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Alternate Legal Research Tools

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Alternate Legal Research Tools

While Westlaw, LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law are the best known legal research databases, there are several other alternatives with more emerging all the time. This guide will introduce you to some of these alternatives.

Casemaker

Casemaker

You can take a tour of Casemaker and learn about its features in the video below.

Casetext

Casetext

The video below gives an overview of how Casetext works.

Fastcase

Fastcase

​The video below will give you an overview of how to use Fastcase.

Ravel

Ravel

You can learn more about Ravel by taking the tour available on their homepage or by watching the video below.

 

CourtListener

CourtListener

VersusLaw

VersusLaw

National Law Library

National Law Library

CAP API

CAP API

 


For more information about the Caselaw Access Project see an interview with Jonathan Zittrain.

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CC License

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