Reading a Case Citation
Example of a Case Citation: 98 S.Ct. 2733
|Volume Number||Reporter Title||Page Number|
|S.Ct.||Supreme Court Reporter|
|L.Ed.||United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers’ Edition|
|U.S.||United States Reports (Official edition-located in Government Documents)|
|N.E.||North Eastern Reporter|
|N.W.||North Western Reporter|
|N.Y.S.||New York Supplement|
|S.E.||South Eastern Reporter|
|S.W.||South Western Reporter|
|Supreme Court Reporter (West)||Stack 10&11|
|United States Supreme Court Reporter (Lawyers’ Edition)||Stack 11|
|United States Reports||Government Documents|
|Federal Reporter||Stack 9&10|
|Federal Supplement||Stack 8&9|
|Federal Appendix||Stack 2|
Regional and State
|California Reporter||Stack 1&2|
|Kentucky Decisions/Kentucky Reports||Stack 1|
|North Eastern Reporter||Stack 6&7|
|North Western Reporter||Stack 6|
|New York Supplement||Stack 1|
|Pacific Reporter||Stack 5&6|
|South Eastern Reporter||Stack 5|
|Southern Reporter||Stack 4|
|South Western Reporter||Stack 5|
- Federal and state case law is available online through West Campus Research.
- You can search by keywords or natural language.
- It is recommended that you have the case citation or case number if trying to find a case through West Campus Research, keyword and natural language searching can be confusing if inexperienced in legal research.
- Find your cases through research in treatises, law reviews, and the legal search option available through GoogleScholar.