Q. How do I cite a legal case found in WestLawNEXT?
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2016     Views: 27013

The WestlawNEXT database offers a citation tool that you can use to easily generate a formatted citation for a legal case.  Simply locate your case, highlight the text you plan to cite, and click on the "Copy with Reference" link.  The short video provided below will show you how to do it.

For help with citing your case within the text of your paper, please see the Citing court Decisions in APA Style link provided below.

Additional links to legal citation resources, as well as a link to log into the Westlaw NEXT database, are also listed below.

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[Please note that the CMU Library discontinued its subscription to LexisNexis in favor of Westlaw Next. Westlaw Next offers a full range of U.S. legal information, including materials from all 50 states, including federal and state Constitutions, statutes, administrative regulations, and cases.]


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