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Don’t forget Clipping Files

When a historical perspective is needed, often times a trip to the library is necessary. Many libraries offer “clipping files” which is a file of older news stories pertaining to a particular topic. Libraries also provide access to older newspapers ...

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Animal Law

Michigan State University’s Animal & Legal Historical Center is an excellent resource for animal law resources. The site is very comprehensive, offering the researcher: State laws Key cases Pleadings and Briefs Various publications Historical materials World laws The site also ...

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Layoff Data

There are two websites I always visit when researching layoff information. The first is JWT Inside, which offers an easy to search Layoff Database. This tool includes a variety of query options. The researcher can search by week or keyword. ...

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List of Top Ten Lists

Greg Lambert, fellow law librarian, posted an interesting selection of law and technology “Top 10 lists” on 3 Geeks and a Law Blog. He looked to the web and various blog posts from throughout the year to compile the list. ...

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Wisconsin Health Statistics

The Wisconsin Department of Health maintains a nice collection of health statistics. The home page offers the researcher links to several main areas. The vital statistics page summarizes birth, death, and life expectancy data. The “insurance status” link offers several ...

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Judicial Council Documentation

Per their website, “the Judicial Council is a 21-member body whose principal statutory responsibilities are to study and make recommendations relating to: (1) court pleading, practice and procedure; and (2) organization, jurisdiction and methods of administration and operation of Wisconsin ...

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Is there muscle behind your password?

We all understand the importance of choosing strong passwords. However, what we believe to be a good password may have room for improvement. I am amazed by the simplicity of some individual’s passwords. SecurityStats.com has some good tips when formulating ...

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Science and Technology Research

Quality websites exist to obtain relevant scholarly science and technology information. Many use Google Scholar. Google Scholar, however, pulls results from a very large index of materials, not all specific to the discipline. Two search engines designed to query just ...

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eLaw Exchange (Electronic Discovery Information)

Michael Arkfeld, the author of “Electronic Discovery and Evidence,” offers an electronic discovery tool entitled eLaw Exchange. The site supplies information on service providers, state rules, and litigation resources. It encourages contributions and exchanges between professionals. One site feature is ...

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Counsel to Counsel Magazine

Did you know that Martindale’s Counsel to Counsel magazine is available online in full text? Counsel to Counsel “focuses on current issues and practical approaches in corporate legal services, offering cutting-edge benchmarking information and timely insights.” Free registration is required ...

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Judgepedia

Judgepedia is a relatively new website, going live earlier in 2008. Judgepedia is a wiki, similar to Wikipedia. A wiki is a collaborative website, allowing individuals to create, edit and delete information on the page. Because of this ability to ...

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Election Data via Google Maps

Google’s Election ’08 Map Gallery displays a variety of maps dealing with the current and past elections. Two of the several choices include 2008 election results and historical data. The 2008 election results map will be updated in “real time” ...

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Computer virus information

McAfee’s virus information page contains two resources that may be of interest. The first is the “virus glossary.” It defines the, often unknown, terms that are associated with virus and security issues. It is a simple interface; the researcher can ...

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CISG and International Commercial Law

Pace Law School maintains an amazing database dealing with the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). CISG is the treaty ratified by over 70 countries outlining the uniform international sales law. The database contains ...

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Regional Economic Conditions (RECON)

The FDIC maintains a dynamic site that allows an individual to research specific regional economic information. RECON provides data for a variety of geographic areas including the U.S., state level, metropolitan area, and county level. The type of information ranges ...

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NAICS AND SIC Codes online

Looking for NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) and SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) codes? A standard stop for SIC codes is OSHA’s search system or manual. The Census maintains a keyword search engine for both 2007 and 2002 NAICS codes. ...

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Sports Fan?

This past weekend was full of Wisconsin sports worth watching … or worrying over. If you are like me and sometimes dream of the olden days, check out SI Vault. This is a collection of Sports Illustrated covers, videos, stories, ...

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Doing Business in Other Countries

Earlier this week I was in Washington D.C. attending WebSearch University, a conference for information professionals. I always enjoy attending these types of conferences because I learn about new and useful websites. One session I attended was on international search. ...

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The Siting of Wireless Communications Facilities

Several times over the past few years, I have been asked to research the issue of wireless communication facilities. OpenCRS (see prior post), recently posted a Congressional Research Report entitled, “The Siting of Wireless Communications Facilities: An Overview of Federal, ...

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Hakia – A Semantic Search Engine

Yes, I use Google for my primary search engine. However, I recognize the importance of trying my search in other engines. I rely on subject specific engines such as Findlaw (legal information), NLH gateway (health information), and TripAdvisor (travel information) ...

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Congressional Research Reports

The Congressional Research Service provides analytical support to Congress. As a result of their research, detailed information reports are often created. OpenCRS is a website that gathers reports that are publicly available. The “About” portion of the website offers insight ...

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Home School State Laws

The Home School Legal Defense Association maintains a nice page on their website summarizing the various state home schooling laws. A color coded map of the U.S. provides links to state “analysis.” This document includes statutory sections and educational requirements. ...

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Google Suggest will be Default

Google announced that their “Suggest” product will now be incorporated into your searches. Have you noticed it yet when you search? (As of this writing, it is working in Classic Google, but not on my iGoogle page). Google Suggest is ...

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EDGAR database to become IDEA

The SEC announced that they will be replacing the EDGAR database with a new system called IDEA. The press release link contains a video discussing the benefits of the new system. The SEC states: The new system is called IDEA, ...

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Department of Justice maintains a statistics page worth looking at. The page has statistical reports on crime, prosecution, corrections, law enforcement, sentencing, criminal records, and others. Many of the pages include graphs and annual reports. A topic’s initial page ...

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Law Reviews Online

The University of Southern California’s law library has a nice little listing of law reviews that are available online. The index provides the name of the review (with an active link), a brief summary discussing its subject matter, and a ...

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Wish you could find their 800 number?

Occasionally, it can be a challenge to locate a company’s toll free number. I thought I would share a couple of Web sites that might help you find that information. The first is the Internet 800 directory. This directory allows ...

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