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Internet Search FAQ Part 2 of 2 ******************************************************************** Part 1 1. WHAT IS THIS FAQ? 2. DISCLAIMER 3. WHY USE THE INTERNET AT ALL? 4. HOW CAN I FIND...? 4.1 How Can I Find Specific files, text or images? 4.2 How Can I Find Specific information? 4.3 How Can I Find More General Background Information? 5. HOW CAN I FIND INFORMATION FASTER? 6. SHOULD I PAY FOR INFORMATION? 7. WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER HELP? 8. HOW CAN I VALIDATE WHAT I FIND? 8.1 How reliable is the Net? 8.2 What can I do about it? 8.3 How should Internet sources be cited? 9. WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE? Part 2 10. URLS FOR A RAINY DAY - useful links for research 11. END CREDITS This list of links is available on the web at <http://www.search-faq.com> along with the full FAQ and an archive of changes. ******************************************************************** 10. URLS FOR A RAINY DAY New and changed addresses are marked * 10.1 Favourite Searchers 10.2 Lists, Groups and Experts 10.3 Other Directories, Search Engines etc. 10.3.1 Directories 10.3.2 Search Engines 10.3.3 Search Facilities 10.3.4 Image and other Non-Text Search Resources 10.3.5 Multiple Searchers 10.3.6 People and Other Miscellaneous Searchers 10.4 Subject Guides and Libraries 10.4.1 General Guides and Libraries 10.4.2 Children's Resources 10.5 Arts/Humanities 10.6 Award Providers 10.7 General Texts 10.8 Media Archives 10.9 Movies 10.10 News 10.11 Ready Reference 10.11.1 Facts & Data 10.11.2 General 10.11.3 Literary & Publishing 10.11.4 World 10.12 Academia 10.13 Law, Crime, Political & Government 10.14 Science, General Knowlege & Internet 10.15 Writers & Researchers Resources 10.16 Writing: Screenwriting and On-Line Scripts ******************************************************************** 10.1 Favourite Searchers -------------------------------------------------- - ALTA VISTA - still very good - will search for images, audio, video: <http://www.altavista.com> - BRITANNICA - the excellent value-added combined search engine and directory run by those encyclopedia people, now free: <http://www.britannica.com/> - GALAXY: (Directory) <http://galaxy.einet.net/galaxy.html> - GOOGLE - many consider Google to be the best for most searches - simple, functional and fast: <http://www.google.com> - THEINFO.COM - excellent multi-search site <http://www.theinfo.com> - PROFUSION - very good metasearch engine which combines results (saving duplication) and will also check links are still live: <http://www.profusion.com/> - SAVVY SEARCH: access to 200 search engines from one page <http://www.savvysearch.com/> - SEARCH SPANIEL: one of the very best multi-search sites: <http://www.searchspaniel.com/> - YAHOO Directory (check out the regional versions): <http://www.yahoo.com/> 10.2 Lists, Groups and Experts ---------------------------------------------- - ASK AN EXPERT: <http://www.askanexpert.com/> - FYI - WGA list of experts on numerous subjects - mostly phone and snail-mail. Sadly US contacts only: <http://www.wga.org/tools/fyi.html> - GOOGLE - use Google too for searching newsgroups: <http:www.google.com> - INFINITE INK - finding FAQs: <http://www.ii.com/internet/faqs/> - INTERNET FAQ ARCHIVES - excellent archive of FAQs (easy to search and up to date!!): <http://www.faqs.org/> * - KNOWPOST - real human beings guide the lost on the Information Superhighway: <http://www.knowpost.com/> - LISTSERV LIST REFERENCE: <http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html> - LISTZ - find the mailing list you want out of 85,000: <http://www.liszt.com/> - PROFNET - finding Experts to Answer Questions: <http://www.profnet.com> - PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE MAILING LISTS: <http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/bilkent/services/info-lib/online-docs/Online/Mail/mailing-lists/top.html> - REMARQ - directory/search engine for discussion groups gives star ratings to newsgroups and discussion topics <http://www.remarq.com/> - SUPERNEWS - fast search facility for newsgroups, includes ability to read binary files: <http://www.supernews.com/> - TOPICA - very large directory and search engine allows you to find suitable