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Google: to use, or not to use. What is the question?
Abstract This article by Natasha Choolhun, with inpThis article by Natasha Choolhun, with input from Emma Harris and colleagues, considers how the proliferation of freely available legal information has affected standards of information literacy and research capability in the current legal environment. Real life examples are given to illustrate how staff in law firms are using resources such as Google and Wikipedia in preference over authoritative legal material. The phrase “Google Generation” is explored and consideration is given to how law schools and commercial firms are attempting to instil in their lawyers principles of good information literacy and research skills. information literacy and research skills.
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Comments Law profs are not engaged with their Web 2.0 generation of students enough.
Conclusion The CIBER report ends with a challenge to The CIBER report ends with a challenge to the information profession and accuses us of being complacent and not engaging with our Web 2.0 generation users. From my contacts in practice, I can report that, in this sector at least, we are making some effort but it isn't enough. The anecdotes I have provided clearly show this. As information professionals we do have the expertise to solve the problem. It is time to get senior management on board and show how our unique skills can change the fortunes of the colleges and companies we work for.of the colleges and companies we work for.
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Doi 10.1017/S1472669609990272 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Google%3A%2Bto%2Buse%2C%2Bor%2Bnot%2Bto%2Buse.%2BWhat%2Bis%2Bthe%2Bquestion%3F%22  +
Has author Natasha Choolhun +
Has domain Law + , Library science +
Has topic Knowledge source for scholars and librarians + , Student information literacy +
Issue 3  +
Pages 168  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Legal Information Management +
Research design Conceptual  +
Research questions I will consider why lawyers and law studenI will consider why lawyers and law students are increasingly favouring Google and Wikipedia as their starting point to carry out legal research, rather than heading straight for authoritative resources, such as the LexisLibrary and Westlaw databases and established works such as Halsbury's Laws of England. I will also consider how legal information professionals are tackling this trend by reinforcing information literacy skills in the academic and commercial sectorslls in the academic and commercial sectors
Revid 10,790  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Google: to use, or not to use. What is the question?
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1472669609990272  +
Volume 9  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language Not specified  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:28:38  +
Categories Knowledge source for scholars and librarians  + , Student information literacy  + , Law  + , Library science  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:28:02  +
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