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PLEG-Paralegal Web Resources

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FEDSTATS Federal Statistics http://www.fedstats.gov/ Fedstats.gov


provides statistics from more
than 100 government agencies available to
citizens.

Find Law http://www.findlaw.com/ FindLaw is one of the most popular sites for
free legal information on the Internet.
FindLaw's law firm marketing solutions also
dominate with award-winning Web sites,
online video, online attorney profiles, search
engine marketing and Internet advertising

Find law Legal Dictionary http://dictionary.lp.findlaw.co FindLaw is an online legal information and
m/ internet marketing solution for law firms.

Four Nets for Better http://webquest.sdsu.edu/sea A webquest that highlights four techniques
Searching rching/fournets.htm for more effective online information
searching.

Free Management Library http://www.managementhelp. The Library provides easy-to-access, clutter-


org/ free, comprehensive resources regarding the
leadership and management of yourself,
other individuals, groups and organizations.

Free On-line Dictionary of http://foldoc.org/Free+On- Free On-line Dictionary of Computing is a


Computing line+Dictionary searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon,
programming languages, tools, architecture,
operating systems, networking, theory,
conventions, standards, mathematics,
telecoms, electronics, institutions,
companies, projects, products, history, and
almost anything else to do with computing.

General Law Reviews, http://law.usc.edu/library/reso USC General Law Reviews gives a list of
listed by USC Gould School urces/journals/general.cfmreviews about laws
from universities across
of Law the United States.

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Getty Thesaurus of http://www.getty.edu/researc The Getty vocabulary databases contain


Geographical Names h/conducting_research/vocabu terms, names, and other information about
laries/tgn/index.html people, places, things, and concepts relating
to art, architecture, and material culture.

Guide for Writing http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/ This guide is based on recommendations of


Research Papers Based on apa/ the fifth edition of the Publication
Manual of
Styles Recommended by the American Psychological Association
APA from the Capital published by the American Psychological
Community College Association in 2001.

Hieros Gamos-Legal http://www.hg.org/ HG.org objective is to make law, government


Research Center and related professional information easily
accessible to the legal profession,
businesses and consumers.

How to Choose a Search http://www.internettutorials.n Serves as an introduction to the Internet,


Engine or Directory et/choose.asp especially the World Wide Web; what it is,
how to search it, and how to use it as a
research tool. Tutorials and further sources
assist users with the web overview, search
tools, search techniques, and finding

Academic Info Digital http://www.academicinfo.net/ With designs to guide both aspiring students
Library digital.html on the advantages and avenues to
researching and searching for educational
tinged information, Academic Info was
created.

Acronym Finder http://www.acronymfinder.com/ Over 750,000 human-edited definitions of


acronyms, abbreviations. Acronyms, abbreviations

Afro-American Almanac http://www.toptags.com/aama Toptags.com is a website with links to


other
search engines pertaining to African
American values.

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Age Discrimination http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/ageThe Age Discrimination in Employment Act of


.html 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40
years of age or older from employment
discrimination based on age. The ADEA’s
protections apply to both employees and job
applicants.

American Civil Liberties http://www.aclu.org/ The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty,
Union working daily in courts, legislatures and
communities to defend and preserve the
individual rights and liberties that the
Constitution and laws of the United States
guarantee everyone in this country.

American Law Sources http://www.lawsource.com/als ALSO provides a comprehensive, uniform,


and
Online o/ useful compilation of links to freely
accessible on-line sources of law for the
United States, Canada, and Mexico. In
addition, this site contains additional links to
sources of commentary and practice aids
that are available without charge (or
available at a reasonable charge from
governmental and nonprofit providers).

Americans with http://www.ada.gov/ Ada.gov provides information and technical


Disabilities Act (ADA) assistance on the Americans with Disabilities
Act.

APA and Electronic http://mentors.ncu.edu/writin This is North central University's website


Resources FAQs from gprogram/public/writing_progrwhere they offer over 100 handouts on
Northcentral University am.aspx critical reading, prewriting, and revising for
an academic audience.

