2017-05-31 / Front Page

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

By Ted J. Bloom

Ted Bloom, MLS., MSEd., CPL.,CKMI., NP has been a published columnist in New York since 1999. A CDCR law librarian and instructor with two graduate degrees, some of his credentials include, creating and running a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as being a NYS Notary Public, SUNY Communications Instructor, a YMCA Director and a Certified Krav Maga Instructor.  His first book The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age is now available on Amazon.com.

 Ted Bloom, MLS., MSEd., CPL.,CKMI., NP has been a published columnist in New York since 1999. A CDCR law librarian and instructor with two graduate degrees, some of his credentials include, creating and running a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as being a NYS Notary Public, SUNY Communications Instructor, a YMCA Director and a Certified Krav Maga Instructor. His first book The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age is now available on Amazon.com. The other night as I was watching the PBS Masterpiece Theater TV Series SHERLOCK, the super sleuth risked his life repeatedly to solve crimes as only the world's greatest detective could, I thought of my experience in the real world as a law librarian: Surely there must be an easier way to solve crimes than shooting others or jumping off rooftops and through windows, with bombs exploding and helicopters chasing you? 

Moreover, the following is a list of websites that may do just that--enable Internet armchair detectives and amateur sleuths to solve crime or at least pursue more accurate research of it using the vast resources available online in today's error of modern technology and covert global hacking.  Enjoy.

 

Crime statistics                                    www.Bjs.gov                          Bureau of Justice

                                                            www.Ojp.gov                         Office of Justice Programs

                                                            www.Nij.gov                          National Institute of Justice

                                                            Office for Victims of Crime

                                                            www.Ojjdp.gov                      Office of Juvenile Justice

                                                            www.SMART.gov                 Office of Sex Offender Crime

                                                            www.Crooksandliars.com

Case and Federal or State Law           http://Scholar.google.com

General research                                  www.Duckduckgo.com          This popularity engine does                                                                                                                not track users so it is fast.

                                                            www.Google.com

Difficult general research                    www.Dogpile.com                  Meta-search engine.

The Public Library of Law                  www.Plol.org 

Free Legal dictionary                          http://Legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com

General legal research                         www.Law.com

                                                            www.Findlaw.com

Self-help legal resources                     www.Nolo.com

Low-income civilian resource             www.Legal-aid.org

Government resources                        www.USA.gov

                                                            www.Whitehouse.gov

                                                            www.House.gov

                                                            www.Senate.gov

                                                            www.Congress.gov

ID Theft Solutions                              www.Consumer.gov/idtheft

Legal fraud                                         www.Fraud.org

News                                                   www.C-span.org

                                                            http://News.bbc.co.uk             Global emphasis

                                                            www.Newsinferno.com

 

Please feel free to send your Internet legal resource suggested URLs to me at: AuthorNotary@gmail.com or courtesy of the Queens Gazette and they will forward them.  Thank you.     

 


 

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