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U.S. Supreme Court Library

This database includes complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes, as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Full-Text Searching

Use the main search bar to perform a topical search of the entire U.S. Supreme Court Library. For example, search for cases that reference the phrase “illegal search and seizure”:

This search yields more than 200 results. To limit the results, use the Refine Your Search facets on the left-hand side of the screen.

Refine searches with the following facets:

  • Date
  • Document Type
  • Section Type
  • Title

Users are also able to sort their results by:

  • Relevance
  • Volume Date (Oldest First)
  • Volume Date (Newest First)
  • Document Title
  • Number of Times Cited by Articles
  • Number of Times Accessed (Past 12 Months)
  • Number of Times Cited by Cases

Advanced Search

To search for a specific case, use the Advanced Search link located beneath the main search bar and use the case name field. 

For example, search for Miranda v. Arizona:

One search result is produced. Each result in the Supreme Court Library allows users to:

  • Click the title of the case to access an image-based PDF of the case as it was originally published in the U.S. Reports.
  • Note ScholarCheck “cited-by” information to the right of the search result, which will link to articles and cases which cite Miranda v. Arizona.
  • Discover the number of times a case has been accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period.
  • Use the tools located above ScholarCheck information to download a PDF of the case, access additional print/download options, email a PDF link of the case to anyone, anywhere (the end-user does not need HeinOnline to access the link!), or save the case to a MyHein personal research account.
  • Link to Oyez’s website, which provides transcripts of U.S. Supreme Court cases in various media, available from within search results and tables of contents of cases.

The case itself appears exactly as it was published in the U.S. Reports, with the added bonus of full searchability: