Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2019     Views: 562

To locate a legal case using Nexis Uni, enter the library through the link in your classroom. Select Nexis Uni from the A-Z Databases link under the main search box on the library's homepage.

If you have the case’s citation, simply paste it into the main search box and click the red magnifying glass (include only the reporter and page numbers—no need to include the parties or year of the decision):

Find a case in Nexis Uni


If you have no citation, the best way to find the case is to try a Document Segment or Field Search with the names of the parties. First, click Advanced Search, beneath the main search box:

Find a case in Nexis Uni


At the Advanced Search page, click the “Select a specific content type” dropdown at the top of the page, and click “Cases”:

Find a case in Nexis Uni


Now, scroll down to the bottom “Document Segments/Fields” section of the Advanced Search form. “Party” will be the first field available to search. Include the name of at least one party, or include both parties with the Boolean connector “and.” The top search box will automatically create your search:

Find a case in Nexis Uni


Click the magnifying glass to receive your results. You may need to do some filtering, if the names of the parties are common or if the same case was heard in various courts.


Visit this page for directions on how to find a legal case using Fastcase.


View this Introduction to Nexis Uni video to learn how to use Nexis Uni more effectively. For more information on legal studies resources at APUS, visit the Legal Studies & Paralegal Studies Program Guide.

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