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Access public filings submitted to SEC from 1994 to present.
Internet Legal Services
The old familiar legal research tool is a superb way to identify the registered agent for service of process and other key information about any registered corporation, P.A. or P.C. (Fee based). You can search Lexis and Nexis via the an Internet/Telnet co
Experts
Experts can be located by specialty or location and a section about using experts effectively is a great resource.
JurisPro is a free online directory of expert witnesses. Search for an expert witness by name or area of expertise. You may view the expert's qualifications, read their articles, see their photo, and contact the expert directly.
Federal - United States
The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 19Research with the signing of the National Security Act by President Truman. The National Security Act charged the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) with coordinating the nation's intelligence act
Part of Washburn University's Washlaw site, Doclaw is a gateway to federal government Internet resources and other government-related material. Documents are organized by subject with the assistance of organizational charts.
GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office, provides free electronic access to important information produced by the federal government. The information provided on this site is the official published version, and can be used without res
The IRS has provided a user-friendly site for tax information, statistics and help. The Forms and Publications sections are especially helpful, featuring downloadable forms, instructions and publications from as far back as 1992, available in PDF format.
Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted for many non-aerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research
U.S. Census Bureau 
United States Department of Commerce  
United States Constitution
United States Department of Commerce
The federal courts often are called the guardians of the Constitution because their rulings protect rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Through fair and impartial judgments, the federal courts interpret and apply the law to resolve disput
This House site provides free public access to the basic documents of U.S. law, including a full-text, searchable copy of the United States Code. It has organized thousands of Internet law resources by subject or jurisdiction.
For over 200 years, the basic role of the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has remained the same: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries (Artic
When you have access to patent data, you have... 
 
A source of knowledge that can help you increase competitive intelligence, protect and develop markets, and generate new revenue streams. 
This is the United States Post Office; but on it you can check to see what county a city is in, get a zip code for an address,with links to changing your address among lots of others.
United States Senate
United States Whitehouse
Intellectual Property
When you have access to patent data, you have... 
 
A source of knowledge that can help you increase competitive intelligence, protect and develop markets, and generate new revenue streams. 
 
Delphion Research gives you that access, with patent data from 70
The FreePatentsOnline search engine is one of the most powerful, fastest and easiest patent search engines on the web.
Contains a wealth of valuable resources, including all of the latest forms being utilized by the PTO
Investigative Resources
Articles and book descriptions on professional methods.
A fascinating conglomeration of investigative resources, spy equipment, skip trace resources, P.I. publications, etc.
Libraries
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (LII 2002-2003 ed.)  
by Peter W. Martin
Library of Congress (legislative links)
Louisiana State University Library
Mediators and Arbitrators
Our database expedites the selection & scheduling process for firms and staff who require the services of mediators/arbitrators on a regular basis.  
Medical
Offers online member database
This site is published by the Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors. It contains the 'health professional licensing database provided by the Administrators in Medicine (AIM) and its participating boards. This site will take you to the hom
Medscape offers free access to Medline, Toxline and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, as well as tens of thousands of full-text articles covering a range of medical specialities. An excellent, fast-growing and easy-to-use resource. Think of it as
Although the latest (16th) edition is circa 1992 and accordingly a bit long-in-the-tooth in some areas, the Merck Manual is the best all-around medical reference source out there. Thank you Merck & Co. Can't wait until 17th edition next year!
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related res
They froze some folks solid, scanned the heck out of them, sliced them up thinner than pastrami and photographed it all. An amazing, massive database of anatomical information and stunning pictures.
Miscellaneous
http://www.kbb.com/
http://www.paralegaledu.org  
State-by-State guide for both aspiring paralegals looking at education options, as well as industry vets exploring the scope of practice in other jurisdictions.
A website for paralegals to connect.
Paralegal Education
Personal Injury
Extensive list of links and phone numbers to accident reconstruction resources, including reconstruction software packages.
Products Liability
Toxicity and Safety data on chemicals of every stripe. Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services.
The US Consumer Product safety Commission shares recall info. And publications. This site is especially good for toy safety advisories.
Complete OSHA standards online, plus links to other safety and health sites.
Regulatory Agencies
Our mission is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on our nation's roadways by getting drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to change their behaviors once they get behind the wheel or on the streets.
Protecting human health, safeguarding the natural environment 
Handsome site links to government agencies with oversight function for trains, planes, automobiles and boats. Search a massive library and regulatory database. A great resource.
Research
Please view our Law Study article 'Finding Express and Implied Rules.' In addition, check out our 'Quick Ideas.'
Site for the only independent trade magazine written exclusively for paralegals.
Useful for 'Preparing for Oral Argument in the Fifth Circuit' and 'Notice to Counsel Attending Oral Argument.'
Resources
States (Other of)
The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethics standards and improved training for all Texas' attorneys.
Texas (State of)
The Attorney General is the lawyer for the people of Texas and is charged by the Texas Constitution to:  
-defend the laws and the Constitution of the State of Texas  
-represent the State in litigation  
-approve public bond issues  
Direct access to all corporate information filed with SOS.
With links to reporting forms in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format and many useful tax links, this is one of the best state-sponsored sites around.
Toxic Torts
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry offers Data on toxic and hazardous substances