Cost Effective Legal Research Redux: How to Avoid Becoming the Accidental Tourist, Lost in Cyberspace

Today’s issue of LSN Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching (Vol. 4 No. 7, 05/02/2008 ) includes this interesting abstract:

“Cost Effective Legal Research Redux: How to Avoid Becoming the Accidental Tourist, Lost in Cyberspace”

NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Research Paper No. 08-004
Florida Coastal Law Review, Vol. 6, 2008

LISA SMITH-BUTLER, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center

The goal of this article is to assist legal researchers with cost effectively retrieving legal information. To accomplish this, researchers should understand the various branches of the government and the primary sources of law produced by each branch. Researchers then need to understand and be able to evaluate the available formats, i.e. print or electronic, in which legal information is located. Fee and free electronic sites are reviewed and discussed. Free, reputable Internet sites that provide access to primary and secondary sources of American law are located and reviewed in detail.

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