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

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