PLEASE READ!! LEXIS-NEXIS INTERFACE CHANGE
On December 23, 2013 the Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe interface page will undergo a major facelift. The instructions and screen shots in the "Using Lexis-Nexis" tab in this guide are likely to not be usable after the interface change. If you need help using Lexis-Nexis before this guide is updated, contact:
Donald Page, Reference Librarian
See publisher's announcement for further details.
Finding Contracts Appeals Decisions for FRL courses
This guide is to assist students find the full text of contract appeals decisions published by various appeals boards, such as the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) or the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA). These are only two examples. There are many appeals boards, and each board emanates from various government agencies. See the second box below with MS Word documents for the various names and agencies of appeals boards covered in the Lexis-Nexis database, including sample documents.
NOTE: If you are looking for a U.S. Supreme Court case, lower federal or state court case, go directly now to the Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe database, and use the "Look up a Legal Case" search box.
This guide is designed for these FRL courses:
- FRL 325 Contract Administration
- FRL 326 Contract Aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code
- FRL 327 Contract Case Study/Practical Application
- FRL 328 Contract Cost/Price Techniques-Negotiation
Use the tabs above (Lexis-Nexis, CCH IntelliConnect, Print Copy..., Library Reserves and Web Sources) to search for appeals decisions in general, using keywords or topical words for searches, or with a named and/or numerical citation assigned by your instructor. The best sources where you are most likely to find your case are Lexis-Nexis and CCH IntelliConnect.
The resources offered in this guide are not necessarily comprehensive, and it's possible that your specific appeals decision may not be available at all in full text or digest form in our online databases, our limited print resources, or the web. Searching for appeals decisions can sometimes be simple, and other times can be a complex and frustrating affair.
First use this guide and make reasonable attempts to find your appeals decision. If you are unsuccessful, ask for assistance from staff at the Research Help Desk or Donald Page, the law librarian (contact information for Mr. page is on the right hand side of this page).