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Access: C|M|LAW Students are eligible for full access to Bloomberg Law during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters without restriction. Questions? Contact Brian Cassidy , 216-687-7364
Access: C|M|LAW students have access to Lexis Advance for educational purposes only during the Fall and Spring semesters. During the Summer semester, students have access without restriction. Questions? Contact Brian Cassidy , 216-687-7364
Access: C|M|LAW students have regular access through the end of Spring semester for educational purposes only. Questions? Contact Brian Cassidy , 216-687-7364
For Other Legal Research Databases go to the C|M|LAW Library's Law Databases  page.
Please Note: The use of many C|M|LAW Library legal research databases is restricted to educational purposes only. C|M|LAW Library permits legal research database providers to monitor use for infractions. A student violation of this policy may result in revocation of access privileges, and may be considered a violation of the C|M|LAW Student Honor Code .
What Is a Case?
When lawyers and law professors refer to cases, they typically mean the written opinions of appellate court judges. These opinions from appellate courts can be crucial to understanding a given legal issue because such opinions are binding on lower courts deciding similar issues in the future. Appellate court opinions are usually published in print and online.
Case Name Volume No. Reporter Starting Page No. Year Anaple v. Standard Oil Co. 162 Ohio St. 537 1955
PRACTICE RETRIEVING A CASE IN LEXIS ADVANCE
Anaple v. Standard Oil Co., 162 Ohio St. 537 (1955)
For more detail on finding caselaw, see our How To Read A Legal Citation  guide.
TIP: If you know the citation of a relevant case (typically consisting of the volume and page numbers and the publication abbreviation, e.g., 162 Ohio St. 14), the Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and, Westlaw platforms permit users to enter the citation into the search box and click Go.
Simple terms & connectors operators: AND, OR, NOT
tort AND invitee
occupier OR employee AND "duty of care"
"premise liability" NOT "swimming pools"
To construct this search, you might consider this strategy: