There are a variety of electronic resources with information on the Supreme Court. For a complete alphabetical listing of all NCCU Law Library's electronic databases, please see our site. This guide will focus on some of the more commonly used sites, including:
* These databases can only be accessed with a user name and password.
LexisNexis has a variety of Supreme Court specific sources. After logging in at lawschool.lexisnexis.com, research can begin immediately using Lexis Advance's "Search All" feature of their Search Bar. Users may use the "Narrow by" function on the left side of the screen to limit searches to particular databases. To search for Supreme Court cases:
1. Under "Jurisdiction," select "Federal."
2. Under "Top Sources," select "U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Lawyers' Edition."
This process can also be used to locate other Supreme Court sources such as U.S. Supreme Court Briefs and secondary sources.
1. Under the "All Content" tab, select "Cases."
2. Under "Federal Cases by Court," select "U.S. Supreme Court."
3. Searches can then be performed in Westlaw Edge's Search Bar, or users may click "advanced" to search specific fields (judge, party name, dates, etc.).
1. History of Supreme Court Nominations - features the complete print series Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The "Browse by Justice" option allows users to see relevant works related to that Justice.
2. U.S. Supreme Court Library - has complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court.
1. Official Site of the Supreme Court of the United States (www.supremecourt.gov)
2. SCOTUS Blog (www.scotusblog.com)
3. Bloomberg/BNA The United States Law Week (bloomberglaw.com)
4. Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent College of Law (www.oyez.org)