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  • 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...

  • Fastcase 7: Better Than a Tesla
    07/09/2015 - 23:36
    by Carole Levitt President, Internet For Lawyers In July 2014, at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting, I got a sneak preview of Fastcase 7 but was sworn to secrecy. Then, in August 2014, I visited Fastcase’s headquarters in Washington, DC where CEO Ed Walters demonstrated some additional new features…still sworn to secrecy. This was its first re-design since...

  • Searchable Database of Military Cemeteries and Other Veterans’ Graves
    06/25/2015 - 12:04
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers the Nationwide Gravesite Locator ( - a searchable database of the burial locations of “veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a...

  • Google’s News Search is in Even Worse Condition Than we First Thought | Another in an Unfortunately Growing Series of Articles about Google Search Problems
    06/16/2015 - 14:21
    We previously reported that Google has quietly increased the date coverage of its News Search, which previously had covered only the most recent 30 days. However, the change was so “quiet,” that the available Google News documentation is out of date and incorrect – and there is no reliable way to know how far back results will now go for any News search.     ...

  • State by State Directory of Official Sources for Criminal History and Criminal Records Searches
    05/21/2015 - 09:26
      One of the most frequent questions we get when presenting our live Internet Investigative Research MCLE seminars regards "comprehensive criminal background searches." Seminar attendees are almost always surprised, and disappointed, when we explain that, despite all of the ads on the Internet suggesting the contrary, there is no such thing as a national criminal records...

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