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  • 1. Social media tools (blogs, wikis and Twitter) as an aid to gathering research resources Shaunna Mireau Field LLP January 10, 2011
  • 2. Research Process • SM is just one more place to look – Is it like a text – Is it like a journal – Is it like the CED • Great for the what • Great for the latest how • Great for keeping up
  • 3. One more place – text? • When is a web page like a text – Table of contents – Footnotes – Index – Substantive material – Expert author – Long
  • 4. Legal Texts online – for free
  • 5. Legal texts online – not so free
  • 6. Wikipedia
  • 7. One more place – journal? • When is a web page like a journal – Articles – Cites to other sources – Legal case report – Commentary
  • 8. theCourt.ca
  • 9. Slaw.ca
  • 10. LLRX
  • 11. JDSupra
  • 12. Jotwell
  • 13. Law Faculty blogs
  • 14. Law review supplements
  • 15. SSRN
  • 16. Canadian Law Blogs list
  • 17. Canadian Law SM search
  • 18. One more place – CED? • When is a web page like an encyclopedia – Black letter law statements supported by citations in footnotes
  • 19. Twitter
  • 20. More twitter
  • 21. Great for the what • What is an anton pillar order? – Not just web – Blogs – Scholar
  • 22. Anton Pillar • Google vs a text as a starting point?
  • 23. Great for the LATEST how • Social media offers the latest word about innovations – Google Scholar for legal research – Within 4 hours of seeing this there was a substantive, what that means to canadian lawyers post at http://www.slaw.ca/2009/11/17/google-embarks-o
  • 24. Keeping up
  • 25. Customize your world

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