Researching Supreme Court Cases

Use the following resource links to find information about Supreme Court cases, past and present.
INFOhio Multi-Database Search
  1. Scroll down and check the box next to "Law/Political Science Databases".
  2. Click "Continue" (appears at the top and the bottom of the page).
  3. Under the search bar at the top, click on "Advanced Search".
  4. Under "Limit Your Results", check the box that says "Full Text" - this ensures that you bring back full articles and not just article summaries.
  5. Use the search at the top to narrow your search (EBSCO will bring up suggestions as you type). You may connect as many search terms as you like, but remember that the more terms you use, the narrower your search. See Mrs. Hubbard if you need help with this!
  6. Keep trying! You might have to play with your search terms until you find the right combination.
  7. Use the search limiters on the left to refine your results.

Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court
This site is a collaborative effort between Street Law, Inc. and The Supreme Court Historical Society. Learn about landmark Supreme Court cases and explore the additional resources and research links provided.


Oyez is a free law project from Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII), Chicago - Kent College of Law and It is a multimedia archive dedicated to making the Supreme Court accessible to everyone. Search for cases by name, term, or issue. Citation information is provided.

Supreme Court of the United States Blog (SCOTUSblog)

The SCOUTUSblog provides insight into the proceedings and cases decided by the United States Supreme Court. Use the tabs at the top to find information about specific cases. The Merits Case Pages and Archives can be searched from the main page (right side of the page). There is also a useful tab at the top called "Plain English" which simplifies cases for the average reader.

United States Courts: Supreme Court Landmarks

Directly from the website - "This site is maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the Federal Judiciary. The purpose of this site is to provide information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government." There are numerous educational resources available for both teachers and students.