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Law

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".

WestlawNext

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.

Other disciplines

and many others on our Articles & Databases list.

Subject Guide

Barbara Levergood
 
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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  18th 2005
The standard legal citation guide.

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