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I found this cool website done by the Yale Law School Library. It is an electronic collection of documents that has a lot of interesting stuff pertaining to laws.


That's the link to it. I found several interesting documents that related to a story I'm about to write.

Any other websites y'all can recommend?

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I have a bunch. I've gotten to the point where I have a folder for writing research that's broken into subjects. (I hope you weren't just asking for legal resources or I'm way off here.) Here are a few of my favorites:

Create your own asteroid impact: http://www.purdue.edu/impactearth

Planning Guide for a response to nuclear detonation - June 2010:
http://hps.org/hsc/documents/Planning_Guidance_for_Response_to_a_Nucl ear_Detonation-2nd_Edition_FINAL.pdf

Stars and Habitable Planets:

Ten Terrific Resources for Writing Space-Based Hard Science Fiction:
https://www .facebook.com/notes/science-fiction-and-fantasy-writers-of-america/ten-terrific-resources-for-writing-space-based-hard-science-fiction/10150139504809874

Chinese Mythos:

Anthropology Site: [URL=http://books.google.com/books?id=A0llBlzF6UgC&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=matupi+cave&source=bl&ots=c8IxWKfYgy&sig=v0p8vk11ojjozgf-klIfeh5MiVA&hl=en&ei=KQ8mTa6mCoj6sAOit7HlAQ&sa=X&oi= book_]http://books.google.com/books?id=A0llBlzF6UgC&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=matupi+cave&source=bl&ots=c8IxWKfYgy&sig=v0p8vk11ojjozgf-klIfeh5MiVA&hl=en&ei=KQ8mTa6mCoj6sAOit7HlAQ&sa=X&oi =book_[/URL] result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=matupi%20cave&f=false

Writing Realistic Injuries: http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~leiafee/ramblings/realistic_injuries.htm

Space Math: http://www.cthreepo.com/lab/math1.shtml

Treatment of arrow wounds by nineteenth century US army surgeons: ]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1294328/?page=1]

Multi-idea and name generator:

Authentic World name listing: http://www.gaminggeeks.org/Resources/KateMonk/

The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test:

Weird words: http://phrontistery.info/ihlstart.html

Etymology Dictionary: http://etymonline.com/

Edited due to the fact that the efficiency of my word processor has made me a lousy typist.

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Thanks for sharing the links genevive. And no, I was not just asking for legal resources. That Avalon project from Yale Law did have legal documents, but it had more than just legal stuff on it. That's why i wanted to share it. Some of the documents on it provided me with information on what has happening at a certain time in US history that I was researching.

Anybody else with research links they are willing to share?

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This was a good idea. I only got two right now.

I used this site to convert Text to Binary and Binary to Text for a story.

Also if you want names with certian meanings try Behind the Name

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