Deep Web Research Resources for Paralegals: Academic and Scholar Search Engines

I have gathered together another good collection of academic and scholarly deep web search sites that have helped me out in the past.  I never know what the next case may bring my way, like the poisoning  case we took on not too long ago.  What did I know about a person being poisoned?  I looked to HAL, listed below, to find me the science behind poisons and toxins that my attorney needed.  Check them out!

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for federal
publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and
provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring
agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more

Digital Commons Network™ - Open Access Powered By Scholars Published by
The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from
hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and
their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed
journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings,
and other original scholarly work.

DOE Green Energy
Green energy-related research and development (R&D) results are now more easily
accessible through a new online portal, DOE Green Energy. The free public portal was
launched on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by the U.S. Department of Energy(DOE)
Office of Scientific and Technical Information(OSTI) within the Office of Science. The
site is designed to ease access to green energy R&D information for use by researchers,
scientists, educators, students and the general public. Researchers can use the DOE Green
Energy portal to speed scientific discovery and innovation; business and industry can use
the R&D to stimulate economic growth related to renewable energy. Educators, students,
and the public can discover applications of renewable energy science and energy
efficiency best practices. The portal provides technical documents from thousands of
R&D projects conducted at DOE National Laboratories and by DOE-funded awards at

Finding Experts By Using the Internet
This is a 29 page .pdf file (273KB) and freely available from the above URL. Finding
Experts on the Internet is dedicated to giving you the internet sources to discover that
needed expert(s) that you have been looking for. The Internet is a vast global resource of
knowledge created by experts and the ability to find and contact these experts is
extremely important for both academic activities as well as business and special interest

FindLaw is the highest-trafficked legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set
of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, businesses, students and
individuals. These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an
online career center, and community-oriented tools, such as a secure document
management utility, mailing lists, message boards and free e-mail

HAL - Open Access Archive for Deposit and Dissemination of Scientific Research
HAL is a multi-disciplinary open access archive for the deposit and dissemiation of
scientific research papers, whether they are published or not, and for PhD dissertation.
The documents may come from teaching and research institutions in France or abroad, or
from public or private research centers.

JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a
trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as
widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution,
scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and
illustrated. Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines.

Microsoft Academic Search
Explore 38,837,694 publications and 19,160,528 authors, 848 updated last week.
Microsoft Academic Search is a free academic search engine developed by Microsoft
Research, which also serves as a test-bed for our object-level vertical search research.
Microsoft Academic Search provides many innovative ways to explore scientific
publications, authors, conferences, journals, organizations and keywords, connecting
millions of scholars, students, librarians, and other users. In Microsoft Academic Search,
objects in the search results are sorted based on two factors: their relevance to the query
and their global importance. The relevance score of an object is computed by its
attributes; and the importance score of an object is calculated by its relationships with
other objects

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