Finding Laws & Legislation

Finding Laws & Legislation

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To find law and legislation information, click
on Subject Guides on the library homepage, then choose Law. On this page, you’ll find NexisUni, which
we’ll use for this demonstration. Nexis Uni is a database of legal news, case
law, law reviews, and more. In the database, you can enter your search
terms in the search box, or use the guided search function below. If we just do a basic search for our topic,
government wiretapping, we’ll get results from newspapers, cases, law reviews, and more. If we only want federal cases dealing with
our topic, we’ll select Cases, then federal cases, enter our topic, and hit search. Once we hit search, we’re taken to a list
of these cases. You can further limit your results by searching
within the results, setting a date range, and more. When we click on a case, we can view information
like an overview of the case and the outcome followed by the full text of the case. Use the Search Document box at the top of
the case to search within the case. You can print, email, download, or save the
case to your Google Drive using the tools in the upper left corner of the page. If you’re interested in finding primary
law, the Legal Information Institute (or LII) is a resource freely available on the web. Under Legal Resources, you can select a primary
source and view the most recent decisions, or search for a particular decision. Congress.gov is a free online resource for
finding U.S. legislation information. Click on Legislation in the upper right corner
to view House and Senate legislation. You can scroll through current legislation
and see its status on the way from a bill to a law. Use the search box at the top of the page
to view legislation on a particular topic. If you have any questions about finding law
and legislation information, be sure to Ask a Librarian or stop by the Law Library for
help. Thanks!

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