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Arthur P. Oliver Law Library Survey

This questionnaire is to assess the legal research needs of the members of the Sixth District Bar. The results will help steer the purchasing of books and other resources for the Oliver Law Library collection at ISU and ensure ISU's Paralegal Studies curriculum is relevant in educating students for work in the legal community. In this survey computerized legal research means research using an electronic service like Westlaw, LexisNexis, or Casemaker.

  1. Have you visited the Oliver Library in its new home at ISU?
      Yes     No
  2. Did you use the library when it was located in the Bannock building?
      Yes     No
  3. Do you have access to computerized legal research?
      Yes     No

    If yes, where is your access?
        If other, please specify:
  4. What electronic research service do you use?
      If other, please specify:
  5. What percentage of your total legal research is done using an electronic service?
      0-25%     26-50%     51-75%     76-100%
  6. Do you use an electronic service like KeyCite (Westlaw), Insta-Cite (Westlaw), or Auto-Cite (LexisNexis) to shepardize legal authority?
      Yes     No

    If yes, please indicate the percentage of your shepardizing that is done using an electronic service:
      0-25%     26-50%     51-75%     76-100%

    What electronic service do you use for shepardizing?
      If other, please specify:
  7. When your research involves the use of a legal encyclopedia like Am. Jur. or C.J.S., what percentage of that research is done using an electronic service?
      0-25%     26-50%     51-75%     76-100%
  8. Do you have a specific subject(s) area where you do research? (Please list)
     
  9. Do you have a specific research resource that you feel the law library should own? (Please list)
     
  10. If you have any further comments or suggestions that you wish to make, use the space below.
     


  11.   

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.

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