A Survey of Electronic Research Alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw in Law Firms

Law Library Journal, Vol. 103, No. 1, p. 71, 2011

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 62

19 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2010 Last revised: 28 Feb 2011

Laura K. Justiss

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Date Written: July 21, 2010

Abstract

Ms. Justiss conducted a survey of law firm librarians in 2010 that identified electronic research database alternatives to LexisNexis and Westlaw and ranked them by subscription frequency. The survey also generated information regarding suggested or mandated legal research policies in law firms for the use of alternatives to LexisNexis and Westlaw and examined their applicability to billable and nonbillable research. Lastly, it examined the prevalence in firms of flat-rate pricing agreements with LexisNexis and Westlaw.

Suggested Citation

Justiss, Laura K., A Survey of Electronic Research Alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw in Law Firms (July 21, 2010). Law Library Journal, Vol. 103, No. 1, p. 71, 2011; SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 62 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1649471

Laura K. Justiss (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275
United States

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