· Columbia 2008 Encyclopedia - full text of this famous one volume encyclopedia
· Portals to the World - find information about hundreds of countries and thier best web sites.
· StartSpot - starting points that cover numerous topics - people, government, travel, homework, plus more
· Online Tutorial finder - Check here to find sites that offer online just in time learning.
· Guidebeam - new search tool that creates customized portals on demand.
· Country Report.org - up to date reference for statistics and facts about countries from around the world
· Fast Search newest and largest of the search tools . Over 200,000 sites indexed.
· Search Engines World Wide quite simply an extensive list of search engines and directories
· Abuzz - people with questions get connected to people with answers
· Ultimate Bulletin Board actual humans answering questions from each other
· Wired Cybrarian Selected links, with descriptions, in two dozen categories
· Looksmart searches a selection of sites chosen by humans, but emphasizes those who pay for placement.
· Reference.com searches and archives mailing lists, web forums and Usenet groups.
· ForumOne One-stop guide to forum topics around the Web
· Deja.com (formerly Dejanews) lets you search for Usenet postings or posters
· Gopher Jewels an index of gopher sites (yes, they still exist)
· Archieplex: Search FTP archives around the Internet
· Yack Guide to live events on the Web
· Ultimate Google - Not official Google but takes advanced searching to the next level.
o Podzinger - podcasting search tool
o Podcast Alley - podcasting portal - tutorials, directory, rankings and tools.
o Bloglines - Find blogs by topic and read them here.
o Create a Blog - they are everywhere, but where do you start?
o Blogpluse - les you search blogs and sutomatically find trends.
o Flickr - Not quite blogging, but fascinating. Storytelling through photosharing.
o Refdesk leads you to a world of reference materials.
o Time Ticker - Tells you the time anyplace in the world.
o OnLine Converstion - makes over 8000 conversions available with the click of a mouse
o National Geographic's Map Machine - great mapping site
o Encyclopedia Britannica - the real thing now for free
o Research It all-in-one reference desk: dictionary, quotes, translators, more
o Onelook has 260 dictionaries, specialized and general
o Visual Thesaurus - a new way to look at word connections
o Information Please Almanac Almanac, dictionary and the full Columbia Encyclopedia
o Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia brief, cross-referenced biographies of more than 15,000 notables.
o Travlang language-to-language translation dictionaries
o Gov Spot - index of US government web accessible info.
o FedWorld Information Services: Comprehensive guide to Government databases
o Gov Engine.com - Organizes federal, state, and local government links.
o 50 States.Com - comprehensive information about each state
o FirstGov gives organized access to a variety of government web sites and services.
o Hardin Medical data - catalogs health-related sites and databases
Special Reference Sites
o ConvertIt converts measurements, currencies, timezones and more
o The Elements of Style The 1918 version
o Yahoo Yellow Pages comprehensive yellow page index of business throughout North America
o ZIP Code search fast easy way to look up ZIP (and ZIP+4) codes for any U.S. address
o Area Code Decoder enables you to look up country, area, and city telephone codes.
o The Merck Manual, guide to diseases
o RxList: The Internet Drug Index Extensive information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs
o Nutrient database from the U.S.D.A.
o U.S. Patents since 1971, from I.B.M.
o Citynet guide to Net information in and about major cities
o Metroscope city, business, entertainment guides for major cities
o Mapquest gives a street-level map for any U.S. address
o Consumer World has consumer finance rates, company contacts, consumer information
o Currency converter from Olsen & Associates converts from any currency to another
o Cost-of-living calculator and other useful tools
o How Far Is It? gives the distance between two cities
o state and local government websites - find sites for local governmental units.
o Free Email Providers Guide - the definitive source for free email, over 1300 sources listed.
o State and County QuickFacts - from US Census bureau
o InfoSpace personal, business and goverment phone, fax and e-mail
o Switchboard nationwide telephone and address directory
o AnyWho reverse lookup, phone numbers, addresses, find your neighbors, all on one site
o Zip2 Yellow Pages lets you search businesses by name, category, or distance from your home
o Big Yellow National business yellow pages and residential listings from NYNEX
o Superpages.com National business yellow pages and residential listings from Verizon
Breaking News & Daily Publications
o Today's Front Pages - Visual listing of the fronts of 240 newspapers from around the world
o ABC News offers top news, including the current ABC radio report, and (large) video clips.
o Agence France-Presse world report from Yahoo Asia
o BBC News British Broadcasting Corporation
o Fox News Clean, simple search of AP and Reuters wires
o MSNBC, from Microsoft and NBC News
o NPR Online from National Public Radioss
o Al Jazeera - English-language service, from the middle eastern television network.
o Digg - News stories as voted by users.
o Boston.com, from The Boston Globe
o The Electronic Telegraph from The Daily Telegraph of London
o The Gate, from the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle
o GoogleNews - the first "bot" created current news site.
