The first step for cite checking cases is to determine which reporter to cite to. Cases are often published in multiple reporters, so the Bluebook will tell you which is the most authoritative. Check Table 1 at the back of the Bluebook to verify which case reporter you should be looking for.
For example, this excerpt from the Bluebook indicates which California Court of Appeal reporter to cite to (depending on the date):
Once you have determined which case reporter to cite to, check Westlaw and Lexis for PDF scans of the reporter. Whether these services have a PDF scan of the exact reporter you are looking for will depend on the jurisdiction. The coverage tends to be better for more recent cases.
On Westlaw, you can find PDFs of reporters at the top of a case:
On Lexis, you can find reporter images under the heading "About This Document" on the right-hand sidebar.
Note that in these two examples, Westlaw and Lexis provide scans of different case reporters.
Resources on LLMC Digital Include:
The library has a limited collection of case reporters in print and on microfilm. Most of our print reporters are no longer updated. They are also mostly available online. The print collection includes:
You can search for reporters by name in our catalog.