information center: Search C-SPAN's Congressional Directory, write
your Congressmember, Visit C-SPAN's Key Votes Library, Issues &
Legislation and much more.
E-Mail & Web Sites - 110th Congress 2007-2008. Updated:
Rules, Forms & Dockets. Finding court rules, forms & dockets on
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House of Representatives Internet Law Library
FTC Consumer Protection pages: links to information on identity
theft, telemarketing scams, privacy threats, franchise & business opportunity
rip-offs, and other online nemeses. You'll live a safer online life
if you read these articles before you shop, and especially before you
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of Information Act: The First Amendment promises freedom of speech
to American citizens. The Freedom of Information Act ( FOI
Statutes by State) helped open government records so Americans could
see what their government officials were saying. The Freedom of Information
Center stores resources devoted to both the amendment and the act.
U.S. Federal Government Information - A model federal government
information page of frequently used sites from Vanderbilt University.
This site is a handy reference tool containing ZIP+4 Code Lookup and
change of address form by the U.S. Postal Service, links to downloadable
government electronic forms for copyright, taxes, passports, immigration,
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Image Search is the most comprehensive on the Web, with more than
250 million images.
government information portal of the Web, combines a high-utility collection
of top government and civic resources with insightful, non-partisan
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Government Stats--More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal
Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal
Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide
easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced
by these agencies for public use.
Guide to Law Online, prepared by the U.S.
Law Library of Congress for the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN),
is an annotated hypertext guide to sources of information worldwide
on government and law available online without charge.
Webster Gateway (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary)
This hypertext Webster interface provides a point-and-click client interface
for accessing various dictionary services on the Internet. First, type
the word for which you want the definition in the search window, click
to select either an exact match or an approximate match, and then click
on the "Look up definition" button. Words in the resulting definition
are hypertext linked back into the dictionary, allowing you to use your
mouse to access the definition of those related (and unrelated) words.
Other dictionaries on this site include Roget's Thesaurus, WordSmyth
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records: Billed as entirely a virtual business, KnowX provides a
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are plans to add more databases as well as to add links to other free
sources on the internet.
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for online legal information, pulling together a wide array of international,
federal, state, and organizational resources.
launched on July 6, 2000 by Lexis Publishing. The new web site, targeted
at solos and small firms, offers five years of free case law, 1,100
free legal forms, and 16,000 annotated legal-related web links.
of Congress Online Catalog
Libraries on the Web: up to date listing of hundreds of U.S. libraries
on the Web listed by region and by state.
up Area Codes from the United States, Canada and all over the world
with AmeriCom's Area Decoder
is the free Web journal providing current, comprehensive articles and
resources for legal professionals and law librarians on research, information
technology, digital legislation, cybernews, Web links and Web tools
for researchers, software reviews, and presentation/marketing/training
issues, since 1996.
Merck Manual of Medical Info: this site translates the medical jargon
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us can understand. Search or just browse through the table of contents
to find information on diseases, drugs, and medical tests.
Galore/MetaIQ.com : Search Engines Galore changed its name to MetaIQ.com.
Either way, it's a site where you can enter a keyword and then choose
to look it up in 9 major search sites at once, including Fast, Alta
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engines and sites.
Newsroom Home Page: The first portal for Newsrooms (and true media
junkies). The Web's best source for news, information and research.
In Newsrooms across the world, the Assignment Editor is the person who's
expected to have all the answers. The news is tracked and researched
by them well before you watch it on TV, or read it in morning papers.
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of links to connect with virtually any newspaper in the world, check
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District of Illinois- Court Information:
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Record Databases- This framed site contains a directory of public
record databases. Nearly 1,000 databases & links to U.S. States
and District of Columbia. Depending on the state, there are licensing
records, court records, unclaimed property, sex offender registries,
etc., as well as some county-level databases. There is also a mixed
bag of nationwide searches -such as the Social Security Death Index
and Martindale-Hubbell directory of attorneys-and a few Canadian databases.
(Pacific Information Resources-Search Systems)
Guide to State & Federal Legislation: Carol Morrissey, author of
the LLRX CongressLine column has created a guide to state and federal
resources on legislation and legislative issues, as well as to non-government
political information sources, government reports, and fee-based online
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Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Free Screensaver. The
search for intelligent life beyond Earth just got easier. While
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Complete Works of William Shakespeare: the Web's first edition of
the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. "The first thing we do, let's
kill all the lawyers" W. Shakespeare (Henry
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Gettysburg Address/Transcriptions in 29 languages - November 19,
on the Internet: Electronic Guide and Links to Over 10,000 Radio
Stations around the world. You can find all of the radio stations that
are within listening distance of any city in the United States (Last
updated: October 4, 2000. Formerly known as "The MIT List of Radio Stations
on the Internet")
States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois- Local
Bankruptcy Rules * General Orders * Local Rules & Case Inquiries
* Chicago Case Lookup * File Viewing * Copies of documents * Federal
Records Center * Transcripts Forms * Local Forms * National Forms Bankruptcy
Information * Fees * Filing Requirements * Reopen Cases and Conversions
* Motion Information * Unclaimed Funds.
States Code- the Legal Information Institute has created a resource
for researching law in the United States Code. You can search by Title
and Section or choose from subjects listed in the table of contents.
The Table of Popular Names is a handy way to research laws you've read
about in history books or heard about on the news. You can also enter
terms directly in the site's search engine.
Supreme Court Database - from Northwestern Oyez site.
Supreme Court Virutal Tour - from Northwestern Oyez site.
to Obtain Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates: Where to
Write for Vital Records - This site from the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention provides addresses and price information for
obtaining vital records from all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, Guam,
and the Canal Zone. The information also available as a 156 KB PDF document
you can download and print (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required). There
are also guidelines for what to include with a request to ensure it
is processed properly, and a link to the U.S. State Department for passport
to obtain Vital Records-birth, death & marriage certificates and
Factbook, CIA, 2001 - In general, information available as of 1 January 2001
was used in the preparation of The World Factbook 2001.
Code Look-Up and Address Information from United States Postal Service.
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