Cost Effective Research

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Sue Altmeyer, J.D., M.L.S.
Digital Content Librarian
Cleveland Marshall College of Law
2121 Euclid Avenue, LL 116
Cleveland, Ohio  44115-2214

This lecture was prepared for an advanced legal research class.  I modify it to present to first year classes that want a lecture about cost effective use of Lexis and Westlaw and/or alternative databases and free web sources.  For the advanced legal research class, I have a couple of follow up assignments (I did not submit them to the Teach-in kit), one where the students critique a search and point out ways to save money.  Another assignment is to do various searches using the free web and alternative databases such as Casemaker, CCH, etc.