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By Margaret Berkland, Published on November 4, 2002

Margaret Berkland is the president of Data Vision Design, Inc., which specializes in providing IT solutions to the legal community. Founded in Fredericksburg, VA in 1989, Data Vision Design, Inc. provides services that include: applications development, business process design, applications integration, electronic file tracking and, access expedition. Prior to becoming the president of DataVision Design, Inc., Margaret was the Info. Resources Technology Specialist for McKenna & Cuneo.

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Cyber Cemetery
http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/

Cyber Cemetery is the product of a partnership between the University of North Texas Libraries and the U.S. Government Printing Office as part of the Federal Depository Library Program. The site’s purpose is “to provide permanent public access to the electronic Web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions.” There is an A to Z list of sites and a list of sites by category. There a links to each listed site and some basic information provided by Cyber Cemetery concerning each site.

Department of Justice Canada
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/index.html

You can browse the content on this site by title, subject, non statutory regulations, and repealed acts. You can do a basic or advanced search in the Consolidate Statutes or Consolidated Regulations. There are links to Constitutional Texts, Major Statutes, Related Regulatory Sources, and Frequently Accessed Statutes.

Missing Money.com
http://www.missingmoney.com/

This site is maintained by the National Abandoned Property Processing Corp. and is certified by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, a government group representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Searching this site for unclaimed property is free. MissingMoney.com is a searchable database of unclaimed property records from participating states. It does not have all the records held by states because some states do not list all the records in their possession. You can enroll for free automatic searches so when data is updated you will receive an e-mail of any possible matches.

The Online Books Page
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

“The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.” The site is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library and the site is edited by John Mark Ockerbloom, digital library planner and researcher, at the University of Pennsylvania. There are 17,000+ listings of books online. You can browse or search by author or title and you can browse by subject. There are listings of banned books online and prize winners online. Archives listings for general, specialty, and foreign language are provided. In addition, this link, http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/okbooks.html#whatpd, provides information on how to find out if a book is in the public domain in various countries.

SEARCH-SEC.COM INC.
http://www.search-sec.com/ 

This web site allows you to research companies and people that file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You can search for filings by stock symbol, Central search key, or by form and date. Daily, weekly, and sector reports are also available. E-mail alerts can provide you with email notification when a public company files with the SEC. SEARCH-SEC.COM INC. is a family run privately held corporation in Hawaii.

National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators
http://www.unclaimed.org/

This site provides links to each state’s web pages for contacting their unclaimed property administrators.