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How to Find a Case   Tags: case law, legal research  

A brief guide about finding Michigan and federal case law
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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How to Find a Case: Introduction

This research guide is an instructional “how to” on locating both Michigan and federal case law. This guide discusses how to find valid case law in a variety of sources as well as provide a selective list of general legal research resources available at the Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School libraries. It also outlines various databases and internet resources in order to identify useful case law online

The guide is organized according to the topics listed to the left, in the guide outline. 

In the sections of the guide focusing on print materials, the "location" provides the call number for a work. Clicking on the title takes a user to the relevant entry in the catalog. Where possible, guide sections about statutes link to the appropriate law.

And please contact us if you have any questions or need further guidance.


Author Information

This guide was authored by Korinna Kasara. 

It is updated and maintained by Mike Bird.

Last updated 7/28/17.


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