If you don't know about Fastcase, you should. Fastcase is an upstart legal research database that uses unique algorithms to bring the best documents to the top of your search results. The North Carolina Bar Association was apparently so impressed by Fastcase that it added Fastcase as one of the benefits of bar membership, replacing Casemaker. Now the UNC Law Library has added a subscription, as well.
Fastcase’s libraries include primary law from all 50 states, as well as deep federal coverage including case law going back to the inception of each major reporter. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. Fastcase also provides access to a newspaper archive, legal forms, and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings through its content partners.
UNC Law students have access to Fastcase through their NC Bar Association student membership. All other law school affiliates may access it from any computer connected to the law school network.
To link to Fastcase, go to the library's Legal Databases page. For more information, contact the law library's reference desk at 919-962-1194.
Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Mon. November 11, 2013 4:11 PM