APA Citation Tutorial from http://www.umuc.edu/library/t This website is a tutorial where the user will
University of Maryland utorials/citation/html/ learn when It is necessary to cite and how to
University College use correct APA format in their paper and
reference list.

APA Formatting and Style http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ This website outlines the rules for formatting
Guide from Purdue owl/resource/560/01/ a document in APA style and give samples of
University APA papers.

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Art Dictionary http://www.artlex.com/ ArtLex.com provides definitions for more than


3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual
culture, along with thousands of supporting
images, pronunciations notes, quotations
and cross-references.

Ask A Reference Librarian http://www.questionpoint.org/ Question


Point is an online service which
24/7 crs/servlet/org.oclc.home.TFSRallows the user to ask a question and get a
edirect?SS_COMMAND=CUST_S response via e-mail from a reference
UP&Category=BR librarian.

Australian News Online http://www.abc.net.au/news/ Australian news online offers news from
Australia and around the world. This site
include topics such as Business, Sports,
Entertainment, Weather, Opinions, Blogs and
archiving. These topics are created and are
accessible using the latest technologies.
These include video, audio, photos, podcast,
RSS, and email

Avoiding Plagiarism from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ Avoiding plagiarism from Purdue's OWL


Purdue's OWL owl/resource/589/01/ resource is designed to help students and
instructors develop strategies for knowing
how to avoid accidental plagiarism.

BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/ The BBC News site is available both


internationally and the UK. This site
discusses topics such as Business,
Technology, Health, Science and
Environment, and entertainment. The
information is delivered to the user via the

Biographical Dictionary http://www.s9.com/ The Biographical Dictionary provides a search


engine to a vast selection of biographies.

Biology-Online Editable http://www.biology- Biology Online aims to educate and promote


Wiki Dictionary online.org/dictionary/Main_Pa awareness of all things biology, offering free
ge and easy access to information in the
biological sciences.

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Bizjournals - Business Ezine http://www.bizjournals.com/la Bizjournals


is the online media division of
testnews.html American City Business Journals. The site
also features online commercial real estate
listings, a special focus on business women,
local networking and business events, local
online business directories, downloadable
sales leads and strategic partnership

Bizwomen - Women in http://networking.bizjournals.cBizwomen is a growing and emerging online


Business Ezine om/Groups/bizwomen community for women business executives
and entrepreneurs to connect, support, learn
and grow.

Black Collegian http://www.black- The Black Collegian is a career and self


collegian.com/ development magazine targeted to African-
American students and other students of
color seeking information on careers, job
opportunities, graduate/professional school,
internships/co-ops, study abroad programs.

Black Enterprise http://www.blackenterprise.co Black Enterprise is a guide to financial


m/ empowerment, investing, and wealth-
building resource for African Americans.

Boston Review: A Political http://bostonreview.net/ Boston Review is a


nonpartisan magazine of
and Literary Forum ideas: animated by hope, committed to
equality and reason, convinced that the
imagination eludes political categories.

Brookings Institute http://www.brookings.edu/pre The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public


ss/review/rev_des.htm policy organization based in Washington, DC.
The goals of Brookings are to strengthen the
American Democracy; foster the economic
and social welfare and opportunities of all
Americans and secure a more open, safe and
prosperous international system.

Calculators.Com http://www.calculator.com/ind calculator.com offers a variety of calculators.


ex.html This site, updated daily, offers standard,
fractions, scientific, percent, and currency. In
addition, novel calculators such as the love
calculator is also available.

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Campaign Against Age http://www.caade.net/ CAADE is a website dedicated to fighting


Discrimination in against age discrimination in the workplace.
Employment: CAADE

Catalaw http://www.catalaw.com/catal CataLaw is the catalog of catalogs of


aw.shtml worldwide law on the Internet. It aids legal
research by arranging all indexes of law and
government into a uniform, universal and
unique meta index.

