How To Find a Specific Legal Case

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Follow the instructions below to find a specific case in LexisNexis Academic.


You can quickly find a case on LexisNexis Academic in various different ways. These are the two quickest and simplest ways. However, if you need a more narrow, specific search, use the "Federal & State Cases" form in the Search By Content Type section.

Look up a Legal Case Widget

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  1. Click on the Look up a Legal Case Widget to expand
  2. Type in the citation number or party names
  3. Click Go

Main Search Box

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  1. Type your citation or party name in the main search box
  2. Click the Advanced Options section
  3. Deselect all of the other sources and focus your search to Federal & State Cases
  4. Click Apply
  5. Click Search

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