Social media tools (blogs, wikis and Twitter) as an aid to gathering research resources Shaunna   Mireau Field LLP Novembe...
Research Process <ul><li>Web is just one more place to look </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it a text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
One more place – text? <ul><li>When is a web page like a text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of contents </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Legal Texts online – for free
Legal Texts online – for free
Wikipedia
One more place – journal? <ul><li>When is a web page like a journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
theCourt.ca
Slaw.ca
LLRX
JDSupra
SSRN
Canadian Law Blogs list
Canadian Law Blogs
One more place – CED? <ul><li>When is a web page like an encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Black letter law statements su...
Twitter
Anton Pillar <ul><li>Google vs a text as a starting point?  </li></ul>
Great for the LATEST how <ul><li>Social media offers the latest word about innovations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Schola...
Great for the what <ul><li>What is an anton pillar order? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bl...
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Social media tools for legal research gathering

  1. 1. Social media tools (blogs, wikis and Twitter) as an aid to gathering research resources Shaunna Mireau Field LLP November 18, 2009
  2. 2. Research Process <ul><li>Web is just one more place to look </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it a text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it a journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it the CED </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anton pillar example </li></ul><ul><li>Great for the how </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes great for the what </li></ul>
  3. 3. One more place – text? <ul><li>When is a web page like a text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Footnotes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substantive material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Legal Texts online – for free
  5. 5. Legal Texts online – for free
  6. 6. Wikipedia
  7. 7. One more place – journal? <ul><li>When is a web page like a journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cites to other sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal case report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commentary </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. theCourt.ca
  9. 9. Slaw.ca
  10. 10. LLRX
  11. 11. JDSupra
  12. 12. SSRN
  13. 13. Canadian Law Blogs list
  14. 14. Canadian Law Blogs
  15. 15. One more place – CED? <ul><li>When is a web page like an encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Black letter law statements supported by citations in footnotes </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Twitter
  17. 17. Anton Pillar <ul><li>Google vs a text as a starting point? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Great for the LATEST how <ul><li>Social media offers the latest word about innovations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Scholar for legal research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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-on-legal-publishing/ </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Great for the what <ul><li>What is an anton pillar order? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholar </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Customize your world

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