Make Legal Research Easier with Firefox Add-Ons

If you use Firefox as your default browser, then you probably know about Mozilla’s extensive library of free Firefox “Add-ons.” These code snippets submitted by Mozilla’s robust community of developers provide added functionality to Firefox. For more about Add-ons, including the easy installation process, click here.

Of the thousands of Firefox add-ons available, I bring you ten of the best add-ons to assist in legal research. The descriptions below are brought to you by Firefox’s Add-Ons page.

Jureeka! Powered by LII

Jureeka! turns legal citations in web pages into hyperlinks that point to online legal source material. It’s great for quickly locating statutes, case law, regulations, federal court rules, international law sources, and more. It weaves together a host of law sources into a giant mesh, right in your Firefox browser!

LexisONE Citation Search

This search-engine add-on can be used to perform the Search by Citation feature on lexisONE to retrieve cases. No account is required to perform the search and view the results, but a free lexisONE account is required to read the full text of cases.

Zotero

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Diigo Toolbar – Annotate, Screenshot, Bookmark

 Enable multi-color highlighter and post-it notes as your reading aids; Capture the whole page or any portion to share or archive; Save everything online to allow access anywhere.

Fast Search by Surf Canyon

 Improve relevancy by up to 40% on Google, Bing and Yahoo! by automatically digging out results from as deep as page 100.

Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs is a personal search engine for your browser. Breadcrumbs saves your visited pages and allows you to search your pages from the search toolbar. It stores data locally to protect your privacy. Breadcrumbs also allows permanent offline browsing.

Send to Google Docs

 View web documents in Google Docs without requiring any desktop software. It supports PDF, Microsoft Office and Open Office formats.

Read It Later

 Save pages to read later with just one click. When you have time, access your reading list from any computer or phone, even without an internet connection!

ScrapBook

 Helps you to save Web pages and organize the collection.

FloatNotes

 Add notes to websites, including comments, links or even images. It can help you doing research on the web, remind you, etc. It is simple and easy to use.


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