Online tools for smarter legal research and practice - the 9 questions

Technology is changing the legal landscape so quickly. Yet law students in our universities approach legal tools and resources wary and fearful. We have access to a wealth of information, and to many tools that could render our learning and research more efficient, yet most of our students still use the old pen and paper.

By participating in this small exploratory study, you are helping a new generation of students to learn smarter. When reading each question, think "What tool would I recommend to a friend, a colleague or a student of mine if they asked me how to do X?". You can pick as many choices as you like, but the most important part of the answer is the "Other" field - do you use any tools that I've not included in the list yet?

The survey has just 10 questions and does not take more than 5 minutes in total (we timed it!). The aggregated answers will be anonymous. If you think you know someone that could contribute to this survey with more information, just share the survey link with them (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YNW3WRP).

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* 1. Which online legal databases or online libraries do you typically use?

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* 2. Which software do you typically use for taking notes, organising ideas, drafting outlines?

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* 3. Which software do you typically use for writing drafts, chapters, articles?

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* 4. Which tools that allow you to collaborate with others online, exchange comments, modify drafts, or brainstorm in real time do you typically use?

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* 5. Which e-learning platforms, online courses or online tools for learning new skills do you typically use?

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* 6. Which [online] referencing and citation tools do you typically use?

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* 7. Which websites, networks, blogs or communities do you typically use to make your written work visible (even in draft form) ?

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* 8. Which websites, forums, networks or online communities where you can interact and network with other researchers or practitioners do you typically use?

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* 9. Which websites, blogs, newspapers, magazines do you typically use to stay informed on legal practice and legal research?

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