Law on the Web is ideal for anyone who wants to access Law Internet resources quickly and efficiently without becoming an IT expert.
The emphasis throughout is on the location of high quality law Internet resources for learning, teaching and research, from among the billions of publicly accessible Web pages.
The book is structured so that it will be found useful by both beginners and intermediate level users, and be of continuing use over the course of higher education studies.
In addition to extensive coverage on locating files and Web sites, Part III provides a substantial and annotated list of high quality resources for law students.
Contents Preface About the author Acknowledgements Part I: WEB RESOURCES 1 Introductory glossary 2 Web addresses: what's in a URL 3 Evaluating and referencing Internet resources 3.1 Evaluation: introduction 3.2 Evaluation criteria 3.3 Referencing Internet materials 3.4 Resource type referencing Part II: LOCATING INTERNET RESOURCES 4 Indexing the Internet: subject directories, gateways, and search engines 4.1 Subject directories and gateways 4.2 Search engines and indexing 4.3 Search engine automated indexing of the Web 4.4 Main search engine types 5 Search engines: standard searches 5.1 Search engine strategy 5.2 Preparing your browser 5.3 Basic searches with Altavista 5.4 Some terminology 5.5 Basic searches Google 5.6 Summary remarks on basic searching 6 Search engines: advanced searches 6.1 Logical operators 6.2 Parentheses 6.3 Google advanced search 7 Mailing lists 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Locating lists 7.3 Basic mailing list command settings Part III: LAW INTERNET RESOURCES 8 Introduction to law Internet resources 9 Law subject directory 9.1 Associations/institutes 9.2 Case law/legislation 9.3 Courses/departments/education 9.4 Courts and tribunals 9.5 Directories 9.6 Legal research 9.7 Legal systems 9.8 Mailing lists 9.9 Miscellaneous 9.10 Positions 9.11 Practitioners 9.12 Professional conduct 9.13 Publications 9.14 Reference materials 9.15 Research and funding 9.16 Subject areas 9.17 Subject directories and gateways 9.18 Technology 9.19 Treaties and international agreements 9.20 UK Government, legal bodies, legislation, and organisations Part IV: SUNDRY MATTERS 10 Compiling Web pages: the essentials 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Tools 10.3 HTML or Hypertext Markup Language 10.4 Page layout 10.5 Tables 10.6 Margins 10.7 Page background 10.8 Page length 10.9 Page authorship/dating 10.10 Navigation and hyperlinks 10.11 Marketing your pages 10.12 Basic considerations of Web page/Web site design 10.13 Online sources of information on Web page compilation and design Notes 11 Miscellaneous computing matters 11.1 Keyboard shortcuts 11.2 Viruses 11.3 Frames, bookmarking, and URLs 11.4 Clearing your tracks: your PC and personal privacy 11.5 Downloading, installing and uninstalling software 11.6 Creating a Folder 11.7 Web references: computers and Internet Note 12 Browser features and customisation 12.1 Home page 12.2 Links toolbar buttons 12.3 Adding the Google toolbar to IE 12.4 Saving files with the browser 12.5 Bookmarks/Favorites 12.6 Saving Bookmarks and Favorites Glossary Index