FortunaWorks.com Expanded Table Of Contents

Here's the complete table of contents, which goes a few subheadings deeper than the publisher's style sheet allowed for the book.

  1. The Internet: The Law Library of the Future Is Here
  2. Introduction to the Basic Tools
  3. Making the Most of Your Browser
  4. Setting Up Your Online Library
  5. Locating Caselaw
  6. Locating Statutes & Regulations
  7. Locating Court Information & Rules
  8. Locating Government Forms
  9. Locating Other Federal Resources
  10. Locating Other State & Local Resources
  11. Researching by Topic
  12. International Law Resources
  13. Law Libraries Online
  14. Journals, Periodicals, & Legal News
  15. Locating Lawyers & Other Helpful People
  16. General Research Resources

Glossary

Appendix A -- Where to Go When the Connection's Slow
Appendix B -- Taking Care of Business


  1. The Internet: The Law Library of the Future Is Here -- 1
    • What Is the Internet? -- 1
    • What's Available on the Internet? -- 2
    • The Components of an Online Law Library -- 2
    • A Comparison of Library and Online Research -- 3
      • The Basics of Library Research -- 3
      • The Basics of Online Research -- 3
    • A Comparison of Online Research and Fee-Based Computer
      Databases -- 4
    • How Easy Is Online Research? -- 4
    • A Few New Concepts -- 5
    • A Word about Privacy -- 6
      • Client Confidentiality and E-Mail -- 6
      • The Invasion of Your E-Mail Box -- 7
      • What Your Surfing Says About You -- 7

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  2. Introduction to the Basic Tools -- 9
    • Browser Basics -- 9
      • Decoding Hypertext -- 9
      • Navigating the Web -- 10
      • Bookmarking Without Paper -- 11
      • Organizing Bookmarks -- 11
      • After Browsing, Then What? -- 12
    • Mail Reader Basics -- 13
      • How E-Mail Fits Into Research -- 13
    • Newsreader Basics -- 14
    • Additional Tools -- 15
      • FTP -- 15
      • Gopher -- 16
      • Telnet -- 16

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  3. Making the Most of Your Browser -- 19
    • Your Browser's Built-In Multimedia -- 20
      • Graphics -- 20
      • Sound -- 20
      • Moving Images -- 21
    • Plug-Ins and Helper Applications -- 22
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader -- 23
      • RealPlayer -- 23
      • Windows Media Player -- 24
      • Shockwave -- 24
    • Managing Your Bookmarks -- 24
      • Online Bookmark Management -- 25
      • Bookmark Software -- 26
    • Disk Cache Utilities -- 27
    • Managing Information While Surfing -- 28

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  4. Setting Up Your Online Library -- 29
    • Introduction to Internet Resources & Techniques -- 29
      • How to Phrase a Search: Using Boolean Operators -- 30
      • Searching Is Easy -- 31
    • Essential Bookmarks for Legal Research -- 32
      • General Searchable Indexes -- 33
      • Legal Search Engines -- 37
      • Other Resources -- 38
    • What to Do When an Address Doesn't Work -- 41
    • Should You Use a Commercial Research Database? -- 42
      • Advantanges -- 42
      • Disadvantages -- 43
      • Comprehensive Fee-Based Databases -- 43

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  5. Locating Caselaw -- 47
    • Quick Reference List -- 47
      • Federal Case Websites -- 48
        • U.S. Supreme Court -- 48
        • Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal -- 50
        • Federal District Courts -- 56
        • Federal Bankruptcy Courts -- 58
        • Other Federal Courts -- 59
      • State Cases -- 60
        • Comprehensive Sites -- 60
        • Individual State Sites -- 60
      • Territories & Protectorates -- 79
      • Commercial Websites with Comprehensive Caselaw -- 79
    • Searching for a Case -- 80
      • Sample Search for a Specific Case -- 81
      • Sample Search for a Case on Point -- 82

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  6. Locating Statutes & Regulations -- 83
    • Quick Reference List -- 83
      • Federal Statutes -- 84
      • Federal Regulations -- 85
      • Comprehensive State Sites -- 86
      • Individual State Sites -- 88
      • Municipal Codes -- 100
      • Commercial Databases with Comprehensive Statutes -- 101
    • Searching for a Statute -- 102
      • Sample Search for a Specific Statute -- 101
      • Sample Search for a Controlling Statute -- 101

