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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 technology  research  practice

A Research Tip

  • Research & Writing

I shared some tips about technology skills with some fine folks via webinar with CBA Manitoba’s Legal Research Section recently.  One of the tech skills was about noting up:

Note up cases for judicial history as well as consideration of decisions by other cases and legal commentary using multiple database sources (fee and free)

The tip was about the way to execute performing a noteup using CanLII, WestlawNext Canada and LexisNexis Quicklaw.

Melanie R. Bueckert, LL.B., LL.M., Legal Research Counsel at the Manitoba Court of Appeal offered this excellent addition:

The only thing I would have added, if we had time, was regarding noting-up.  Personally, I always right-click on the cases listed on the note-up screen & open them up in a separate window.  I started doing this some time ago, because I found you would lose your filtering if you just used the browser’s back button.  It also allows you to stay in the same place in your results list.

My thanks to Melanie for the excellent advice!

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