Google Scholar/Legal Research

This tip is provided by Diane Ebersole with the State Bar of Michigan's Practice Management Resource Center.

Google may not be striving for world domination but sometimes it seems like it! If you are not familiar with Google Scholar and the legal research functionality Google added in late 2009 here are some resources to get you up to speed. Google Scholar won’t totally replace Lexis/Westlaw/Fastcase/Casemaker, yet, but it is a valuable tool to add to your arsenal.

Article by Bev Butula, Manager of Library Services, at Davis & Kuelthau in Wisconsin. This article also includes some screen shots and how to instructions.

http://www.wisbar.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=InsideTrack&Template=/CustomSource/InsideTrack/contentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=88035

Post by Don Cruse on his blog “SCOTXblog”

This posting is written in the form of a basic Google Scholar Legal Research tutorial with good examples.

http://www.scotxblog.com/news-and-links/google-wades-into-free-legal-research-for-texas-too