Amazon.com has released a new personalized search engine called A9 which is powered by Google. Among other things, the search engine saves your previous searches, tells you which sites you have already viewed, offers info about sites retrieved, and links to Amazon’s “search inside the book” feature.
For a review, see Mary Ellen Bates’ May Tip of the Month, Let’s Get Personal.
Source: Inter Alia
A recent article in CNET News.com entitled “Search engines take the stand” reports that judges are turning to Google and other search engines to check facts and look up information in cases–a trend that has some legal experts worried.
I recently discovered a new tool called Google Alert.
You can set up personalized Google searches to run at desired intervals and email you with new search results. It’s similar to WestClip or Lexis Eclipse. The free service allows you to monitor up to three different queries. Advanced search features are available. Google Alert in not affiliated with Google
Wisconsin Legislative Notification Service, a state legislative bill tracking service is now available from the Wisconsin Legislature. Receive daily or weekly email notification of specified legislative activity including actions affecting a specific proposal, bills introduced by a particular legislator, activities of a specific committee, or introductions relating to a particular topic.
WisBlawg is a newly created law blog (a.k.a. “blawg”) offering news and information about legal and Internet research sources available in Wisconsin.