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  • Harvard Law School Teams with Ravel Law To Digitize Case Law | Make It Available For Free
    10/29/2015 - 10:42
    In an e-mail to their marketing list, Ravel Law, the San Franciso-based "legal search, analytics, and visualization platform" announced that the company has "teamed up with Harvard Law School to make American case law free and open for the first time ever." The announcement was delivered by Ravel Law CEO Daniel Lewis. The email further explained: Working with the Harvard...

  • Internet Ninja Research Tricks | Lawyerist Podcast Interview With Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch
    10/11/2015 - 20:30
    blockquote { display: block; margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 40px; margin-right: 40px; } Recently, Internet For Lawyers principals Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch shared some of their favorite secret Google search tips and ways to access expensive research databases for free with Sam Glover over at the Lawyerist Podcast. In his introduction to the interview,...

  • Every Lawyer’s Investigative Research Database - TLOxp
    10/01/2015 - 11:56
    Not everything is available for free on the Internet - and sometimes even when it is, that information might be difficult to find or spread over multiple sources. With their access to public records, publicly available information, and proprietary information not available elsewhere, pay investigative research databases are important tools lawyers can use to uncover background information about...

  • New 'Relationship Report' in TLOxp Investigative Research Database Compares Assets
    09/29/2015 - 11:25
    Today, TLOxp announced a forthcoming “Relationship Report,” which will allow subscribers to run one report automatically comparing the assets (typically this refers only to real property and vehicles—not bank accounts or stocks) of two subjects, as well as showing other connections. "This additional investigative tool will save you valuable time by running one report...

  • LexisNexis Offering to Match Loislaw Subscription Pricing for "Equivalent Information"
    09/22/2015 - 13:55
    Yesterday, we wrote about the announcement that Fastcase had acquired Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer. (Thanks to Bob Ambrogi for breaking the story and his detailed reporting.) Fastcase discusses the transition briefly on its own site. Today, we have learned that LexisNexis has emailed contacts asking “Are You a Loislaw® customer?”, with an offer to match your current...

  • Fastcase Acquires Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer Blog Reports
    09/21/2015 - 10:32
    Robert Ambrogi is reporting at his LawSites blog that Fastcase has acquired Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer. Financial details of the deal were not reported, but Ambrogi confirmed the transaction with both companies. Ambrogi also reported: Subscribers will be migrated to the Fastcase service sometime before Nov. 30, when the current Loislaw site will be shut down. Existing subscriptions will be...

  • New Gmail Events Feature Finally Comes to Google for Work Accounts
    09/10/2015 - 12:58
    For the past few months, the consumer technology press has been gushing about the new "Events from Gmail" feature that auto-recognizes events (e.g., flights, restaurant reservations, concerts) listed in incoming emails and automatically adds them to your Google Calendar. An important fact these stories left out was that the feature was only available for consumer Gmail accounts and not...

  • Content in Pro-Quest Databases Discoverable in Google Scholar Searches
    09/10/2015 - 11:55
    The full text of ProQuest's database, which includes journal and newspaper articles and working papers, is now indexed in Google Scholar. This allows Google Scholar users to view abstracts of ProQuest's materials for free in their Google Scholar results and then to access the full-text of ProQuest's materials for free, if their public library has a subscription to ProQuest. In a...

  • Yahoo Adopts Worst of Google's Interface Changes
    09/10/2015 - 11:34
    Yahoo, has made a subtle change to the way it displays its search results. The search engine has moved the placement of its links to "cached" versions of Web pages that appear in its organic search results. Access to the cached versions of pages in Yahoo search results (when available) is now hidden behind a less-than-obvious down-arrow to the right of the results' URL. Hovering...

  • Ancestry Offers Free Access to Database of Wills and Probate Records For a Limited Time
    09/03/2015 - 12:07
    For a limited time, is offering free access to a new database U.S. Wills and Probate records. The site claims its "never before available and exclusive" collection contains  "more than 170 million documents from all 50 states."          (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type...

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