Category Archives: Google

Includes Google, Google Scholar, and Google Analytics

Let Us Not Forget About Bar Association Benefits

This weekend I was fortunate enough to travel to Austin, Texas for the POP Cats Convention. While there, I met up with a law school friend who just opened his own firm in Austin. While he has practiced law for … Continue reading

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Students Always Find the Wikipedia Shortcuts

by Nicole Downing It was that time of year in Advanced Legal Research for a discussion of legislative history. During the lecture portion of the class, I devoted a good amount of time to a step-by-step process for locating a … Continue reading

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Open Access Initiatives: Law Reviews, SSRN, & IRs

by Jamie Baker Open access initiatives have permanently taken hold as librarians continue to promote widespread access to information. Many law reviews have jumped on the open-access bandwagon and are seeing higher scholarly impact as a result. A study by … Continue reading

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Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?

Near the end of our Advanced Legal Research course, we like to bring in a small panel of legal practitioners, ideally representing different types of legal jobs and at different stages of their legal careers, to discuss their legal research … Continue reading

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Free Doughnuts and Ethics

by Erik Adams Recently, NPR’s Planet Money“ podcast aired “The Power of Free” (originally aired in July 2012 as “The Cost of Free Doughnuts”). It relates the story of how many veterans don’t like the Red Cross, because for a … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from your Google Search

The 2012 Ross-Blakley Law Library student survey revealed that 57% of the student body at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law begins their research by conducting a Google search. Truthfully, I also frequently use Google to conduct my own research. It … Continue reading

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SOPA and its Discontents

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks you have probably heard about a bill currently pending in the US House called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA for those who love acronyms. If you’ve been … Continue reading

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