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Media Law: Guide to Media Law Resources

Find Cases Online

In this class, your professor has asked you to locate court cases that have touched on some aspect of mass media law and to prepare a case brief summarizing the case and its ruling.

Find a Specific U.S. Case in LexisNexis


LexisNexis Academic is the go-to source here at OWU for finding legal cases. This short video will show you how to locate cases by citation (e.g. 403 U.S. 713), topic, judge, party names, and lots of other ways.


Get Organized

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Find Articles, Books, and News

Summon lets you search for articles and books across all disciplines from one simple search box. Summon searches CONSORT, the majority of our databases, government documents, and some of our unique local collections.



This EBSCOhost search box will search multiple databases providing good coverage on the kinds of topics you are discussing in this class. These include Academic Search Complete, Communication & Mass Media Complete, eBook Collection, Film & Television Literature Index, Legal Collection, Newspaper Source, Criminal Justice Abstracts.



LexisNexis Academic is a great resource for newspaper articles and legal information such as legal cases and law reviews. It covers many of the major U.S. and world news publications including The New York Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today.

Websites on First Amendment Issues