FastCase database: What? How?

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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 University Online Library  (Articles > Database A-Z List) or through the Resources link 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.

Quick Caselaw Search box and links to other legal materials

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.

 

Example Search for the U.S. Supreme Court opinion, Miranda v. Arizona

 

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

Click on the title to view the full text.

 

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

Select Live Chat on the homepage

Consult the FastCase section of the Paralegal Guide for more assistance. 

  • Last Updated Mar 26, 2024
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  • Answered By Suzanne Schriefer, Librarian

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