Case Law: Search Strategies

Information on finding federal and state cases, as well as case law resources.

Search Terms

Useful search terms when searching by keyword within library catalogs, databases, and search engines:

  • Case law
  • Cases
  • Court decisions
  • Digests
  • Law digests
  • Law reports
  • Legal decisions
  • Legal opinions
  • Opinions
  • Reporters

Finding a Case in LexisNexis Academic

Search Well

Although the topic's unrelated to yours, the search strategies/concepts are extremely useful.  Guaranteed to make you laugh and teach you valuable search skills.