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Court Reporters

Court opinions are published in sets called reporters. Digests are tools that help researchers locate cases on specific legal topics or issues.

U.S. (Federal)

This table identifies the major reporters for cases from the U.S. (federal) courts that are available in the Law Library. This list does not include courts that no longer exist and some specialized courts.

The Law Library's subscriptions to most of the court reporters shown in the tables below were canceled in 2013. Only a few titles receive new volumes as they are published:

  • the United States Reports
  • the Supreme Court Reporter
  • the United States Tax Court Reports
  • the United States Court of International Trade Reports.

Online access to court opinions is available through many sources. See the Gallagher guide on U.S. Court Opinions.

Federal Court Reporters

 Title

Abbrev.

Call No.

Coverage

Location(s)

 United States Reports

 U.S.

 KF101  .A212

 vol. 1, 1754 - date

 vol. 1, 1754 - vol. 528,  1998

 Reference Area

 L2 Reporters Area

 Supreme Court Reporter

 S. Ct.

 KF101  .A322

 vol. 1, 1883 - date

 Reference Area

 United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers'  Edition

 L. Ed.
 L. Ed. 2d

 KF101  .A313

 vol. 1, 1790 - vol. 186,  2013

 L2 Reporters Area

Title

Abbrev.

Call No.

Coverage

Location

 West's Federal Reporter, 3d

 F.3d

 KF105 .F432

 vol. 1, 1988 - vol. 728,  2013

 L2 Reporters Area

 Federal Reporter, 2d

 F.2d

 KF105 .F432

 vol. 1, 1924 - vol. 830,  1988

 L2 Reporters Area

 Federal Reporter

 F.

 KF105 .F432

 vol. 1, 1880 - vol. 300,  1924

 L2 Reporters Area

The Law Library does not subscribe to the Federal Appendix, which includes opinions from the U.S. Courts of Appeals that are not selected for publication in the Federal Reporter.

Title

Abbrev.

Call No.

Coverage

Location

 West's Federal Supplement, 2d

 F. Supp.  2d

 KF120 .F42

 vol. 1, 1988 - vol. 939,  2013

 L2 Reporters Area

 Federal Supplement

 F. Supp.

 KF120 .F42

 vol. 1, 1933 - vol. 670,  1988

 L2 Reporters Area

 Federal Rules Decisions

 F.R.D.

 KF 8839 .F4

 vol. 1, 1941 - vol. 291,  2013

 L2 Compact Stacks

Court

Title

Abbrev.

Call No.

Coverage

Location

 Court of  Appeals for
 Veterans  Claims

 West's Veterans Appeals  Reporter

 Vet.
 App.

 KF7745  .A518

 vol. 1, 1991 - vol.  25, 2012

 L2 Compact Stacks

 Court of  Appeals for
 the Armed  Forces

 West's Military Justice  Reporter

 M.J.

 KF7605 .A2W4

 vol. 1, 1978 - vol.  71, 2013

 L2 Compact Stacks

 Court of  Claims

 Federal Claims Reporter

 Fed.
 Cl.

 KF125 .C5 C53

 vol. 1, 1982 - vol.  112, 2013

 L2 Reporters Area

 Court of International  Trade

 United States Court of  International Trade Reports

 Ct. Int'l
 Trade

KF6698 .A512

 vol. 1, 1980 - date

 L2 Compact Stacks

 Tax Court

 United States Tax Court  Reports

 T.C.

KF6324 .A512

 vol. 1, 1943 - date

 Reference Area

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