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Conducting Legal Research: Searching

Finding Cases Online

Search by citation:

 248 U.S. 215

Search by parties:

International News Service v. Associated Press

Use one of the folowing databases:

Finding Cases in Print

Search by citation:

248 U.S. 215 (volume number - reporter - page number)

Search by topic:

Cases are published in the order decided by the court - i.e. in chronological order. A reporter will have cases by different judges on a wide variety of topics following each other: criminal law decision followed by a voting rights decision followed by a malpractice decision. To find cases on a certain topic, there is a case finding tool called a case digest.

Search by name:

You can find cases and their citations using print resources by using the Case Name volumes at the end of a West digest set. Some digests have volumes listing cases by Plaintiffs or Defendants or both.

 

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