CBC News Online http://www.cbc.ca/news/ This site contains information about the
range of services to Canadians in English,
French and eight aboriginal languages. In
addition, the user will find news and
information about the people, partnerships,
and activities that within this cultural

Center for Academic http://www.academicintegrity. The center for academic integrity serves
Honesty org/ higher and secondary educational
institutions. The center's objective is to
address issues affecting academic integrity.
One issue is academic integrity and
emerging
technologies
Citing Images from the http://www.libraries.uc.edu/li This website gives a list of the relevant
University of Cincinnati braries/daap/resources/visual information a writer will need when citing a
resources/how_to/cite_image. source and the correct format for MLA, APA,
html Turabian, and Chicago Manual of Style.

Code of Federal http://www.access.gpo.gov/na The Code of Federal Regulation is the


Regulations (CFR) ra/cfr/cfr-table-search.html codification of the general and permanent
rules published in the Federal Register by the
executive departments and agencies of the
Federal Government.

Columbia Encyclopedia http://www.bartleby.com/65/ Containing nearly 51,000 entries on a broad


range, with more than 80,000 hypertext
cross-references,

Cook's Thesaurus & http://www.foodsubs.com/ The Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking


Cooking Encyclopedia encyclopedia that covers thousands of
ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include
pictures, descriptions, synonyms,
pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.

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Courts.net http://www.courts.net/ Courts.net is a free site that serves as a


gateway to access links regarding an
individual’s background through Public
Criminal Records, Criminal Background
Checks, Free Credit report, People Search
Finders, Public Investigators, Foreclosure,
Legal Forms, State Courts, Please note that
these links may or may not include fees.

Critical Inquiry http://criticalinquiry.uchicago. Critical Inquiry allows users to access


edu/main.shtml journals written by other users and gives
links to other relevant sites.

Democratic Party http://www.democrats.org/ The Democratic Party is committed to


keeping our nation safe and expanding
opportunity for every American. That
commitment is reflected in an agenda that
emphasizes the strong economic growth,
affordable health care for all Americans,
retirement security, open, honest and
accountable government, and securing our
nation while protecting our civil rights and

Dictionary.Com http://dictionary.reference.co Dictionary.com is a multi-source dictionary


search service

Digital Millennium http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/iclp The DMCA is designed to implement the


Copyright Act /dmca1.htm treaties signed in December 1996 at the
World Intellectual Property Organization
(WIPO) Geneva conference, but also contains
additional provisions addressing related
matters. For specific areas of the act please
go to

Directory of Open Access http://www.doaj.org/ The Dictionary of Open Access Journals


Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled
scientific and scholarly journals.

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Electronic Sources - APA http://www.thewritesource.co This website shows samples of proper APA
Style from The Write m/apa/ cites gathered from various sources.
Source

Encyclopadia.com http://encyclopedia.com Encylopedia.com provides access to 200,000


reference entries to cite from, plus 50,000
topic summaries from videos, pictures, and
magazines around the world

Encyclopedia Britannica http://search.eb.com/failedlog Encyclopedia Britannica contains hundreds of


Online in?target=/ thousands of articles, biographies, videos,
images, and web sites.

Encyclopedia of the http://homepage.newschool.e Hosted by the Department of Economics of


History of Economic du/het/ the New School for Social Research, it reflects
Thought the personal opinions and interests of
Gonfalon L. Fonseca. It's primary purpose is
to act as repository of collected links and
information on the history of economic
thought, from the ancient times until the
modern day. Designed for students and the
general public interested in learning about
economics from a historical perspective.

Encyclopedia of World http://www.bartleby.com/67/ A comprehensive chronology of more than


History 20,000 entries that span the millennia from
prehistoric times to the year 2000 compiled
by Peter N. Stearns and thirty other
prominent historians.

Entrepreneur Online http://www.entrepreneur.com Entrepreneru.com is a website where


/interstitial/default.html business people can get information on
starting a business and can find trends on
what businesses succeed or fail.

Etymology Dictionary http://www.etymonline.com/ Etymologies are not definitions; they're


explanations of what our words meant and
how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.

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Federal Citizen http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/ The FCIC manages a national contact center


Information Center with specially trained staff to answer
questions in English and Spanish about all
aspects of the Federal government.

