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LGL 125: Legal Research (AL): Find Cases

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Cases: Quick Search

From the LexisNexis home page, select Look up a Legal Case.


You can search by:

  • Citation (use valid legal citation format)
  • Parties   
  • Topic (for complex topics, use the Advanced Search...instructions further below)

Cases: Advanced Search

In LexisNexis, click Search By Content Type.  From here you will see several options:

 search by content type

  Use Federal and State Cases to find court cases within federal and state jurisdictions.


Select Advanced Options to limit by date and jurisdiction, and to build a more complex search using search segments and connectors:

In your list of results, look to see what order your results are displayed in (e.g., "Newest to Oldest" or "Relevance")