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Find It Free and Fast on the Net     Strategies for Legal Research on the Web                         Frederick S. LaneNat...
Background                        • Attorney, Educational                          Consultant & Lecturer                  ...
Discover the Invisible Web• Information Not Collected  by Search Engines• Useful Databases• Wayback Machine• Meta-Informat...
Useful Databases• Complete Planet:    – http://aip.completeplanet.com/• InfoMine:    – http://infomine.ucr.edu/• USA.gov  ...
Wayback Machine• Internet Archive:    – http://www.archive.org/• Best Evidence and the Wayback  Machine:    – http://paper...
Meta-Information About Sites • WhoIs     – http://www.networksolutions.com/whois       /index.jsp • Alexa.com     – http:/...
Finding “Practice” Tools• Educating Yourself on the Science  Behind Your Case• Practical Advice for Using the Cloud  for B...
Educating Yourself on Science • Medical Databases:   – http://www.cdc.gov/   – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/   – http://www.heal...
Using the Cloud• Collaboration Tool:    – http://docs.google.com    – http://www.skype.com/• File-Sharing    – http://www....
Syncing Data• The Difference Between  Collaboration and Syncing• The Advantages of Cloud  Storage over Sneakernet• Syncing...
Legal News and Time Suckage•   Make Bookmarks•   Set Up Google News Alerts•   Set Up RSS Feeds•   Follow Legal Blogs     –...
Investigative Research•   Publicly Available Information•   Contact Information•   Employment•   Relatives and Associates•...
Investigative Research [1]• Vital Records    – https://www.vitalchek.com• Property Ownership    – http://www.realtor.com  ...
Investigative Research [2]• Contact Information    – http://www.whitepages.com    – http://www.peoplesmart.com• Employment...
Investigative Research [3]• Professional Directories and  Licensing Boards    – State-by-State Searches• Social Media Prof...
Investigative Research• Military Sites    – http://www.defense.gov/registeredsites/regi      steredsites.aspx• Voter Regis...
Slides and Contact Info• Download a PDF of slides  from:             SlideShare.net/FSL3• E-mail or Call Me:            FS...
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  1. 1. Find It Free and Fast on the Net Strategies for Legal Research on the Web Frederick S. LaneNational Business Institute, South Burlington, VT 16 April 2013 www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  2. 2. Background • Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer • Author of 7 Books • Computer Forensics Expert • 10 Years -- Burlington (VT) School Board • Technology & Privacy Specialist • Student Safety Advocatewww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  3. 3. Discover the Invisible Web• Information Not Collected by Search Engines• Useful Databases• Wayback Machine• Meta-Information About Siteswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  4. 4. Useful Databases• Complete Planet: – http://aip.completeplanet.com/• InfoMine: – http://infomine.ucr.edu/• USA.gov – http://www.usa.gov/• WorldCat – http://www.worldcat.org/www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  5. 5. Wayback Machine• Internet Archive: – http://www.archive.org/• Best Evidence and the Wayback Machine: – http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? abstract_id=1459805www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  6. 6. Meta-Information About Sites • WhoIs – http://www.networksolutions.com/whois /index.jsp • Alexa.com – http://www.alexa.com • Control-U • Wayback Machine www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  7. 7. Finding “Practice” Tools• Educating Yourself on the Science Behind Your Case• Practical Advice for Using the Cloud for Backup and Collaboration• Syncing the Data Across All Devices• Keeping Track of Legal News and Updates• Top Legal Research Time Wasterswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  8. 8. Educating Yourself on Science • Medical Databases: – http://www.cdc.gov/ – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ – http://www.healthfinder.gov • General Science Databases: – http://scirus.com/ – http://library.duke.edu/research/s ubject/ • Wikipedia www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  9. 9. Using the Cloud• Collaboration Tool: – http://docs.google.com – http://www.skype.com/• File-Sharing – http://www.dropbox.com – http://www.box.com/• Backup – http://www.carbonite.comwww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  10. 10. Syncing Data• The Difference Between Collaboration and Syncing• The Advantages of Cloud Storage over Sneakernet• Syncing with Mobile Deviceswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  11. 11. Legal News and Time Suckage• Make Bookmarks• Set Up Google News Alerts• Set Up RSS Feeds• Follow Legal Blogs – http://www.volokh.com/ – http://www.scotusblog.com – http://www.abovethelaw.com www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  12. 12. Investigative Research• Publicly Available Information• Contact Information• Employment• Relatives and Associates• Professional Directories and Licensing Boards• Social Media Profiles and Behavior• Geolocation Apps and Social Media• Military Sites• Voter Registration• Foreign Siteswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  13. 13. Investigative Research [1]• Vital Records – https://www.vitalchek.com• Property Ownership – http://www.realtor.com – http://www.propertyshark.com• Bankruptcies, Foreclosures, Defaults – http://www.pacer.gov/ – http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/• Civil and Criminal Records – https://www.intelius.com – http://www.records.comwww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  14. 14. Investigative Research [2]• Contact Information – http://www.whitepages.com – http://www.peoplesmart.com• Employment Information – http://www.facebook.com – http://www.linkedin.com• Relatives and Associates – Start with search engines – Consider ethical boundarieswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  15. 15. Investigative Research [3]• Professional Directories and Licensing Boards – State-by-State Searches• Social Media Profiles and Behavior – Almost Unlimited Number of Networks – Email addresses are the key• Geolocation Apps and Social Media – Information Not Generally Available – Most Readily Available Information Is Photo Locationswww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  16. 16. Investigative Research• Military Sites – http://www.defense.gov/registeredsites/regi steredsites.aspx• Voter Registration – Limited Availability of Information – http://www.longdistancevoter.org/• Foreign Sites – Search engines – English versions are available for most major sites – Google Translate for the Restwww.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  17. 17. Slides and Contact Info• Download a PDF of slides from: SlideShare.net/FSL3• E-mail or Call Me: FSLane3@gmail.com 802-318-4604 www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  18. 18. Find It Free and Fast on the Net Strategies for Legal Research on the Web Frederick S. LaneNational Business Institute, South Burlington, VT 16 April 2013 www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
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