mailing lists or even follow specific discussion topics on-line: <http://www.topica.com> - WINDWEAVER MAILING LIST LINKS: <http://www.windweaver.com/searchpage2.htm#Discussion> 10.3 Other Directories, Search Engines, Search Facilities and Multiple Searchers ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.3.1 Directories - ABOUT.COM - value-added directory by experts on all subjects <www.about.com> - CLEARINGHOUSE - one of the original value-added directories, rates links for quality <http://www.clearinghouse.net/> - DMOZ OPEN DIRECTORY - selective - sites evaluated by expert volunteers (you too could sign up in your field of expertise) <http://www.dmoz.org> - SNAP - searchable directory <http://www.snap.com/> - SEARCH IQ - loads of links to directories, search engines, guides, etc with reviews. Confusingly laid out but worth persevering with if you have patience: <www.searchiq.com> - WEBRINGS - sites linked by topic for easy browsing: <http://www.webring.org/> - YANOFF'S LIST - venerable and wide-ranging: <http://www.spectracom.com/islist/> 10.3.2 Search Engines - ALLTHEWEB - <http://alltheweb.com> - HOTBOT - can search for pictures, sound, video, etc - now with "Direct Hit" rankings: <http://www.hotbot.com> - INFOSEEK: <http://www.infoseek.com/> - LYCOS: <http://www.lycos.com/> - MONKEYSWEAT - fast search engine: <http://www.MonkeySweat.com> - OPEN TEXT: <http://www.opentext.com/> - ULTRASEEK, super-engine from Infoseek: <http://ultra.infoseek.com> - WEBCRAWLER: <http://webcrawler.com/> 10.3.3 Search Facilities - ASK JEEVES - a stylish and intelligent search resource: <http://www.askjeeves.com> - ASK JEEVES FOR KIDS - protected version, currently under test <http://www.ajkids.com> 10.3.4 Image and other Non-Text Search Resources - DITTO - image searcher <http://www.ditto.com> - FINDSOUNDS.COM - search engine for finding sound effects and sample sounds on the Web: <http://www.FindSounds.com> - GOOGLE - and Google can also search for images - is there no end to its abilities? <http://www.google.com> - IMAGEFINDER - searches for various kinds of pictures: <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/ImageFinder/> - IMAGE SURFER - search for images by categories or keywords, the results are given in thumbnail image form: <http://isurf.yahoo.com> - WEBSHOTS - impressive image search engine: <http://www.webshots.com> 10.3.5 Multiple Searchers (Multi- and Meta- Search Engines) - ALIWEB: Search Form: <http://aliweb.emnet.co.uk/> - CNET SEARCH.COM - specialised search engines for many different subjects: <S> - DEBRIEFING - efficient, removes duplicates, English and French <http://www.debriefing.com> - DOGPILE - impressively fast, and you can set a maximum search time, eg: 20 secs <http://www.dogpile.com> - FREEALITY - includes some less usual search sites: <http://www.freeality.com> - INTERNET SLEUTH - masses of categories: <http://www.isleuth.com/> - IPL - grades the top search engines by their strengths and weaknesses: <http://www.ipl.org/ref/websearching.html> - IXQUICK - highly recommended metaengine <http://www.ixquick.com> * - LANGENBERG - a vast multitude of categories, from government to finding people, maps to cooking, encyclopedia to translation <http://www.langenberg.com/> - METACRAWLER - search across multiple engines at once: <http://www.metacrawler.com/> - ONLINESPY - from general web searching to song lyrics, pictures, newsgroup postings and maps (not just USA!): <http://www.onlinespy.com/> 10.3.6 People Finding and Other Miscellaneous Searchers - ANYWHO - reverse phone lookup: <http://www.anywho.com/telq.html> - ALL-IN-ONE/PEOPLE - a number of people-searchers on one page: <http://www.allonesearch.com/all1user.html#People> - ANCESTRY.COM - good for genealogical research and looking up details on dead Americans: <http://ssdi.ancestry.com/> - BIGFOOT - look up email addresses, but by no means all-embracing: <http://www.bigfoot.com> - INFOSPACE - reverse telephone lookup, address and email: <http://www.infospace.com/> - INFOUSA - reverse phone lookup: <http://www.infousa.com/> - LANGENBERG - find a person by a variety of email search sites: <http://person.langenberg.com/> - PEOPLESEARCH - mostly fee-paid services but also some good free multi-search facilities to use: <http://www.peoplesearch.com> - VSERVERS