Note on Legal Resources
Some of you may be familiar with Lexis.com and Westlaw. At Northeastern, those resources are reserved for the use of Law School affiliates. Snell Library provides access to Westlaw Campus Research, the academic library version of Westlaw. HeinOnline is another excellent source for both contemporary and historical legal materials.
Massachusetts residents/students have access to Westlaw and Lexis through the state Trial Court Library system. There are 15 trial court libraries in the Commonwealth; check the Trial Court Library site for locations and information about resources and user privileges. If you are an out-of-state resident, please contact me and I'll help you locate libraries and resource centers in your area.
Finding Federal Cases
Many sites provide access to federal court cases. For alternatives to the recommendations below, check the Legal Research Guide.
Use Westlaw Campus Research for access to materials from a wide range of federal court jurisdictions: District Courts, Circuit Courts, the Supreme Court.
For added value, consider the following options.