Valé Bunny Watson? Law librarians, law libraries, and legal research in the post-internet era

Hutchinson, Terry C. (2014) Valé Bunny Watson? Law librarians, law libraries, and legal research in the post-internet era. Law Library Journal, 106(4), pp. 579-592.

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Katharine Hepburn’s entertaining portrayal of reference librarian Bunny Watson in Desk Set (1957) moves her character from apprehension about new technology to an understanding that it is simply another tool. This article outlines the impact of technology on academic legal research. It examines the nature of legal research and the doctrinal method, the importance of law libraries (and librarians) in legal research, and the roles and implications of the Internet and web search engines on legal research methods and education.

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ID Code: 82019
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: legal research, doctrinal research, law libraries, law librarians, Legal education, HERN
ISSN: 0023-9283
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2015 22:52
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2015 09:01

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