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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Criminal Justice & Paralegal Librarian
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2016     Views: 724

FastCase is a database containing full-text primary legal materials including cases, statutes, court rules, regulations, and more that can be searched using keywords, natural language, or legal citation.

FastCase can be accessed through the Rasmussen College Online Library  (Articles > Database A-Z List) or through the Resources tab in any online class by clicking on the Search eResources link.

FastCase defaults to "Quick Caselaw Search."  Link to other legal materials by clicking on links in the left panel.

To search the database, select the type of materials you wish to search (cases, statutes, regulations, etc.) from the menu on  the left side of the page.  Select your jurisdiction (Federal or a specific state or states) and enter your terms in the search textbox and click Search.

 

Below is an example of a search for the U.S. Supreme Court opinion, Miranda v. Arizona.

 

 

Click on the title to view the legal resource in full text.

 

FastCase also offers a chat service!  Click on the Live Chat link on the homepage to use this service: