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     Business and Law  

     Statistical Resources

 

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General Directories

http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
The Scout Report, a weekly publication that helps you stay informed of Internet resources.
www.archive.org/
Internet Archive - Old Web pages
http://catalog.loc.gov
Library of Congress Online catalog
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/DisplayAbstractSearch.cfm
Social Science Research Electronic Library
www.almanac.com
The Old Farmer's Almanac
www.oclc.org/
Online Computer Library Center
www.questia.com/
Online library (subscription)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/intldlhome.html
Library of Congress gateway to world resources
http://publicrecords.netronline.com/
Public Records online - Portal to 50 states
www.loc.gov/rr/business/beonline/subjectlist.php
Library of Congress Business Reference Services
www.merlot.org/Home.po
A directory of interesting educational links
www.ipl.org/
Librarians Index to the Internet
www.instructables.com/
How-tos.  Instructions for many things
www.answerbag.com/
Frequently asked questions and answers
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html
MIT open courseware
www.howstuffworks.com/
How Stuff Works
www.resourceshelf.com/
Source for resources
www.docuticker.com/
Source for resources
www.snappyfingers.com/
Answers to thousands of questions
www.wdl.org/en/
World Digital Library
http://highwire.stanford.edu/
A directory of peer-reviewed articles
www.academicearth.org/
Video archive of academic lectures

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Specialized Directories

http://papers.ssrn.com
Social science research
www.gapminder.org/
Information on world economies
http://geo.worldbank.org/
Information on world economies
www.guinnessworldrecords.com/
Guinness Book of Records
  http://birding.about.com/
Bird identification directory
http://www.aarpinternational.org/
Directory on aging
http://www.oceansatlas.org/index.jsp
United Nations' Atlas of the Oceans
http://www.paperonline.org/
Facts about paper
www.crimelibrary.com/
Crime Library.  Directory of crime
http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/index.html
Atlas of Canada
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Global/all-courses.htm
Courseware reference materials from MIT
http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm
Copyright rules
www.trails.com/explore/
A directory to 26,000 U.S. trails
http://gernot-katzers-spice-pages.com/engl/index.html?redirect=1
A directory of herbs and spices
www.foodreference.com/
A directory of food-related information
www.epistemelinks.com
Philosophy resources on the Internet
http://water.usgs.gov/
Water Resources of the United States
http://library.msstate.edu/resources/guides/unitednations.asp
United Nations Research Guide
www.eudesign.com/mnems/_mnframe.htm
Directory of mnemonics
http://scalemodel.net/
International directory of scale model web sites
  www.cpdl.org/
Directory of choral music available online
www.indexmundi.com/
Index Mundi.  Country Profiles
www.nationalanthems.info/
National anthems
www.stepintoplaces.com/resource_guide.htm
Resource guide to 12,000 museums
www.murphys-laws.com/
Murphy's laws in one place
www.itfacts.biz/
Directory of internet and IT facts
www.iqsdirectory.com/
Manufacturing directory

Names

www.thinkbabynames.com/
Directory of baby names
  www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/
The most popular baby names
http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html
Baby Names and their historical use

Philanthropy

www.networkforgood.org/
Info on 600,000 charities.
www.guidestar.org
Information on 620,000 non-profit groups
http://fdncenter.org/
Foundation Center (Information on foundations)

How-To

www.ehow.com
How to do things
 
http://www.madehow.com/index.html
Directory of how things are made
  www.animatedengines.com
Illustrations of how various engines work
www.webtender.com
Directory of cocktail recipes.

Webcams/Imagery

  www.earthcam.com/
Directory of webcams on the Web
www.visibleearth.nasa.gov/
Visible Earth.  A searchable database of earth images
http://images.umdl.umich.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx
Index of imagery on wide number of topics.  University of Michigan

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History and Biography

www.thehistorynet.com/
The History Net.
http://s9.com/biography/
Biographical dictionary
www.biography.com
Biography Online
www.luminous-lint.com/_switchbox.php?action=ACT_TOP_HM
History of photography
www.nobel.se
Official site of the Nobel foundation with archive on prize winners.
www.pulitzer.org
List of all Pulitzer prizes awarded since 1917
www.historybuff.com
A site devoted to press coverage of events in American History with an extensive searchable library.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/
Collection of first-person accounts from history
www.computerhistory.org/
Timeline of computer history
http://memory.loc.gov
American Memory
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/
Encyclopedia of Chicago History
www.ushistory.org
Colonial and Revolutionary war history
www.besthistorysites.net/
Ranks online history sites
http://hnsa.org
Worldwide guide to ship museums
http://britannia.com/history/timelines.html
Timeline of British History
www.historicalvoices.org/
Historical voices - archive of historical recordings
www.cr.nps.gov/nhl/
Database of National Historical landmarks
www.costumegallery.com/main.htm
The Costume Gallery.  A history of ladies fashion
http://www.time.com/time/coversearch/
Archive of covers from Time magazine
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/
Records of the Old Bailey Criminal Court in London
http://archives.cbc.ca/
Canadian history from the Canadian Broadcasting Archives
www.talkinghistory.org/
Aural history database from old radio news shows
www.timeref.org/
A timeline of medieval English History
www.archives.gov/aad/
National Archives Databases
www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk/
Technological history of the modern world
www.fcc.gov/omd/history/internet/
Short history of the Internet
www.maphistory.info/
Map history sources
 
www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
Directory of Civil War sailors and soldiers
http://railroads.uconn.edu/links.htm
Links to railroad history resources in the US
www.time.com/time/magazine/archives/advanced
Time magazine news archives
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/
Civil War maps
http://pewsocialtrends.org/
Pew social trends
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm
New York Public Library digital gallery
www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html
Animated atlas of US History
www.presidentialtimeline.org/
Presidential timeline
www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbookmap.html
Medieval Sourcebook:  Maps and images
www.hti.umich.edu/r/railroad/
Transportation history collection
http://oac.cdlib.org/
Historical document collections on California
http://www.fold3.com/
Source for original historical documents
www.loc.gov/pictures/
Historical US photos
http://whosaliveandwhosdead.com/
Directory of living and dead celebrities, politicians, etc.
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Historic American newspapers
 http://www.civilwar.org/
The Civil War
 

