Way Beyond Legal Research: Understanding the Research Habits of Legal Scholars

Conference Location

Boulder

Author

Davidson, Stephanie

Full Citation

Stephanie Davidson, Way Beyond Legal Research: Understanding the Research Habits of Legal Scholars, 102 LAW LIBR. J. 561 (2010).

Version

Published

Annotation/Abstract

How do legal scholars seek, discover, and manage information while conducting scholarly research? While the methods of legal research have been well-covered in the literature, few studies have explored the habits and practices that legal scholars actually employ when doing scholarly research. For librarians who support scholarly work through collection development, instruction, and personalized services, understanding scholars' research practices is vital. This article addresses gaps between models of legal research and actual research practices, and urges movement toward an empirically grounded understanding of the research habits of legal scholars in order to bridge some of those gaps.

Conference Year

2009