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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OneLook Dictionaries: The Faster Finder
This site provides access to 75 dictionaries with one half million
words. You can search all dictionaries at once, or limit your search
to any of ten dictionary categories.
This is a good site to learn the facts about FOIA. Sections include "What
is FOIA?;" "What documents can be requested;" "Tips
on Preparing Letters;" "Agency Response Obligations;" "Why
Records are denied;" "Fees and Fee waivers;" "FOIA
exclusions;" " Administrative and Judicial appeals;"
and Recent developments in FOIA."
This is a "no graphics" site with links primarily to
original source documents or agencies. The categories included are
Government Agencies, Federal; Government Agencies, State; Regulations
References, Federal; Health and Safety Issues; Professional
Associations; Conferences Bulletins, Announcements; The EP Virtual
Desktop; Legislation, Federal; Search Engines; and EPA-ERTP Training
Report of the International Ad Hoc Committee: Recommendations for
Administration and Management of gTLDs
This site discusses the new recommended Top Level Domain names and
domain name registrars.
Special Libraries Association
This is the site for the Special Libraries Association with
newsletter and publication articles; membership information; links to
libraries, other associations and other SLA sites; partial survey
results and much more.
Bureau of the Public Debt
This site is overflowing with information on the public debt, U.S.
Savings Bonds, T-Bills, Notes & Bonds, and SLGS & Other
This site allows the user to find, browse, search and participate in
more than 150,000 newsgroups, mailing lists and web forums. There are
"how to" sections to assist the user and separate links to
the three sections: newsgroups, mailing lists and web forums. Free
registration is necessary if you would like to post messages or if you
wish the option of storing queries at the site.
Site du Jour
The layout of the text on this site makes for difficult reading, but
if you are patient you can find some useful links. You can review
previous offerings of the site and you can search the site.
Internet: A California Policy Perspective
The information at this site can be very useful in answering
questions concerning the Internet.
This site is a meta search engine. It can search subject
directories, usenets, mailing lists, ftp collections, and web pages
simultaneously. Dogpile supports 23 search engines. You can select the
order in which Dogpile will send your query to the search engines.
Advanced search proximity and Boolean operators will be used if the
database searched has them.
This site provides links to information concerning the EU member
states listed by country name. There are also links to several EU, EC
and European websites.
NJO NEWS FLASH
You can obtain the lastest news via the Associated Press at this
site. The news categories include: National, International,
Washington, Sports, NJ Region, and Weather.
TOP NEWS from
This site provides headline news from Asia and the Pacific. There
are links to the regional newspapers and magazines. At the News Stand,
you can obtain currency rates, the weather outlook, and local times in
the various countries and link by country to national news sources.
The site has an archive which appears to be for the current month.
This site describes its contents as an "online terminology
database which contains translations of scientific and technical
terms, contextual phrases, and abbreviations in all of the official
languages of the European Community." Legal terms are included.
The site has definitions of 4,500,000 terms and 180,000 abbreviations.
There are also links to lnternet resources for translators and other
This site lists and explains computer virus myths.
This site offers free online translating dictionaries. The languages
covered are German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Danish, Portuguese,
Afrikaans, and Esperanto.
This site provides the American Standard Law Dictionary online. It
is a user friendly dictionary. If an incorrectly spelled word is
entered for the search, the nearest possible word is supplied in the
results. In addition to the legal dictionary, there are legal forms
provided under two topics; Litigation and Transactional. There are
links to some law firms, many law schools and lists of legal experts
The Russian Story
This site provides access to the full text of several Russian
language newspapers and periodicals. There are free summary previews
and English language digests. The site has a search engine.
Registration is required and payment for full articles is by credit
card or check.
At this site, you can identify and purchase information products
from NTIS. You can search by term, product ID, title, abstract,
keywords, subject, language, country of publication, source, personal
authors, performing organization and document type. There is a link to
FAQs and Help. Payment is by credit card with support for other forms
of online payment including NTIS deposit accounts in the future. You
can print an order summary.
Power Industry News
This site is sponsored by the Power Association of Northern
California. It covers the electric power industry and provides
headlines and news briefs free. In order to read full text articles,
you must register and pay a free between $3.95 to $6.95 per month
depending upon the level of coverage you wish to receive.
Professionals for Social Responsibility
This provides an example poicy on the use of electronic and voice
communications systems in a business environment. This guide can be
used as a pattern for your own policies.
This is a consumer oriented site. There are sections on Tax Forms,
Where to File, Filing Extensions, Refunds, Federal and State
Legislation, State Tax Links, Enforcement, Tax Research links, Tax
Publishers, Professional Organizations, and Discussion Groups.
Association of Legal
This has a portion restricted to ALA members. Open to the public are
the job bank listings of positions available and wanted, links of
interest to law office managers (under the ALA Management Gateway),
and a calendar of ALA events. Members only can access the full text of
This site is sponsored by the Limited Liability Company Reporter.
You can subscribe to an open Internet forum for discussing limited
liability issues and concepts. You can also subscribe to the Limited
Liability Company Reporter. There is a link to LLC resources.