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Remote Access to Library Resources

This guide provides instructions for accessing library resources from off campus.

Resources for Practitioners

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Although we cannot provide practitioners remote access to Westlaw, the Colorado State Bar provides a free alternative to members. Casemaker includes state and federal cases, statutes, and regulations, as well as limited secondary sources, such as articles from Colorado Lawyer. Click here for more information on free access to Casemaker.

Colorado Legislative History

Researching Colorado legislative history without access to print materials can be difficult, though our Colorado Session Laws and House and Senate Journal databases may help. 


Lexis has archived Colorado Revised Statutes from 1992 onward, while Westlaw has Colorado Statutes Annotated from 1989 onward. You may be able to infer previous versions of a statute using source notes. For example, see this excerpted source note from Lexis:


A screenshot of a the history line for a Colorado statute on Lexis Nexus
The first three entries* indicate the statute was:

  1. Repealed and reenacted in 1979
  2. Amended in 1987
  3. Amended again in 2007

In other words, the statute stayed the same between 1987 and 2007. Therefore, if you were looking for the 1987 version of the statute, you could use the archived versions of the statutes from 1991 on Lexis or Westlaw.

You can also use our Colorado Session Laws database to view specific amendments indicated in statutory source notes.

*See the section on source notes in this guide to researching Colorado Legislative History.


For help researching legislative history remotely, please contact us at lawref@colorado.edu.

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