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Portals and Directories

Non-fee based


Search Engines v. Portals

  • Search Engines— Results come from automated search programs that do not rely on human intervention

  • Portals and Directories—An individual has established the material to be searched


Portal v. Directory

  • Directory—categories of items to be searched, often by jurisdiction or type (i.e. Federal Sources or Codes…..)

  • Portal—usually contain several directories with added features such as keyword searchable databases or “articles” about subject matter.


Creators of “Free” portals

  • Government

  • Commercial

  • Academic institutions

  • Associations

  • Law firms


Assessing Portals

  • Features of best ones:

    • Include subject and jurisdictional directories

    • Internal search engine that allows keyword search

    • User friendly (intuitive)

    • Reliable—credible, up-to-date and objective


Top Legal Portals and Directories

  • Justia.com www.justia.com

  • Findlawhttp://lp.findlaw.com/

  • Cornel law.cornell.edu

    • http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/

  • HG.org

  • Visalaw (immigration law)

  • Llrx.com http://www.llrx.com/

  • Nolo.com

  • Law.com

  • LexisNexis Communities

  • USA.gov

  • ABA


Justia

Full-text search box


www.justia.com


Justia


Justia U.S. Regulation Tracker

Click on More to access


Justia: Click on More


Let’s Try a few searches

General Keyword Search

California Domestic Partners

Li v. Yellow Cab

Federal Appellate Cases

Stern v. University of Osteopathic Med. and Health Sciences, 220 F.3d 906 (8th Cir. 2000)

by case name

by citation


Findlaw (Professionals)


Findlaw—added features

  • Newsletters

  • Practice Services

    • Experts. Etc.


http://www.law.cornell.edu/


Cornell--law


http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/


Non-Legal Portals

  • http://vlib.org/ Virtual Library

  • http://www.ipl.org Librarians Internet Index

  • http://www.refdesk.com


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