Margaret K. Berkland is the Information Resources Technology Specialist for McKenna & Cuneo. Margaret has designed and maintains the firm’s internal library homepage of Internet links. She also is a member of the firm subcommittee which guided the firm through the decision process of contracting out the design and publication of a firm website (http://www.
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Maps and References
Looking for a mecca of maps? Here you have it! This site is a compilation of Internet/WWW sites of map and reference resources available on the WWW. The maps are categorized by geographical region plus a couple of thematic categories. The emphasis is on displayable maps (e.g. images). Digital cartographic (GIS) and satellite data maps can be found under the Geodata Information Sources compilation. There is also another listing that includes Weather Maps and Imagery.
This site allows you to search a database of over 5,000 Supreme Court opinions free online. All of the cases from the 1995 term (ended July 1996) are posted here for free. There is an Argument Calendar, a Session Calendar, articles and links to other web resources with current Court news, and a weekly feature highlighting pivotal decisions of the Court.
Oyez Oyez Oyez: A Supreme Court WWW Resource
Want to listen to those classic supreme court arguments from your computer? Now you can! This site provides digital audio of the major constitutional cases heard and decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. The cases are presented in Real Audio with some in the new RealAudio 2.0 format. New materials are posted regularly.
Looking for the action in the House of Representatives without leaving your pc? This site provides up to the minute image and text descriptions of floor events when the U.S. House of Representatives is in session.
Are you interesed in a stock exchange in a foreign country? Here is your source! StreetEYE is a comprehensive directory and search engine of Internet resources of interest to investors and investment professionals. The areas covered includes News, Quotes & Graphs, Exchanges (worldwide), Brokers & Dealers, banks, Investment, Government, Private Service, Providers, Nonprofit Institutions, Directories of Links, and Miscellaneous Financial Resources.
1987 SIC Code Outline
This site allows searching of the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification.
EBSCO’s Guide to Useful Library-Related Resources
At this site, EBSCO provides free 24 hour access to indexing and abstracts for more than 30 library trade publications. In addition, there are links to library related sources, library service organizations and associations and education related resources (The Chronicle of Higher Education is included here).
The official name of the “Plumbook” is The U.S. Government Policy & Supporting Positions. It is a listing of 9,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government which may be subject to noncompetitive appointment. It is a hot item in Washington, D.C. for those seeking public appointment after a presidential election. Now it is on the Internet!
Does your IS department need assistance with software and networking products and their problems? Inquiry.com may cut through the time consuming literature search to meet their needs in a timely fashion. This site matches people with software and networking needs with people who have software and networking solutions. There is a searchable directory of software and networking vendors, value-added resellers and consultants. The database can be searched by category, feature, product title, or company name. There is free access to 130,000+ full-text articles, reviews and news from about two dozen publications. There is free access to IT professionals through forums.
Are you a shareware junky? If so then, this is the site for you! This site provides a vast array of links to popular shareware programs. There are hundreds of ratings-based reviews of Windows, DOS, Macintosh, and OS/2 applications and utilities. You can download the programs from this site.
State and Local Government on the Net
There are several state law Internet sites, but this one has a unique component. The State Government Collection site provides links to tribal governments. If that is an area of interest for you, check this site.
Web Pages That Suck
Thinking about assembling a web page, want to know how your web page rates as far as site design, or need a course in web site design? Here is a great page to view! It is produced by Vincent Flanders, a site designer. It has won several “Cool Site” awards. Check it out.
The WWW is a great resource, but it is not universally accessible especially for persons with certain disabilities. Productivity Works has a mission of of making the web accessible to some of those persons. It’s PWWebSpeak Version 1.2 makes the Internet accessible to the blind, visually impaired and dyslexic. Visit this site to review what this company has to offer.