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JOUR 390: Freedom of the Press

Legal Research

The University Library's  can help you find court cases, legal codes, and scholarly law review journal articles; as well as background information and definitions of terms.

Primary Sources: Court Cases & Codes

  • Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)
    • Click on "Cases" in the Guided Search box to quickly locate a court case by name, e.g., United States v. American Library Association or citation, e.g., 539 U.S. 19.
    • Enter a citation or party names or both in the "about" box to find your case.
  • Supreme Court of the United States (The official web site of the Supreme Court. In addition to the opinions, you can also read or listen to recent oral arguments presented at the Supreme Court.)
  • GovInfo (US GPO includes official publications from all three branches of government)
  • FindLaw Cases and Codes (Search U.S. and State constitutions, statutes, cases and more. Note: FindLaw is not completely free. If you are prompted for a credit card to retrieve information, don't do it! Use Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) legal research to find similar information about court cases or codes.)

Secondary Sources: Law Reviews, Interpretations of the Law, Reference Sources

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