LexisNexis Academic

As of July 1, 2016 - LexisNexis has been replaced by Westlaw for CSU Stanislaus users

Database Description and Information


Description: A premier resource for legal research that provides access to the full-text of laws, court opinions and law journal articles, it also includes a vast amount of news and business information.


Type of Documents Covered:

Legal Materials: Federal & state laws (codes and statutes), selected federal & state court opinions, law review articles, regulations

News: newspaper articles, newswire releases, transcripts of selected television and radio news broadcasts, business news

Business: business news, agazine articles, accounting standards, company profiles and SEC filings (10-K's, 10-Q's, and exhibits)

Dates Covered: Varies (most sources from the late 1990's - present, some court cases from as early as the 19th century)

Type of Records: Full-text (90%+) of articles, laws, court opinions, news broadcasts, SEC filings

Number of Journal/Periodical Titles Covered: 7000+

Access: Library > Research Guides > Law/Legal Research > LexisNexis

CSU Stanislaus URL: http://library.csustan.edu/s/purl.php?319

Help from Lexis:

Help with specific tasks (looking up a company, etc.)

Help with Terms and Connectors search (from LexisNexis)

How to access laws using a legal citation

Full-Text of Laws available in LexisNexis:

Case Law: Opinions from the US Supreme Court (1790 - present), US Appellate Courts (late 1800's - peresent), US District Courts (early 20th century - present), State supreme court (all 50 states covering various periods)

Satutory Law: Current US Code & law codes from all 50 states

Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations and regulatory codes from selected states