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  7. Locating Court Information & Rules -- 105
    • Quick Reference List -- 105
      • All Courts -- 105
      • Federal Courts -- 106
        • U.S. Supreme Court -- 107
        • Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal -- 108
        • Other Federal Appeals Courts -- 111
        • Federal District Courts -- 111
        • Federal Bankruptcy Courts -- 122
      • State Courts -- 132
      • Miscellaneous Lower Courts -- 146

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  8. Locating Government Forms -- 147
    • Quick Reference List -- 148
      • Federal Forms -- 148
      • State Business Organization & Trademark Forms -- 152
      • State Tax Forms -- 168
      • General State & Common Law Forms -- 169

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  9. Locating Other Federal Resources -- 173
    • Judicial Branch -- 173
    • Legislative Branch -- 174
    • Executive Branch -- 177
    • Agencies & Commissions -- 178
    • General Federal Resources -- 185

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  10. Locating Other State & Local Resources -- 191
    • Reaching Individual States -- 191
    • Comprehensive State Sites -- 215
    • Local Information -- 217

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  11. Researching by Topic -- 219
    • How to Approach Topic Research -- 220
    • Quick Reference List -- 221
      • Alternative Dispute Resolution -- 221
      • Animal Rights -- 222
      • Bankruptcy -- 222
      • Criminal Law -- 224
      • Ethics -- 225
      • Estate Planning, Probate, & Elder Law -- 225
      • Family Law -- 226
      • Intellectual Property -- 227
        • Copyright -- 228
        • Entertainment Law -- 229
        • Patents & Trademarks -- 230
        • IP Commercial Search Services -- 233
      • Medical/Personal Injury -- 234
      • Oil & Gas -- 235
      • Property -- 235
      • Securities -- 235
      • Tax -- 236
        • Commercial Tax Sites -- 238

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  12. International Law Resources -- 239
    • Comprehensive Resources -- 239
    • Regional Sites -- 244
      • Australia -- 244
      • Canada -- 244
      • China -- 246
      • Europe -- 246
      • Latin America -- 247
      • Russia -- 247
      • United Kingdom & Ireland -- 248

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  13. Law Libraries Online -- 249
    • A Catalog of Catalogs -- 249
    • Physical Libraries with a Virtual Presence -- 250
    • Virtual Libraries, Academic Style -- 254
    • Virtual Libraries beyond the Ivory Tower -- 255

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  14. Journals, Periodicals, & Legal News -- 257
    • Law Reviews -- 257
      • Abstractly Speaking -- 257
      • Full Text -- 258
    • Professional Journals -- 259
    • Fee-Based Subscriptions -- 260
    • Reviews & Journals: Where to Find Them -- 260
    • Periodicals by E-Mail -- 261
      • Cyberlaw -- 261
      • Internet Research Resources -- 262
      • Tax -- 262
    • Legal News -- 262
      • General Legal News Sources -- 263
      • Special Interest Publications -- 265
        • Legislative News -- 265
        • Caselaw Developments -- 266
        • Financial -- 266
        • International Business -- 266
        • Tax -- 266
        • Technology -- 267
        • Associate Life -- 267
      • Regional Publications 267

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  15. Locating Lawyers & Other Helpful People -- 271
    • You Have the Technology -- 272
    • Mailing Lists -- 272
      • Where the Lists Are -- 274
      • Getting Answers Without Posting Questions -- 276
    • Web or Discussion Forums -- 277
    • Newsgroups -- 278
    • Professional Associations on the Web -- 280
    • Online Directories -- 281
      • Attorneys -- 282
      • Experts, Consultants, & Support Services -- 282
      • Friends, Family, & Other Folk -- 285
    • Locating & Investigating People Online -- 287
    • Communicating Online -- 288
      • A Few Words About Netiquette -- 288
      • Tips for Clear Communication -- 290
      • Understanding the Abbreviations -- 291

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  16. General Research Resources -- 293
    • General Search Tools -- 293
      • Searchable Indexes -- 294
      • Search Engines -- 295
    • Reference Tools -- 296
      • Reference Indexes -- 296
      • Encyclopedias -- 299
      • Dictionaries -- 300
      • Thesauruses -- 301
      • Literary Reference -- 301
    • News & Information Sources -- 303
      • Newspapers -- 304

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Glossary -- 307

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Appendix A -- Where to Go When the Connection's Slow -- 311

  • Legal Reference Rooms -- 311
  • State Jurisdictions -- 314
  • General Reference Tools -- 316
  • Fun & Games -- 317

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Appendix B -- Taking Care of Business -- 321

  • Continuing Legal Education -- 321
  • Law Office Technology -- 323
  • Get a Job -- 324

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