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Delaware Legal Information: Case Law

Finding Books

Examples of useful subject terms to use in DELCAT and WorldCat Local.


  • law reports, digests, etc. [name of state]
  • court records--[name of state]


  • court record* and [name of country or state]

Case Law Digests

A digest is an index to cases. It assists in identifying cases bearing on a specific point of law. The arrangement is by points of law. The Descriptive Word volumes help a layperson identify legal terminology.

Reports and Opinions in Print

The information in these reporters is included in LexisNexis Academic.

Delaware Courts and Case Law

From Delaware State Courts "The Official Website of the Delaware Judiciary"

Reports and Opinions Online From Delaware Courts

All Courts: Opinions and Orders

Reports and Opinions Online in LexisNexis

The "Legal Topics" search option searches the case headnotes, the section containing the points of law. The database offers Legal Reference materials which may help a layperson identify appropriate legal terms.

Subject Librarian

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.