IBM Journal of Research http://www.research.ibm.com/ The IBM Journals allow users to read and
Development journal/rd/ download papers to get the inside track on
emerging trends in science, technology, and
business and how they are shaping the
future. *Only available for a fee*

Infoplease http://www.infoplease.com/ Information Please provides authoritative


answers to all kinds of factual questions.

InfoWorld http://www.infoworld.com/ InfoWorld is the Web destination of choice


for IT decision makers seeking to modernize
their operations using the latest
technologies, architectures, and strategies.

Intellectual Property Law http://www.intelproplaw.com/ The Intellectual Property Law Server provides
Server information about intellectual property law
including patent, trademark and
copyright. Resources include comprehensive
links, general information, space for
professionals to publish articles and forums
for discussing related issues

Internet Beginner's http://www.refdesk.com/factb A series of 25 guides and tutorials to help the


Guides & Tutorials eg.html novice online user become more
knowledgeable and comfortable using the
internet.

Internet Encyclopedia of http://www.utm.edu/research/ The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a


Philosophy iep/ non-profit organization run by the editors.
Most of the articles are original contributions
by specialized philosophers around the
Internet; these are identifiable by the
author's name at the foot of the article.

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Internet Legal Resource http://www.ilrg.com/ The Internet Legal Resource Guide is a


Guide (Public Legal) categorized index of more than 4000 select
web sites in 238 nations, islands, and
territories, as well as thousands of locally
stored web pages, legal forms, and
downloadable files. This website serves as a
comprehensive resource of the information
available on the Internet concerning law and
the legal profession, with an emphasis on the
United States of America. Designed for
everyone, lay persons and legal scholars
alike, it is quality controlled to include only
the most substantive legal resources online.

Jenda: A Journal of Culture http://www.jendajournal.com/ Jenda


Journal is a history of culture and
and African Women African Woman studies.
Studies

Journal of Criminal Justice http://www.albany.edu/scj/jcj The Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular
and Popular Culture pc/index.html Culture allows users to read scholarly
journals about current events in New York
State, and the reviews of other scholars'
opinions about the articles.

Journal of Gender, Social http://www.wcl.american.edu/ The Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law
Policy & the Law journal/genderlaw/ provides a forum for those interested in
gender issues and feminist legal studies.

Journal of http://www.mitpressjournals.o The Journal of Interdisciplinary History


Interdisciplinary History rg/loi/jinh?cookieSet=1 features substantive articles, research
notes, review essays, and book reviews
relating historical research and work in
applied fields-such as economics and
demographics.
Jurist: The Legal Education http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/ JURIST is produced
as a public service for the
Network continuing legal education of its readers and
law student staffers, and uses the latest
Internet technology to track important legal
news stories and materials and present them
rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an
accessible, ad-free format.

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Law Crawler http://lawcrawler.findlaw.com/ LawCrawler is a full-text Web search engine


powered by Google and geared specifically
for legal research.

Law Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/law/index. The Law Library of Congress was


established
php in 1832, recognizing its need for ready access
to reliable legal materials. The Law Library
has grown over the years to become the
world’s largest law library, with a collection
of over three million volumes spanning the
ages and covering virtually every jurisdiction
in the world.

Law Library Resource http://www.llrx.com/ LLRX.com is a free, independent, one person


Exchange produced Web journal dedicated to providing
legal, library, IT/IS, marketing and
administrative professionals with the most
up-to-date information on a wide range of
Internet research and technology-related
issues, applications, resources and tools.

Law Runner http://www.ilrg.com/ Law Runner is part of Internet Legal Resource


Guide (Public Legal). This tool is an intelligent
agent based search engine interface for
Google.com and its 3+ billion indexed web
pages. Advantage: limit your search results
only to those web pages within a particular
jurisdiction for more effective legal research.

Lectric Law Library http://www.lectlaw.com/rotu. Lectric Law Library Rotunda serves as a


Rotunda html gateway to various extensive resources,
attractions & oddities. These resources
include Business Law, Information for the
legal professional, and Information for the
layperson.

