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Sources for Student Publication Cite Checking

This LibGuide is to help students find the sources to do cite checking.

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This LibGuide is to help students find the sources to do cite checking. The information and links given are those which are most likely to efficiently lead to the information needed. There are often many possible sources for the text of a case, a law, etc., so if you cannot find a particular source, please contact the Reference Desk for help. You can stop by, call 216-368-5206, or email lawref@case.edu

For an overview of library services for journal staffers see the tab "Library Services for Student-edited Journals."

Librarian Tips

General

  • Ask for help. Help is available at the reference desk, stop by, email, lawref@case.edu, or call, (216) 368-5206,.
  • Official government websites are a good place to check for government documents. (see the Federal and State Websites tab.)

Statutory Law

  • Before looking for a source - ask yourself - are they citing the public law, the current code, or the code at a specific point in time.

 

Journal Editor and Associate Tips

  • To find a journal article, search the catalog for the journal title. This will connect you to the catalog record for the PDF version if the library owns it.
  • If you have the internet version of a newspaper article and can't find page number for the print, copy the first few sentences of the article and put them in the LexisAdvance search box surrounded by quotes. This will retrieve the article even if the title changed between the print and the electronic version.