Introduction to Online Legal, Regulatory & Intellectual Property Research provides practical, step-by-step guidelines for researching legal issues - from the simple to complex. In addition to helping readers determine the scope of the research they need, the book also offers detailed coverage of potential resources - including the difference between public and private information, free vs. fee-based resources, and insight into determining the quality of sources. It highlights sources for novices as well as experts, and it offers valuable tips for reporting research results. Like all the titles in the Business Research Series, this book is conveniently divided into four sections containing a number of business research applications that can be used for both in-house research training and reference. Internet research can be quick, easy, and abundant - but also challenging. Research sites sometimes come and go, and sources can be questionable. The Business Research Solutions Series provides comprehensive business and financial research reference guides and online training manuals to bridge a major gap in the field of online research methodology.
This resourceful and innovative multi-volume series of reference guides teaches readers how to approach a research problem, how to select the best online sources, and how to effectively use these sources. It also suggests alternate low-cost solutions for many standard questions and problems. A must-have for professionals involved in company research, these invaluable tools provide step-by-step advice on how to analyze, interpret, and present data for informed decision-making.
Table of Contents
1. Making Legal Information Your Business 2. The Virtual Chase: A Case Study on Trademark Due Diligence 3. Legal, Regulatory, and Intellectual Property Research Problems and Solutions 4. Legal, Regulatory, and Intellectual Property Research Data Source Evaluations and Reviews Appendix Index