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INTERNET LEGAL RESEARCH

Leah Sandwell-Weiss, Reference Librarian

Search Tools

Suggested Search Strategy

Caveat Web Searcher

Always check the source

Checklist:  www.virtualchase.com/quality/checklist_print.html

Starting Points for Research

Begin Researching:  www.law.arizona.edu/library/research/index.cfm?page=research

Begin Researching:  Research Guides www.law.arizona.edu/Library/Research/guides.cfm?page=research

Begin Researching:  Research Guides:  Legal Links:  www.law.arizona.edu/Library/Research/LegalLinks/legallinks.cfm?page=research

Legal Links

Index Page

General Legal Reference

Legal Research Sites

Federal - General

FirstGov.gov:  www.firstgov.gov

Forms.gov:  www.forms.gov

Fedstats:  www.fedstats.gov

Federal - Judicial

US Supreme Court:  www.supremecourt.gov

LII (Cornell) Supreme Court Collection:  www.law.cornell.edu/supct/index.html

Supreme Court – FindLaw:  www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html

Constitutional Law Center – FindLaw: http://supreme.lp.findlaw.com/supreme_court/resources.html

Justia - US Supreme Court Center (Beta):  http://supreme.justia.com/

Federal - Legislative

US Senate:  www.senate.gov

US House:  www.house.gov

Thomas:  thomas.loc.gov

LLSDC's Legislative Source Book:  www.llsdc.org/sourcebook

Federal - Executive

White House:  www.whitehouse.gov

Federal Register:  www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/

Code of Federal Regulations:  www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/

Arizona - General

Arizona Home Page:  http://az.gov/webapp/portal/

Arizona State Bar:  www.azbar.org

Pima County Bar:  www.pimacountybar.org/

Pima County Law Library:  www.sc.pima.gov/?tabid=60

Arizona - Judicial

US District Court:  www.azd.uscourts.gov

Arizona Judicial Branch:  www.supreme.state.az.us

Court of Appeals

Arizona - Legislative

Arizona Legislative Information Service (ALIS):  www.azleg.state.az.us

Arizona - Executive

Arizona Governor:  www.governor.state.az.us/

Attorney General:   www.azag.gov

Secretary of State:  www.azsos.gov

Arizona – County & City

Pima County:  www.pima.gov/

Tucson:  www.ci.tucson.az.us

Tucson, Phoenix, & Other Arizona City Codes:  www.municode.com/resources/code_list.asp?stateID=3

State

Judicial

General

International & Foreign

EISEL (Electronic Information for International Law):  www.eisil.org/

Foreign Government Resources on the Web:  www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html

UN Home Page:  www.un.org

Bar Associations & Ethics Materials

American Bar Association:  www.abanet.org/

Jurist’s Guide to the Legal Profession: www.jurist.law.pitt.edu/sg_prof.htm

LII: American Legal Ethics Library:  www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/

New Sources

Westlaw WebPlus Beta & Lexis WebBeta

AltLaw

PreCYdent


Keeping Up To Date

Updating Research

Lexis & Westlaw:

Legal News

Mailing Lists, Web Sites, RSS Feeds

FindLaw:

Law.Com:

Jurist

ABA Journal:

BNA’s Internet Law News:

Congressional Quarterly

Arizona

Legal Research

Blogs

US Supreme Court

Arizona

Law Professors

Law Librarians & Legal Researchers

Attorneys

News/Politics

PodCasts

Tips for Keeping Up:

RSS & Aggregators

RSS:

Many definitions, but stands for either Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. It's a method of coding information that allows readers to get notification of new content on a site without having to visit the site itself. Readers use another program, called aggregators or feedreaders or webreaders, to read the information.

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Page Updated:  19 March 2010