What’s New for 2015?


Beginning in 2015, we are happy to announce a new database added to our subscribed database collection — Fastcase.

Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that is accessed by more than 500,000 lawyers. Twenty-one state bar associations and dozens of other membership organizations have purchased Fastcase subscriptions for their members. Therefore, we are glad to provide you the access to Fastcase while you are in law school to get you familiar with this legal research database.

Fastcase’s contents include primary law from all 50 states, as well as deep federal coverage going back to 1 U.S. 1, 1 F.2d 1, 1 F.Supp. 1, and 1 B.R. 1. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. Fastcase also provides access to a newspaper archive, legal forms, and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings through their content partners.

You can also find the older editions of state statutes on Fastcase. For example, Fastcase has older versions of Vermont Statues.

1You can access Fastcase in several ways. The most recommended access path is through the library portal site A-Z list. You can also search “Fastcase” in JULIEN in the keyword field or database name field.

Fastcase provides IP authenticated access which means you do NOT need a personal username and password (like Westlaw, Lexis, or BLaw).

To get you started with searching in Fastcase, you may want to download this quick reference guide. Or, visit Fastcase support page to sign up for a free webinar, watch a video tutorial, or contact the customer service.

For any questions, feel free to contact Chenfang Yang, Electronic Resources & Technology Librarian, cyang@vermontlaw.edu or 802-831-1445. Let us know what do you think of Fastcase.

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Library Hours Update for Thanksgiving and Winter Break

Thanksgiving Hours:
Wednesday, November 26 8am – 5pm
Thursday, November 27 closed
Friday, November 28 9am – 5pm
Saturday, November 29 9am – 5pm
Sunday, November 30 9am – midnight​

Exam Period & Winter Break Hours:

December 6-18 8am-midnight
December 19 8am-5pm
December 20-21 closed
December 22-23 8am-5pm
December 24 – January 4 closed
January 5 8am-5pm
January 6 8am-midnight

General library hours resume on Wednesday, January 7, 2015​.
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Searching in JULIEN today?

Nov. 11, 2014. The vendor which hosts JULIEN, the library’s online catalog, is experiencing difficulties with their Internet Service Provider (ISP).  As a result, connectivity to JULIEN is spotty today.

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