o Newsdirectory.com provides quick and easy access to web sites of hundreds of publications by name, location or subject.
o 1stHeadlines offers headlines from 50-some news organizations
o Media Central, from Cowles New Media, stays on top of media and marketing
o NewsHub culls technology business headlines from major Web sites
o Newspaper archives on the Web from the Special Libraries Association
o Newsahead upcoming news events around the globe
o Full Text Daily News Archives - links page of searchable full text news article sites
o Newspaper archives on the Web Provides links to United States news archives available on the Web
Magazines & Features
o CareerPath.com,a classified ad service from many papers (including The Times)
o Salon cyber-literary-trend Web publication
o Law.com legal news from several sources
o Mr. Showbiz, entertainment news and gossip from Starwave
o National Inquirer The supermarket tabloid comes to the Web
o The Drudge Report - the influcencial and very current news rumor site
o Slate, Microsoft's cyber magazine
o Thrive Health and fitness features and information
o United Media, a collection of comics
Guides to Many Publications
o Newslink, a guide to newspapers, magazines and broadcast organizations.
o Ecola's 24 hour newsstand, quick and easy access to web sites of more than 900 publications
o Electric Book Newspapers, magazines, e-zines and books online
o Newspapers of the world on the Internet -yahoo like index of newspapers online
o International Affairs.com - extensive list of links to news sources from around the world
o Project Vote Smart, a guide to candidates and issues
o All Politics from Time and CNN
o Federal Election Commission data on campaign contributions
o Federal Election Commission data in a more useful format, compiled by two former F.E.C. employees
o The American Presidency a history of the office from Grolier Online
o Congressional Guide A wealth of information on members and committees of the 105th Congress, from Capitol Advantage
o Congressional roll calls from Congressional Observer Publications
o Council on Foreign Relations tracks the candidates on foreign policy issues
o Policy.com offers looks at major national issues from various perspectives
o Turn Left calls itself the home of liberalism on the Web
o Political Points, also from The Times on the Web, has more political links
o Democrats.com has relaunched as an online community site for Democrats
o Reform Party of Ross Perot fame
o Constitution Party formerly United States Taxpayers Party
o The Hill Capitol Hill newspaper
o The Media Studies Center is studying how the public feels about political news coverage
o Politics 2000 from Salon
o Roll Call Online Capitol Hill newspaper
o The Skeleton Closet, a bipartisan listing of character allegations against the candidates
o Chicago Traveler - many links to interesting things to do in the second city.
o Millennium Park - One of Chicagos newest lake front attractions. Spectacular location with multiple attractions.
o Chicago Architecture Foundation take a walking or bus tour of Chicago's famous buildings
o Chicago Mosaic official Chicago homepage also traffic info
o Metromix - Chicago's leading entertainment guide.
o Brookfield Zoo - everything about Chicago's largest zoo
o Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - a must see in Springfield
o AddALL no-frills book price comparison service.
o Amazon The online megastore. Books, music, videos, games, electronics, auctions -- and growing
o Bizrate lets you see how fellow consumers rate online merchants and compares prices
o BizWeb: Internet commercial sites by category
o Buy.com good prices and service on electronics, books, music and video.
o Buyer's Index searches 19,000 Web sites and catalogs for the product you seek.
o Consumer Search Reviews of products from a variety of publications
o Ebay The online auction house and storefront
o Epinions has consumer reviews of many products, and price comparisons
o NetMarket has discounts on brand name goods.
o PriceLine lets you name your own price for travel, cars or mortgages, and see if anyone will bite.
o Travelzoo collects special travel offers from many sites
o Travel Links series of travellinks that are invaluable for both general information and pricing.
o JohnnyJet - Hundreds of travel related links plus an interesting commentary about the travel industry.
o Craigs list - free site that offers "want ad" type of listing for all type of stuff and services.
o YouTube - 1000s of short videos of every kind uploaded by the general public
o Rotten Tomatoes - movie reviews, database of movie info and much more
o Movie Review Query Engine Find movie reviews from all over
o Movielink from 777-FILM has theater times and advance ticket purchases in major cities
o Ticketmaster has information and tickets for music, theater and sporting events
o Reel surveys your movie tastes and recommends ones it thinks you'll like
o Atom Films offers short films and animations on the Web
o RadioLovers.com - Old Time Radio Shows They hundreds of vintage radio shows for you to listen to online in mp3 format, all for free
o TitanTV a new tv schedule source with emphasis on digial media - HDTV listings as well as the usual listing
o TV Guide Now includes an extensive movie database
o Gist provides customized TV listings
o Culturefinder has schedules for the performing arts around the U.S.
o NWHQ:Independent artists on the Web
o The Louvre More fun to visit in person, but you can see many exhibits without leaving home.
