Resource Review: Cheetah

by guest author Dan Brackmann

Cheetah is Wolters-Kluwer’s legal database platform. You may be more familiar with Wolters-Kluwer as the owner of the Aspen line of casebooks and study aids, however, Cheetah offers access to many other, less student-centric databases including white papers, current news, and topical practice modules.

A list of the various practice modules available on Cheetah including: Antitrust & Competition Banking & Consumer Finance Bankruptcy COVID-19 Resources Elder & Estates Law Energy & Environment Family Law Government Contracts Intellectual Property Labor & Employment Law Litigation Practice of Law Products Liability & Insurance Securities - All Securities - Corporation Law & Governance Securities - Federal & International Securities - State Tax - All Tax - Estates, Gifts & Trusts Tax - Federal Tax - International Tax - State & Local Transportation

Cheetah is quite robust in the area of tax law, having acquired CCH in 1996. The banking and consumer finance module is also strong. And, in response to the pandemic, they added a COVID-19 module with information on return-to-work, employee benefits, and labor issues among others.

To find Cheetah from the library’s home page; under For UofSC, including Law, select Law Databases; choose the Q-Z tab in the side menu and select Wolters Kluwer Academic Legal Professional Library (Cheetah). This brings up a login screen. You will need to create a login and password if you are a new user.

The law library web page under the category For UofSC with LAw Databases circled

The left-side navigation pane from the Law Databases page with the option to view Q-Z circled.

The link for Wolters Kluwer Academic Legal Professional Library (Cheetah)

NOTE: Remote access requires a VPN connection before you click the link to bring up the login screen.