LLRXBuzz – October 2, 2000

Sixty Sites (or so) in Sixty Minutes (or so)

1998 SLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Presented by:

Gayle O’Connor,
Legal Consultant, Automated Legal Solutions
Jenny Kanji,
Senior Region Information Manager,

(Archived August 15, 1998)

(Please note that these links were accurate at the time of this presentation, but are not being maintained on this site.)

  1. Abuse-a-tron – http://www.xe.net/upstart/abuse/
  2. Air Sickness Bag Homepage – http://rampages.onramp.net/~stevebo/airsick.html
  3. Alien Abduction Survey – http://www.abduct.com/survey.htm
  4. Altavista Translation Service – http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/translate?
  5. American Law Sources On-line – http://www.lawsource.com/also/
  6. Are You Audit Bait? – http://pathfinder.com/money/features/auditbait_0196/auditindex.html
  7. American Medical Association – http://www.ama-assn.org/advocacy.htm
  8. Bigbook-Yellow Pages – http://www.bigbook.com
  9. Beaucoup search engines – http://www.beaucoup.com
  10. Best law firm – http://www.brobeck.com/
  11. Betty Crocker – http://www.bettycrocker.com
  12. Bridge to Japan – Japanese Case law in English – http://www.daiwa-foundation.org.uk/
  13. Brief Reporter-The Source for Legal Briefs –http://www.briefreporter.com
  14. Bubble Wrap – http://fathom.org/opalcat
  15. Canadian Law List – http://www.canadianlawlist.com
  16. CLE-Net – http://www.pli.edu/frm-clenet.html
  17. CLE Online – http://www.cleonline.com
  18. Company information – http://www.hoovers.com
  19. Computer Virus Encyclopedia from Symantec – http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html
  20. Computer Virus Myths – http://www.kumite.com/myths
  21. Constitution finder – http://www.urich.edu/~jpjones/confinder/
  22. Cow’s Eye Dissection – http://netra.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cow_eye/index.html
  23. The Cracker Whacker – http://www.crackerwhacker.com/
  24. Disco Web – http://www.msci.memphis.edu/~ryburnp/discoweb.html
  25. Drug information – http://www.rxlist.com
  26. Fab World of ASCII Art – http://www.info.polymtl.ca/ada2/tranf/www/ascii/miscellaneous/netsurfers.html
  27. Famous Canadians – http://alvin.lbl.gov/terning/Canadians.html
  28. The Field Guide to North American Males – http://www.fieldguide.com
  29. Finding People on the Internet – http://alabanza.com/kabacoff/Inter-Links/phone.html
  30. Findlaw – http://www.findlaw.com
  31. Findlaw Directories – http://www.findlaw.com/directories/index.html
  32. Foreign and International Law – http://www.willamette.edu/~slewis/forint.htm
  33. How far is it? – Distance Between Two Places – http://www.indo.com/distance
  34. How to keep an idiot busy – http://junior.apk.net/~jbarta/idiot/idiot.html vHow to Repair a PC – http://www.cpu.lu/~gkes/pcrepair/
  35. Human resource site – http://www.teleport.com/~erwilson/
  36. Intranet design – http://www.innergy.com/
  37. IRS Forms And Publications – http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/forms_pubs/index.html
  38. Keeping abreast of what’s new on your favorite sites –http://informant.dartmouth.edu/
  39. Law Library Resource Xchange – //www.llrx.com
  40. Laziness – the lighter side of life – http://www.laziness.com
  41. Legal Anywhere – http://www.legalanywhere.com/
  42. Legal Ethics – http://www.legalethics.com
  43. Legal Information Institute – http://www.law.cornell.edu/index.html
  44. Lexis-Nexis – http://www.lexis.nexis.com
  45. Mapquest International Interactive Street Maps – http://www11.mapquest.com/
  46. Mr. Smarty Pants Knows – http://www.auschron.com/mrpants/
  47. Municipal Codes from Municipal Code Corporation – http://www.municode.com/
  48. Municipal Codes Online – http://www.spl.lib.wa.us/collec/lawcoll/municode.html
  49. Newspapers – regional papers – http://www.newslink.org
  50. Nolo Press – http://www.nolo.com
  51. Nolo’s Fave Lawyer Jokes – http://www.nolo.com/jokes/jokes.html
  52. The Official Bat Boy Home Page – http://wwnonline.com/batboy.htm
  53. Online Encyclopedia of Graphic Symbols – http://www.symbols.com
  54. Remove Your Internet Postings – http://www.dejanews.com/forms/nuke/shtml
  55. Scambusters – http://www.scambusters.org
  56. Southwest Airlines – http://www.southwest.com
  57. Spam Haiku – http://pemtropics.mit.edu/~jcho/spam/
  58. Speedtraps – http://www.speedtrap.com
  59. Statistical Universe – http://www.lexis-nexis.com/statuniv
  60. Surgery Morphing – http://www.mrshowbiz.com
  61. Virtual paradise-A Site on Relaxation – http://www.word.com/place/virtualparadise/
  62. Virtual Reference Desk – http://www.refdesk.com/toc.html

