Nexus Uni can feel difficult to search but it is one of the most powerful business and legal databases you can use. This Nexis Uni Basic Search will only work if you are logged into the portal. If you are not logged into your portal, you will be prompted for your portal login and password.
To find more help, once you are in Nexis Uni, look for the help link in the upper right hand corner or contact our librarians. All the ways to contact us are on the "Getting Research Help" tab on this guide.
Using the above link, or finding the help menu, there are instructions on how to search the following areas.
|Use the guided search form in the task pods. Following are the types of searches you can perform using these tasks:|
Finding a law or case can depend on knowing the jurisdiction of the court. In most cases these jurisdictions fall under three categories: federal, state and local.
Links to these three different courts can be found below.
Knowing which Jurisdiction can help in searching the right databases and navigating to the right webpages. The Library of Congress has an excellent Legal Research Guide that is divided by jurisdictions. Check it out by clicking the link below.
Other useful information to gather before you search:
These legal digital repositories will help you find open access law journals which give legal analysis of laws and court cases
All Code citations are created by the Title and/or Chapter and Section where that code is located. Each of these components create a number.
Federal laws and codes:
California State laws and codes:
Merced County laws and codes:
FindLaw is a resource that can search across various jurisdictions, from the U.S. Supreme Court down to particular States. You can search by the type of law, jurisdiction or practice area. Utilize the links below to search different parts of the FindLaw database that relate to federal cases.
Another resource for searching federal cases comes from the Legal Information Institute, a database provided by the Cornell University Law School.