DOMAIN CHECK - domain names, what's taken and who's behind them: <http://www.vservers.com/before/dnscheck/> 10.4 Subject Guides and Libraries --------------------------------------------------------- 10.4.1 General Guides and Libraries - BBC WEB GUIDE - BBC Education's searchable guide to Internet sites on key subjects, with useful reviews of each site: <http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/webguide/> - BEAUCOUP - search pages on a multitude of subjects: <http://www.beaucoup.com> - ELECTRIC LIBRARY - publications, TV and radio transcripts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, pictures and classic works. Note: monthly/annual subscription with free trial: <http:http://www.elibrary.com> - ELIB - subject-based review lists - still limited in scope <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/elib/> - ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITTANICA - THE encyclopedia. Note: monthly/annual subscription with free trial: <http://www.eb.com> - ENCYLOPEDIA.COM - Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia <http://www.encyclopedia.com/> - ESCOTET - links to sites in every category - humanities, social sciences, economics, etc, but takes time to find your way around: <http://www.fiu.edu/~escotet/index0.html> - INFOBAHN LIBRARIAN - searchable www and library-related resources: <http://www.ualberta.ca/~nfriesen/> - INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY - online books, magazines and newspapers from all over the world: <http://www.ipl.org/> - INFORMATION RESEARCH FAQ - how to find information fast, online and off: <http://cn.net.au/> - KAI'S STUDYWEB - wide-ranging educational resources in English and Norwegian: <http://home.no.net/studyweb/eng.ind.html> - LIBRARY RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET - searchable: <http://www.library.nwu.edu/resources/library/> - LIBWEB: libraries worldwide: <http://sunsite.Berkeley.EDU/Libweb/> - MININGCO - a wide-ranging subject-based resource: "500 expert guides mining the net on thousands of topics." <http://home.miningco.com/> - OLIG - Oxford Libraries Internet Gateway - Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities: <http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/olig/> - ONLINE TUTORIAL RESOURCES - An impressively large number of free books and tutorials on-line on all kinds of subjects from entertainment and cookery to home and finance <http://www.khake.com/page67.html> 10.4.2 Children's Resources - BBC EDUCATION - just as classy as you'd imagine with the BBC brand name: <http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/> - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE WEB GUIDE - includes info on movies/tv based on children's books: <http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html> - ENCARTA ONLINE - concise level searches free, full encyclopedia payable: <http://www.encarta.msn.com/> - HOMEWORK HEAVEN - a massive online academic directory designed for student use, from junior to college and beyond: <http://www.homeworkheaven.com/> - INTERNET FOR SCHOOLS - easily navigated educational resources, linked to UK National Curriculum, school sites and chat rooms: <http://www.internetforschools.co.uk/> - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - Searchable for all ages, but also has special area for kids: <http://www.nationalgeographic.com/search.html> - TOPMARKS - good searchable directory for kids (age range and subject can be specified): <http://www.topmarks.co.uk/> - YAHOOLIGANS - The big Yahoo directory for little terrors: <http://www.yahooligans.com/> 10.5 Arts/Humanities --------------------------------------- - ANCIENT WORLD WEB: <http://www.julen.net/aw/> - BEAUTY WORLDS - all aspects of beauty and fashion - history, myths, etc: <www.beautyworlds.com> - COOMBSWEB: Social Sciences and Asian Studies (updated daily): <http://coombs.anu.edu.au/CoombsHome.html> - GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY ARCHIVES - useful links for genealogical or other historical/community research: <http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~vctinney/archives.htm> - HISTORY: Guide to Internet History Resources: <http://www.tntech.edu/http://www/acad/hist/history.html> - HUMANITIES HUB: software, resources and