Categories
lawlibrary

Full text legal opinions on Google Scholar

The Official Google Blog reported today that “we’re enabling people everywhere to find and read full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts using Google Scholar.”

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/finding-laws-that-govern-us.html

The Common Scold reported that “The Google database includes more than 80 years of federal case law, and 50+ years of state case law. Users can search full-text of the state and fed opinions, which are hyperlinked, so you can navigate from one opinion to the next.”   This blawg post includes the reactions of LexisNexis and West (Thomson Reuters) to the news.

A quick search revealed an easy to search result list with a brief synopsis of each case that included the official citations. There is even a “How Cited” citator service.

By Joan Bellistri

Law Library Director for the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s