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The Ultimate Search Database 10 years 8 months ago #13837

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First of all this is my first post after long period of time becouse i was busy with my exam and other schedule. Mean while i had won two tech quizes of state level here in india.

Secondly, i am not sure where to put this list so i am putting it over here. If MOD's feels to move please do it.

Lastly, I would also acknowledge the soure of this article which was originally posted in forums of governmentsecurity.org by Conix.

Here it goes.....
Internet History Resources

A Brief History of the Internet, version 3.1
www.isoc.org/internet-history

Internet History and Growth
http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/2002_..._and_Growth.ppt
Hobbes’ Internet Timeline
http://www.zakon.org/robert/internet/timeline
Evaluating quality ofinformation found on the Internet

The Virtual Chase: Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet
http://www.virtualchase.com/quality
Evaluating the Quality of World Wide Web Resources
http://www.valpo.edu/library/evaluation.html
Locating earlier pages and their content
Wayback Machine—Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org
Directories of Invisible Web sites

Direct Search
http://www.freepint.com/gary/direct.htm
invisible-web.net
http://www.invisible-web.net
CompletePlanet
http://completeplanet.com
More information on copyright and the Internet
United States Copyright Office
http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright
Copyright Web Site
http://www.benedict.com
Copyright and the Internet
http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/copyright-internet.htm
Sites that provide links to popular style guides online

Karla’s Guide to Citation Style Guides
http://bailiwick.lib.uiowa.edu/journalism/cite.html
Style Sheets for Citing Internet & Electronic Resources
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Gu...rnet/Style.html




Sites that provide free e-mail alerting services and also provide archives of past content

The Resource Shelf
http://resourceshelf.blogspot.com
FreePint
http://www.freepint.com
ResearchBuzz
http://www.researchbuzz.com
Internet Resources Newsletter
http://www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/irn
The Scout Report
http://scout.wisc.edu
Web Directories

Yahoo!
http://yahoo.com
Open Directory
http://dmoz.org
LookSmart
http://looksmart.com
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
http://lii.org
Search Engine Colossus
http://www.searchenginecolossus.com
Web portals

Excite
http://excite.com
Lycos
http://lycos.com
AOL
http://www.aol.com
MSN
http://msn.com
Netscape
http://netscape.com

FAQ about portals
http://www.traffick.com/article.asp?aID=9#what
Finding Specialized Directories

Teoma seach engine
http://teoma.com
Finding Specialized Directories in Professional Publications
http://freepint.com
Collections of specialized directories

The WWW Virtual Library
http://www.vlib.org
Search Engine Guide
http://www.searchengineguide.com
Sites that provide an extensive collection of links toreference tools such as encyclopedias,dictionaries, and so forth

Internet Public Library Reference Ready Reference
http://www.ipl.org/ref/RR
refdesk.com
http://refdesk.com
InfoMine
http://infomine.ucr.edu
BUBL LINK
http://bubl.ac.uk/link
Project Gutenberg
http://www.promo.net/pg
Library of Congress Gateway to Library Catalogs
http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/gateway.html
Social Sciences and Humanities

Social Science Information Gateway
http://sosig.esrc.bris.ac.uk
Tennessee Tech History Web Site
http://www2.tntech.edu/history
Virtual Religion Index
http://religion.rutgers.edu/vri
Physical and Life Sciences

ChemDex
http://www.chemdex.org
HealthFinder
http://www.healthfinder.gov
MEDLINE Plus Health Topics
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.html
Engineering

EEVL:The Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing
http://www.eevl.ac.uk
Business and Economics

New York Times Cybertimes—A Selective Guide to Internet Business, Financial, and Investing Resources
http://www.nytimes.com/library/cyber/reference/busconn.html
CEOExpress
http://ceoexpress.com
Virtual International Business and Economic Sources
http://libweb.uncc.edu/ref-bus/vibehome.htm
Resources for Economists on the Internet
http://rfe.wustl.edu
WebEc
http://www.helsinki.fi/WebEc
I3—Internet Intelligence Index
http://www.fuld.com/i3
Government and Governments

Governments on the WWW
http://www.gksoft.com/govt
Foreign Government Resources on the Web
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html
FirstGov
http://firstgov.gov
UK Online
http://www.open.gov.uk
Political Resources on the Net
http://www.politicalresources.net
Legal

FindLaw
http://www.findlaw.com
Education

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide
Education World
http://education-world.com
Education Index
http://www.educationindex.com
News

Kidon Media-Link
http://www.kidon.com/media-link
Genealogy

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
http://www.cyndislist.com
Most popular search engines:

ALLTHEWEB
http://alltheweb.com
Title searching: title: someword
URL Searching: url: someword
Link Searching: link: someword
NOT: someword –someword
OR: someword (someotherword somequiteothereword)
CONVERT: convert: 27miles

ALTAVISTA
http://www.altavista.com
Title searching: title: someword
Url searching:“windows xp” url: microsoft.com
Domain: domain: net
Link searching: link: microsoft.com
Like: like:somewordsimulartotheword
Text: text:sometext
Near: oneword NEAR anotherword
Wildcart: “metal*” will return: metals, metalic and so on. – can be used with prefixes. Ex: title: russia*

GOOGLE
http://www.google.com
title searching: intitle: someword allintitle: someword
In URL: inurl:somesite allinurl: somesite site: somesite
Link searching: link: somesite
File types: filetype: somefiletype
Related pages: related: somesite
Cache: cache: somesite
Info: info: somesite

HOTBOT
http://www.hotbot.com
Title searhing: title: someword

TEOMA
http://teoma.com
Title searching: intitle: someword
URL searching: inurl: somesite
Site search: site: somesite
Language searching: lang: somelanguage
Geographical location: geoloc: somelocation

Other general search engines:

Lycos
http://lycos.com
WiseNut
http://www.wisenut.com
MSN Search
http://search.msn.com
Be updated with the latest search engines on those sites:

Search Engine Watch
http://searchenginewatch.com
Resources for Locating and Using Groups:

• Google’s Groups Search. For searching Usenet groups and postings
• Google’s Web Search. For locating some non-Usenet groups
• Yahoo! Groups. Only for groups on the Yahoo! site, but there are hundreds
of thousands of them
• Delphi Forums. Over 100,000 active forums on the Delphi Forums site
(http://www.delphiforums.com)
• Ezboard. Can be found at www.ezboard.com


Web sites for location mailing lists:

Topica.com
Topica.com

L-Soft CataList, the Official Catalog of LISTSERV_ Lists
http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html
Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia.com
http://encyclopedia.com
Encarta
http://encarta.msn.com
Voila Encyclopédie avec Hachette
http://encyclo.voila.fr
Encyclopedia Britannica
http://britannica.com
Dictonaries

YourDictionary.com
http://www.yourdictionary.com
Merriam-Webster Online
http://www.m-w.com
Dictionnaire Universel Francophone En Ligne
http://www.francophonie.hachette-livre.fr
diccionarios.com
http://www.diccionarios.com
LEO—Link Everything Online
http://dict.leo.org
Almanacs

InfoPlease
http://www.infoplease.com
Addresses and Phone Numbers

Wayp International White and Yellow Pages
http://www.wayp.com
Yahoo! People Search
http://people.yahoo.com

AnyWho
http://www.anywho.com
Quotations

Quote Links
http://www.quotationspage.com

Bartleby
http://www.bartleby.com
Foreign Exchange Rates/Currency Converter

Yahoo! Finance—Currency Conversion
http://finance.yahoo.com/m3?u
Weather

Weather Underground
http://wunderground.com
Maps

The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps
Gazetteer

Global Gazetteer
http://www.world-gazetteer.com
ZIP Codes

U.S. Postal Service
http://www.usps.com/zip4
STOCK QUOTES

CNNMoney
http://money.cnn.com
STATISTICS

Statistical Resources on the Web—Comprehensive Subjects
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stcomp.html
Statistics.com
http://www.statistics.com
The Directory of Online Statistics Sources
http://www.berinsteinresearch.com/stats.htm
U.S. Statistics
USA Statistics in Brief
http://www.census.gov/statab/www/brief.html
FedStats
http://www.fedstats.gov
BOOKS

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com
Finding Information About Books—Bibliographic Databases

Library of Congress
http://catalog.loc.gov
British Library
http://blpc.bl.uk
Full-Text Books Online

The Online Books Page
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books
Project Gutenberg
http://www.promo.net/pg
Bartleby.com
http://www.bartleby.com
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe
http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs
A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents
http://www.law.ou.edu/hist
University of Virginia Hypertext Collection
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/hypertex.html
GOVERNMENTS AND COUNTRY GUIDES

Governments on the WWW
http://www.gksoft.com/govt
Foreign Government Resources on the Web
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html
CIA World Factbook
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook

CountryWatch.com
http://www.countrywatch.com
U.S. GOVERNMENT


FirstGov
http://firstgov.gov
GPO Access
http://www.gpoaccess.gov
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
http://thomas.loc.gov
U.S. STATE INFORMATION

Library of Congress—State and Local Governments
http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/state/stategov.html
U.K. GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

UK Online
http://www.open.gov.uk
BASIC RESOURCES FOR COMPANY INFORMATION

CorporateInformation
http://www.corporateinformation.com
Hoovers
http://www.hoovers.com
D&B Small Business Solutions
http://sbs.dnb.com
Thomas Register
http://www2.thomasregister.com
ASSOCIATIONS