eJournals in the Humanities and Social Sciences: <http://www.spaceless.com/hub/> - ICOLLECTOR - art, antiques and crafts: <http://www.icollector.com> - MININGCO URBAN LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE: <http://urbanlegends.miningco.com/> - ON-LINE LITERARY RESEARCH TOOLS: collection of Web sites useful to literary scholars, organized by period: <http://www.english.upenn.edu/~jlynch/Lit/> - PATRON SAINTS INDEX - everything you wanted to know: <http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/indexsnt.htm> - RELATED READINGS PAGE - wide-ranging on the humanities: <http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/cgi-bin/readings.pl> - REVEALING THINGS - from Smithsonian Without Walls, old posessions, ironing boards to ancient televisions, in a personal light: <http://2k.si.edu/> - VOICE OF THE SHUTTLE - excellent web page for humanities research: <http://vos.ucsb.edu/> - WORLD WIDE ARTS RESOURCES: visual and performance arts: <http://wwar.com/> 10.6 Award Providers ------------------------------------- - These sites search for new sites, rate them, and provide "Best" (or sometimes "Worst") type listings, in all subjects: - BEST OF THE WEB: <http://botw.org/> - DMOZ BEST OF THE WEB: <http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Best_of_the_Web/> - GHOST SITES - "the most lumbering, out-of-date and derelict sites on the Net" <http://www.disobey.com/ghostsites/> 10.7 General Texts -------------------------------------- - ALEX: catalogue of electronic texts - <http://www.infomotions.com/alex/> - B&R SAMIZDAT EXPRESS: <http://www.samizdat.com/> - BERKELEY DIGITAL LIBRARY - tons of online text and picture collections can be searched: <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/> - BIBLIOMANIA - classic novels, non-fiction, poetry, ancient texts: <http://www.bibliomania.com> - CETH - Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities <http://www.ceth.rutgers.edu/> - CLASSIC E-TEXTS: <http://classics.mit.edu/> - INTERLINKS: <http://alabanza.com/kabacoff/Inter-Links/library.html> - LITERATURE ONLINE - 260,000+ searchable works, with free trial subscription <http://lion.chadwyck.co.uk/html/homenosub.htm> - PROJECT GUTENBERG - *the* online Public Domain texts project: <promo.net/pg/> 10.8 Media Archives ------------------------------------ - CNN: <http://www.cnn.com/> - TIME/WARNER'S PATHFINDER: <http://www.pathfinder.com/time/> 10.9 Movies ------------------------------------ - CINEMEDIA - links to over 5,000 sites devoted to actors, 700 magazines and journals, 800 film and video festivals, and 400 TV networks and channels, new web-address: <http://www.cinemedia.org> - ENZIAN - searchable: : <http://www.enzian.org> - FILM STUDIES - Guide to Film and TV resources: <http://www.ualberta.ca/~slis/guides/films/film.htm> - GREATEST FILMS - synopses of the greatest (mostly US) films ever made <http://www.filmsite.org/index.html> - GUIDE TO THE INTERNET FOR VIDEO AND FILMMAKERS: <http://www.infi.net/~rriddle/filmind.htm> - INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE (still the best): <http://www.imdb.com/> - NETRIBUTION - Everything you wanted to know about the film industry, from statistics and services to festivals and even films: <http://www.netribution.co.uk/> - RML MOVIE PAGE: not just Australian links, but some local flavour: <http://www.netspace.net.au/~haze/> - SA FILM INDEPENDENT - links to film and TV databases <http://www.safilm.org.za/main.html> - SCREENSITE: Film & TV Studies: <http://www.tcf.ua.edu/screensite/contents.htm> 10.10 News ------------------------------ - ABYZ NEWS LINKS - over 15,400 newspapers and other news sources around the world, fast and comprehensive: <http://www.abyznewslinks.com/> * - ARTS & LETTERS DAILY - Excellent doorway to the best articles on the Net, updated daily from dozens of top sites and publications: <http://www.cybereditions.com/aldaily/> - CABLE NEWS NETWORK: <http://www.cnn.com/> - DOCUMENTS IN THE NEWS - documents and web sources on key issues since 1995: <http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/docnews.html> - EARTHWEEK: <http://www.earthweek.com> - ELECTRONIC NEWSTAND - all the online magazines: <http://www.enews.com> - ELECTRONIC TELEGRAPH - top UK and international news archive: <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/> - GAYSCRIBE.COM - the only free, comprehensive listing of gay and lesbian newspapers and magazines in the world. (Good, but needs more info from a number of countries, so please send in details): <http://www.gayscribe.com/listing/> - INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY - online books, magazines and newspapers from all over the world: <http://www.ipl.org/> - JOURNALISM UK - every possible link for UK news media: <http://www.octopod.demon.co.uk/journ_uk.htm> - NBC TV: <http://www.nbc.com/index.html> - NEW YORK TIMES: <http://www.nytimes.com/> - NEWSLINK: <http://ajr.newslink.org/> - THE OMNIVORE - gateway to global news: <http://way.net/omnivore/> - THE PAPERBOY - links to over 2,500 on-line newspapers world-wide <http://www.thepaperboy.com> - POYNTER ONLINE/SEARCH NELSON - search 221 newspaper and resource sites <http://www.poynter.org/search/#nelsonsearch> - PROJECT CENSORED'S UNDERREPORTED STORIES - the stories they didn't dare tell you: <http://www.projectcensored.org/> - PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM: <http://www.pbs.org/> - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, MORNING HERALD: <http://www.smh.com.au/> - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND EXAMINER: <http://www.sfgate.com/> - TIME MAGAZINE: <http://www.pathfinder.com/@@@@h7hIBmIAAAQOEw/time/> - TOUCH TODAY - unusual tabbed cross-links, mostly USA: <http://www.clickit.com/touch/news/news.htm> - YAHOO NEWS - Associated Press, Reuters, world and local <http://dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/> 10.11 Reference - Facts & Data, General, Literary & Publishing, and World ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.11.1 Reference: Facts & Data - ESEARCH CENTRAL - market research reports, white papers, business intelligence including a forum for posting requests for information: <http://www.esearchcentral.com> - FINDING DATA ON THE INTERNET - links to online databases for fact-checking or statistics: <http://nilesonline.com/data/> - "STATISTICS EVERY WRITER SHOULD KNOW" - do you know the difference between mean and median...? etc: <http://nilesonline.com/stats/> 10.11.2 Reference: General - GENERAL REFERENCE RESOURCES: <http://galaxy.einet.net/GJ/general-ref.html> - HOW STUFF WORKS - good resource on how all kinds of things, er, work, from technology and the body to finance and careers <http://www.howstuffworks.com/> - INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY REFERENCE CENTER: <http://www.ipl.org/ref/> - KNOWPLAY - dictionaries, encylopedias, finance, recipes, etc - good selection and fast: <http://reference.knowplay.org/> * - MARTINDALE'S REFERENCE DESK - You won't believe the wealth of odd and unusual, and timely, references you'll find there: <http://www.sci.lib.uci.edu/HSG/Ref.html> - MY VIRTUAL REFERENCE DESK - inc. encyclopaedia, quick ref, fast facts, almanac: <http://www.refdesk.com/main.html> - NATIONAL WRITERS UNION. Loads of very useful research and resource links, well-organised: <http://www.nwu.org/links/lnkhome.htm> - NO JUNK FREE.COM - essays, freeware, samples, books, etc for free: <http://www.nojunkfree.com/> - REFERENCE SHELF - inc. Geographic, Phone, Words, Scientific, Perpetual Calendar: <http://libraries.ucsd.edu/refshelf.html> - RESEARCH IT! has anagrams, currency converter, language translator, dictionary, thesaurus, zip code retrieval, biography searcher, bible search, quotation search and package tracking plus a lot of other stuff you might need now and then: <http://www.itools.com/research-it/> - VIRTUAL REFERENCE DESK - census data, Dictionaries, Maps and Travel, Science Data: <http://www.lib.purdue.edu/eresources/readyref/> - VIRTUAL REFERENCE SHELF - you name it, they've got it: <http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html> 10.11.3 Reference: Literary & Publishing - ACRONYM FINDER - more than 89,000 general and specialised acronyms and abbreviations in many languages: <http://www.AcronymFinder.com/> - BABELFISH - translates text and web pages between many languages: <http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/> - BIBLIOFIND - search for and order real (actual, paper!) out-of print or obscure books from booksellers around the world: <http://www.bibliofind.com> - BREWER'S