Happy 13th Birthday to Google!

Happy 13th Birthday to Google!

Google turned 13 years old on September 27, 2011.  The World Wide Web had its 20 year anniversary this year as well.  These tools have changed the way we conduct research and communicate with people.

Researchers often struggle with getting too many hits or too few on Google.  A useful rule of thumb that many legal researchers follow is to not spend more than seven minutes on Google.  After seven minutes, it may be time to search in traditional legal subscription databases and the classic legal materials in a law library.

Remember that both Google Books and Google Scholar can complement traditional legal research tools.

Mark Kloempken and Tove Klovning