Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NC Court Reports Digital Collection

The North Carolina State Library has completed its digitization project of official North Carolina Supreme Court reports. Although additional search features will be released later, the collection is now available at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/search/collection/p16062coll14/order/title/ad/desc. The scanned volumes date back to volume 1 (decisions from 1778-1804) and conclude with the recent volume 365 (2011-2012). The State Library also continues to digitize the North Carolina Court of Appeals Reports, with the first 100 volumes already available.

Although both the North Carolina Reports and North Carolina Court of Appeals Reports are available in the Goodson Law Library's collection as well as online sources like LLMC Digital, this additional free access is a welcome public service to legal researchers. In addition to centuries of case law, the reporters also include valuable biographical information about court justices, such as reprinted remarks from portrait dedication ceremonies.

For more information about sources for North Carolina case law, visit the library's research guide to North Carolina Practice or Ask a Librarian.