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Searching Case Law with LexisNexis  

Need to do legal research and stumped by LexisNexis? This LibGuide is for you!
Last Updated: Mar 3, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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So you want to discover some case law, but don’t know how?  Well, you’re starting in the right place.  This guide is here for you to learn all the ways to search for case law using the discovery service, LexisNexis.  By the end of it, you’ll be a pro…or, your money back.

Ready? Let’s jump into searching.

Slow your roll, there.  Before we dive off the deep end, here’s how to access this database through the Alliant Library’s website, also known as


On the Alliant Library’s homepage, click on the ‘Databases’ link found under the ‘Research’ section.  This will direct you to the List of Research Databases.  Scroll down this list to find the LexisNexis Academic link. 


Click on it yet?  Awesome.  We’re in!  LexisNexis’ default is the Power Search page, but since we’re still learning the ropes, click on the Easy Search™ link. Easy Search™ makes your legal research exactly that, Easy.  Let’s check it out.


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