Supreme Court of the United States Resources

With the new term beginning at the Supreme Court of the United States, don't forget that you have access to multiple resources to find opinions, dockets, briefs, oral arguments, and other documents from cases before the SCOTUS.

ProQuest Supreme Court Insight is one excellent database for finding SCOTUS case information. Supreme Court Insight provides access to compilations of briefs, dockets, oral arguments, opinions, and other documents for a case. If you're interested in looking at the briefs for landmark cases, ProQuest Supreme Court Insight allows you to filter your search by landmark cases. Supreme Court Insight has records dating back to 1933.

If you are interested in seeing U.S. Supreme Court briefs and records from 1832 - 1978, check out The Making of Modern Law: Supreme Court Briefs and Records. This comprehensive database contains transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, supplements, and other official papers of the most-studied and talked-about cases, including many that resulted in landmark decisions.

If you're more interested in current events involving the U.S. Supreme Court, please check out Supreme Court Brief through our subscription.

HeinOnline is another source of historical and current content from the SCOTUS in its U.S. Supreme Court Library. In addition to containing historical information about the court, this collection provides access to Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, a publication from the ABA that provides, in advance of oral argument, expert, plain-language analysis of all cases going before the SCOTUS.

In addition to the resources available through the university, there are excellent free resources available like Oyez, which provides access to oral argument recordings and transcripts in addition to opinions, and the SCOTUS website.

For a list of the resources available to you, please see our Supreme Court of the United States Research Guide. If you have any questions about these resources, please contact us at Ask a Law Librarian!

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