Basic Legal Research – Terms and Connectors Searching, by Northern Illinois University College of Law, David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library


When you do online legal research, do you have the luxury of time to poke around or do you have to get in, find what you need, and get out as fast as you can? I often feel as if I have limited time to dig as deep as I want. Usually, basic connectors – within the same sentence or paragraph and with parentheses – quickly help me find whatever I want, but not always. I am always looking for tips and tools that get the best results as quickly as I can, which is what drew me to this link. I hope it helps you too.

If you have a tip or tool that helps make you a master researcher, please share. -CCE