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FIS 401: Professional Forensic Communications: Find Case Law

Guide for FIS 401

Using Lexis Nexis to Find Case Law

LexisNexis, one of the WVU Libraries' databases, was created to search case law.  Below is a list of topics for finding case law.  To search case law in LexisNexis:

  1. Find LexisNexis on the Libraries' Databases page.  If off campus, you will need to logon.
  2. Select Federal and State Cases from the pull down menu under Search by Subject or Topic
  3. If you know the case citation, then use the Look Up a Legal Case box 

Using Google Scholar to Find Case Law

WVU Law Library Resources

If you need serious law reseach help, then visit the expert librarians at the WVU Law Library.