The library subscribes to the legal database Westlaw which you can use to look up both federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, etc.
To find the Westlaw database, go to the Library's home page: https://www.cpp.edu/~library/index.shtml.
From the home page, click on "Databases." Click on the "W" to navigate to your database.
If you are on-campus, you will be able to access it right away. If you are off-campus, you will be asked to log in with your Bronco name and password.
This is the Westlaw home page. Here you can use the search bar and enter in the name of the case or the case citation.
A case citation is a formatted system used to identify past case decisions. Although the formats may vary by jurisdiction, they generally contain the same information.
An example of a full case citation is:
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
You can use either the name of the case (Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka) or the citation (347 U.S. 483).
Once you type in your case or case citation, click on the magnifying glass and your search results will generate, listing cases first.
Click to access the case.