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Basic Legal Research: Library Guide

Resources and search tips for finding legal scholarship, court cases, statutes, regulations, and legislative histories.

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Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)

PACER ( allows users to obtain case file documents, listings of all case parties, judgments, and other information from district, bankruptcy and appellate courts online, with the data immediately available for printing or downloading. PACER carries an  8¢-per-page fee which is used to fund the system's costs.


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