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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Gabriel: Gateway to Europe's National Libraries
This site links to services maintained by the European National
Libraries and to other selected services of international interest.
There are links to Online Public Access Catalogues, National
Bibliographies, National Union Catalogues, Indexes to Periodical
Contents, World Wide Web Servers, Gopher Servers, and a Complete
Listing of Online Services of Europe's National Libraries.
This site lists national library catalogues alphabetically by
country. The list is a link to the libraries websites. Most catalogues
are not available 24 hours a day so try again at another time if you
are unable to gain access.
UnCover adds over 4,000 current citations daily with records
describing journals and their contents. You can order fax copies of
the articles from UnCover. The article information is derived from
17,000 multidisciplinary journals. There is descriptive information
for over 7,000,000 articles that have appeared since Fall 1988. There
is keyword access to article titles and summaries. Tables of contents
pages from journals of interest can be "recreated." There
are no charges for searching. Full text of articles cost $10.00 plus
copyright. There is a FAX surcharge for outside the US/Canada. There
are four other levels of access described in detail on the site.
Database of Government Web Sites
This is a database of U.S. Government and Military websites
nationwide. GovBot eliminates many irrelevant websites because it only
searches websites having a .gov or .mil in the domain name. You may
enter a general terms query, a terms in document title query, or a
terms in document URL query.
Center for Injury Prevention and Control
If you are seeking injury and mortality statistics, check this site.
Included are National Injury Mortality Statistics (1994-1979), State
Injury Mortality (1994-1989), Leading Causes of Death, and Years of
Potential Life Lost.
Alliance for Competitive
This site provides state and federal electric deregulation
Consumers Alliance Home Page
At this site, you will find links to copies of state and federal
electric deregulation legislation, information about the alliance, a
copy of "The CSEF Electric Deregulation Study: Economic Miracle
or the Economists' Cold fusion? and lists of congress persons to
contact on the restructuring issue.
This site provides utility deregulation information. There is free
registration for the site. The site is comprised of a newsroom,
conference information, product information, publications, listing of
industry professionals, and utility information. Top news articles of
the day are listed on the home page.
EERR: Energy Efficiency &
The Energy Efficiency & Renewable Resources in the Electric
Industry Restructuring site tries to facilitate the discussion of the
restructuring of the North American electric utility industry. The
site includes a restructuring glossary, directory of U.S. Federal and
State regulatory agencies, and a search engine. There are links to
discussion forums for Policy, Federal Electric Industry Restructuring
Processes, Restructuring Processes Across North America (alpha by
state and province) and International Electric Industry Restructuring,
plus a link to Restructuring Policy Papers.
This site can be viewed in English or French. It contains a database
of Canadian incorporated companies, the International Business
Information Network with market research data by country, an
Investment in Canada section showing the investment climate in various
industries, business information for 28 major industries, a library of
research publications such as monthly economic indicators, the
Canadian Patent Database plus much more. The site is presented by
This site allows you to search for your term or browse by category.
A definition of your term, suggested related terms, and when
appropriate a graphic illustrating the term is provided. The PC
Webopaedia also can be loaded directly on your computer for faster
WINDEX: The Windows Index
This site has over 2,500 links in 80 categories to 32 bit Windows 95
software. You can locate links by subject via the Main Menu or search
by keyword with limiters by number of returned hits, category, and
date. There is a link and description for each product.
This is a site with thousands of clip art images. Most of the images
are free. The site sponsor requests that you link back to the site if
you use any of the images.
Information Xchange: Employee Telephone Directories
This site lists the names of individual departments, agencies and
the U.S. Congress with telephone directories for their employees on
the Internet. Each listing is a link to the entities website page with
this information. Some directories have standard mailing addresses and
e-mail addresses. The homepage to this site has categories of listings
of information with the corresponding hyperlinks to websites.
Categories include: Federal Directory, Federal Yellow Pages, Sate and
Local Government, Intergovernmental Collaboration, Electronic
Shopping, International Organizations, and Foreign Government. There
is a search engine.
Justice Information Center
This site is a service of the National Criminal Justice Reference
Service. It is an extensive source for information on criminal and
juvenile justice. Topics covered on the site are corrections, courts,
crime prevention, criminal justice statistics, drugs and crime,
international, juvenile justice, law enforcement, research and
evaluation, and victims. Under each topic are links to documents, www
sites, gopher sites, ftp sites, listservs, and bulletin boards. Also
included is a keyword search engine, NCJRS catalog, list of
conferences, justice grants, government sponsors, new this week, and
Reference Questions Using the Internet
This site is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association.
It is a table with questions and suggestions on how to proceed to
answer reference requests. Internet links are provided where
appropriate. This site is a good tool for guiding for those new to
Internet searching whether they be the general public or the librarian
new to the Internet.
Federal Communications Commission
This site includes two search tools, speeches, the Daily Digest back
to 1994, auctions information, consumer info, the Telecom Act, forms,
fees info, comments on rulemakings, and education info. The FCC Weekly
Calendar and FCC Weekly Filings, V-Chip information and much more are
included as well.
The Federal Maritime Commission
This website explains the mission of the Federal Maritime
Commission, lists bureaus and offices, how to contact area
representatives, and what public information is available from the
FMC. Links are provided to commonly used forms which are printable and
downloadable in WordPerfect 6.1 or downloadable via Envoy whose viewer
also can be downloaded. There are also links to FMC regulations.
Guide: A Practical Handbook for Witnesses
This site is produced by an attorney, Larry G. Johnson. It is in
book outline format. It may be a good place to send a client who may
be deposed to gain a better understanding of the process and save the
attorney hours of explanation.
Welcome to Washington
This is the official website of Washington, D.C. There is
information about the city, the mayor's office, the city
administrator, D.C. government agencies, D.C. public schools, and a
citywide directory of services. Still to come are pages on information
for new residents and tourism. The site provides links to annual
reports in downloadable PDF format, a wealth of corporate forms, and
constituent services forms.