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Lawyer competency and Google Books

Ben Hanuka has authored an excellent article in Canadian Lawyer on advanced searching in Google Books. One of the points he makes is that

Internet legal research is not an option or luxury — it is a required element of a competent lawyer’s toolbox to (i) conduct legal research, and (ii) gather and investigate facts.

He provides detailed instructions with screen shots showing how to access and use Google’s advanced book search features, including field searching. One useful tip is that if you sign in to your Google account more pages for preview and other functions are available.

He also explains how to use WorldCat to locate books of interest in a library near you.

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