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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 technology  research  practice

A Research Tip

  • Research & Writing

Today’s tip is about habits. Actually, cultivating the habit of not relying too heavily on your habits when doing legal research.

Beware of the habit of always using the same sources. Though legal research is best done in a methodical manner (secondary source footnotes to noting up to following the path of case law and legislation to further secondary sources until you keep finding the same results then analysis) it is important to remember that you should not always start with your favourite resource, you should use the best resource for the task at hand.

Try a different textbook, you may like what you find.

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