Latest Links - ChemFinder, etc....By Margaret Berkland, Published on March 10, 1997
Links in the News
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
Return to Library
This provides the ability to search for information about chemical
compounds. You may search by name, formula, MW, Melting point, boiling
point, CAS RN and structure or any combination of these items. The
search returns with synonyms for the chemical, melting point, boiling
point, evaporation rate, flash point, DOT number, specific gravity,
vapor density, water solubility, EPA code, RTECS, and comments as are
appropriate to the chemical. You can also view the chemical structure.
Links are provided for more information about the chemical compound
Pharmaceutical, and Biotech Companies on the Web
This site allows you to find chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech
company information on the Web by clicking on the letter in the
alphabet for the first letter in the company name. There is a special
link for company names beginning with numbers or special characters.
There is also an Internet Resources page.
Corporate Watch is a social activist corporate watchdog type site,
but it offers some very useful information for teaching the novice how
to perform transnational company research under the Researching
Corporations icon. There are sections on labor, legal, environmental,
shareholder actions. The focus is on the United States and India.
The Regulation Home Page
This site proclaims itself as"a comprehensive source of
regulatory studies, statistics, & information." It is a good
site for learning how to perform basic regulatory research. It also
has links to hot federal legislation and rules. It has links to
specific economic regulatory issues and sites and specific social
regulatory issues and sites.
Federal Budget Publications
The Office of Management and Budget offers searchable descriptions
of the Budget publications at this site. You can directly download the
documents in PDF format.
The EIA is an independent statistical and analytical agency within
the DOE. This site has a very comprehensive list of energy links.
There is an energy calendar with listings of energy related events and
activities. There are sections on the various fuel groups,
international, forecasting , environment, energy prices, financial,
state energy data, and end use consumption groups.
Times Online-Global Reports
This site provides industrial case studies, interviews of leading
political and business figures, real time news, country handbook,
Ernst & Young International's Taxation guides, and a built-in
search engine. There is also financial information, trade information,
telephone and address information and an internet directory for the
country for which there is a report. For March 1997, France, Chile,
Mexico, EU, Italy, Britain, Sweden, and Switzerland are covered.
Chile Information Project
This is an English language site. Current features of this site are
News, a daily English language summary of Chile's most important
national, business and mining news; Trade and Investment covering the
investment climate, regulatory environment, foreign trade, NAFTA news
and much more; Travel Guide; Fruit Online, with prices, market
analysis, news and statistics of the fruit trade in Chile and world
wide; and ChilNet Yellow Pages, an extensive list of Chilean
businesses with addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail and
website addresses. The site promises upcoming features of cultural
events, environmental issues, and mining.
This site provides an alphabetical list plus links to embassies,
consulates, and other government sponsored organizations in the United
The Embassy Page(GlobeScope)
This site links to home pages for countries' embassies and
consulates in the U.S. and worldwide.
This site provides links that give you all of a country's embassy
locations worldwide. Address, telephone number, fax number and hours
of operation are included for each location.
This is a mega links site. There are ten categories (Computers &
Internet, Business & Finance, Reference & Education, Society &
Issues, Shopping & Services, Travel & Vacation, Sports &
Recreation, Entertainment & Leisure, Health & Fitness, and
Home, Family, Auto. Clicking on one of the ten categories leads you to
subcategories from which to select which leads you to a further
breaddown of subcategories until you have fine tuned your search to a
selected listing of useful links.
Internet Legal Resource Guide
The ILRG is a category index of 3100 web sites in 238 nations,
islands, and territories plus 475 locally stored web pages and other
files. The site was established by a current University of Texas law
student as a comprehensive resource of law and legal professional
information on the Internet with a U.S.emphasis. The broad topics that
are covered are Academic, Government, References & Resource, News,
and Miscellaneous. There are several subtopics under these categories
from Law Journals and Law Outlines to Legal Experts, CLE, News Wire
and U.S. Courts. There is a search engine for the site. You can search
by topic, phrase, concept, or use an enhanced Boolean search. This is
a Point Top 5% site.
This site provides the 1997 General Schedule Pay Tables by locality.
You enter the GS schedule number, select the location and then submit
your search. The data comes from the U.S. office of Personnel
This may be useful for attorneys or other staff when they choose or
are asked by the firm to relocate to another office in another city. A
search can be run by state or city. There are twelve categories of
interest for some relocating: Building & Construction; Career &
Education; Economic Development; Government; Insurance; Mortgage;
Moving & Storage; Parenting Resources; Professional Resources;
Real Estate; Relocation; and Travel & Recreation. A few subtopics
of interest under these categories are child care; pediatrics; moving
companies; universities; real estate firms & agents; corporate
relocation; best places to live; mortgage rates; and weather to name a
This is a complement to the Virtual Relocation site in that it can
help the person or family members of the person relocating compare the
cost of living in their current location to the proposed city of
relocation. The calculator covers the U.S., Canada and other non-U.S.
countries. You begin by selecting your origin and destination. The
next screen allows for selection of specific cities and countries.
Next your current salary is entered and the salary needed in the new
location to reflect that amount is displayed. The calculations do not
adjust for taxes, but state tax tables are provided for the U.S.
Information concerning the currency of the data is posted at the end
of the home page.
This page on LawInfo.com hosts the The Employment Center. It is a
free resource for the posting of legal job openings (attorneys, legal
secretaries, paralegals, clerks, stenographers, office administrators,
etc.). You complete the online job announcement form and your position
will be posted on the web.
Airlines of the Web
This site provides links to websites for passenger carriers, cargo
airlines, Frequent Flyer programs, airline 800 numbers and real-time
This site has 111 million white and yellow page listings for the
U.S. and Canada. You can search by business, people, or government.
There are links to 230 directories for 170 countries. There is also a
mapmaker feature for the United States.
This site provides the ability to search for toll free telephone
numbers and worldwide country and city codes. There is also a link to
the Four11 white pages.
North American Industry Classification System
NAICS is the common industry definitions for Canada, Mexican and the
United States. NAICS replaces the SIC. The site provides the NAICS
structure as published in the Federal Register as well as papers and
reports on the NAICS.
This Cornell site links to high profile appellate decisions
available on the Internet. There are also links to background legal
material related to the cases when it is available.
This site provides full text search capability on one page for U.S.
Federal courts and state superior courts whose judgements can be
searched. The US Supreme Court lists cases back to 1937 and is
searchable by word or phrase, name of part in title, or volume and
This site provides links to over 1,500 electric, gas, water and
wastewater utilities, utility associations, organizations, news,
magazines, and related state and federal regulatory and information
Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Torts and Insurance
This site has a What's New section, FAQs section, information on
committee activities, announcements, publications and the midyear
meeting, a Recent Developments section, and links to sites of interest
in insurance law.