Much of the information that was once only available to professional researchers from expensive, fee-based sources is now available for free on the Internet, if you know how to find it. There’s more to conducting a comprehensive search for information on the Internet than just relying on the results returned by search engines, though. The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet will show you how to be your own cyber-detective and unearth this information FREE (or at low cost!) on the Web.
The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet includes numerous examples based on real world research scenarios. Whether you’re just starting to use the Internet for serious research or you’re a seasoned online research veteran, this book can help you find what you’re looking for fast and free.
For the beginning searcher, the book covers many overlooked features of Web browsers, the "mechanics" of navigating the Internet, and basic research strategies and tools. For "power searchers," The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet covers more advanced search strategies, and uncovers tip and tricks for getting the most out of many of the sites.
Summary of Contents
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET AND WEB BROWSERS
CHAPTER 2: RELIABILITY AND ADMISSIBILTY OF INFORMATION FROM THE INTERNET
CHAPTER 3: HOW TO SEARCH THE WEB: SEARCH ENGINES AND DIRECTORIES
CHAPTER 4: SEARCH ENGINES: GOOGLE
CHAPTER 5: OTHER FAVORITE SEARCH ENGINES AND META-SEARCH SITES
CHAPTER 6: FINDING OLDER VERSIONS OF WEB PAGES THAT HAVE BEEN DELETED OR REVISED
CHAPTER 7: FREE INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH RESOURCES: TO LOCATE AND BACKGROUND PEOPLE
CHAPTER 8: FINDING EXPERTS AND VERIFYING THEIR CREDENTIALS
CHAPTER 9: LOCATING AND BACKGROUNDING ATTORNEYS, JUDGES, AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS
CHAPTER 10: PAY INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH DATABASES
CHAPTER 11: USING THE INTERNET FOR SUBSTANTIVE LEGAL RESEARCH
CHAPTER 12: FREE ONLINE CASE LAW DATABASES
CHAPTER 13: FREE “MEMBER BENEFIT TO LAWYERS” ONLINE
LEGAL RESEARCH DATABASES: CASE LAW AND MORE
CHAPTER 14: CITE CHECKING CASES
CHAPTER 15: INTERNET SITES FOR GOVERMENTAL RESOURCES
CHAPTER 16: DOCKETS
CHAPTER 17: FINDING LEGAL WEB SITES THAT ARE TOPIC-, JURISDICTION-,OR FORMAT-SPECIFIC
CHAPTER 18: HOW TO CITE RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET