Open University Library Homepage
The library subscribes to the legal database Westlaw which you can use to look up both federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, etc.
To find the Westlaw database, go to the Library's home page: https://www.cpp.edu/~library/index.shtml.
From the home page, click on "Databases." Click on the "W" to navigate to your database.
If you are on-campus, you will be able to access it right away. If you are off-campus, you will be asked to log in with your Bronco name and password.
This is the Westlaw home page. Here you can use the search bar and enter in the name of the case or the case citation.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
You can use either the name of the case (Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka) or the citation (347 U.S. 483).
Once you type in your case or case citation, click on the magnifying glass and your search results will generate, listing cases first.
Click to access the case.
1. Select the case jurisdiction
You can narrow down your search by clicking on "All Federal" to narrow down your case by jurisdiction.
2. Search history
You can view your recent searches using the history function.
Elizabeth Hernandez, Reference Librarian