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JOUR201 - News Writing and Reporting I

A guide to UMD Libraries resources for students registered for JOUR 201

Look up a Legal Case

On the main Nexis Uni screen, click on the Cases button, located on the left of the screen, under Or let us help you find it...

 

Cases can be located in the following ways:

  • By citation – using all three parts of a legal citation (volume, reporter, page) such as:    483 U.S. 522
    • Note: Click on Citation Help in the widget for help in entering citations 
  • By parties – using one or both party names
  • By topic – searches the headnotes of cases for keywords entered.

Note the links to help for citations, and locating cases and law reviews.

Advanced Legal Search Options

For a more targeted search of legal materials, select the "All Nexis Uni" function next to the search symbol in the upper right of the home page.

On the left margin, under "Narrow By" you may select the category you wish to search:

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Once you have selected the category you wish to search, click on "Jurisdiction," directly under "Category."

Here, you may broaden or narrow your search by checking the appropriate Federal or State jurisdictions.

 After you have made your category and/or jurisdiction selections, add your search terms inside the main search box and click the Search symbol.

 

You may refine and edit your results through selecting from the selections on the left, as well as altering the timeline of your search.