New Book Helps Locate Background Information on the Internet
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Revised & Updated The popular Internet research manual How to Use the Internet For Legal & Investigative Research: A Guide for Legal Professionals has been completely updated and expanded. To better reflect the breadth of information contained in the new edition and the broad spectrum of people who have used the previous 7 editions, the book has also been re-titled The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet: Conducting Effective Investigative and Legal Research on the Web. The announcement was made today by the book's co-authors Carole Levitt, J.D., M.L.S and Mark Rosch.

Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet  
The book features extensive reviews of the best investigative and legal research resources available for free on the Internet. Unlike others guides which present sites as little more than a list of links, this book offers tips on how to effectively use those sites and includes over 100 screen-shots to illustrate the step-by-step usage of many of the sites discussed. The book has tripled in size from previous editions, growing from 97 pages to 290 pages with the addition of more investigative research, public record, and background research resources.

"This book is a useful tool for every legal professional, legal educator, business person or consumer handling their own legal or investigative matter. Anyone can benefit from this guide, regardless of their previous Internet usage," said Levitt. "For the beginning searcher, it covers many overlooked features of Web browsers, the 'mechanics' of navigating the Internet, and basic research strategies and tools. For 'power searchers,' it covers more advanced search strategies and uncovers tips and tricks for getting the most out of many of the sites."

This new 8th Edition has been updated to include the newest Internet resources such as Pretrieve and Merlin. Users can easily find the web sites they're looking for by jurisdiction, topic (e.g. Class Action resources), or by Web site name, in the guide's comprehensive index.

"Whether you're a business person or a legal professional, keeping pace with rapidly changing resources on the Internet can give you a leg up on your competition," continued Rosch. "The content of the 8th edition has been tested and re-checked immediately prior to publication."

Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch are nationally recognized authors and speakers about the Internet. In 1999, they formed Internet For Lawyers (IFL) and have been training professionals in cooperation with corporations, law firms, legal associations, adult education schools, library schools and library associations nationwide ever since.

In addition to this book, they are also co-authors of two editions of The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet published by the American Bar Association's (ABA) Law Practice Management Section in 2004 and 2006. They have also created online Continuing Legal Education courses based on their books, available at http://www.netforlawyers.com/online_mcle.htm.


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