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Arts and Entertainment

www.allmusic.com
Database of musical facts
www.webexhibits.com
Web exhibits.  Links to online exhibits in many areas.
http://smarthistory.org/
Art History
www.artcyclopedia.com
The guide to museum quality art on the Internet
www.cyberdance.org/
Directory of dance sites on the web
www.loc.gov/rr/perform/ihas/ihashome.html
Collection of American songs
http://greatbuildings.com/
Directory of great buildings
www.insecula.com/us/
Encyclopedia of arts and architecture (in French)
www.artstor.org/
A not-for-profit visual library
http://imslp.org/
Directory of musical scores
www.coudal.com/moom.php
Museum of online museums
 
www.artnut.com/intl.html
International Directory of sculpture parks and gardens
http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/image-idx?c=chartres&page=index
Photo directory of Chartres Cathedral
www.oscars.org/awardsdatabase/
Oscar awards database
www.atlasofpluckedinstruments.com/
Atlas of plucked instruments
www.ibdb.com/default.asp
Internet Broadway Database
 
www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html
Periodic table of data visualization
www.citrinitas.com/history_of_viscom/index.html
The history of visual communication

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Business and Law

www.thomasregister.com
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
www.lectlaw.com/bus.html
The 'Lectric Law Library Business Law Lounge with dozens of downloadable files on business law matters.
www.brint.com
Bills itself as the "premiere research resource for business management and information technology issues."
http://business.usa.gov/
U.S. Business Advisor. Answers to questions about federal law.
www.morebusiness.com
Business resource center
www.econlib.org/
Library of Economics and liberty
www.theodora.com/dot_index.html
Dictionary of Occupational Titles Index
www.doingbusiness.org/
Business regulations in 183 economies
www.law.cornell.edu:/uscode
Codified Federal legislation
www.corporateinformation.com
In-depth information on companies outside the U.S.
www.wave.net/upg/immigration/sic_index.html
Standard Industrial Classifications Index
www.benedict.com
The Copyright Website.  Advice on copyright law
www.consumerworld.org
Links to dozens of customer service sites for major companies.
www.bitpipe.com/
Summaries of IT analyst reports on computers, software, IT

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Calendars

www.festivalnet.com/
Guide to craft shows, festivals, etc. in U.S.
www.calendarzone.com
Comprehensive categorized calendar catalog
www.bvents.com/
Trade shows, business events
www.tsnn.com/
Trade Show News Network calendar
www.interfaithcalendar.org/
Interfaith calendar of holidays
 
www.festivalfinder.com
Calendar of Music festivals
www.festivals.com
Calendar of more than 30,000 events listed
www.pollstar.com
Calendar of concert tours
www.filmfestivals.com
Calendar of film festivals
www.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar
A calendar of space anniversaries and launches
www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/
NY Times "On This Day" calendar
www.artnet.com
Guide to events in the art world.  Databases. Links.
http://upcoming.yahoo.com/
Events

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Internet Research Guides  

www.consumerwebwatch.org/
Consumer Web Watch
www.virtualchase.com/quality/index.html
A research site for legal professionals looking for reliable Web information
   

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Encyclopedias

www.infoplease.com
Information Please.  A site with almanac, encyclopedia and dictionary
www.britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica with links to web resources.  Excellent.
www.techweb.com/encyclopedia
Tech encyclopedia
 
http://edis.win.tue.nl/encyclop.html
Assorted Encyclopedias
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/
World of mathematics
http://scholarpedia.org/
Encyclopedia written by scholars
http://plato.stanford.edu
Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy
http://s9.com/biography/
Biographical dictionary
www.refdesk.com/myency.html
Virtual encyclopedia
http://www.eol.org/
Encyclopedia of life
www.encyclopedia.com
Online encyclopedia.
www.psychology.org
Encyclopedia of psychology
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/
The Canadian Encyclopedia
www.astronautix.com/
An encyclopedia of astronautics
www.newadvent.org/cathen/
Catholic encyclopedia
www.artcyclopedia.com/
Art encyclopedia
www.wikipedia.org/
Encyclopedia
http://www.musicals101.com/
A cyber encyclopedia of musicals, theater and film
http://whatis.techtarget.com/
Tech encyclopedia
www.eh.net/encyclopedia/
Encyclopedia of economic and business history
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/index.html
Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire

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Hoaxes, Viruses and Bad Science

www.csicop.org
Links and information to debunk the paranormal
www.snopes.com
Urban Legends Reference Pages
www.crank.net/
Directory of bad science sites on the web.
www.badastronomy.com
A site devoted to clearing up misconceptions about astronomy that get into the news.
www.junkscience.com
Debunks junk science.
www.truthorfiction.com/
Truth or fiction - rumor control
www.scambusters.org/
Urban legends and other scams
www.purportal.com/
A search site to check for hoaxes and scams
   
   

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Statistical Resources

www.census.gov
U.S. Census Bureau with statistics
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
Census Bureau's Fact Finder Site
  www.numbeo.com
Real-time stats from around the globe
http://www.city-data.com/
A directory of US city data
www.prb.org/
Population Reference Bureau
www.worldometers.info/
Statistics updated by the second
http://fedstats.sites.usa.gov
US Govt. statistics
www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/
Maps by population, births, children, etc.

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