Internet Research Tips and Resources for Lawyers. We don't do research in books anymore. We don't even use CDs. Today's lawyer, and anyone else who needs information, does it on the Internet. This article highlights some of the better research tips and resources available to lawyers and other researchers. My favorite is the "filetype: pdf" search term to be used on a website. All of the pdf documents available will pop up. Of course, learning to use connectors like the AROUND operator always pulls in more results than a simple phrase search. Dig in, researcher. It's all there for the asking.