COMS 225: Argumentation: Politics, Government & Law

In addition to using Lexis Nexis Academic, for help with locating primary sources of court cases, laws, regulations, and treaties, as well as secondary sources of information on legal terms and explanations of the law, see the following:

Legal Research

The following sources can help you find related court cases, legal codes, and scholarly law review journal articles; as well as background information and definitions of terms.

  • LexisNexis Academic
    • Click Look up a Legal Case to quickly locate a court case by name, e.g., United States v. American Library Association or citation, e.g., 539 U.S. 19.
    • Click Search by Content Type and then Advanced Options to locate state and federal court cases, law review journal articles, U.S. and state statutory codes, regulations, and constitutions; and some international cases and legislation.
  • Supreme Court of the United States (The official web site of the Supreme Court. In addition to the opinions, you can also read or listen to recent oral arguments presented at the Supreme Court.)

Politics, Government & Law


Government Websites

In addition to the links and information provided on the Library's Government Publications page, the following websites lead to more specific information on government at various levels.

United States




  • Foreign Countries (Includes country information, travel, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. foreign trade)