Chapter 5, Internet Research
All freely available websites are available below. Updated and new sources as well as new content follow the footnotes below, organized by section of the Coursebook.
Sample Exercise (Instructors: Feel free to download and edit as you see fit. Please email us for the answer key.)
FN #1, ASIL Insights
FN #2, Phishing
FN #3, Internet Archive, Wayback Machine
FN #4, FISHLEX
FN #5, Librarians' Internet Index (LII) is now called "ipl2: information you can trust."
FN #6, Infomine Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
FN #7, Amnesty International, Guantánamo and Beyond: The Continuing Pursuit of Unchecked Executive Power
FN #8, Exalead
FN #9, Exploring International Law, this site hasn’t been updated since early 2009.
FN #10, Opinio Juris
FN #11, IntLawGrrls
FN #12, Prof. Darius Whelan's Irish Law Update
FN #13, French law blog, Au fil du doit or Swiss criminal procedure blog (site is not available)
FN #15, Blawg
FN #16, Jumpstart Your Foreign, Comparative, and International Research: Use People Resources
FN #18, Citing Wikipedia
References to page numbers in parentheses refer to pages in the Coursebook.
Section II. Web Searching
The Wikileaks collection of leaked US diplomatic cables is a rare exception; ordinarily current diplomatic documents are impossible to access, and older documents are available only in paper. (See page 66.)
Section III.C. Using Search Engines Effectively: Multiple Search Engines
Section III.F.1. Using Search Engines Effectively: Advanced Search Features, Proximity Searching
Section III.F.4. Using Search Engines Effectively: Advanced Search Features, Synonyms
Google has refined its synonym searching so its results are no longer so quirky. However, it is impossible to see what synonyms Google generates for any particular word, so to be confident in your search results, you may want to specify the synonyms you want. Moreover, Google does not appear to look for synonyms for phrases; for example ~“capital punishment” does not retrieve “death penalty.” (See page 74.)
Section IV.B. Blogs and Electronic Discussion Lists: Electronic Discussion Lists
Instead of searching intbuslaw archives, a better example is to use Google to search chinalaw list archive, which retrieves the archives of the Chinalaw discussion list. (See page 76.)