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Legal Research

  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    Provides full-text access to a wide range of legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also includes the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules.

    Go to Look up a Legal Case, By Citation to search for reported cases.
    -  Civil Rights Cases, 109 U.S. 3
    -  Newcomer, 11 Phila. 519

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    Use the Shepardize link from a case to see where that case is cited in other cases or in articles.
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    Open the menu on the left side of the screen by clicking on U.S. Legal and select Federal & State Cases. Search for cases by keywords and phrases in the decision.
    Example:

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  • HeinOnline
    This legal database provides fully-searchable text of over 500 law journals, Supreme Court Reports, Treaties in Force, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (1977-2003) and the Federal Register (1936-1994).

    U.S. Statutes at Large
    Browse for 18 Stat. 335 (text of the Civil Rights Act of 1875)

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    Law Journal Library

    Search for articles on the Civil Rights Act of 1875 or Newcomer or any other keywords.
    Find the Law Library Journal and pull up 74 Law Lib. J. 543, Checklist of Legal Newspapers in the United States. This article lists the Legal Intelligencer that first published the Newcomer case. Use the list to identify other legal newspapers.

    Explore other libraries in HeinOnline such as Legal Classics or Bar Journals.
  • Legal Intelligencer
    The Law Library has the years 1843 (volume1) - 2006 on microfilm.
    The microfilm is stored in the microfilm area on the lower level of the Law Library in cabinet 25.
    Ask at the Law Library Reference Desk for assistance with the microform reader and for the key to make copies from the microfilm.

Thanks go to Amy Spare, reference librarian at Villanova University Law School, for her assistance.


Contemporary Newspapers & Magazines


Literature Review


Citing Your Sources

  • The Chicago Manual of Style
    Available online and in print.
    Use the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide for easy reference.
    6th edition online only.
    Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
    Information desk copy:  Z253.U69 2003
  • RefWorks
    Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies.

jseibert Jutta Seibert
Team Leader - Academic Integration
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 228
610-519-7876


Jutta Seibert is the subject librarian for History and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.


 


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