SURFING THE NET
World Wide Web
An overview of the World Wide Web and how it works.
This site keeps up with new search engines. They have links to both general
and specialized search engines.
WWW Virtual Library
Library of hundreds of links on the Web.
World Wide Web Consortium
to Find What You Need on the Internet
Links and more links.....
Search Engines on the Web
Download your government documents here.
find current news sources
Riders' Official World Wide Web Yelllow Pages
Wide Web Worm
10,000 Search Engines
DIRECTORIES on the WEB
Whole Internet Catalog
Britannica Search Engine
for Subject-Oriented Internet Resources Guides
Global On-Line Directory
Tech Library Internet Resources
Music for your Machine
The Audionet link is a major link that allows computer users to listen
to the radio and favorite artist while on the net. It is vital to visit
that you visit this sight, this will prevention tension and make your surf
Below is one of many FTP sites where software can be downloaded and used.
The software is usually shareware of freeware. Of course, the freeware
is free; the shareware, however, requires a registration fee after some
Online Sources for Research
Acronym Finder Provided by Mountain
Data Systems, this site offers a searchable database containing over 60,000
acronyms/abbreviations and their meanings. The focus of the database is
technology, telecommunications, and the military (perhaps because of the
acronym-intensity of these fields), but many general topics are included,
as well. Users can also search for acronyms related to a particular word
or topic using the advanced search function. Search tips are provided.
ADAM, the Art, Design, Architecture &
Media Information Gateway "ADAM, the Art, Design, Architecture &
Media Information Gateway, is a searchable catalogue of 2546 Internet resources
that have been carefully selected and catalogued by professional librarians
for the benefit of the UK Higher Education community."
AgDB The National Agricultural
Library's Directory of Agriculture-Related Databases, Datasets, and Information
Systems, otherwise known as AgDB, was a prototype project when we first
reviewed it. In the intervening years, it has graduated from the prototype
stage and now offers links to more than 1,000 information resources. Users
can browse all of the AgDB metadata records through an alphabetical list
arranged by resource name and search their full text with a keyword index
and by AGRICOLA Subject Category Code. New metadata record additions can
be traced via the What's New page. [MD]
Agrimine [.pdf]. Created with
the European agribusiness industry in mind, this site will also prove useful
to researchers and other users studying agriculture and business. Presented
in both English and French, the front page offers numerous links to breaking
agriculture stories around the world, a what's new listing, and links to
the site's five Agrifiles. The Agrifiles provide links to both full-text
reports (some in .pdf format) and related sites in the fields of Biotechnology,
Marketing, Food Safety, Precision Farming, and Agricultural Policy. Other
resources at the site include links to prices, analyses, and statistics
from international commodity markets; a European weather overview; an event
notebook; and links to selected databases. [MD]
Alcohol Studies Database.This
site provides access to the Alcohol Studies Database. The
database contains over 50,000 citations for journal articles, books, book
chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials.
American Lung Association
AskMe.com Ask this community of perple
for information & advice.
Basic Proposal for the
Substantive Provisions of the Treaty on Intellectual Property in Respect
of Databases (WIPO)
BUBL 5:15 A product of the Andersonian
Library, Strathclyde University (UK), BUBL Link, the well known Dewey Decimal
Classification Internet Guide has recently unveiled this site, which provides
Link's contents via subject access; between five and fifteen quality resources
for each of over 1,100 subjects. Resources are divided into eleven broad
sections, and are accessible through large pull down menus within each
of those sections. Descriptive information is available for each resource.
For those who prefer subject to classified organization, BUBL 5:15 provides
a quick and intuitive interface to a large number of quality resources.
Business Week Online
||Chemical Online. Information
on the chemical industry, including product, company, and career information.
Companies Online--Dun & Bradstreet
and Lycos Dun and Bradstreet, the business information provider, along
with the Internet search directory Lycos, has made available this database
containing cursory information on over 60,000 public and private US companies
with web sites. The quantity of the database is more important at this
site than the amount of data available about each site (which is rather
scanty, even for the enhanced registered user's retrieval). There are several
search options, but the main feature of the site is a hyptertext connection(s)
to each retrieved company.
Congress on the Internet 1995 began
with a bang, as the January 13 Scout Report announced the opening of Thomas,
the US Library of Congress legislative information service that has become,
quite simply, the largest disseminator of national legislative information
in the world. Among its offerings are bill summaries & status, full
text of bills, major legislation enacted into law, the Congressional
Record and CR Index, Congressional Committee information, Congressional
directory information, information about the legislative process, and a
selection of historical documents.
Cornell Theory Center Supercomputing
Program for Undergraduate Research
Decisions of the International
Court of Justice
FedWorld "An indispensable gateway
to everything federal. Run by the U.S. Department of Commerce, FedWorld
provides plenty of ways to pinpoint the location of data, forms, and advice
offered by the feds. FedWorld lets me quickly plow through multiple government
sites and documents in minutes instead of months to get the information
I need." Christopher Hitz. PC World Magazine. August 1998, p. 193.
Forestry Images" "Looking
for a nice close-up of a bark beetle to show your forestry class? Need
a shot of bamboo or acacia for your educational Webpage? Look no further
than this handy resource for people teaching forestry, ecology, or similar
topics. A joint venture by the US Forest Service and the University of
Georgia, Forestry Images holds nearly 4,500 color .jpeg images of forest
plants, insects, silvicultural practices, invasive organisms, and general
natural scenes. Each image page includes a catalog number, Latin and vernacular
nomenclature, and photographer's name. Images can be viewed and downloaded
in a variety of sizes, but only registered members can access images with
a resolution of 1536x1024 pixels or above (registration is free). All images
are copyrighted by The University of Georgia, may only be used for nonprofit,
educational purposes, and must bear appropriate citations." [HCS] [DJS]
Astrophysics Learning Center
of Economic Thought--McMaster University
of Commons Debates
of Lords Debates
How Stuff Works Why potatos
turn brown when cut, how turbines work, etc. Nice pictures.
