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OSU Students have access to LexisNexis Academic for searching out federal and state case law, regulations, and administrative rules. You must access this database through the OSU Libraries databases list, or by links provided in this guide, since this is a subscription-based database.
What's in LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC?
LNA has not just law, but news (including international news, wire services, newspapers, transcripts of radio & tv news, and more) and information about companies, and a section to search People, Places and Things.
EVERYTHING in the database is full-text (no searching other sources because you only got a citation) but there are NO illustrations.
The Quick Search Box is located at the bottom of the search screen. It is a drop-down box and only searches for case law (not statutes or administrative rules).
A more powerful and focused option is the SEARCH BY CONTENT TYPE box at the top of the page.
Some of the things searchable from here include:
Legal Reference: dictionaries & encyclopedias look up terms you don’t understand
Law Reviews: the “journal literature” of law, like HARVARD LAW REVIEW and WILLAMETTE LAW REVIEW, where you can find discussion of the meaning/implications of a law or case, and help find specific laws or cases that discuss your topic
Shepard’s Citations: provides a list of all the authorities citing a particular case, statute, or other legal authority. Use this to see if a case has been overturned, reaffirmed, questioned, or cited by later cases.
Click Federal and State Cases.
The default search from here is All Federal & State Courts. To focus on one kind of court, or a combination of your own devising, you must first UNcheck the box at the top before you can choose other courts.
With that you are ready to search Oregon courts only:
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