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CRHS_USGovtPol 12 Amendment & SCOTUS Case Analysis_Team: 3. Location and Access - Databases & Websites

Find Information


Ask, "Where is each source?  Where is the information in each source?"

  • Access appropriate information systems
  • Search for sources for information about your topic
  • Determine if each source is usable


Recommended Website: SCOTUSblog

"SCOTUSblog is devoted to comprehensively covering the U.S. Supreme Court without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards. The blog is provided as a public service."

Recommended Website: New York Times

Search for articles (find the search icon at the top of the page) by Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent of The New York Times, and Linda Greenhouse, NYTimes reporter who covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008.

Recommended Website: Oyez


"Oyez (pronounced oh-yay), a free law project at Chicago-Kent, is a multimedia archive devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone...through text, images, audio, and video"  

Recommended Website: Washington Post



Search for articles (find the search icon at the top of the page) by Robert BarnesWashington Post reporter and editor since 1987. He has covered the Supreme Court since November 2006.

Database: SIRS Issues Researcher

Type a Supreme Court Case name into the search box.  Note that you can cite the article by clicking on "cite" at the left hand side or by scrolling down to the end of the article.  Off-campus log-in needed!  (User:  anoka   ;  Password:  anokaremote  )

Database: U.S. History in Context

Type the name of a Supreme Court Case into the search field.  Look for an article with the same title as the case to get an analysis and explanation of the case and decision.  "Primary Sources" will be transcripts from the original court decision.  Note that you can get a citation for the article by clicking "Citation Tools" on the right -hand menu.  Off-campus log-in needed!  (User:  anoka   ;  Password:  anokaremote  )

Recommended Website: LII


"We are a not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. We carry out this vision by:

  • Publishing law online, for free.
  • Creating materials that help people understand law.
  • Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law."

Recommended Website: Library of Congress


The Library of Congress ("LOC") is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Recommended Website: ACLU

"For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

Free Text-to-Speech Program

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