Tara Calishain is the co-author of Official Netscape Guide to Internet Research, 2nd Edition, and author or co-author of four other books. She is the owner of CopperSky Writing & Research.

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Employment Law Made Easier

There is a new tool on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Web site. Their interactive elaws site is called Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses. It’s available at

http://www.dol.gov/elaws/ .

A major feature of this site is the “Poster Advisor” which allows businesses to determine what posters they need to display and to download them free from the Internet. Starting at http://www.dol.gov/elaws/Posters.htm , you’re conducted through a series of screens. The first few screens are informative or for disclaimers. After that you’re asked a series of questions. Based on your answers, the Advisor links you to PDF versions of required posters for your workplace. (Black and white or color versions of the posters are both available.) The advisor does not link you to posters that might be required by your state, but they do link you to relevant state departments. The site also links to additional reading for you based on the recommended posters.

Besides the Poster Advisor, the site has 24 other Advisors including representation from the Employment Standards Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Pension and Welfare Administration, and Veterans’ Employment and training Service.

CNN Goes European
Business Wire: September 21, 2000. CNN Interactive has launched its 14th Web site, CNN.com Europe at http://europe.cnn.com/ . (Complete with annoying pop-up window inviting you to change editions.) This is an English-language site that reports news impacting Europe and is produced and edited from CNN’s new European headquarters in London.

Major features of the new European site include headlines of the main stories impacting Europe, in-depth analysis of major events, and a front page focused on European and world news, weather, business, sports, technology, and entertainment. Coverage is available in several different languages, including Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese, and Danish. Note that coverage isn’t exactly the same across all sites; it looks like some but not all coverage overlaps.

Elsevier Science Expands
Elsevier Science is enlarging its electronic archive of science and medical journals. Their current archive extends back to 1995, but the expansion will provide an archive back to volume 1, issue 1 in most journals. The first priority in this expansion will be chemistry and chemical engineering journals. Work has already begun on the core organic and inorganic chemistry journals. The chemistry additions should be completed by December 2001. Check out their press release about the expansion at http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000925/elsevier_a.html .

Pursuing the Perfect Printer
If you need to buy a new printer, check out http://www.theprinterdatabase.com . There’s a simple search on the front page that takes you to another set of selections for price (all the prices are in pounds; but it’s fairly easy to pick the appropriate range).

Once you’ve made the selection, you’re presented with a list of printers that match your options. You can request info packs for any or all of these printers. (Note, however, that there’s a bit of a loop in the privacy policy; “In the future if theprinterdatabase.com feel a company is offering a service which is related to you we reserve the right to pass your information to them.” That’s from the privacy policy at http://www.theprinterdatabase.com/privacy.html .

The site also promises independent reviews at a later date, and user reviews now (but there’s not much available.) This might be a good site to look at when it’s a little fuller, or to get info-packs if you don’t mind the privacy policy.

Dow Jones Learns Spanish
Dow Jones Newswires now has a Spanish-language news service focused on coverage of the US and Latin America financial markets. The service, “Dow Jones en Espanol,” selects 80 of the hottest news stories for the day chosen for their relevance to Latin American investors. Check out the press release here: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/000918/ny_dow_jon.html .

Moreover Offers News Search Engine
Moreover.com is offering a news search engine which they say indexes nearly 2,000 sources on the Web, “updated as the news happens.” You can try the search at http://search.iwon.com/commerce/newssearch.jsp?searchfor= .

Use the gray box on the right part of the page and choose the “news articles” radio button, then input your search query. I found several things using this engine that I hadn’t seen before with other news engines. Granted, some of the results are clinkers (I don’t consider the fact that Iron Man magazine got their search engine running as search engine news) but there’s a lot of good stuff here. Unfortunately missing: the ability to sort by date. Worth a look.

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