Library Databases

A Library Card is required to access legal databases on library computers. You may register for a Library Card/Computer User Card in-person at the Law Library.

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Fastcase/Fastcase 7

* Now Available Remotely Via Link Below *

Fastcase is a nationwide electronic law library/legal database that including case law, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. Please note that our subscription includes primary law and the following secondary sources/practice guides from James Publishing:

  • California Causes of Action
  • California Pretrial Practice & Forms
  • California Objections
  • California Judge Reviews

Fastcase integrates citation analysis into search results, telling you how often each case in your results list has been cited. It’s like Shepardizing or KeyCiting each case in search results, except that you can see the results automatically integrated into search results. Now you can sort the most seminal case to the top of the list, with one click. From within a case, click the flag icon the upper-right hand corner to run the “Authority Check” function, which will list all citing cases and identify those that offer negative treatment. 

You can access FastCase/Fastcase 7 from your home or office at: https://gateway.fastcase.com 

Username: Alamedacounty / Password: fastcase

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Gale Legal Forms- California Forms Library

* Now Available Remotely Via Link Below to Library Card Holders *

Gale Legal Forms – California Forms Library offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. The database includes thousands of transactional and litigation forms on a variety of legal topics- real estate forms, business forms, contracts, wills & trusts, powers of attorney, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

The California Forms Library can be searched by keyword/form name or browsed by practice area (e.g. Promissory Notes). Forms can be downloaded as Word documents and saved to your computer.

Law Library cardholders can access Gale Legal Forms from your home or office at: https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/oakl62165?db=TGLF

Library cardholders can email us at lawlib@acgov.org for the Password.

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Nolo EBSCO – Nolo Press eBooks

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Provides access to more than 220 full-text legal self-help books, most published by Nolo Press, the nation’s oldest provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Includes books and forms related to civil litigation, real estate, probate and estate planning, real estate transactions, and small business formation.

You can access Nolo EBSCO in the library or from your home or office at: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=ns134829&group=main&profile=lirc

User ID: alamedacll / Password: Alameda2019!

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Lexis Advance

Available on Library Computers Only

50 state and federal primary law (cases, codes, regulations), California practice guides (including CA Forms of Pleading & Practice and Matthew Bender CA Practice Guides), trial court documents, jury verdicts and settlements, and Shepard’s Citation Service citator. Documents can be emailed, saved to a USB drive, or printed for .20/page.

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Westlaw

Available on Library Computers Only

50 state and federal primary law (cases, codes, regulations), California practice guides (including Rutter Guides and Witkin treatises), federal practice guides, national practice guides, and KeyCite citator. Documents can be emailed, saved to a USB drive, or printed for .20/page.

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West’s CA Public Law Library Briefs Service

Available on Library Computers Only

This database provides access to petitions and briefs filed with the California Supreme Court and the California Courts of Appeal. Includes selective briefs and petitions dated from 1990 for the California Supreme Court, and briefs and petitions dated from 1996 for the California Courts of Appeal. Briefs and petitions can be searched by docket number or case name. Print briefs for .20/page or request through document delivery (See Document Delivery).

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OnLAW

Available on Library Computers and through WiFi

Practice guides, Action Guides, and form templates published by Continuing Education of the Bar. Documents can be printed for .20/page, or pasted into a Word document and saved to a USB drive.

If you are connected to the library’s WiFi network (law_library_wifi), you can access OnLAW at: http://ceb.com/OnLAW/ipaccess/default.aspx

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HeinOnline

Available on Library Computers and through WiFi

PDF scans of over 2,000 legal periodicals, including law reviews and ABA journals; Code of Federal Regulations (1938-); Federal Register (1938-); U.S. Statutes at Large (1789-); Legal Classics Library, Early American Case Law and English Case Law. Documents can be emailed, saved to a USB drive, or printed for .20/page.

If you are connected to the library’s WiFi network (law_library_wifi), you can access HeinOnline at: https://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome

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CCH IntelliConnect

Available on Library Computers

Includes both Federal and California tax materials. Primary sources – IRS Code, Federal Tax Regulations, and Federal Tax Cases plus IRS Administrative rulings, Letter Rulings and Memorandum. Secondary sources – U.S. Master Tax Guide and the Standard Federal Income Tax Reporter arranged by IRS Code, and California State Tax Reporter. Researchers may browse the content or use the Citator to locate cases, rulings, or tax code sections by citation.

Documents can be emailed, saved to a USB drive, or printed for .20/page.

DissoMaster

DissoMaster

Available on Library Computers Only

California child and spousal support calculation software. Generate reports and print for .20/page or print to PDF and save to a USB drive.

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Fastcase

Available on Library Computers Only

Primary law (cases, codes, regulations) from all 50 states, as well as federal coverage going back to 1 U.S. 1, 1 F.2d 1, 1 F.Supp. 1, and 1 B.R. 1. New features include a data visualization tool that creates a visual map of search results, Forecite, templates from US Legal Forms, and PACER docket searching.