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Successful Summer Strategies: Research in the Real World: Alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw

Research in the Real World Starts Here. Use this guide to orient yourself to the world and research environment.

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Casemaker database contains state and federal case law, statutes, regulations and other resource materials used daily in the practice of law. Access is free with a Wyoming Bar Association membership.  Students may sign up for their free access using their university email address.

 

 

 

Fastcase is a federal and state primary law database.  You may access this from our law library database website.

 

 

 

 

Comparison of Alternatives to LexisNexis & Westlaw

Contents

 Database      Unannotated  
Statutes 
Cases
w/o
 Headnotes 
Unannotated Regulations Citating Feature Other
Casemaker  Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Court rules, state attorney general opinions, ethics opinions, bar journals, forms
Fastcase Yes Yes Yes Yes State attorney general opinions, state constitutions

 

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 Database 

 Boolean 

 Natural Language 

Fields

 Search databases together 

 Saves Searches, 
Alert Searches

 

 Folders 

 Casemaker 

Yes

Yes

Advanced searches

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fastcase

Yes - w/n

Yes

Date, cite look-up only

Yes

Yes

No

 

  

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