HeinOnline has recently announced a partnership with Fastcase to provide links to full-text copies of US federal and state cases from citations in articles on the HeinOnline service. Fastcase, which provides access to full-text primary law for US federal and all 50 state jurisdictions, is a leading next-generation legal research service that features powerful “best-case-first” tools that make research faster than ever. This partnership allows Hein to provide federal and state case law powered by Fastcase to HeinOnline subscribers two ways:
1. Via Inline Hyperlinks: When viewing a document in HeinOnline, any references or citations to federal or state cases are highlighted in blue. Simply click the link for direct access to the full text of the case on Fastcase, without need to enter a username or other authentication.
2. Review by Citation: From the HeinOnline Welcom page, you will see a Fastcase tab near the top of the page. Use this tab to copy and past case citations into the search box provided, which will retrieve the full text of the case powered by Fastcase. In addition, there is a Direct Citation option which allows you to type in the volume, use a drop-down menu for the reporter abbreviation and enter the page number to find your citation. Note that Bluebook citation format must be used.
Both options will retrieve the full text of the case in Fastcase’s HTML format.
For more information or assistance, just ask any of the reference librarians.