Legal Ethics.Com http://www.legalethics.com/ LegalEthics.com is a web site focused on the


ethical issues associated with the use of
technology by legal professionals. All posts
are coded by one or more topics. Select a
topic to the right to read relevant posts.
Select the “States” topic to see an
expanded view of individual topics devoted to

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Legal Information http://www.law.cornell.edu/ The LII is known internationally as a leading


Institute “law-not-com” provider of public legal
information. This is published and
maintained by Cornell Law Library. This site
offers all opinions of the United States
Supreme Court handed down since 1992,
together with over 600 earlier decisions
selected for their historic importance, over a
decade of opinions of the New York Court of
Appeals, and the full United States Code.
Cornell Law Library also publish important
secondary sources: libraries in two important
areas (legal ethics and social security) and a
series of “topical” pages that serve as
concise explanatory guides and Internet
resource listings for roughly 100 areas of law.

LII: Federal Rules of Civil http://www.law.cornell.edu/ru LII: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is a
Procedure les/frcp/ subdivision of the Legal Information Institute.
This site focuses on Civil Procedure Law and
presents information in an outline style. In
addition, subdivisions are included to assist
the user with specific areas of the law
relating to civil procedure. . The areas of civil
procedure law include: Scope, Action,
process, pleading, motion, orders, parties,
depositions, discovery, trials, judgment,
provisional & final remedies, special
proceedings, district courts and clerks,
general provisions, appendix of forms, and

Marketing Dictionary http://www.marketingpower.com/ MarketingPower.com, supplies site


registrants and AMA members with the
information, products and services required
to succeed in their careers.

MCF Grant Resources for http://www.mcf.org/mcf/resou Minnesota Council on Foundations, a


Diversity rce/diversity.htm community of grant makers, works actively to
strengthen and expand philanthropy and
improve the vitality and health of our
communities.

Medicine Net Medical http://www.medicinenet.com/ MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare


Dictionary diseases_and_conditions/artic media publishing company. It provides easy-
le.htm to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical
information for consumers.
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Merriam-Webster Online http://www.merriam-webster.com


Merriam-Webster is a publisher of language-
related reference works and a diverse array
of print and electronic products.

Meta-Index for U.S. Legal http://gsulaw.gsu.edu/metaindThe Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research site
Research ex/ was created and is maintained by Georgia
State University (GSU) and illustrates the
use
of searchable legal indexes on the World
Wide Web. Only specifically legal indexes in
the U.S. are included. Please note that many
of the search tools here have additional
search options available and that to derive
full benefit from them you should visit the
original sites directly. To access the most
current version of Meta-Index for U.S. Legal
Research, go to

MSN Encarta http://encarta.msn.com/artce MSN Encarta contains dictionaries, atlases,


nter_/browse.html K-12 success, college & grad information,
degrees & training, quizzes. Also, MSN
articles, guides, activities, and homework
status.

National Association of http://www.naaap.org/ The National Association of Asian American


Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that
Professionals cultivates, supports, and promotes Asian
American leaders. NAAAP offers professional
development opportunities on the local and
national level, engages its membership in
community service, and organizes
professional networking events.

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National Center for State http://www.ncsconline.org/ NCSC’s objective is to improve the


Courts administration of justice through leadership
and service to state courts, and courts
around the world. Through original research,
consulting services, publications, and
national educational programs, NCSC offers
solutions that enhance court operations with
the latest technology; collects and interprets
the latest data on court operations
nationwide; and provides information on
proven "best practices" for improving court
operations. NCSC is an independent,
nonprofit organization in accordance with
Section 501(c)(3). NCSC disseminates
information to state court leaders on key
national policy issues, and helps advocate
their policies with Congress as well as
supporting several prestigious national

New York State Supreme http://www.courts.state.ny.us/ The NYS Supreme Court Library at Buffalo
Court-Library at Buffalo 8jd/NYSSCLawLib/NYSSCBuff.htm serves the legal community of the
Eighth
Judicial District of New York. Their objectives
are as follows: to serve the legal reference
needs of the district judiciary, to serve as a
free, public library, pursuant to state statute,
for area residents, particularly for members
of the local bar and their employees and, to
serve pro se litigants, students, and private
citizens researching the law and legal issues.

