Legal scholars using Google Scholar for inter/multi/cross disciplinary research

I often read works in that exhibit ignorance of the considerable scholarship on the same topics in other fields. It’s as if legal scholars are trapped in the searches on and . For example, in scholarship, I note that scholars fail to check the research on related topics done in fields such as , , , and . Even if legal scholarship refers out to such scholarship, it often fails to consider the conversational context in which that scholarship falls: For example, citing or relying a book in another field without reviewing and considering its reception and responses to it within that field. Thing is, it’s not hard to find the connections you want and need for the work to be more integrated by using Google Scholar.

This very poorly recorded video provides my tutorial, designed for legal writing folks but applicable to other areas of legal scholarship, on using Google Scholar. I shared most of the content at the conference in Washington DC in July 2022. Just now getting around to posting the video. I welcome your comments.

(If you are wondering about the “inter/multi/cross disciplinary” moniker above, you’ll find definitions in this piece by Dr. Kirsten Davis.)

If you want to see other useful videos about using Google Scholar, I recommend these videos from Science Grad School Coach on Youtube:

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  1. Interesting: I made my blog a part of the Fediverse by adding it to ActivityPub (or vice versa). I think that makes my blog an instance in the Fediverse. But it looks like I either have to get folks to follow me there (, or I have to boost my own blog posts here, so that folks with whom I interact on Mastodon know when I post. Am I right? Does anyone have a cure for that? (I don't want to run a Mastodon instance on my own blog server…)

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