Given the rising costs of legal research, it pays to use free and low-cost resources. An excellent low-cost alternative to Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law is Fastcase, available to the NYLS community through the Electronic Resources quadrant of our Library homepage.
Fastcase offers full-text searchable access to federal and state primary material and, after a partnership with HeinOnline, access to HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library. The New York State Bar Association provides members with free, unlimited access to Fastcase’s New York Library and the opportunity to upgrade to the Premium Plan at a substantial discount. Many other state and local bar associations also make Fastcase available to members.
Fastcase also offers excellent free apps for your iPhone and iPad, facilitating research on the fly.
It’s worth your while to check out Fastcase! An easy way to start: sign up for one of their free webinars.