Nolo's Legal Encyclopedia http://www.nolo.com/index.cfm Articles, podcasts, blogs,


downloadable legal
forms, do-it-yourself legal kits, directories,
products and services, newsletters, and
related legal links and resources are
accessible through Nolo. Learn about all
areas in the legal field, hot topics in law, and
domestic and international legal.

Old Farmer's Almanac http://www.almanac.com/ The Old Farmer's Almanac publishes useful
information for people in all walks of life: tide
tables for those who live near the ocean;
sunrise tables and planting charts for those
who live on the farm; recipes for those who
live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those
who don't like the question of weather left up
in the air.

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Pakistan News Service http://www.paktribune.com/in Pakistan news service provides news stories,
dex.shtml and services relating to events in Pakistan

Pew Internet and http://www.pewinternet.org/ A nonpartisan, nonprofit "fact tank" that


American Life Project provides information on the issues, attitudes
and trends shaping America and the world.
The Project produces reports exploring the
impact of the internet on families,
communities, work and home, daily life,
education, health care, and civic and political
life.

Plagiarism.Org http://www.plagiarism.org/ Plagiarism.org's objective is to prevent


plagiarism and restore integrity to written
work. The website accomplishes this goal
through posting articles relating to
plagiarism. Some other resources include
turnitin and authenticate to assist in
detecting and preventing plagiarism

Plagiarism: How to http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/ Writing tutorial services site, from Indiana


Recognize and Avoid It pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml University, explains how to avoid plagiarism.
from Indiana University Additional services include Student & Faculty
FAQ's, pamphlets, policies, and course
specific tutoring

Practical Technology Today http://practical-tech.com/ Practical


Technology covers the technology
and business of technology focusing on
operating systems, networks, Linux and open
source.

Pravda http://english.pravda.ru/ The newspaper Pravda analyzes events from


the point of view of the Party's interests,
whereas PRAVDA On-line takes a pro-Russian
approach to forming its policy.

Quotations Page http://www.quotationspage.com Quotationspage.com is a search engine


focused on book reviews and quotation-
related topics.

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Red Herring Online http://www.redherring.com/ Red Herring, Inc., is a media company whose
Business Journal mission is to cover innovation, technology,
financing and entrepreneurial activity.

RefDesk Dot Com http://www.refdesk.com/ Reddest is a free and family-friendly web site
that indexes and reviews quality, credible,
and current web-based resources.

Republican Party.Org http://www.republicans.org/ The Republican Party publishes the opinions


of the American people, as it relates to the
Republican Party. They are not affiliated to
the National Republican Committee.

Rominger Legal Research http://www.romingerlegal.com/ Rominger’s


Legal Research serves as a
gateway to a multitude of legal links for the
researcher. These include legal news, legal
sponsored links, legal resources,
professional directories, federal links, legal
organizations, non-legal resources, state
legal resources, legal books, and practice

Salary Calculator http://www.homefair.com/real salary calculator measures a job


-estate/salary- compensation by entering a job title, zip code
calculator.asp?cc=1 and state location

Searcher http://www.infotoday.com/sea Information Today, Inc. provides users and


rcher/default.asp producers of information, knowledge and
content management products and services
with the information they need to do their
jobs as effectively as possible.

Smithsonian Institute http://www.si.edu/ The Smithsonian Institute site serves as a


gateway to the world's largest museum
complex and research organization
composed of 19 museums, 9 research
centers, and the National Zoo.

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Specialty Dictionaries http://www.yourdictionary.co YourDictionary.com has a database of over


m/diction4.html 2,500 dictionaries and grammars in over 300
languages, dictionary, glossary and reference
articles, games that build language skills.

Stanford Encyclopedia of http://plato.stanford.edu/ A scholarly dynamic reference work, each


Philosophy philosophically related entry is maintained
and kept up to date by an expert or group of
experts in the field. Articles are frequently
added and updated based upon new
academic findings and theories.

