- Streamlined (Close Up)
- Write the brief with blanks
- Fill in the blanks
- Adjust argument only if absolutely necessary
Five Types of Legal Resarch Tools
- Narrative Restatements -treatises, encyclopedias, law reviews. (Wide Angle tool).
- Codifications – annotated codes (Wide Angle)
- Free text – boolean searching, natural language (Close up) – very precise decontextualized.
- Controlled vocabulary Indexes – like in the back of a book (Close Up). In a leagal index, there is more context (Wide Angle – kind of).
- Citation Indexes –