It goes without saying that the Internet has revolutionized legal research by making vast amounts of information available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from virtually any location. Moreover, a great deal of the factual and legal information on the Internet is free and instantlyavailable.

Federal cases, statutes, regulations, rulesand proposed legislation are often posted ona daily basis. Corporate records, filings andother information are also kept current bygovernmental and private entities. News andother background information are updatedat the Web sites of most major news organizationseven more frequently. This articleprovides a short overview of some of the bestfree and/or low-cost resources available topractitioners in federal courts.