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Quick Research Tip: The Wolters Kluwer Treatise Collection on Fastcase

by Julie Tedjeske on 2020-09-07T23:26:00-04:00 in Specialized Legal Research | Comments

Fastcase is a low-cost alternative to databases such as Westlaw or Lexis. Many practitioners have access to Fastcase as a benefit of their state or local bar membership. Here in Allegheny County, small firm members of the Allegheny County Law Library have access to Fastcase. 

As a law student, you have access to Fastcase. As part of your access to Fastcase, you can use a terrific collection of treatises from legal publisher Wolters Kluwer. A treatise is simply a book devoted to a particular topic. Most of these treatises are not available elsewhere in the library's collection, either in print or online. 

Available subject libraries include the following: 

Bankruptcy Law

Employment Law

Licensing Agreements 

Business Practice Law Estate Planning Law Limited Liability Corporations
Business Torts Law Evidence Law Personal Injury Law
Construction Law General Litigation Library Products Liability Law
Consumer Finance Law  Insurance Law Library Real Estate law
Drunk Driving Defense Intellectual Property Law Library Remedies
Elder Law  Internet Law and E-Commerce Library Section 1983

Employment Discrimination Law

Law Practice Resources  


Instructions for Using the Wolters Kluwer Treatises on Fastcase

Step One: Log in to Fastcase and select Jurisdictions & Sources from the main search bar. 

Fastcase screenshot

Step Two: Make your selections and save. (Note: You need to search an entire subject library, not a particular treatise.) 

Screenshot of list of available treatises

Step 3: Type in your search terms and run your search. 

Screenshot of a sample search

Step 4: Review your search result list and make a selection. 

Image of results list

Step 5: Look at your selected item and switch to Outline View

Picture of Selected Result With Instructions to Switch to Outline View

Step 6: See your selected item in the context of the Treatise and Chapter where it appears using the Outline View. 

Screenshot of selected item in Outline View


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