Answered By: General Reference
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 20

Yes.  The Library has some Connecticut  and U.S. Supreme Court judicial decisions in its print reference collection.

In addition, the Library provides comprehensive full text coverage of most American law decisions through the Westlaw Campus Research database (available to sacred Heart University students, faculty, and staff).

To access this database go to the Library’s homepage, open the “Library Resources” pull down menu and select “Database A-Z List.”

Click on “w” and then on “Westlaw Campus Research.”  Note that you will need to turn off any pop-up blockers running on your computer in order to use all features in this database.

Once you are in the Westlaw Campus Research database select an a database listed under Cases

Once you have selected the database you can enter search terms and click on search.

Search tips:

Use quotation marks around phrases, such as “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”.

You can use the following connectors, among others:

& or AND for and “AND” search, for example, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” & ADA.

/s to search for two terms within the same sentence, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” /s ADA.

/p to search for two terms within the same sentence, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” /s ADA.

To search for decisions authored by a particular judge use JU(), for instance JU(Brandeis).

For assistance in using Westlaw Campus Research, please contact the Reference Desk at (203) 371-7726 or at reference@sacredheart.edu.

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