Social media tools (blogs, wikis and Twitter)
as an aid to gathering research resources
•When is a web page like a text
–T...
·   Google Scholar - http://scholar.google.com (it’s a radio button!)
    ·   Case Law in Google Scholar - http://bit.ly/1...
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sites referenced handout for CBA Research Lawyers South presentation November 18, 2009

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  1. 1. Social media tools (blogs, wikis and Twitter) as an aid to gathering research resources •When is a web page like a text –Table of contents –Footnotes –Index –Substantive material –Expert author –Long www.TheCourt.ca Resources – Books and Monographs http://insitelawmagazine.com/ch1contract.htm Contract Text (UK) Wikipedia, specifically the law portal and the Canadian Law •When is a web page like a journal –Articles –Cites to other sources –Legal case report –Commentary www.TheCourt.ca SCC case comments www.slaw.ca Canadian law and technology blog www.llrx.com US Legal Research, monthly, substantive, international as well www.JDSupra.com Voluntary sharing of legal work product (articles, court docs) www.ssrn.com/lsn/index.html Legal Scholarship Network, pre-publication and post publication legal journal articles www.lawblogs.ca Updated list of topical blogs by Canadians on a legal topic www.pageflakes.com/mikespcanadablog another view of Canadian law blogs More weird techie stuff search.twitter.com Advanced searches, remember Hash Tags (#law) iGoogle page customizations CanLII RSS feeds NEW – Legal Research with Google Scholar {E0777716.DOC;1}
  2. 2. · Google Scholar - http://scholar.google.com (it’s a radio button!) · Case Law in Google Scholar - http://bit.ly/1kqsBz (Case Western Reserve) · Google Makes Free Caselaw Search Available in Scholar - http://bit.ly/3qKvCr (Internet for Lawyers) · Google wades into free legal research (for Texas, too!) - http://bit.ly/4hqxNx (The Supreme Court of Texas Blog) · Google Scholar Adds Legal Journals and Opinions - http://bit.ly/xfgKT (Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog) · Finally... Competition Returns To The Legal Research World! - http://bit.ly/4HgHl (Greg Lambert's take on more vendors entering legal research) Read the ongoing commentary with this Google wave if you have a Wave account: Google Scholar & case law research: Initial impressions. https://wave.google.com/wave/ Where to find me: www.slaw.ca/ or www.slaw.ca/author/mireau/ mireau.blogspot.com www.twitter.com/smireau Shaunna Mireau DIRECTOR OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND LIBRARIES 2000 oxford tower Edmonton 10235 101 street edmonton AB T5J 3G1 Calgary PH 780 423 7682 FAX 780 428 9329 smireau@fieldlaw.com Yellowknife www.fieldlaw.com {E0777716.DOC;1}

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