Inchem IPCS INCHEM consolidates
a wide variety of information produced by a number of international bodies
whose goal is to assist in the sound management of chemicals. IPCS
INCHEM provides a means of rapid access to information on chemicals commonly
used throughout the world, which may also occur as contaminants in the
environment and food.
INVADERS Database Based at the
University of Montana and directed by Dr. Peter Rice, the INVADERS Database
is "a comprehensive database of exotic plant
names and weed distribution records for five states in the northwestern
United States." Designed for use by land management and weed regulatory
agencies, INVADERS uses a query interface (plant name or location) to sort
and display information.
Internet Public Library Online
Text Enhancements The well known Internet Public Library has recently
revised its online texts collection (a beta revision) to make it available
for searching and browsing by author, title, and Dewey Classification.
The significance of this enhancement lies in the way the site is organized.
Here is an actual "book" library, arranged in ways that users can quickly
make sense of. Each entry is accompanied by bibliographic information,
including title, author, date, Dewey Classification(s), and hypertext URL(s).
There is an interesting, though not yet perfected, feature that allows
users to link to similar works. A key feature is the listing of books under
multiple classifications; one of the prime advantages of a virtual book
collection, it dramatically improves access. At present, the library contains
pointers to over 3,400 books.
Internet Defense Glossary Jane's Information Group, well-known publisher
of defense and aerospace information, provides this handy, no-nonsense
glossary of over 20,000 pertinent acronyms and abbreviations. The glossary
is both browseable and searchable by acronym or definition. [JS]
Learn2.com "An amazing group of tutorials
on everyday living. Amusingw clear, and charmingly illustrated, the site's
many "2torials" explain everything from effective ironing to opening a
coconut. And if I ever need to tie a bow tie or improvise a diaper, I'll
know where to go" (PC World Magazine Jan. 1998, p. 290).
Bibliography of the Vietnam War
Neuroscience Web Search
Not Just Cows Designed
to provide access to agricultural resources on the Internet, Not Just Cows,
provided by Wilfred Drew, Systems and Reference Librarian at the State
University of New York Morrisville College of Agriculture and Technology,
delivers. Resources available at this site include enology (commercial
wine production), fisheries, market news, state laws, and an extensive
Libraries section, among others. Most of the resources contain descriptions.
Dictionary of the Social Sciences This social science dictionary has
1000 entries covering the disciplines of sociology, criminology, political
science and women's study with a commitment to Canadian examples and events
From Sunlight--Bibliography The US Department of Energy has recently
opened this web site, a searchable and browsable collection of "hypertext
bibliographic citations of current worldwide information available on all
aspects of photovoltaic amorphous technology, polycrystalline thin films,
gallium arsenide, crystalline silicon, concentrator technology, and systems
and Liquid Crystals Virtual Textbook [Frames, Shockwave] Previous
version (less browser intensive)
PSIgate (Physical Sciences
Information Gateway) http://www.psigate.ac.uk/homenew.htm
Launched on Monday, PSIgate is the physical sciences hub for the UK's
Resource Discovery Network (RDN). From this page, users can search the
PSIgate database, search an expanded catalog (PSIgate+) generated by harvesting
pages from the PSIgate database, or search across RDN databases. Returns
include resources focused on astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, physics,
history of science, and more. In the future, PSIgate plans to launch a
current awareness service. This is a "must-bookmark" for scientists, students,
and educators. [TK]
The Psi Café: A Psychology
"The Psi Cafe is committed to providing links to (high quality) web
sites that emphasize psychological issues. It is the vision of the Psi
Cafe to operate as a gateway to the vast amount of information and resources
that can be found on the Internet about the general field of psychology;
the various sub fields; classic, as well as current, theories/research
in psychology; psychology programs, institutes, associations, and organizations;
as well as application of psychological issues in everyday life."
Billing itself "the world's largest search engine directory," this
metasite provides links to over 1,700 different specialized search
engines. The indexed search engines are organized in over 60
categories, and individual engine entries indicate date added and
number of hits from the Searchpower site. Some also include brief
annotations. While a few notable specialized search engines are not
listed, the site does seem to be updated on an almost-daily basis.
What's New listing and internal keyword search engine round out
Searchpower's services. [MD]
SocioSite: Social Science Information
"The SocioSite is designed to get access to information and resources
which are relevant for sociologists and other social scientists. It has
been designed from a global point of view - it gives access to the world
wide scene of social sciences. The intention is to provide a comprehensive
listing of all sociology resources on the Internet. The enormity and constantly
changing nature of the Internet makes it impossible to develop a definitive
and comprehensive listing. That's why the SocioSite will always be 'under
Astronomy Learning Center for Young Astronomers
U.S. Federal Election
Commission Information on Candidates and Parties
U.S. Federal Election Commission
The University of Pennsylvania Health
System This site provides information on various health problems and
Net Vertical Net is a series of specialty groups that provide information
on various industries. These include industries focusing on water, pollution,
public works, solid waste, power, wireless design, test & measurement,
photonics, chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, semiconductors,
and property & casualty. These are companions to the Chemical Online
and Water Online listed on this page.
Water Online The virtual community
and marketplace for professionals and vendors in the water and wastewater
industries. Companion site to Chemical Online (listed above).
White House. A good gateway to
Yahoo Regional: U.
S. States. This guide can help you locate state and local government