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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Education & General Education Librarian
Last Updated: Dec 30, 2016     Views: 424

FastCase is a database that contains full-text versions of Federal and state cases, statutes, regulations and other legal resources that you can search using keywords, natural language, or legal citation.  It can be accessed through the Rasmussen College Online Library or in the Resources tab in any online class (click on the Search eResources link.)

To begin a search for statutes, click on the Search Statutes link on the left side of the page:

The Search page allows you to select the preferred search mode (keyword, natural language, or legal citation).  Select the jurisdiction (individual state) from the menu located at the bottom of the page.  Enter search terms in the textbox and click Search.

Click on the title of the state statute to view in full text.

A "free" online resource is the Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute website.  Click on the state of interest in the alphabetical list to view the statutes for that state.

Two other online resources that provide access to state statutes are:

Most states provide access to their state codes on the official state website.