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Cost Effective Legal Research Redux: How to Avoid Becoming the Accidental Tourist, Lost in Cyberspace

NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Research Paper No. 08-004

Florida Coastal Law Review, Vol. 6, 2008

44 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2008  

Lisa Smith-Butler

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law

Abstract

The goal of this article is to assist legal researchers with cost effectively retrieving legal information. To accomplish this, researchers should understand the various branches of the government and the primary sources of law produced by each branch. Researchers then need to understand and be able to evaluate the available formats, i.e. print or electronic, in which legal information is located. Fee and free electronic sites are reviewed and discussed. Free, reputable Internet sites that provide access to primary and secondary sources of American law are located and reviewed in detail.

Keywords: legal research, Internet

Suggested Citation

Smith-Butler, Lisa, Cost Effective Legal Research Redux: How to Avoid Becoming the Accidental Tourist, Lost in Cyberspace. NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Research Paper No. 08-004; Florida Coastal Law Review, Vol. 6, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1119350

Lisa Smith-Butler (Contact Author)

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law ( email )

3305 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
United States

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