In his article "What can Google do for you?" (Trial, 9/06), David Ratcliff suggests a number of Google-powered search engines that might be useful to lawyers, including these:
- Google Book Search (texts of books)
- Google Scholar (scholarly articles)
- Google Uncle Sam (gov't and military sites)
- LawCrawler (at FindLaw but powered by Google)
Ratcliff also reminds readers to try Google's advanced search options, which allow Boolean operators. There are still other suggestions in the article.
Extra-serious Google users should check out the book Google Hacks, which documents a number of useful but little-known Google capabilities.