Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Education & General Education Librarian Last Updated: Jun 25, 2018 Views: 160
FastCase is a library database that contains full-text versions of Federal and state court opinions in addition to other legal materials. You can search for cases using key words, a legal citation, and party names. You can also limit searches to specific jurisdictions using the "Advanced Caselaw Search" feature.
Using the Advanced Caselaw Search allows multiple search options:
There is a option to search using keywords and Boolean connectors, natural language, or by citation.
You can also select the jurisdiction (located at the bottom of the page).
Use the + sign to expand a particular jurisdiction to view all options Check the boxes that you would like to include in your search before clicking the Search button.
Cases will be listed in relevance order. Click on the case name to link to the full text of the opinion.
Paralegal students can use Lexis Advance to find Federal and state court opinions.