Principle II: A successful legal researcher gathers information through effective and efficient research strategies.
- An information-literate legal professional selects appropriate research sources.
- Identifies and analyzes the appropriate legal issues that need to be researched.
- Recognizes the authority or authorities governing particular legal issues.
- Knows which print or electronic, primary or secondary, sources contain appropriate and current content on the issue being researched.
- Recognizes how tools facilitate research tasks due to content or organization, such as use of controlled vocabulary, synopses, annotations, or headnotes.
- Knows how to check the content of sources and validate the completeness and currency of the selected sources.
- Supplements or validates preliminary results with additional tools.