DICTIONARY OF PHRASE & FABLE: <http://www.bibliomania.com/Reference/PhraseAndFable/> - MEDIAFINDER: subscriptions, advertising and list rental rates-for over 90,000 publications: <http://www.mediafinder.com/index.htm> - ONEACROSS - computer help for crossword cheats (and why not?) <http://oneacross.com/> - ONELOOK DICTIONARIES - search 1,696,778 words across 258 dictionaries <http://www.onelook.com/> - PHRASE FINDER - type in a word and it will give you a list of related phrases: <http://www.shu.ac.uk/web-admin/phrases/> - QUOTATION CENTER - large database <http://www.cyber-nation.com/victory/quotations/> - QUOTATION LINKS: <http://www.starlingtech.com/quotes/> - QUOTATIONS - Bartlett: <http://www.bartleby.com/index.html> - TRANSLATOR - Rechnik - translates common words and expressions between English, Spanish, French, Bulgarian, Portuguese, and Italian: <http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~radev/dictionary/> - VOYCABULARY - dictionary, translation and thesaurus links for every word on any given web-page: <http://www.voycabulary.com> 10.11.4 World - ANYWHO.COM - search on phone numbers <http://www.anywho.com/telq.html> - ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICES - tourist offices of the world: <http://www.tourist-offices.org.uk> - CIA WORLDFACTBOOKS - excellent world data: <http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html> - CITY NET - search more than 5,000 destinations: <http://www.excite.com/travel/> - CURRENCY CONVERSION: <http://www.xe.net/ucc/> - ECOWORLD - good material on the environment, but takes work to dig out the best <http://www.ecoworld.com> * - EUROPE ONLINE: <http://www.europeonline.com/> - HOW FAR IS IT? - distances: <http://www.indo.com/distance//> - INTERNATIONAL PHONE BOOKS: <http://www.whowhere.lycos.com/wwphone/world.html> - LONELY PLANET ONLINE: <http://www.lonelyplanet.com/> - MAP SITES: <http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html> - NATURAL DISASTER DATABASE - NASA: <http://ndrd.gsfc.nasa.gov/> - ROUGH GUIDES - the famous iconoclastic, refreshingly honest guides are now online <http://www.roughguides.com> - ROYAL MAIL - UK Postcode lookup: <http://www.royalmail.co.uk/> - TIME, Directorate of - Official Time: <http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/time.html> - TRAVEL GUIDES: <http://www.travel-guides.com> - U.S. CENSUS LOOKUP: <http://www.census.gov/> - U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, ZIP Codes, rates: <http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/> - VIRTUAL SURVIVAL - how to survive disasters: <http://www.greatdreams.com/survival.htm> - VIRTUAL TOURIST: guide to worldwide web sites by geographical location: <http://www.vtourist.com/> - WWW VIRTUAL LIBRARY: INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS RESOURCES - over 2000 carefully selected, annotated links in 37 international affairs categories: <http://www.etown.edu/vl/> - YOUR SKY - virtual planetarium with interactive star maps for any time or place: <http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/> 10.12 Academia ---------------------------- - GEORGIE'S COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH & REFERENCE PAGE - also academic journals and US government: <http://www.fjg.com/research.html> - RESEARCH GUIDE FOR STUDENTS - general research, and the correct form for citing Internet resources: <http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/8866/> - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH TOOLS: <http://www.netins.net/showcase/nwc-iowa/> - UNIVERSITIES, American: <http://www.4universities.com/> - UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES - worldwide: <http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/univ.html> 10.13 Law, Crime, Political & Government ------------------------------------------------------- 10.13.1 Law & Crime - FORENSIC-EVIDENCE.COM - large number of documents on forensics: <http://www.forensic-evidence.com/site/MasterIndex.html> - HOLLYWOOD CRIMEWRITING NETWORK: <http://hollywoodnetwork.com/Crime/> - NATIONAL CENTER FOR FORENSIC SCIENCE - useful links page: <http://ncfs.ucf.edu/> - ZENO'S FORENSIC PAGE - mind-blowingly enormous list of forensic links in all fields and many countries: <http://zeno.simplenet.com/forensic.html> 