09 September 2007


Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools
The American Bar Association-Law School Admission Council have a searchable database of law schools online. You can search by area, keyword, or alphabetically. Information includes data on tuition, rate of bar passage, employment grants, faculty size, and more. There are also articles with general information about legal education: fields of law, preparing for law school, the admission process, minorities, financing, finding a job, post-JD programs, and other resources.

URL: http://officialguide.lsac.org/

ChemSpider is a social community for chemists, with a webzine, a blog, a searchable archive of full-text articles and featuring “the fastest chemical structure searches available online.” It is a product of ChemZoo, North Carolina. There’s not that much here, but your chemists may be interested in it.

URL: http://www.chemspider.com

Free Full Text
FreeFullText.com “provides links to the full-text content of over 7000 scholarly periodicals that anyone may access online for free.” You should have the citation at hand for best searching. Not all the links are to free articles, however—they admit this on the first page! The list of journals beginning with “library” is meager: Libraries and Culture, Library and Archival Security, Library Collections, Accquisitions, and Technical Services, Library and Information Science Research, Library Philosophy and Practice, and Libres: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal. I would expect to find more. It is heavy on medical texts, so librarianship may not be a primary focus. But you may find what you are looking for; although there are other ways to accomplish the same thing. I don’t really think this lives up to its slogan, “A supplement to every library catalogue on the planet!” From Scientific Reference Resources, Davis, California, USA.

URL: http://freefulltext.com/

Factbites: “Where results make sense”
Factbites is a product of Rapid Intelligence, a content technology company in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It bills itself as offering “users meaningful, relevant sentences from every site in the search results…you can often gain a great deal of factual information on a topic without ever having to leave the search page!” (They like exclamation points!) I put in “libraries” and got back three pages including Library Journal, USA Today, Wikipedia, the Hirons Library (), DBU Library (), WWW Virtual Library, Texas State Library, Bodleian Library, Boston Public Library, American Library Association, various blogs, freefind.com, National Library of Medicine, Thinkquest.com, The British Library, and the library of the London Stock Exchange. Interesting results, but I don’t know how useful they are. It’s in beta, but has possibilities, I suppose. You’ll have to play with it and decide for yourself.

URL http://www.factbites.com/

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