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September 9, 2002 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Corpus Juris Secundum Now on Westlaw

West Group, a division of Thomson Corp., has announced that Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS), the authoritative national reference guide to more than 400 legal topics, is now accessible online exclusively via Westlaw, West Group's online legal research service.

For decades, legal professionals have relied on CJS as a starting point for research, according to the announcement. CJS provides a national reference guide that covers all state and federal legal topics. CJS also provides fast access to a wide range of related, authoritative legal information resources, including primary law and Restatements of the Law.

CJS supplies general rules of law, summarized in "Black Letter" headings and expanded upon in the text. Limitations and exceptions are also included where appropriate. Since the citations and the supporting cases involve both state and federal courts, the user gets a full perspective of the law in a local jurisdiction as well as across the country, together with discussions of relevant federal law that may affect the issue. CJS topics are reflective of the West Key Number System.

Source: West Group

CQ Launches CQ HomelandSecurity Service

Congressional Quarterly, Inc. (CQ;, a provider of news and analysis on the federal government, has announced its newest online product, CQ HomelandSecurity. The new subscription-based service offers access to comprehensive and timely information on defense and security within U.S. borders. CQ HomelandSecurity is a real-time, Web-based news and legislative tracking service that's updated throughout the day. Subscribers will be able to browse the latest news, select specific topics, or search for homeland security contacts.

CQ HomelandSecurity incorporates CQ's expertise in legislative tracking, allowing subscribers to follow the hottest homeland security legislation, review informative status reports on all homeland bills, and read custom CQ bill analyses. CQ HomelandSecurity will also produce a morning e-mail newsletter containing links to all homeland security stories produced by CQ experts who are dedicated solely to this issue. The product also gives subscribers exclusive access to a special homeland security version of CQ schedules, complete with dates, times, and hearing room locations.

Subscribers to On Congress, CQ's Web site that provides the full spectrum of Congress-related information and legislative tracking tools, will have the ability to jump to On Congress from the CQ HomelandSecurity home page, and vice versa. CQ produces a wide variety of daily, weekly, and monthly publications in print and on the Web.

Source: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

MetaCrawler Relaunches with Google Results

MetaCrawler (, part of the InfoSpace Network, has relaunched with a new and improved design as well as a next-generation metasearch product, which includes search results and targeted ads from Google. Among the benefits to the new design are a metasearch engine home page and Web search results pages that are cleaner and easier to use. Also included are advertising components that are fewer, more targeted, and less obtrusive, so that users are able to find results faster, according to the announcement. The new MetaCrawler returns results from leading search companies and properties, including Google, FAST, Overture, About, Ask Jeeves, FindWhat, LookSmart, Inktomi, and SearchHippo.

InfoSpace and Google also announced an agreement to bring Google's search technology to InfoSpace's network of Web search properties and affiliates, which includes Excite, Dogpile, WebCrawler, MetaCrawler, and InfoSpace, among others. The relaunch of MetaCrawler represents the first integration of Google into InfoSpace's network. Google results are planned to be available throughout InfoSpace's properties and affiliates by the end of this month.

Sources: InfoSpace, Inc. and Google, Inc.

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