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  • Google Revamps Image Search for Faster Results
    01/23/2013 - 22:09
    Google recently announced that it is rolling out a redesign of its Google Images search results pages. In a blog post on Google's Webmaster Central Blog, Hongyi Li, an Associate Product Manager for Images, noted that,"Based on feedback from both users and webmasters, we redesigned Google Images to provide a better search experience. In the next few days, you’ll see image...

  • How to Search Congressional Legislative Materials at Thomas and FDSys
    01/02/2013 - 02:57
    Searchable databases of legislative/congressional materials such as public laws, bills, resolutions, hearings, congressional reports, and committee reports can be found at two governmental sites: The Library of Congress’s Thomas site ( and FDsys (          Legislative/congressional...

  • Google Updates Advanced Search, Now Recognizes Multiple Phrases From Search Form
    12/21/2012 - 14:05
    Google has updated the function of its Advanced Search forms to recognize multiple phrases entered into the form's "Find Pages with...the exact words or phrase" box. To search for multiple phrases using the Advanced Search form you must enclose each of the phrases in its own set of quotation marks. Previously, anything entered into this box was treated as a single phrase, even if...

  • Yahoo! Drops Proximity Connector
    12/09/2012 - 16:07
    Yahoo! no longer recognizes the proximity connector NEAR. Yahoo! does still recognize an asterisk as a proximity connector representing the concept of "within one word." To conduct a "within one word" search at Yahoo!, the search would be expressed as follows: "Mark * Rosch" (including the quotation marks). We have updated our Search Engine Features Comparison...

  • Bye Bye Google Apps
    12/07/2012 - 17:20
    On December 6, 2012, Google announced that it would no longer be accepting new domains into the free Google Apps program that had been available to small businesses. Businesses that signed up for the free accounts before December 7 will continue to have access to the service.           Google Apps is Google's suite of cloud-based productivity tools...

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars 2012 Ohio Tour; Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland
    11/09/2012 - 12:31
    Internet For Lawyers principals Carole Levitt JD MLS and Mark Rosch are bringing their popular Internet Investigative and background research Continuing Legal Education seminars back to Ohio. During the three city tour, Levitt and Rosch will present their "Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet" MCLE seminar in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Cleveland.          (...

  • Internet Archive Launches TV News Search With Content Back to 2009
    09/18/2012 - 12:12
    The Internet Archive has launched a new searchable "lending library" of major television news broadcasts back to 2009. TV News Search & Borrow allows users to search the closed caption transcripts of these broadcasts to retrieve relevant news reports. One drawback to this strategy is that these transcripts are notoriously rife with spelling errors and "phonetic spellings"...

  • Removing Usenet Postings From the Google Groups Database
    07/03/2012 - 11:22
    One of the questions we often get in our live MCLE seminars regarding the Google Groups database is, "Can I remove old discussion group messages from this database?". The answer is "yes" - as long as you still have access to the e-mail account from which the message was posted. Google Groups' Help pages run through the process to delete those messages. The same Google...

  • Legal Ethics Opinions Related to Attorneys' Use of Social Media Profiles for Investigative and Background Research
    06/27/2012 - 06:46
    As more and more attorneys find useful background and investigative research information in the social networking profiles of opposing parties, potential witnesses, experts, etc. more and more State Bar associations are issuing Legal Ethics Opinions discussing whether or not (or under what circumstances they can) view these profiles to collect information about these types of people. Follow us:...

  • Google Scholar Updates Search Interface | Hides, Reduces Advanced Search Functionality
    05/30/2012 - 13:21
    Google appears to be testing out a redesign to its Google Scholar interface that integrates the service’s Advanced Search page into a drop-down menu to the right of the search box. Google labels it “our new modern look,” while we label it a major hindrance to those using Google Scholar to conduct case law research. It’s a hindrance for two reasons: it’s hidden (...

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