Search and Research Resources and other useful
things on the web
Last Updated 06/10/07
Newest items marked with a *
Coral Content Distribution Network
Open Access Journals
Literature - Resources for finding unpublished research.
Scholar's Desktop Resources
Journal Watch - Headlines
and news summaries on the latest research from medical and related
and Information Science News
News wise - Knowledge-based
Nutrition Journal -
Freely accessible science journal about nutrition
- U.S. National Institute of Health's free biomedical and life
science journal archive
Search Public Records
Suite 101 - Online magazine
with over 2000 articles written by 300 experts on a variety
of topics. A lot to explore, here, but well worth it.
Textfiles.com - Semi-historical
documents from the early days of the web (actually, the BBS
days). Lots of stuff on a wide variety of subjects. gives a
fascinating look into the hazy history from which the modern
web has emerged.
1911 Encyclopedia Brittanica
eHow - Site
that tells you how to do just about everything. Lots of categories
to choose from.
The Free Dictionary
Harry S. Truman Presidential
to the Galaxy (Earth ed.)
Internet Collegiate Reference
John C. Dvorak's Personal
Lexical FreeNet Connected thesaurus
Librarian's Internet Index - A
publicly funded website that culls the best of the web and puts
it in a newsletter. The website is the archive of those useful
sites they have found. Created by librarians for librarians,
and everyone else is allowed to look in as well.
of Congress World Portals
Merlot - multimedia educational
So You Wanna
Tech Books for Free
Wikibooks - Books on
a wide range of subject, all nonfiction, put together by users
of the site. A collaborative effort similar to Wikipedia. A
great deal of projects there, from ones just begun, to fully
WikiHow* - "The How-to
manual that you can edit." Lots of informative topics covered.
|Search and Search Engines
Alexa - A company that has
been around a while, Alexa is trying to catalog the internet.
They have traffic rankings and related links. They also have
services for webmasters.
Clusty the Clustering Engine
- The Deep Web Directory. A lot of info available.
Global Yellow Pages
Incywincy net research server
Infomine - Another resource
made by librarians. See? There is more to them than books. From
the site: "INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources
relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university
level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases,
electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing
lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of
researchers, and many other types of information.
Internet Public Library
- The first public library of and for the Internet community.
They find and evaluate information and sites for the web users.
Invisible Web Revealed
Local.com - Search for local
businesses and services
Searches from PCMag
Scroogle* - Get Google
search engine results without giving up your privacy. Scroogle
scrapes away the tracking techniques used by Google and still
gives you the good search results. These guys are advocates
of privacy and are doing their part to make the web a better
Wikiseek - A better way
to search Wikipedia.
Search (people finder)
American Council on Science and
Health - This is "a consumer education consortium concerned
with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals,
lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH is an independent,
nonprofit, tax-exempt organization . . . . .ACSH was founded
in 1978 by a group of scientists who had become concerned that
many important public policies related to health and the environment
did not have a sound scientific basis. These scientists created
the organization to add reason and balance to debates about
public health issues and bring common sense views to the public."
American Museum of Natural History
Ancient World Web
Application of Science &
Picture of the Day
Bad Science - Articles
published since 2003 are archived here. Topics range from health
scams to misunderstandings about technology and blatant public
policy errors based on said misunderstandings.
Center for Science in the
Federation of American Scientists
Foresight Institute -
IEEE Virtual Museum
Junk Science - Website
dedicated to exposing junk science, which they define as "faulty
scientific data and analysis used to advance special and, often,
hidden agendas." Focuses a great deal on global warming
of Unworkable Devices
Science Daily Magazine
Nasa's Planet Quest
Physicians & Scientists
for Responsible . . . .
Noodle - robotics
The Quest for the Theory
for the Superbomb PBS special
SciCentral (science news)
Science Through the Eyes
- Science news site with free and premium content. Has an emphasis
on space-focused news and science..
Union of Concerned Scientists
World Time Server
to Improve Your Handwriting
Free Sound Project
How to do Stuff Podcast
Body Mass Index
The Best of Everything
(on the web)
You Send It
Sex Offenders Search
Map Sex Offenders.com
of Living Calculator
Zip Code Map
Time and Date.com
How to do Stuff
Zone Edit (dynamic
No IP (Dynamic DNS)
Old Farmer's Almanac
- online version of the old almanac originally started by
Ben Franklin. Has lots of interesting and useful information.
Typing Speed Test - Easy to perform test that seems pretty
accurate. Even shows you how many errors you make during the
- Ever wanted to know what holidays are celebrated by whom,
on any given day? Could be for a practical reason, could be
for fun, but it is always interesting to see. You can view
by region, religion, or even search by date.
- As far as I know, there is no actual weather reported underground,
but this site is a nice resource, good interface and not bogged
down by too many ads.
David Rumsey Map Collection
John R. Borchert Map Library
- Wonderful and extensive map resource.
Viewer - Part of the U.S. Geological Survey website (a .gov
domain), this site has a bunch of different U.S.-centric maps
to view and interact with. Has some nice map tools to let you
zoom in, measure and more.
Strange Maps - Blog that regularly
posts odd maps that have been created for a great variety of
reasons. Don't know where he finds all of these, but they are
interesting to view, and he ususally gives the history behind
the map, as well.
Topozone - Professional
and recreational map center, topo maps of the entire U.S. Some
personlization features and professional service round this
Payscale.com - Site whose
mission is to give accurate information about how much to expect,
on avarage, for various job titles across the U.S.
Copyright © 2007 Matthew Rutherford