We occasionally highlight content on our blog that is viewed the most. There are retrospective blog posts with the top viewed posts each month, top weekly articles in the Global Legal Monitor (including what’s hot this year), the top weekly bills in THOMAS, and information about how to get top bill alerts by RSS and email. This leaves out a large section of our website including the Guide to Law Online, Current Legal Topics, Databases & eResources, and How Do I Find…?
I look at our web metrics a lot, but thought it might be a good idea to take a step back. Apart from our homepage and the navigation pages, what have been our most viewed pages on the Law Library’s website in the last year? Let’s see…
- Guide to Law Online – this is the homepage of the Guide;
- Guide to Law Online: Nations – this page has links to all the jurisdictions covered by the Guide;
- Federal Statutes – information on federal statutes including sources, subject arrangement, and how to locate;
- Guide to Law Online: States – this is similar to the Nations page with links to all of the U.S. states and territories;
- How Do I Find… ? – is a gateway to guides prepared by legal specialists at the Law Library of Congress on administrative law, federal legislative history, foreign and international law, federal statutes, secondary sources, researching judicial decisions and other topics;
- Children’s Rights – the introduction and index page to an analysis of children’s rights in sixteen nations: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Russia, and the United Kingdom (England and Wales);
- United States: The Constitution – links to the Constitution and analysis;
- Orientation to Legal Research and THOMAS – information about our classes and how to register;
- Databases & eResources – sources that provide legal and legislative information; and
- Visiting the Law Library – information to help you prepare for a visit.
A few other great pages just outside of the top ten include our resource on Elena Kagan, a Legal Research Guide: United Kingdom, digitized rare books on John Adams and the Boston Massacre Trial of 1770, the United Kingdom Children’s Rights page, and Philippines Guide to Law Online page.
Which page do you go to the most?
Why users still make use of to read news papers when in this technological globe everything is presented on net?