Appellate court records and briefs are a useful, yet underutilized resource for the legal researcher, offering a wealth of background information on cases that may elucidate the reasoning behind judicial opinions. Since the publication of the first edition, some 18 years ago, the electronic revolution has dramatically increased the availability of these resources. This new edition highlights the availability of both "for free" and "for a fee" resources and also provides an accurate picture of libraries and archives that still maintain physical copies (both print and microform). Each section is arranged by court, noting the address and phone number of the clerk of court before listing libraries that hold briefs from that court. Next are listed libraries in alphabetical order by location, giving the name, address, phone number, URL, holdings information, format of the holdings, and when possible, its lending policy.--Publisher.
Introduction to the 2nd edition -- Introduction to the 1st edition -- United States Supreme Court -- United States Circuit Court of Appeals -- State final appellate courts -- State intermediate appellate courts