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                     Internet Search FAQ

Part 2 of 2

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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.

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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

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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
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	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/>   

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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
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there's too much out-of-date stuff on the Net already - and the home
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