Two experts in legal research; Ruth Bird, law librarian at the Bodleian Law Library at the University of Oxford in the U.K., and Natalie Wieland, legal research skills adviser at the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia, have developed an app for iOS and Android devices described as an international GPS for lawyers, helping users quickly locate the right web resource for a variety of legal research tasks.
Called LawSauce, the app (only $4.99) helps you navigate through various of legal materials available online and find the ones that best meet your needs. It covers more than 100 jurisdictions and includes more than 8,000 links with more links added regularly.
How does it work?
Identify your task – e.g., find a case (to identify where to locate a law report series), your jurisdiction, and you retrieve a list of one or more titles. When you select the title, there will be one or more resources listed; these host the title.
They can be subscription services (identified by a $ symbol) or free sites.
Select one and you will be provided with a link to the site via the blue Resource name; sometimes added information includes coverage details and other relevant information.
If you subscribe to the $ sites, you will be able to login at this point. For free sites, the link opens directly on the homepage.
Refer to the User Notes for more details.