Finding a Document Using a Citation Template

You can retrieve a document when you know its citation. A citation template can help you enter the citation in the correct format:

  1. At the Home page, click Find a Document Using a Citation Template.

  2. Identify the specific template for your citation. To view templates for a specific jurisdiction, select an option from the drop-down list and click GO.

    For example, under Federal Cases, the template with the abbreviation S.Ct. is the template for Supreme Court Reporter citations.

  3. For cases, type the volume number and page number in the text boxes next to the abbreviation. For statutes, type the title, section, or chapter number in the text boxes.

    For example, if you want to retrieve the U.S. Supreme Court case at 106 S. Ct. 2399, type 106 in the text box before S.Ct. and 2399 in the text box after it. If you want to retrieve the section of the United States Code Annotated at 28 U.S.C.A 1291, type 28 in the text box before U.S.C.A. and 1291 in the text box after it.

  4. If you are not already registered or signed on, you will be prompted to do so.

The document you requested is displayed.

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