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Court Cases

USING WESTLAW

In Westlaw:

If you have the name/title or a topic

  • Enter party names or topic into search box
  • Select Cases from the list of options on the left

If you only have part of the name/title OR to search with more precision:

  • Select "Advanced" near the search box.  

In print at the library:

McHenry library has US Supreme Court cases available online in Westlaw and in print at McHenry:

  • United States Supreme Court Digest: Ref Law KF 101.1 U5

Tip: Use the "Table of Cases" in volumes 14 & 15
 

USING LEXIS/NEXIS

In LexisNexis:

Go to:  LexisNexis Academic, scroll to bottom of screen for "look up a legal case"  

  • Enter known party name into the first "Case Name" search box
  • You can restrict the search to Federal or State courts after your initial search