list, if available, choose "Secondary Sources" or "Context & Analysis", then "Law Review Commentaries".
  • To find cases, choose "All content", then "cases".
  • To search the U.S. Code, choose "Federal Materials" then "United States Code Annotated (USCA)".
  • Black's Law Dictionary is under "All content" then "Secondary Sources" and in the right-hand column.

Index to Legal Periodicals and books, 1982-
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective, 1908-1981

International coverage and access to law reviews, scholarly articles, jurisdictional surveys, legislation, and more. Search on a citation to a case in the "Court Cases" field. Search on a citation to the U.S. Code using the form "8 U.S.C. 1158" in the "Statute" field.

Law Journal Library via HeinOnline.

From the "All Collections" drop-down (at the top left), choose "Law Journal Library". Coverage from the first issue of "more than 2300 law and law-related periodicals".

Other disciplines

and many others on our Articles & Databases list.

Subject Guide

Barbara Levergood
Bowdoin College
H-L Library, Office 110B
3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011-8421
fax: 207-725-3083
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Legal Citations

Chicago style

Style and Citation Guides
Bowdoin Library maintains this list of resources for Chicago, Bluebook, and other styles.

Bluebook style

The bluebook : a uniform system of citation
Main Ref Desk KF245 .B58 20th 2015
The standard legal citation guide.

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (LII)
Peter W. Martin, Cornell Law School.

Other styles

Guide to foreign and international legal citations, New York University School of Law, Main Ref K89 .G84 2006