Monthly Archives: October 2010

Multi-state case searching on Google Scholar

As you probably know, the Advanced Search on Google Scholar lets you search through  reported  judicial opinions decided from 1950 to about the present for any combination of states you select.   Plus it’s fast, accurate and provides something like a citator.   That makes … Continue reading

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New-and-improved section on International Accounting Standards

I rewrote the “International” section of the Accounting Standards entry to provide some background on the IFRS, the IASB and the IASC — the three related organizations responsible for International accounting standards.  I also added links to the selected Standards available free on the Standards (IFRSs) … Continue reading

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User-friendly index of articles on Islamic Law

The International Islamic University Malaysia posts a searchable index of articles about Islamic law that I added to the Islamic Law entry.   I played with the index over the weekend.  I found it quite usable and turned up a lot of articles that I would … Continue reading

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Link-checking time

I received the annual Link Check report from Lexis, showing about 350 broken links.  I’ll be fixing them, one by one, by hand, over the next six months or so.

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New articles on Communications Law and Vital Records

This evening I reread the Summer 2010 issue of Law Library Lights.  Great issue!  I added Sara Burriesci’s, “Introduction to Federal Communications Law Sources” to the Communications entry and Jennifer McMahan’s “More Nancy Drew than Marian the Librarian: Hunting for Vital Records … Continue reading

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Nonprofits v. Not-for-Profits

Is there a difference between a nonprofit and a non-for-profit?  Some say so, some say no.   I revised the “Nonprofit v. Not-for-Profit” section of the Nonprofit Organizations entry to clarify the distinction. As I understand it, some people think of a … Continue reading

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Tax advice for private foundations

If you have a question about the rules governing private foundations, check out Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance by Bruce Hopkins and/or BNA Tax Management Portfolios 473, 474, and 876 through 880.  Odds are good you’ll find your answer in one … Continue reading

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