Answered By: Jessica Kiebler
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2019     Views: 113

Berkeley Library has upgraded from Lexis Nexis Academic database to Nexis Uni.

Supreme Court cases, as well as many other federal, state and lower court cases, can be found in the Nexis Uni and WestlawNext databases on the Library website.

Browsing Supreme Court cases on Nexis Uni:

  1. To find the Database, start from Engage. Click on the Library tile in Engage to get to the Library website.
  2. Then select the “A-Z Databases” tile. 
  3. Find the subject category “Law & Legal” from the "All Subjects" box and click on “Nexis Uni"

 

  1.  Landmark Supreme Court Cases can be found on the Criminal Justice Discovery page as "Landmark Supreme Court Cases." Once you are on the Nexis Uni search page, click on the "Menu" dropdown and select Criminal Justice.
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  1. Scroll down to view a list of Landmark Supreme Court Cases and Recent Supreme Court Cases.

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  2. Find your topic of choice or select “View all...” for more options.
  3. Click on any link in the list to view the entire court case.

Narrow to Supreme Court Cases before you search:

  1. From the main search page, click the "All Nexis Content" box to narrow the search to "Cases and Codes". Choose "United States Supreme Court" under Cases by Court.

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  2. If you have a specific case in mind, you can also search in the red box on the main Nexis Uni page. 
    • However, you will get results that include references to that case as well as cases with similar sounding names.  Therefore it may take you longer to find the case you’re looking for than if you narrow your search to Supreme Court Cases only.

 

Accessing cases on WestLaw:

  1. To find the Database, start from Engage. Click on the Library tile in Engage to get to the Library website.
  2. Then select the “A-Z Databases” tile. 
  3. Find the subject category “Legal” and click on “Westlaw”
  4. Once you are on the main WestLaw search page, click on the “Federal Materials” tab under the search box.


     
  5. Click on “Federal Cases”.  Then click on “U.S. Supreme Court”.
  6. You will see the 10  most recent cases.  To search for a specific case, use the search box at the top of the page which is now automatically set to search only Supreme Court cases. 

 

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