DRAGNET stands for "Database Retrieval Access using Google's New
Electronic Technology," a specialized search feature developed by
librarians at New York Law School. This feature enables you to "drag
the net" through a group of free law-related Web resources. A DRAGNET
search is like a Google search, except that it runs in only a selected
group of websites. We currently offer DRAGNET search capabilities in
three of our Library webpages:
This is a DRAGNET
search across approximately 80 websites chosen by our Library staff for
their reliability and general utility to legal researchers. Your
DRAGNET results page offers tabs that enable you to refine your search
results in useful ways. To see a list of the websites you’re
searching, click here.
On this page, the Library links
to approximately 150 online legal journals whose websites offer free
access to their current issue. Most of the sites include many back issues
as well. The page contains a DRAGNET search bar that lets you
simultaneously search the full text of all issues found in those journals'
Law reviews from the five
boroughs, Long Island and Westchester County. The most-cited law reviews
are chosen from data provided by WAshington and Lee University. The search
bar allows you to search them all simultaneously, with tabbed searching to
choose local or most-cited.