The UNC Law Library recently subscribed to Cheetah, Wolters
Kluwer’s new database. Cheetah replaces
Wolters Kluwer’s CCH IntelliConnect platform.
has a sleek design that is user friendly and easy to
navigate. From the homepage, users can
select from a variety of practice areas to access legal resources. Some examples of practice areas are Banking
& Consumer Finance, Bankruptcy, Energy & Environment, Intellectual
Property, Securities, and Tax. There is
a search bar on the top of the page that allows users to search all content
within the database or within a specific practice area.
Users can easily access major
acts & statutes within a particular practice area, agency materials, treatises, newsletters, and practice tools. Cheetah also offers the Federal Banking Law Reporter and the
Federal Securities Law Reporter, as well as a number of other specialized law
Smart Charts are practice tools available on Cheetah that allows
users to create state comparison charts. For
example, users can create a corporation law comparison chart using the Securities Practice Area Smart Chart tool. This chart allows users to select from topics
that include corporation formation, capital and surplus, corporate powers,
shareholders rights, meetings & liabilities, as well as a number of other
topics and subtopics. Users can then
select jurisdictions and view results. The resulting chart can be exported to either MS Word or MS Excel.
offers a number of Dailies,
Newsletters, and Treatise Updates. Examples of Dailies include the Banking and Finance Law Daily Wrap Up and the Trademark Daily Wrap
Up. The Banking and Finance Law
Daily Wrap Up offers users the option of subscribing to all topics and jurisdictions or customizing their selection by selecting specific topics and jurisdictions. Topics include financial technology, oversight
and investigation, privacy, securities and derivatives, as well as many others. Users can also select to receive critical alerts
as they occur during the day.
Newsletters are available for each practice area on Cheetah. For example, two of the newsletters
available for Securities are the NASDAQ Tracker and the New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE) Tracker. Users can subscribe to multiple
newsletters, create custom searches within newsletters, and aggregate email
alerts so that all of the subscribed to newsletters are received in one email.
Creating an Account
is available to all UNC Law faculty and students with their ONYEN and password. However, users can also create an individual Cheetah account so they can customize the database for
their needs. With a login, users can
save documents to worklists, sign up for newsletters discussed above, create alerts for search
terms and topics, highlight and make notations on documents, and customize the
practice area pages to meet their research needs. Creating an account is easy. Select "Login"
from the upper-right corner of the Cheetah homepage, then select "Create User ID." Make sure to use your UNC email
address as you follow the steps to create an account.
Posted by Allison Symulevich on Thu. September 6, 2018 1:50 PM