Barbara Williams_CJL3215_Unit 1_Homework

Barbara Williams_CJL3215_Unit 1_Homework - Unit 1 Homework...

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Unit 1 Homework Barbara Williams Legal Research and Writing II Professor Hicks Due Date: January 23, 2010 1. What is computer assisted legal research? Computer assisted legal research is legal research performed with the use of a computer. 2. List the different types of computer assisted legal research. Different types of computer assisted legal research include online services such as Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis, CD-Rom materials, the internet and internal intranet services. 3. What are some of the advantages of CD-ROM? Advantages of using a CD-Rom are that less physical space is required to store volumes of materials. Supplements can be added by replacement CDs.
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4. What types of materials can be found on LEXIS-NEXIS and Westlaw? Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw are database services where you can obtain primary and secondary sources, public records, news sources, and much more. 5. Explain the difference between Internet and Intranet. The intranet is a database that is secured, set up and accessible by a specific group. It is a form of
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