Introduction to Online Legal, Regulatory and Intellectual Property Research

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Genie Tyburski, Donna Cavallini
Thomson/Texere, 2004 - Business & Economics - 391 pages
Introduction to Online Legal, Regulatory & Intellectual Property Research provides practical, step-by-step guidelines for researching legal issues - from the simple to complex. In addition to helping readers determine the scope of the research they need, the book also offers detailed coverage of potential resources - including the difference between public and private information, free vs. fee-based resources, and insight into determining the quality of sources. It highlights sources for a novicesa as well as a experts,a and it offers valuable tips for reporting research results. Like all the titles in the Business Research Series, this book is conveniently divided into four sections containing a number of business research applications that can be used for both in-house research training and reference. Internet research can be quick, easy, and abundant - but also challenging. Research sites sometimes come and go, and sources can be questionable. The Business Research Solutions Series provides comprehensive business and financial research reference guides and online training manuals to bridge a major gap in the field of online research methodology. This resourceful and innovative multi-volume series of reference guides teaches readers how to approach a research problem, how to select the best online sources, and how to effectively use these sources. It also suggests alternate low-cost solutions for many standard questions and problems. A must-have for professionals involved in company research, these invaluable tools provide step-by-step advice on how to analyze, interpret, and present data for informed decision-making.

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About the author (2004)

Genie Tyburski is Web Manager of The Virtual Chase (, a service of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP. She pens the "Tyburski Files," a Law Office Computing column devoted to electronic research strategies, and has written several articles for ABA Law Practice Management. Genie speaks about Internet research issues at library and continuing legal education programs. She was featured in the book, Law of the Super Searchers: The Online Secrets of Top Legal Researchers, and in the July 2003 AALL Spectrum article, Visionaries in Law Librarianship. Genie received her M.S. in Information Studies from Drexel University, and is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, Special Libraries Association and Association of Independent Information Professionals.

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