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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.

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Portals and directories

Portals and Directories

Non-fee based


Search engines v portals

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

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

Creators of “Free” portals

  • Government

  • Commercial

  • Academic institutions

  • Associations

  • Law firms


Assessing portals

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

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

Justia

Full-text search box


Www justia com

www.justia.com


Justia1

Justia


Justia u s regulation tracker

Justia U.S. Regulation Tracker

Click on More to access


Justia click on more

Justia: Click on More


Let s try a few searches

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 (Professionals)


Findlaw added features

Findlaw—added features

  • Newsletters

  • Practice Services

    • Experts. Etc.


Http www law cornell edu

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


Cornell law

Cornell--law


Http www law cornell edu citation

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


Non legal portals

Non-Legal Portals

  • http://vlib.org/ Virtual Library

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

  • http://www.refdesk.com


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