Welcome to the August 2008 online update to Legal Research Skills for Scots Lawyers.
Both paper and, especially, electronic sources of legal information have continued to develop since the publication of the second edition of Legal Research Skills for Scots Lawyers in September 2007.
2.2C Podcasts A podcast is essentially an audio recording which can be downloaded and listened to on portable media players and computers. the Edinburgh University website has podcasts available for an interesting selection of major lectures given at the university since 2006:
2.6 Increasingly universities are moving away from providing access to subscription services via the Athens Access Management System.
Material from such sites should not be used as a reference in academic work.
I hope that this update will allow readers of the book to keep up to date with developments in between editions.Karen Fullerton 2.2A Blogs An increasing number of law-related blogs are now available.A blog is a website which tends to be operated by an individual and which is updated frequently with commentary. Some blogs allow readers to leave their own comments.It is also important to be clear that blogs do not have the status of journal articles or texts which should always be referenced in preference.2.2B Websites produced by law firms If you use a search engine to search for legal terms you will often retrieve links to information on a law firm's website or newsletters.
4.18 When you retrieve your results the results form has altered.