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CRM 220: Westlaw and APA: Step 2

How to write a 1000-word research paper on various topics or cases regarding criminal activity. How to cite criminal court cases, in-sentence properly, and in their reference page, where to find proper sources on the internet and of course, the journal a

Step 2 - Digging Deeper

Finding More Details about Your Case

3) Use Westlaw to find the case (this is a primary source).

Search for the case by name or number.

What was the ruling? What is the history behind the case? 

4) Use Westlaw to find secondary sources about the case:

What do legal scholars think about the ruling?

What other cases are related to this one?

Suggested Solutions?

What evidence can you use to support your solution?

PowerPoint for APA Presentation

APA Presentation

This presentation contains information on today's session on APA style. You can find more information about APA in the APA manual (available through most online retailers) and by clicking on the "APA Help" tab in this LibGuide.

Using Westlaw to find Cases