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Legal Research Using LexisNexis

Finding Journals

The AUS Library provides access to over 300 print journals and more than 95,000 electronic journals.

Current print journals are located next to the Periodicals section in the No Talking Zone on the second floor.

Try searching the Journal Finder with "match any words" for title keywords.

Federal & State Cases

Search case law for specific cases.  Search for cases using the "Search For:" boxes.  

You can limit your search in the following ways:

Citation Number - Enter the citation number for your case and select Citation from the drop down list.

Party Names - Also known as case name.  Enter the plaintiff and/or defendant names and select Party Names from the drop down list.

Legal Topics - Enter the legal topic you wish to find cases for and select Legal Topic from the drop down list.


screenshot of results from shepard's citation link


Example: Searching 857 A.2d 444 brings you to the specific case of Disney v. Walt Disney Co.

Select Federal & State Cases under US Legal.

Scope: USA

Landmark Cases

The Landmark Cases page is not a search form, but a list of direct links to Landmark Supreme Court cases in US History. Cases are sorted alphabetically by topic, then by year, then alphabetically by party name.

This page allows direct access to frequently reference cases such as Roe v. Wade which, if searched using the Federal & State Cases form return so many results that it is difficult to find the original case and citation.

If the case you are looking for is not listed on this page you will have to use the Federal & State Cases search form.