In the not so distant past, before the Internet, doing legal research necessitated access to either a substantial law collection or one of the expensive legal databases, Lexis-Nexis or Westlaw. That limited legal reference to law librarians, some special librarians and reference librarians at large university or public libraries. The Internet has changed all of that, giving any library with an Internet connection access to a wealth of current law, especially at the state and federal level.
Based on a presentation at the Joint Conference of the Georgia Council of Media Organizations and Southeastern Library Association on October 12, 2000.
McCanless, Alice M.
"Public Access to Legal Resources on the Internet,"
The Southeastern Librarian: Vol. 49
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/seln/vol49/iss3/5