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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 http://www.findlaw.com/ FindLaw is one of the most popular sites


Law 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.com/ FindLaw is an online legal information and
internet marketing solution for law firms.

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Engine or Directory 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 content.

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

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


Finder acronyms, abbreviations.

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


Almanac other search engines pertaining to African
American values.

Age Discrimination http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/age.h The Age Discrimination in Employment Act


tml of 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


Union liberty, 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.

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


Online and 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 Disabilities http://www.ada.gov/ Ada.gov provides information and


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

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


Resources FAQs from ogram/public/writing_program.as where they offer over 100 handouts on
Northcentral University px critical reading, prewriting, and revising for
an academic audience.

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

APA Formatting and Style http://owl.english.purdue.edu/o This website outlines the rules for
Guide from Purdue wl/resource/560/01/ formatting a document in APA style and
University give samples of 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/cr Question Point is an online service which


24/7 s/servlet/org.oclc.home.TFSRedir allows the user to ask a question and get a
ect?SS_COMMAND=CUST_SUP&C response via e-mail from a reference
ategory=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/o Avoiding plagiarism from Purdue's OWL


Purdue's OWL wl/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
latest technologies.

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


search engine to a vast selection of
biographies.

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


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

Bizjournals - Business Ezine http://www.bizjournals.com/lates Bizjournals is the online media division of


tnews.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 opportunities.

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


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

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


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.com/ Black Enterprise is a guide to financial


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

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


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

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


review/rev_des.htm public 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/index calculator.com offers a variety of


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

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


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

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


.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 institution

Center for Academic http://www.academicintegrity.or The center for academic integrity serves
Honesty g/ higher and secondary educational
institutions. The center's objective is to
address issues affecting academic
integrity. One issue is academic integrity
and emerging technologies

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Citing Images from the http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libra This website gives a list of the relevant
University of Cincinnati ries/daap/resources/visualresour information a writer will need when citing
ces/how_to/cite_image.html a source and the correct format for MLA,
APA, Turabian, and Chicago Manual of
Style.

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


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


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

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.ed Critical Inquiry allows users to access


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

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


Party 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
liberties.

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


search service

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


Copyright Act mca1.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
http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/iclp/dmca1.htm

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.

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

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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/failedlogin? Encyclopedia Britannica contains hundreds


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

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


of Economic Thought het/ the New School for Social Research, it
reflects 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/in Entrepreneru.com is a website where


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

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


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

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


Center 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/jo The IBM Journals allow users to read and
Development urnal/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


Server provides 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

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


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

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


Philosophy p/ a 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.

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


Guide (Public categorized index of more than 4000 select
Legal) 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 Studies African Woman studies.

Journal of Criminal Justice http://www.albany.edu/scj/jcjpc/i The Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular
and Popular Culture ndex.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.

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

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


History 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
Network the 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.

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


Crawler engine powered by Google and geared
specifically for legal research.

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


Congress p established 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


Exchange person 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.

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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.ht Lectric Law Library Rotunda serves as a


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

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


Ethics.Com 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 each state.

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


Institute leading “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.

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LII: Federal Rules of Civil http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules LII: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is a
Procedure /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
admiralty & maritime claims.

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


Dictionary /_layouts/Dictionary.aspx 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/resourc Minnesota Council on Foundations, a


Diversity e/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/dis MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare


Dictionary eases_and_conditions/article.htm media publishing company. It provides
easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative
medical information for consumers.

Merriam-Webster http://www.merriam- Merriam-Webster is a publisher of


Online webster.com/ language-related reference works and a
diverse array of print and electronic
products.

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Meta-Index for U.S. Legal http://gsulaw.gsu.edu/metaindex The Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research
Research / site 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
http://gsulaw.gsu.edu/metaindex/.

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


r_/browse.html atlases, 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


Asian American American Professionals is a non-profit
Professionals organization that 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 organizations

New York State Supreme http://www.courts.state.ny.us/8j The NYS Supreme Court Library at Buffalo
Court-Library at Buffalo d/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/inde Pakistan news service provides news


x.shtml stories, and services relating to events in
Pakistan

Pew Internet and American http://www.pewinternet.org/ A nonpartisan, nonprofit "fact tank" that
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/pa Writing tutorial services site, from Indiana


Recognize and Avoid It from mphlets/plagiarism.shtml University, explains how to avoid
Indiana University plagiarism. 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.

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


Page focused on book reviews and quotation-
related topics.

Red Herring Online Business http://www.redherring.com/ Red Herring, Inc., is a media company
Journal whose 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 http://www.republicans.org/ The Republican Party publishes the


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

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


Research 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
areas.

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


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

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


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


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

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


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/casecod The Supreme Court of the US Opinions is
Opinions 1893 – Present e/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.

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Supreme Court of the U.S. http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ The Supreme Court of the US Opinions is
Opinions 1999 – Present 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 Server http://acronyms.silmaril.ie/cgi- The Internet Acronym Server is a search
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.

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


Information resources 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 http://thomas.loc.gov/ THOMAS was launched in January of 1995,


Laws 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
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include the following: Bills, Resolutions,
Activity in Congress, Congressional Record,
Schedules, Calendars, Committee
Information, Presidential Nominations,
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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
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people and economy.

U.S. Code http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscod The United States Code is the codification


e/browse.html by subject matter of the general and
permanent laws of the United States based
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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
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regulations in force as of specific revision
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each title is shown on its table of contents.
For more information on a particular
regulation has since been amended, click
on the updated link.

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


federal information resources available
online.

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


Office of the arts and protection for the works of
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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


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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
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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
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U.S. Government Budget for http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb Website goes into detail about the budget
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U.S. Government Printing http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index. GPO Access is a service of the U.S.


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


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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.

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

U.S. Securities and http://www.sec.gov/ The SEC protects investors, maintains fair,
Exchange Commission orderly, and efficient markets, and
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U.S. http://www.house.gov/ The US senate site offers a myriad of


Senate topics for the legal research as it relates to
the United States Senate. These areas
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U.S. Small Business http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/ The U.S. Small Business Administration is


Administration an independent agency of the federal
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the overall economy of our nation.

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


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

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Using the Internet & WWW http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Tea Offered by the Teaching Library at the
for Research Purposes chingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInf University of California at Berkeley, this
o.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 site http://www.virtualchase.com/ind The Virtual Chase informs about Web sites
for legal professionals) ex.shtml and research strategies for finding the law.
Some topics include Internet Research,
Database of Sources, and Virtual Chase
news.

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


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


House of the President of the United States,
recognized worldwide as a symbol of the
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room, Issues, The Administration, About
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Yale documents in Law, http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/av The Yale documents in law, history, and
History, and Diplomacy alon/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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