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Federal Government Documents & Legislation Research Guide: Court Materials

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Search Tips

Westlaw's reporters and digests use a topic and key number system. When searching Westlaw online, the topic is assigned a number.  These numbers can be accessed from Westlaw home page. Best bet topics:

  • 106 Courts
  • 170B Federal Courts

LexisNexis includes a similar system. These chosen subject terms can be located with a case's headnotes, or browse the full list from the top of Lexis home page.

U.S. Courts

U.S. Supreme Court Cases: Getting Started

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs: Digging In

U.S. Supreme Court Journals

Some journal titles are listed twice as they are available in multiple locations.

Books on U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court: Additional Materials

Circuit and District Courts

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