Nexis Uni is available on campus and off-campus to current WTAMU faculty, students, and staff. Off-campus use requires login. This database includes cases and law review articles.
It is easier to find a case if you know the citation for it. The fastest way in Nexis Uni to search by citation:
While you can search by case name, it does not work as accurately as searching by citation. If many of the names in the case are common, a search by names will often find too many results. Citation searches are unique and normally find only one case. The fastest way to search by name of a case:
You have some choices in viewing a list of search results:
|Connector||How to Use||Example|
|AND||to find both terms in a case||alcohol AND blue laws|
|OR||to find either term in a case||Sunday closings OR blue law|
|W/SENT||to find both terms in the same sentence||formula w/sent trade secret|
|W/PARA||to find both terms in the same paragraph||copyright w/para music|
|W/#||to find a term within a certain number of words of another term||logo w/8 trademark|
|AND NOT||to exclude a word||music downloads AND NOT iTunes|
|ATLEAST#(word)||# is the minimum number of times a word or phrase will appear in a document||ATLEAST5(manufacturing defect) will only find the cases where the phrase manufacturing defect appears at least 5 times|
|!||the exclamation point replaces one or more characters at the end of a word||liab! will find liable or liability|
In a U.S. Supreme Court case, any information before the heading Opinion, is not part of the opinion written by the court. This additional information should not be included when you brief the case.