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LexisNexis Academic provides access to over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.


Free Alternatives to WestLaw & Lexis

  • Casemaker is a legal research system which is available free to current members of 28 state bar assocations, including WASHINGTON.
  • Public Library of Law, free, this database includes 50-state and federal case law databases like Federal District, Bankruptcy, and Tax Courts and Federal and state statutes and regulations.

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  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Medicare and Medicaid Regulations, Guidance, Manuals, Legislation, Policies and More.
  • Federal Administrative Agency Decisions & Other Actions
    Can be searched by agency or by subject. Availability of material varies by agency.
  • Fedstats
    Portal to statistics from more than 100 U.S. Federal Agencies. FedStats can be used to find statistics on many topics without knowing in advance which particular agency has jurisdiction over that topic.
  • GPO - Government Publishing Office
    Full‑text access to the CFR (back to 1996), Federal Register (back to 1994), Congressional Record (back to 1994) and other government documents from the Government Printing Office.
  • Official U.S. Code Search
    The United States Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives.
  • Openjurist
    Open Jurist is a resource for access to the case law of the United States. The collection includes opinions from the United States Supreme Court - beginning in 1754 when it was known as the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; and the Federal Appellate Courts - beginning in 1880. It currently contains a total of approximately 647,000 opinions.
  • THOMAS is replacing
    This is the primary online source for federal legislative material. Contains new public laws, pending bills, status of bills, committee reports and hearings. Full text of legislation available from 1989 (101st Congress) to present. Depth of other material varies -- some items, including public laws, are earlier in scope. Very current.
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