Many law librarians are currently beginning to explore the Internet as a source of legal information. One of the most frequently asked questions after one gets an Interet connection is "Where do I go from here?" The following pathfinder is a list of what I consider to be the most important resources which will lead the legal researcher to the widest possible amount of legal information on the Internet. This list is purely subjective, and certainly not complete. I tried to stick to the 'top five' format as much as possible, but every so often I couldn't help myself from cheating a bit. Information about Internet tools and commands mentioned in this handout can be found in the sources listed under "Five Best Guides," and "Five Best Online Guides." Please note that due to the ever changing nature of the Internet, the access instructions could change at any time.
Yolanda P. Jones, The Top Fives: An Internet Pathfinder for Law Librarians, 14 Legal Reference Services Q. 99 (1995)