o Art on the Net, an exhibit by 80 artists, and links to other art sites
o Coffee Break Arcade - Free Online Games Links to over 100 free online games grouped into 6 category
o Broadcast.com Audio and video of all sorts, from all over
o mp3.com makes a wide variety of music available in its eponymous Internet format
o Classical Music Archive Thousands of classical music samples in midi format
o AdCritic.com - you'll find your favorite TV commercials in Quicktime
o Classical Music archive - An extensive collection of classical music to hear and download
o Pandora - using the music genome porject, you can create a customized radtion station on the web.
o Sportsline from CBS
o CNN/SI from CNN and Sports Illustrated
o The Sports Network gives up to the minute news and results
o Allsports has news, scores, odds, audio feeds and more
o Total Sports well organized sports news, plus Head to Head Baseball, which lets you compete online with others using real players' stats.
o NFL.com from the N.F.L.
o majorleaguebaseball.com from Major League Baseball
o GORP, the Great Outdoor Recreation Pages, has extensive information on parks and outdoor activities of all sorts
o The WWW Bicycle Lane A bit dated, but still a good collection of links
o The Tennis Server has news, schedules, rules and more
o Rollyo - Create personal search engines using only the sources that you trust.
o Thinkfree- create MS office compatible wp, ss, and preso files ONLINE, no software to download +1 gig of storage
o QuickBrowse - lets you combine and fetch Web pages you frequently read into one long page.
o How Stuff Works tells you just that
o Useless Pages Useless, maybe, but fun.
o Ghost Sites of the Web will guide you to some of the rusting hulks along the information superhighway.
o Learn2.com teaches you how to do useful everyday things
o Sites for parents and children from the American Library Association
o Vmyths - virus and internet myths explained.
o Urban Legends Reference Pages help you avoid passing bogus chain e-mails to your friends.
o Purportal - reference to combat hoaxes and misinformation about technology such as urban legends
o The Wayback Machine archives many Web pages back to 1996.
o dMarie time Capsule - put in the date and year and find out a ton of things that happened on that date...from history to movies.
o Fontifier - create a font in your own handwriting for fre
o No Telemarket - plays the tones that will stop telemarketing calls
o HotSpotList - a directory of public 802.11b hot spots for finding WiFi wirele WiFi connection points listed
o Backflip - store your bookmarks on the web of access from any computer in the world.
o Voip Review - reviews various VOIP services
o EyeSpot - video editing on the web. Upload your clips and you'll be ready to start editing.
o FedWorld Information Services: Comprehensive guide to Government databases
o Microsoft Live Local - Aerial maps of the US - add your own push pins for important locations.
o Microsoft Terra Server - Satellite images of large portions of the US.
o Google Maps - takes online maps to a new level
o NASA World Wind - 3D satellite photos - largest photo library on the web.
o Federal Government Agencies, a clean, easy-to-use listing
o Federal Web Locator allows searching
o Fedstats collects and organizes statistics from 70 agencies
o National Archives and Records Administration catalogs records held by Government agencies
o Statesearch, state-level information on a variety of topics
o GPO Access searches the Federal Register, U.S. Code, Congressional bills and other Government publications
o Criminal justice links assembled by Cecil Greek at the University of South Florida
o FindLaw has an extensive collection of legal links
o KnowX Free and low-cost information about lawsuits, bankruptcies, U.C.C. and other public filings for businesses and individuals
o Virtual Gumshoe has a variety of useful investigative links
o Federal Aviation Administration databases of airline safety reports
o Landings Comprehensive aviation site offers databases of plane registrations, service difficulty reports, pilot certifications
o UniSci gives updates on scientific research at U.S. universities
o Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has links and information, including a fill-in-the-blanks Freedom of Information request. (This list of Federal freedom of information officers may be useful, as well as this New York State FOI page)
o The Freedom Forum Journalism, journalism education and first amendment issues
o Telecommunications information resources: social, economic, political
o The Smoking Gun presents (undigested) documents obtained from court files and through freedom of information requests
o Welcome to EduNET! A great source to locate top education sites on the internet. Many links organized by subject area
o PiNet Library -- The Landmark Project Great site for organizing and caputing content for webquests.
o The Gateway to Educational Materials - lesson plans, curriculum units and other Free educational metasearch tool provide by the US dept of Ed. Lesson plans, curriculum and classroom related materials
o The Lesson Plans Page - Over 1,500 Lesson Plans
o Scout Report Archives A small but superb annotated A-to-Z index of web information resources.
o Web 66 Large searchable site that lists all of the homepages of K-12 institutions throughout the world
o Blue Web'n Applications Library A comprehensive database of links to lesson plans and Net integration tips.
o Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators Great resource of lesson plans and other information for teachers.
o Education and Technology links Features include a database of education and technology links
o Homework center of the Multnomah County Library - Divide resources into 40 logical categories
o WannaLearn links to online tutorals in many categories both academic and recreational.
o eHow - teaches you to do many everyday things.
o HPRTec - Region lab that has created some great online resources for teachers to utilize the web. Includes trackStar, RubiStar, QuizStar and NoteStar.
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