Supreme Court of the U.S. http://www.findlaw.com/casec The


Supreme Court of the US Opinions is
Opinions 1893 – Present ode/supreme.html maintained by Find Law and offers the
Supreme Court decisions since 1893 (U.S.
Supreme Court Decisions: U.S. Reports 150-,
1893- ). Can be browsed by year and U.S.
Reports volume number, and searchable by
citation, case title and full text. We also
maintain an archive of Opinion Summaries
from September 2000to the Present.

Supreme Court of the U.S. http://www.supremecourtus.g The


Supreme Court of the US Opinions is
Opinions 1999 – Present ov/opinions/opinions.html maintained by Find Law and offers the
Supreme Court decisions since 1999 (U.S.
Supreme Court Decisions: U.S. Reports 150-,
1893- ). Can be browsed by year and U.S.
Reports volume number, and searchable by
citation, case title and full text. We also
maintain an archive of Opinion Summaries
from September 2000to the Present.

The Internet Acronym http://acronyms.silmaril.ie/cgi- The Internet Acronym Server is a search


Server bin/uncgi/acronyms engine in which the user types an acronym
and all known definitions are displayed.

Thesaurus.Com http://thesaurus.reference.com/ To use the thesaurus, simply type a word in


the gold search box and click the 'Search'
button. A list of synonyms and antonyms will
be returned.

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Resource URL Description

THOMAS Legislative http://thomas.loc.gov/ The library's mission is to make its resources


Information available and useful to the Congress and the
American people and to sustain and preserve
a universal collection of knowledge and
creativity for future generations.

Thomas Public Laws http://thomas.loc.gov/ THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at


the inception of the 104th Congress. The
leadership of the 104th Congress directed
the Library of Congress to make federal
legislative information freely available to the
public. Since that time THOMAS has
expanded
the scope of its offerings to include the
following: Bills, Resolutions, Activity in
Congress, Congressional Record, Schedules,
Calendars, Committee Information,
Presidential Nominations, Treaties,
Government Resources, For Teachers, Help

U.S. Bureau of Economic http://www.bea.gov/ The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)


Analysis promotes a better understanding of the U.S.
economy by providing timely, relevant, and
accurate economic accounts data in an
objective and cost-effective manner.

U.S. Business Advisor http://www.business.gov/ Business.gov helps small businesses


understand their legal requirements, and
locate government services supporting the
nation’s small business community.

U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/ The Census Bureau serves as the leading
Homepage source of quality data about the nation's
people and economy.

U.S. Code http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscThe United States Code is the codification by


ode/browse.html subject matter of the general and permanent
laws of the United States based on what is
printed in the Statutes at Large.

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Resource URL Description

U.S. Code of Federal http://cfr.law.cornell.edu/cfr/ This front-end to the Code of Federal


Regulations Regulations (CFR) is generated from and links
to the most recent version of the CFR placed
on the Internet by the Government Printing
Office. It contains the federal regulations in
force as of specific revision dates which vary
from title to title. That for each title is shown
on its table of contents. For more
information on a particular regulation has
since been amended, click on the updated

U.S. Consumer http://www.consumer.gov/ Consumer.gov is a link to a broad range of


Information federal information resources available
online.

U.S. Copyright Office http://www.copyright.gov/ The Copyright Office of promotes progress of


the arts and protection for the works of
authors. The goal is to make major
improvements in our public services and a
key part of this initiative is providing the
opportunity to register your works online via
the website.

U.S. Department of http://www.commerce.gov/ Commerce.gov provides links to economic


Commerce analysis domestic and abroad.

U.S. Environmental http://www.epa.gov/ EPA leads the nation's environmental


Protection Agency (EPA) science, research, education and
assessment efforts. The mission of the
Environmental Protection Agency is to
protect human health and the environment.

U.S. Food and Drug http://www.fda.gov/ The FDA is responsible for protecting the
Administration (FDA) public health by assuring the safety, efficacy,
and security of human and veterinary drugs,
biological products, medical devices, our
nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and
products that emit radiation.

