Day archives: June 6th, 2006

Gumshoe Librarian 2006

Barbara Fullerton and Sabrina I. Pacifici recommend 70 sites whose content and features will enhance your research on subjects that include: news, people finders, U.S. and international competitive intelligence data, state and federal government resources, cybersecurity, blogs, health, finance, locating audio, music and videos online, and accessing open source scholarly literature.

Subjects: Government Resources, Healthcare, Internet Resources, Internet Resources - Web Links, Legal Research, News (Newstand), News Resources, Open Source, RSS Newsfeeds, Search Engines

Let the People Know the Facts: Can Government Information Removed from the Internet Be Reclaimed?

Susan Nevelow Mart examines the legal basis of the public’s right to access government information, reviews the types of information that have recently been removed from the Internet, and analyzes the rationales given for the removals. The article suggests that the concerted use of the Freedom of Information Act by public interest groups and their constituents is a possible method of returning the information to the Internet.

Subjects: E-Government, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Law Librarians, Libraries & Librarians

Beyond Google and Yahoo: Advanced Search

Looking for innovative, comprehensive, focused and reliable alternatives to the limited number of search engines that you have become all to used to relying upon for your research? If so, then Tom Mighell and Sabrina I. Pacifici‘s guide from their ABA TechShow 2006 presentation should be on your reading list.

Subjects: Blogs, Email, Government Resources, Legal Research, RSS Newsfeeds, Search Engines, Search Strategies

Eight Reasons Solo Lawyers Should Use Law Libraries

Legal research and training expert Mary Whisner details the many resources and services (such as databases, books, conference space) available to solo practitioners that are provided by public law libraries.

Subjects: Court Resources, Law Librarians, Legal Research, Legal Research Training, Online Legal Research Services

Short Takes: Book Review – Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict That Divided America

Beth Wellington reviews and recommends a recently published book that provides perspective on both sides of the contentious social, political and ethical debate surrounding abortion in America.

Subjects: Ethics, Supreme Court

Indecisive Decision: An Examination of the Greenberg and Faulkner Cases and their Impact on Libraries

Sharon Whitfield examines the conflicting decisions made by the Eleventh Circuit Court in the case of Greenberg v. National Geographic and the Second Circuit Court in the case of Faulkner v. National Geographic and the impact that these court decisions may have on libraries that are looking to reformat their copyrighted material into digital media.

Subjects: CD ROM, Copyright, Information Management, Intellectual Property, Libraries & Librarians, Search Engines, Virtual Library

Beyond Google and Yahoo: New, Nifty Search Engines to Optimize Your Research

Barbara Fullerton and Sabrina I. Pacifici‘s recommendations focus on subject area and issue-centric sites to facilitate obtaining search results that are better targeted to the scope of your requests. Whether you are looking for government data, blogs, RSS feeds, video, podcasts, news or scientific papers, this guide will serve you well.

Subjects: Business Research, Data Mining, Internet Resources - Web Links, Medical Research, News Resources, RSS Newsfeeds, Search Engines

A Commentary on the National Forest Land Conveyance for Rural Communities Act

The administration’s unprecedented plan to have the Forest Service sell large tracts of National Forest is the topic of Beth Wellington’s commentary this month.

Subjects: Congress, Uncategorized
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