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Introduction to Legal Research

Series of presentations to teach the fundamentals of legal research.


While Google and other search engines have simplified the process of online searching, it is critical still for researchers to understand the goals of online researching and to utilize advanced search features to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their online searching.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives for this presentation are the following:

  • Identifying goals of online research 
  • Understanding search approaches 
  • Identifying differences between keyword and structured searching 
  • Writing Boolean searches to narrow or broaden results 
  • Identifying advantages, disadvantages of using various search approaches 
  • Understanding value of database selection


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