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
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This site is maintained by the General Services Administration. It
is designed for the use of federal lawyers and other federal employees
performing legal and regulatory research. It is a good general legal
research site covering Federal Statutes and Regulations and Executive
Orders, the Federal Judiciary, the Legislative Branch, State and
Territorial Laws, Arbitration and Mediation, General Research and
Reference, Professional Associations and Organizations and How-to
If you need to know exactly where your colleague or client's air
flight is at any time, American Weather Concepts' Flyte Trax page on
its web site is for you! Flyte Trax boasts the ability to provide "visual
access to real-time aircraft information." The exact location of
commercial aircraft can be displayed along with the estimated time of
arrival. Just fill out the query page with airline identifier, airline
flight number, and destination airport identifier and a map and the
desired information will appear on your screen. There is a reference
list of identifiers for airline and airport codes.
IBM Patent Server
This site provides access to over twenty- six years of U.S. Patent &
Trademark Office (USPTO) patent descriptions. The last ten years of
images are also included. Entries begin with January 5, 1971. Over two
million patents are included. You can search via your desired search
terms either from 1995 to present or 1971 to present. You can also
search by patent number, boolean text, or advanced text. For fun, they
have a link to selected strange and wonderful patents!
The High Court of Australia
This site provides the searchable full text of all court decisions
since 1947. There are also links to the Australian constitution, the
Australian Parliament, and the Australian Senate.
This is the Internet version of Strunk's Elements of Style.
Father of Shareware
This site is maintained by the person who began the shareware
revolution in 1982. There are links to numerous shareware programs and
free software and Internet delights. There are resources for
programmers and web authors.
This site is an image search engine. It searches more than one
million photos and images on the web. You enter the item for which you
wish to search. Then you can further define your search by dimension,
file size, colors or image origin. You can also search for people and
define that search as well.
Here is another site that is a good source of information on state
and local governments. You can click on the link to state and local
governments on the net and locate a myriad of links in each state to
government sites. If you click on the link to the state courts page
there is a a chart for each state arranged with state name, URL,
sponsor, date covered, courts, contact, and notes.
Internets claims to be a global link to a thousand databases. It can
be browsed by its 28 categories or searched internally by keywords.
There is also an external search engine to locate sites around the
This site has won mutiple awards and is a great web resource for
computer artists and web designers. It has thousands of three
dimensions models that are free and hundreds of software programs, hot
links and more.
Looking for information on the Inaugural festivities? Here is a
great site. It is the official website of the Presidential Inaugural
Committee. There are links to a calendar of events, biographies,
inaugural history, commemoratives, downloadables, mall events, the
galas, the parade and more. Other sites of interest are: