This research guide provides information and resources related to Connecticut State Courts, other State Courts, Federal Courts, and the United States Supreme Court. Click on the tabs above to access Connecticut State Library print and electronic resources, court websites, and other external links and resources.
Law & Legislative Reference Services
The reading room is open during the library's regular hours.
The Law Reference Desk is staffed :
Tuesday, 9-12 and 2-4
Wednesday - Friday, 10-12 and 2-4
These subscription databases can be used with a Connecticut State Library Card.
The external links below are provided as an information service only. They provide free case law, but do not include a citator service.
The highest court in a state is the final arbiter of state constitutional, statutory, and common law. All states have a supreme court, but they do not all use this term. For example, the highest court in New York is the Court of Appeals.
Our collection includes official court opinions from all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Please use our catalog search box below to locate these items. The coverage dates vary depending on the state.
For most states, you can search by title for the state name followed by the word reports. For example, searching Alaska Reports will bring you to our catalog entry for Alaska court decisions.
If the record location reads StLib Offsite, please contact us at 860-757-6500 prior to visiting to request that the items be retrieved from our offsite storage location.
To access court opinions electronically, please see the Case Law Research Databases box in the left column on this page.
Please see a librarian if you need assistance with using our catalog or locating these materials.
West's National Reporter System groups state caselaw into seven regional reporters. West includes unofficial editorial enhancements to facilitate the research process. The reporters and their citation abbreviations are:
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