10.13.2 Political & Government - APPRAISAL OF TECHNOLOGIES OF POLITICAL CONTROL - EU draft report on social and political control technology, from phone tapping to crowd control and "invisible" torture <http://jya.com/stoa-atpc.htm> - EFFWEB - civil liberties archive: <http://www.eff.org/> - GOVBOT - search engine for only US .gov webpages, a great number of US government webpages <http://eden.cs.umass.edu/Govbot/> - POLITICIANS OF THE WORLD - leaders of every state, province and country with phone, fax and email where available <http://greenfield.fortunecity.com/swallowtail/408/addresses.htm> - PROTEST.NET - from police abuse to Reclaim the Streets: http://www.protest.net/links.html - U.K. GOVERNMENT: <http://www.open.gov.uk/> - UNITED NATIONS: <http://www.un.org/> - U.S. GOVERNMENT: <http://www.fedworld.gov/> - U.S. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - American history, current legislation and special databases: <http://www.loc.gov/> - U.S. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: <http://www.piperinfo.com/index.cfm> 10.14 Science, General Knowledge, Computer & Internet --------------------------------------------- 10.14.1 Science and General Knowledge - ACHOO - specialised medical resource <http://www.achoo.com/> - ALTERNATIVE SCIENCE - a non-hysterical resource for starting research into some of the less conventional reaches of science. Intelligent and thought-provoking <http://www.alternativescience.com/> - BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL - high level medical archive <http://www.bmj.com> - DR MATRIX' WORLD OF SCIENCE - searchable links to the best scientific and mathematics resources on the Net <www.scientium.com/drmatrix/> - HEALTHGATE - more medicine for the layperson, including 295 medical procedures explained in full <http://www.healthgate.com/> - HEALTHWORLD ONLINE - articles on health and medicine across the spectrum, from general to specialist <http://www.healthy.net/index.html> - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NETWORK - thousands of patents in detail; check out in particular the Gallery of Obscure Patents <http://www.patents.ibm.com/home> - LEARN2.COM - how to do all kinds of things from food and drink to catching mice <http://www.learn2.com> - MEDICINET - medical information for the lay public <http://www.medicinenet.com> - NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM - exhibitions, extensive databases and resource links: <http://www.nhm.ac.uk/> - NURSALL, ALAN: Science North: personal answers to scientific questions: wildlife biology, geology, meteorolgy, electronics, human physiology, astronomy: <http://sciencenorth.on.ca> - NURSALL, ALAN: alternative address: <http://icewall.vianet.on.ca/pages/nursall/> - OMNI - high-powered medical resource <http://omni.ac.uk/> - SCIENCE DAILY: <http://www.sciencedaily.com/index.htm> - SCIENCE MAGAZINE: <http://www.sciencemag.org/> - SCIENCENET. Search the database for essays on any science based topic or send questions to the scientists behind the site: <http://www.sciencenet.org.uk> - VOLCANOWORLD: <http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/> 10.14.2 Computer and Internet - COMPUTER VIRUS MYTHS - the myths, the hoaxes, the urban legends, and the implications if you believe in them, with a list of virus hoaxes from A to Z: <http://kumite.com/myths/> - DATAFELLOWS: one of the best sites for the latest on virus myths: <http://www.datafellows.fi/news/hoax.htm> - INTERNET-101 DEMOGRAPHICS single source page for Internet Demographics resources: <http://www.internet-101.com/internet_demographics/> * - INTERNET-101 VIRUSES & HOAXES - also Myth, Fraud, Chain Letter and Anti-Spam sites: <http://www.internet-101.com/hoax/> * - INTERNET TRAFFIC REPORT - reports on data flow around the world - JUNKBUSTERS - get rid of junk e-mail, junk snail mail, junk phone calls: <http://www.junkbusters.com/> - A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO RESEARCH WITH THE WWW: <http://www.slu.edu/departments/english/research/> - SUZANNE'S COMPUTER PAGE - Useful links, especially for Internet-related research (Note: the no-frames version may be easier on the eye) <http://suzann.com/stuff/computers.htm> - WEB AND INTERNET SEARCH ENGINE FAQ: <http://www.infobasic.com/> - WEBMASTERS' GUIDE