DCLI Research Guides
Fastcase is a low-cost alternative to databases such as Westlaw or Lexis. Many practitioners have access to Fastcase as a benefit of their state or local bar membership. Here in Allegheny County, small firm members of the Allegheny County Law Library have access to Fastcase.
As a law student, you have access to Fastcase. As part of your access to Fastcase, you can use a terrific collection of treatises from legal publisher Wolters Kluwer. A treatise is simply a book devoted to a particular topic. Most of these treatises are not available elsewhere in the library's collection, either in print or online.
Available subject libraries include the following:
Employment Discrimination Law
Instructions for Using the Wolters Kluwer Treatises on Fastcase
Step One: Log in to Fastcase and select Jurisdictions & Sources from the main search bar.
Step Two: Make your selections and save. (Note: You need to search an entire subject library, not a particular treatise.)
Step 3: Type in your search terms and run your search.
Step 4: Review your search result list and make a selection.
Step 5: Look at your selected item and switch to Outline View.
Step 6: See your selected item in the context of the Treatise and Chapter where it appears using the Outline View.