American Society of Association Executives Gateway to Associations
http://info.asaenet.org/gateway/OnlineAssocSlist.html
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORIES

AMA Physician Select—Online Doctor Finder
http://www.ama-assn.org/aps/amahg.htm
Lawyers.com
http://lawyers.com
LITERATURE DATABASES


Direct Search
http://www.freepint.com/gary/direct.htm
A grab bag of (mainly) free bibliographies and bibliographic databases on the Web
http://www.leidenuniv.nl/ub/biv/freebase.htm
Ingenta
http://www.ingenta.com
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Peterson’s
http://petersons.com
College Search
http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch
TRAVEL

Fodors.com
http://www.fodors.com
Lonely Planet Online
http://www.lonelyplanet.com
Reservation Sites

Travelocity
http://travelocity.com
Expedia
http://expedia.com
Orbitz
http://orbitz.com
FILM

Internet Movie Database
http://www.imdb.com
Directories of Image Resources on the Internet

Finding Images Online: Directory of Web Image Sites
http://www.berinsteinresearch.com/fiolinks.htm
Digital Librarian: A Librarian’s Choice of the Best of the Web: Images
http://www.digital-librarian.com/images.html
BUBL LINK: Image Collections
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/types/images.htm
Search Engine Image Collections

Google’s Images Search
http://google.com
AltaVista
http://altavista.com
AllTheWeb
http://alltheweb.com
Commercial Collections

Corbis
http://corbis.com
Exemplary Individual Collections

American Memory Project
http://memory.loc.gov
WebMuseum, Paris
http://ibiblio.org/wm
ClipArt

Barry’s Clipart
http://barrysclipart.com
Yahoo Directory > Graphics > Clipart
http://dir.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Interne...aphics/Clip_Art
Audio

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Audio
http://archive.museophile.sbu.ac.uk/audio
Audio Resources: Radio Stations

Radio-Locator (formerly The MIT List of Radio Stations on the Internet)
http://www.radio-locator.com
Other Audio Resources

The History Channel: Speeches
http://www.historychannel.com/speeches
The Movie Sounds Page
http://www.moviesounds.com
Directory of Video Resources on the Internet

BUBL LINK / 5:15 Catalogue of Internet Resources: Video
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/v/video.htm
NEWS RESOURCE GUIDES

Kidon Media-Link
http://www.kidon.com/media-link
NewsLink
http://newslink.org
Metagrid
http://www.metagrid.com
MAJOR NEWS NETWORKS AND NEWSWIRES

BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk
CNN
http://www.cnn.com
MSNBC
http://www.msnbc.com
Reuters
http://reuters.com
RADIO AND TV

Radio-Locator (formerly The MIT List of Radio Stations on the Internet)
http://www.radio-locator.com
NPR
http://www.npr.org
AGGREGATION SITES

World News Network
http://www.wn.com
Moreover.com
http://moreover.com
Newsnow.co.uk
http://newsnow.co.uk
Aggregation Sites—Major Web Search Engines

AllTheWeb News Search
http://alltheweb.com
AltaVista News Search
http://altavista.com
Google News Search
http://news.google.com
Weblogs


Open Directory: Computers: Internet: On the Web:Weblogs
http://dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Weblogs
ALERTING SERVICES

NewsAlert
http://www.newsalert.com

Google News Alerts
http://www.google.com/newsalerts
Online Shopping Resource Guide

ShoppingSpot
http://shoppingspot.com
COMPANY CATALOGS

ThomasRegister
http://www.thomasregister.com
SHOPPING MALLS

Yahoo! Shopping
http://shopping.yahoo.com
Amazon.com
http://amazon.com
eBay
http://ebay.com
Froogle
http://froogle.com
Directory of Price Comparison Sites

Open Directory: Consumer Information: Price Comparisons
http://dmoz.org/Home/Consumer_Information/Price_Comparisons
MySimon
http://www.mysimon.com
PRODUCT AND MERCHANT EVALUATIONS

Epinions
http://epinions.com
BizRate.com
http://bizrate.com
Consumer Reports
http://consumerreports.orgConsumerReview.com
http://consumerreview.com
Consumer Search
http://consumersearch.com
SITES TO HELP YOU BUILD YOUR WEB SITES

Webmonkey
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey
Reallybig.com: The Complete Resource for All Web Builders
http://Reallybig.com
About.com:Web Design
http://webdesign.about.com
ALTERNATIVES TO YOUR OWN WEB SITE

Blogger
http://Blogger.com

Thanks for giving it a read.

Cheers..:d

~Pranav
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can not do..!!
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Re: The Ultimate Search Database 10 years 8 months ago #13854

Very good and complete post :D
Cheers ping and welcome back!
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welcome back 10 years 8 months ago #13856

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that is one comprehensive list, i have gone through most of it by now, and have made of copy of it as well for future reference.
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