U.S. General Accounting http://www.gao.gov/ The U.S. Government Accountability Office


Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency
that works for Congress. The GAO
investigates
how the federal government spends
taxpayer
dollars.

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U.S. Geological Survey http://www.usgs.gov/ The USGS serves the Nation by providing
reliable scientific information to describe
and understand the Earth; minimize loss of
life and property from natural disasters;
manage water, biological, energy, and
mineral resources; and enhance and protect
our quality of life.

U.S. Government Budget http://www.whitehouse.gov/o Website goes into detail about the budget
for the Next Fiscal Year mb/budget/ plan and how it will affect each state.

U.S. Government Printing http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ind GPO Access is a service of the U.S.


Office (GPO) ex.html Government Printing Office that provides free
electronic access to a wealth of important
information products produced by the
Federal Government.

U.S. House of http://www.house.gov/ The US House of Representatives site


Representatives includes the offices & resources of the United
States House of Representatives. The offices
include Representatives, Committees,
Leadership & House organizations.

U.S. Internal Revenue http://www.irs.gov/ Irs.gov is able to Provide America's taxpayers


Service (IRS) top quality service by helping them
understand and meet their tax
responsibilities and by applying the tax law
with integrity and fairness to all.

U.S. Internet Industry http://www.usiia.org/ The US Internet Industry Association


Association advocates effective public policy for the
Internet and provides its members with
essential business news, information,
support and services.

U.S. Patent and http://www.uspto.gov/ The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark Office promotes the progress of science and the
useful arts by securing for limited times to
inventors the exclusive right to their
respective discoveries.

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Resource URL Description

U.S. Securities and http://www.sec.gov/ The SEC protects investors, maintains fair,
Exchange Commission orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitates
capital formation.

U.S. Senate http://www.house.gov/ The US senate site offers a myriad of topics


for the legal research as it relates to the
United States Senate. These areas include
Senators, Committees, Legislation &
Records, Art & History, Visitors, and links to
resources.
U.S. Small Business http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/ The U.S. Small Business Administration is an
Administration independent agency of the federal
government to aid, counsel, assist and
protect the interests of small business
concerns, to preserve free competitive
enterprise and to maintain and strengthen
the overall economy of our nation.

Universal Currency http://www.xe.com/ucc/ The Universal Currency Converter contains


Converter the top 85 currencies sorted by country name
currencies first. Special units

Using the Internet & http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/T Offered by the Teaching Library at the
WWW for Research eachingLib/Guides/Internet/Fi University of California at Berkeley, this
Purposes ndInfo.html tutorial helps users learn how to search the
web ranging from primary sources,
specialized directories and databases,
statistical information, and educational
sites. Further information is provided on
citations, information evaluation, and a
glossary of internet terms.

Virtual Chase (A virtual http://www.virtualchase.com/i The Virtual Chase informs about Web sites
site for legal ndex.shtml and research strategies for finding the law.
professionals) Some topics include Internet Research,
Database of Sources, and Virtual Chase news.

Wash Law http://www.washlaw.edu/ WashLaw Web provides users with links to


law-related materials on the Internet. The
information is arranged alphabetically, by
subject, and by geographic location. All links
on WashLaw Web are maintained by staff
members of the Washburn University School
of Law Library.

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Resource URL Description

White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/ The White House is the official residence of


the President of the United States,
recognized worldwide as a symbol of the
prestige of the presidency. Built between
1792 and 1800, the sprawling 132-room
mansion has been used as a home by every
President since John Adams. To learn more,
check out such areas as the briefing room,
Issues, The Administration, About the White

Yale documents in Law, http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/ The Yale documents in law, history, and
History, and Diplomacy avalon/avalon.htm diplomacy site is part of the Avalon project
and contains the following documents:
Ancient Documents 4000bce – 399, Medieval
Documents, 400 – 1399, 15th Century
Documents 1400 – 1499, 16th Century
Documents 1500 – 1599, 17th Century
Documents 1600 – 1699, 18th Century
Documents 1700 – 1799, 19th Century
Documents 1800 – 1899, 20th Century
Documents 1900 – 1999, 21st Century
Documents.

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