Today I am doing research for one of WIP's. I have a Gutter Rat, a low brow, who finds himself in the royal hot seat. This is never a good fit, but in search for some ideas, a friend suggessted I watch King Ralph. I considered getting a Netflix account and ordering the movie, but found it was at the local library.
Easy, cheap, and fast. Never forget how valuable a public library can be for doing research for a book. That way, you can save your money for the really important things -- like gas for a road trip so you can see actual places and things.
I've been meaning to set a novel on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea, you know...