TO SEARCH ENGINES: <http://searchenginewatch.com/> - WINDWEAVER WEB RESOURCES - over 100 pages of useful Internet search advice, comparisons of search engines and links: <http://www.windweaver.com/> 10.15 Writers & Researchers Resources ----------------------------------------------------- - A BRIEF CITATION GUIDE FOR INTERNET SOURCES - useful if you need to reference texts from the Internet in footnotes or bibliography <http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~africa/citation.html> - ALCS - writers' information directory: <http://www.alcs.co.uk> - ALICE'S VIRTUAL RESTAURANT - useful resources, in particular covering history, archaeology, social issues, Ireland and kids: <http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze3j6hh/> - BRICOLAGE LINKS: <http://bricolage.bel-epa.com/resources/websites/> - CWRC RESEARCH CENTER - direct links to search engines, best research sites, newsgroups etc: <http://www.mindspring.com/~cbi/> - THE ELECTRIC ECLECTIC - eclectic it is! A-Z listing on every topic you can imagine, and then some: <http://bloxword.ca/jimsbmks.htm> * - JANE DORNER: Writers' Links: <http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/jane.dorner/jd_links.htm> - JOHN MCDONNELL'S RESEARCHER'S TOOLKIT - plus free weekly e-mail updates about the best Web sites for research: <http://www.geocities.com/WallStreet/6100/> - RANDOM WORD GENERATOR - lesser known words of interest to writers: <http://www.celerity.demon.co.uk/WORDS/randomword.htm> - SCREAMING IN THE CELLULOID JUNGLE - attractive lists of useful links with comments - by screenwriter Kelly Miles: <http://www.celluloidjungle.com> - WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA: <http://www.wga.org/> - WRITERS LINKS - good reference links: <http://scriptfly.com/links/> - WRITERS.NET - RESEARCH CENTRAL <http://www.levity.com/interbeing/rc.html> - WRITER'S TOOLBOX - excellent collection of Internet resources for writers + search articles in online news media: <http://www.geocities.com/Athens/6346/> 10.16 Writing: Screenwriting and On-Line Scripts ---------------------------------------------------------- - DREW'S SCRIPTS-O-RAMA - film scripts on the Net: <http://www.script-o-rama.com> updated URL - JOHN HEWITT'S WRITING RESOURCE CENTER: screenwriting and general writing links: <http://www.azstarnet.com/~poewar/writer/writer.html> - HFI CYBERSPACE FILM SCHOOL: <http://www.hollywoodu.com/> - HOLLYWOOD NETWORK: <http://www.hollywoodnetwork.com:80/hn/writing/screennet.html> - MOVIE CLICHES: <http://www.like.it/vertigo/cliches.html> - RICHARD TOSCAN'S "The Playwriting Seminars" - some info on screenwriting, too: <http://www.vcu.edu/artweb/playwriting/> ********************************************************* 11. END CREDITS ----------------------------- Complaints, criticisms, suggestions etc, to Charlie Harris: charlie@harris.u-net.com Many thanks (in alphabetical order) to: Alex: minder@galdr.demon.co.uk, AmyWriter, Bob Appleton, Chris Barlas: chris.barlas@alcs.co.uk, Steven Blacher, David Brager, Richard Broke, Jim Burgess, Khem Caigan, Mike Casswell: mike-casswell@mail.u-net.com, Huw Colingbourne, Lloyd Colston: lloyd@colston.com, Jane Dorner, Marty Fouts, Marnie L. Froberg: ion@istar.ca, Yvonne Hewett: yvonne@optiprod.demon.co.uk, TJ, Edo Jansen, Floyd H. Johnson, Ellie Kuykendall <elliemk@pobox.com>, Trygve Lode, Wayne Lutz: wlutz@home.com, Pat Marcello: patm7@prodigy.net, Michelle McIntyre, Laurence A. Moore: larrymor@crl.com, Marty Norden, Pat, Beth Porter: 100541.165@compuserve.com, Alvaro Ramirez, Allen Schaaf, Robert Silverman webmaster@freeality.com, Sal Towse: towse@null.net. And to all those who sympathised with my/our plight and lent support. If I've missed anyone out, please tell me. (c) Charlie Harris 1996-2003 (This FAQ may be copied in whole or in part for non-profit making purposes only, provided adequate credit is given to those who helped towards it, if it is posted it is kept up-to-date on a monthly basis - there's too much out-of-date stuff on the Net already - and the home address is also given <http://www.search-faq.com>) --------------------------------------------- Charles Harris - Internet Search FAQ www.search-faq.com - charlie@harris.u-net.com ---------------------------------------------