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Internet Guides and
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,
compiled by volunteers.
- About.com, "Expert guidance
from hundreds of guides" on the Internet. Information Research FAQ, information
research guide produced by the Spire project.
- Scout Report Signpost,
Internet Resources digested for efficient browsing and searching. Funded by the National
- Essential Links to the Internet & World
Wide Web, "portal to the Internet portal sites, news headlines, search engines,
web directories, directory, resources, references and utilities."
- Main Portals: Guide to the
Main Internet Portals by Subjects and by Countries, a Meta search engine of top
Internet directories and resources.
- The Search Beat - Web Directory
and Internet Resource Guide, web & jobs directory featuring quality resources with
hundreds of categories.
- Britannica.com, web site of
Encyclopedia Britannica. Refdesk.com,
"The single best source for facts on the Net". Information Please, on-line dictionary,
internet encyclopedia, almanac, statistics, biographies.
- Electric Library, online database
of articles from magazines, periodicals, and newspapers.
- US Library of Congress Online Catalog,
searchable database of over 110 million books and publications in a variety of formats and
- Infospace.com, contains Yellow
Pages, White Pages, City Guides/Maps of selected North American and European countries. Hoover's Online, directory and news of
Search Engines: Web and Usenet
- The World Wide Web Consortium, hosts
specifications, documents, open-source software and tools of Internet-related technologies
such as HTML, XML, style sheets, etc..
- Webmaster's Toolkit Command Center,
suite of tools from jimtools.com.
- Tips about Internet Search Engines
& Search Engine Submission, guide from searchenginewatch.com.
- The Free Link Popularity Service, checking of
link popularity via linkpopularity.com.
- Easy Submit,
free online URL submission service from scrubtheweb.com.
- USENET newsgroups: Net
Happenings and WWW
Announcement, moderated Internet and Web news. Alt.www.webmaster,
- Webmonkey -
The Web Developer's Resource, tutorials and daily featured articles.
- CYAN -- Online HTML validator and
beautifier, online front-end to HTML Tidy for correcting common errors in web
- Internet Resources for Web Page
Creation, compiled by University of Iceland.
- Internet.Com, internet news and
resources offering more than a dozen specialized online channels and more than a hundred
newsletters via Email. ITworld.com,
offering dozens of weekly newsletters with the latest
industry news, commentary, practical tips and technology updates.
Other Special Topics
- Craig's List,
valuable community resources for finding personal friendship, housing, jobs, etc. in North America.
- World Bank: Development Data,
detailed statistics and information about 210 countries.
- Global Human Development Report 2005,
United Nations Development Programme report on the scale of the challenge facing the world at the start of the 10-year countdown to 2015.
high-quality business research reports from Dun and Bradstreet.
Search, directories and search engines for political parties, government
agencies, statistics, and other resources compiled by About.com.
Cards & Visas - Immigration Issues, About.com's Guide to immigration
issues of USA and other countries of the world. INS Homepage, the official
homepage of US Immigration and Naturalization Service.
- Health Finder, gateway to
consumer health and human services information.
- MEDLINE Search,
biomedical research journals.
- US Patent Full-Text Database Boolean Search,
online search for US patents since 1976.
- Finding People and Firms,
extensive links to online research tools and resources.
- 100 Top Science Sites,
useful science-related sites on the Internet.
Education, guide from About.com.
- U.S. Gazetteer,
search for a place or map in the U.S. by name or zip code.
ZIP + 4 Code Lookup,
from U.S. Postal Service.
- Fone Finder query form,
Find the city/state/country of any phone number in the world.
reverse telephone lookup.
- Free Internet Access
to Public Records, informative links to U.S. state, county, city and federal
public record information sites.
- XE.com: The Universal Currency Converter,
Internet foreign exchange tool.
- Yahoo! Finance, business news
and stock quotes. FreeEDGAR:
Free Real-Time SEC EDGAR Filings, SEC filings of U.S. public companies.
- The Internet Movie Database (IMDb),
"the ultimate online movie database".
- Microsoft Technical
Support KnowledgeBase Search and Microsoft Help and Support, about Microsoft software products.
- Urban Legends Reference Pages,
"The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, myths, and folklore".
Urban Legends and Folklores,
Illusions, thoughtful reflections by James Fallows on the impact of Internet
on business and politics.
- Netzero, free Internet access in
the U.S. in exchange for banner ads in the browser.
- eFax, get a free US-based FAX number
and receive your FAX via E-mail.
- Consumer World, a
public service, non-commercial guide cataloging over 2000 of the most useful consumer
resources. BizRate.com, a
consumer portal for finding best deals online.