Category «Search Strategies»

A Guide for the Perplexed: Libraries and the Google Library Project Settlement

Jonathan Band’s article outlines the settlement’s provisions, with special emphasis on the provisions that apply directly to libraries. The settlement is extremely complex (over 200 pages long, including attachments), so this paper of necessity simplifies many of its details.

Subjects: Copyright, Features, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Technology Trends

Conrad Jacoby’s E-Discovery Update: Attorneys, Experts, and E-Discovery Competence

Conrad J. Jacoby focuses on two recent cases that emphasize the credibility problems counsel can face in the context of e-discovery – and suggest that outside assistance may be the only way for some counsel to demonstrate that these materials are being managed in a competent and trustworthy way.

Subjects: Case Management, Digital Archives, E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, KM, Search Engines, Search Strategies

Competitive Intelligence on a Shoestring

Susan Armstrong succinctly outlines key techniques and processes used by successful CI experts. Sabrina I. Pacifici’s quick guide focuses on a selected range of strategic CI information and services available from key sources that faciliate an effective CI research process, both in the U.S. and Canada.

Subjects: Competitive Intelligence, Features, Government Resources, Legal Research, Search Engines, Search Strategies

Reference from Coast to Coast: Stalking and Finding the Full-Text Article

Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen discuss a successful strategy for locating hard to find articles using a range of sources, including directories, online catalogs, specialized databases, commercial websites, and academic document delivery services.

Subjects: Internet Resources - Web Links, Legal Research, Librarian Resources, Reference from Coast to Coast, Search Strategies

The Government Domain: Testing the THOMAS Beta

Peggy Garvin runs the THOMAS beta test site through its paces, evaluating the new search engine and enhanced navigations features, accompanied by screen shots.

Subjects: Congress, Government Resources, Legal Research, Search Engines, Search Strategies, The Government Domain

Deep Web Research 2007

Marcus P. Zillman’s bibliographic guide highlights resources that focus on the history of deep web research, as well as dozens of topical sources that will contribute to your search and research efforts, through a range of respositories of valuable data, reports and scholarly literature.

Subjects: Features, Information Management, Internet Resources, Internet Resources - Web Links, Internet Trends, Legal Research, Search Engines, Search Strategies

Reference from Coast to Coast: An Overview of Selected SEC Resources on the Web

Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen provide an overview of selected free and fee-based web resources, as well as pathfinders and guides authored by law librarians, that will faciliate the process of conducting effective SEC research.

Subjects: Business Research, Legal Research, Online Legal Research Services, Reference from Coast to Coast, Reference Resources, Search Strategies, SEC Filings, Securities Law

The Government Domain: A Cornucopia of Government Search Engines

Peggy Garvin’s column compares and contrasts the features of FirstGov Search, Google Government Search and GovMine.

Subjects: Government Resources, Internet Resources, Internet Resources - Web Links, Legal Research, Search Engines, Search Strategies, The Government Domain

Small Content, Long Tails, and Big Ideas in Law Libraries

Small Content, Long Tails, and Big Ideas in Law Libraries

by Jason Eiseman

Jason Eiseman (MLS) is the Computer Automation Librarian at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland, Oregon.

Subjects: E-Commerce, Features, Law Librarians, Legal Research, Library Marketing, Presentation Skills, RSS Newsfeeds, Search Strategies

Features – Its Not Rocket Science: Making Sense of Scientific Evidence

It’s Not Rocket Science: Making Sense of Scientific Evidence

By Paul Barron

Paul Barron is the Director of the Library and Archives at the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia. This is a revised version of an article published in the Virginia Lawyer in December 2005[1]

Subjects: Features, Legal Research, Search Engines, Search Strategies
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