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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 (http://www. Margaret manages the links and link annotations for this website. Prior to taking her current position, she spent eleven years as a law firm library manager.

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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 Legal-related Sites.

Flyte Trax

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.

Elements of Style

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.

Piper Resources

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 web.

3D Cafe

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.

53rd Presidential Inaugural

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:

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