Lexis has released a web search page, LexisWeb, that offers, in effect, federated searching across an unspecified number of law-related web pages from sites vetted by Lexis editorial staff.
From the user guide [PDF]:
The Lexis Web product includes important, legal-oriented Web content selected and validated by the LexisNexis editorial staff. You can trust that all content has met LexisNexis criteria for being authoritative and accurate. The current beta version combines content from thousands of Web sites and millions of Web pages, with more being added each day:
• Governmental agency information (federal, state, local)
• Informal commentary on legal issues (e.g., blogs specifically for lawyers and legal professionals)
• General Web information about legal topics
There’s a method provided for filtering results by various facets, each of which is expandable to offer “sub-facets” for a further filtering.
The web search is free for the present.
As a side note, it would seem that Slaw is one of their trusted sites, because a search for “slaw” turns up some 13,000 results, mostly from our blog.
[via Law Librarian Blog]