Legal Research does not have to be a guessing game that you decide what you are looking for as research is being conducted. No one likes to spend massive amounts of time looking for something that could have been located in a fraction of the time that it took.  With the right tools and proper methods legal research can be transformed from a haphazard method into a concise and efficient method.  Following are tips on how to conduct more efficient research:

  1. Create an effective plan
  2. Use an on-line system that provides intuitive searching features
  3. Use the Help Section
  4. Use Boolean Searching
  5. Understand the Invisible Web
  6. Learn to Use Your Browser Effectively
  7. Create a Research Toolbox
  8. Never lose sight of the goal of researching

In the Paralegal Blue Belt training program offered by Rainmakers Virtual College the legal research process is demystified. Participants are taught how to research with laser precision. To learn more about this on-line program visit