International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Political Science Abstractsdatabase guide
Political Science Abstracts
Academic Universe database guide
Science periodicals at the Blume Library
CORAL Union List
Science journals online
Electronic Sources (APSA format)
Electronic Sources (APA format)
Print Sources (APA format)
Electronic Sources (MLA format)
Print Sources (MLA format)
Mary's University International Relations Program
Mary's University Political Science Department
St. Mary's University
St. Mary's University
Finding Supreme Court Cases
United States Reports - Contains rulings of the Supreme
Court. The Blume Library has 1963-present (volumes 375 - present). There
is usually a lag of several years, so recent cases will not be available
in this printed format.
Location: US Docs Ju 6.8: (middle aisle, main floor)
Universe - full-text online source of legal and news information.
Accessible through this link only on the St. Mary's University
campus. For access to these indexes from off campus
locations, read and follow the Restricted
Databases Instructions for Use (limited to current students and
For Supreme Court cases, select Legal Research,
then the Federal Case Law Category.
To search by topic, enter a brief topic in the Keyword field.
Make sure you select an appropriate time period under "Date"!
Click on Search to start the search.
Select the Get a Case Category if you know one or both party's
names in the case (plaintiff, petitioner, defendent, or respondent),
or are certain about the citation.
Freely available sites
Supreme Court Opinions (1893-present, volumes 150-present of
States Reports) one of the most comprehensive Supreme Court opinion
The following links are provided as alternative sites:
Decisions of the
US Supreme Court (1937-1975, volumes 300-422 of United States
Reports) also known as FLITE
(Federal Legal Information Through Electronics).
State Judicial Opinions links organized by Cornell Law School's
Legal Information Institute.
Fed Law links to
selected Supreme, Circuit, and District Courts opinions and information.
Judicial Branch Resources links to Supreme Court, Circuit
Court, and State Court opinions. Also links to the Constitution,
US Statutes, and Regulations.
Please send suggestions, corrections
or comments to Diane M. Duesterhoeft
created July 15, 1997; updated October 12, 1999
The URL for this site is <http://library.stmarytx.edu/acadlib/subject/polisci/courts.htm>.