Friday, September 24, 2010

New York Law School :: DRAGNET

New York Law School :: DRAGNET

DRAGNET stands for "Database Retrieval Access using Google's New Electronic Technology," a specialized search engine that was developed by librarians at the New York Law School. This feature enables you to "drag the net" through a group of free law-related Web resources. A DRAGNET search is like a Google search, except that it runs in only a select group of websites, produced by the organizations and entities listed below. The sites were chosen by our Library staff for their reliability and utility to legal researchers.* Your search retrieves the top 100 hits, ranked for relevance by Google’s search engine. DRAGNET can be a good tool to begin a research project, giving you a sense of what kinds of materials can be found on your topic. You can add a year to your search to ensure that you are getting the most recent data.

1 comment:

  1. Laura,

    Thanks for the mention. We are working on a major improvement in DRAGNET - soon we will have search tabs for topics like International or Family Law. This will get us more focused results and eliminate that pesky 100 hit limit in results.