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The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook

by    Ran Hock

This page contains links to all sites covered in the FOURTH edition of The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook (2013).

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Chapter 1
Basics for the Serious Searcher

Chapter 6
An Internet Reference Shelf

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Chapter 2
Directories and Portals

Chapter 7 
Sight and Sounds: Finding Images, Audio, and Video

Chapter 3
Search Engines - The Basics

Chapter 8
News Resources

Chapter 4
Search Engines: The Specifics

Chapter 9
Finding Products Online

Chapter 5
Discussion Groups, Forums, Newsgroups, and Their Relatives

Chapter 10 
Your Own Place on the Web: Participating and Publishing

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Chapter 1 - Basics for the Extreme Searcher

On the Internet: A Brief History of the Internet, Part I
Internet History and Growth
Hobbes’ Internet Timeline
Internet World Stats
Network Solutions'  WHOIS  Search
Domain Tools
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority - Root Zone Database

The Virtual Chase: Information Quality
Evaluating Resource Quality (new URL)
Wayback Machine—Internet Archive
CompletePlanet

Copyright
U.S. Copyright Office
[U.K.]  Intellectual Property Office—Copyright
Canadian Intellectual Property Office—A Guide to Copyrights
Copyright Website
Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web



Citing Internet Resources

Know Which Style to Use – Citation Style Guide
Citation Styles, Style Guides, and Avoiding Plagiarism: Citing Your Sources

 

Keeping Up-to-Date on Internet Resources and Tools

ResourceShelf by FreePint
FreePint
ResearchBuzz
The Internet Scout Project

 

 

Chapter 2 - Directories and Portals

The Major General Web Directories

Yahoo! Directory
[Yahoo! Kids has been discontinued by Yahoo.]
Open Directory Project
ipl:Information You Can Trust
Search Engine Colossus


Specialized Directories

Refdesk
INFOMINE
Library of Congress Gateway to Library Catalogs
Best of History Web Sites
Virtual Religion Index
Selected Internet Resources in Science and Technology
healthfinder
MedlinePlus
The WWW Virtual Library
Search Engine Guide – Search Engines Directory
Refdesk
INFOMINE
Library of Congress Gateway to Library Catalogs
Best of History Web Sites
Virtual Religion Index
ChemDex
healthfinder
MedlinePlus
Rutgers University - Research Guides > Business
New York Times > Business > A Web Guide: Business Navigator
CEOExpress
GlobalEDGE: Global Resource Directory
Resources for Economists on the Internet
Governments on the WWW
Explore  GovDocs
USA.gov
GOV.UK (formerly Directgov)
Government of Canada Official Web Site
Political Resources on the Net
FindLaw
GlobaLex
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
Education World
Education Atlas
Kidon Media-Link
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Traveler’s Webhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

 

General Web Portals
My Yahoo!
Excite
AOL
MSN


Traffick: Frequently Asked Questions about Portals

 

Chapter 3 - Search Engines: The Basics

Open Directory - Computers > Internet > Searching > Search Engines > Specialized



Chapter 4 -  Search Engines: The Specifics

Major Search Engines
Google      [Updates for Google]
Bing
Yahoo!
Ask.com

Additional General Web Search Engines
Blekko

Visualization Search Engines
TouchGraph
Quintura




Search Engine Comparison Searches
Zuula
TurboScout
Major Search Engines' Features (chart)


Chapter 5 - Discussion Groups, Forums, Newsgroups, and Their Relatives

Groups Search Engines
Omgili
BoardReader
Google Groups
Yahoo Groups

Other Sources of Groups
Delphi Forums
Yuku
Big Boards

Mailing Lists
Topica Email List Directory
L-Soft CataList, the Official Catalog of LISTSERV Lists

 
 

Chapter 6 - An Internet Reference Shelf

Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia.com
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Wikipedia
HowStuffWorks

Dictionaries
YourDictionary
Merriam-Webster Online
Collins
Diccionarios.com
LEO Deutsch-Englisches W÷rterbuch

Combined Reference Tools & Almanacs
Answers.com
InfoPlease

Addresses/ Phone Numbers
Infobel
Wayp International White and Yellow Pages
(Yahoo! People Search has been discontinued)
AnyWho
WhitePages

Quotations
The Quotations Page
Bartleby.com

Foreign  Exchange
Yahoo! Finance—Currency Converter

Weather
Weather Underground

Maps
Perry-Casta˝eda Library Map Collection
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Global Gazetteer
World Gazetteer

Zip Codes
U.S. Postal Service ZIP Code Lookup

Stock Quotes
Yahoo! Finance

Statistics
BEOnline—Statistics
OFFSTATS
USA Statistics in Brief
FedStats

Bookstores & Libraries
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
 Library of Congress Online Catalog
The British Library
Google Book Search
Gallica

 

 Full-text Books and Journals Online
The Online Books Page
Project Gutenberg
Bartleby.com
EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History
A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents

Governments and Country Guides
Governments on the WWW
CIA World Factbook
U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office––Country Profiles
USA.gov
GPO Access
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
Open CRS
Library of Congress—State and Local Governments
Directgov—Web Site of the U.K. Government


Company Information
CorporateInformation
Hoover’s
ThomasNet
Kompass
Kellysearch

Associations
American Society of Association Executives Gateway to Associations

Professional Directories
AMA DoctorFinder
Lawyers.com

Other Information About People
Pipl
Facebook
LinkedIn
Google+
Twitter

Literature Databases
ingentaconnect
HighBeam Research
Google Scholar

Colleges and Universities

Peterson’s
College Board

Fact-Checking Sites

Snopes
FactCheck.org
Politihttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/Fact

Travel
The Traveler’s Web
Fodor’s
Lonely Planet

Reservation Sites
Travelocity
Expedia
Orbitz

Film
Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

 

Chapter 7- Sight and Sounds: Finding Images, Audio, and Video

Images

The Copyright Issue
Nolo

Online Photo Editor
Pixlr

Directories of Image Resources on the Internet
Digital Librarian: A Librarian’s Choice of the Best of the Web—Images

Search Engine Image Collections
Google’s Image Search
Bing Images Search
Yahoo!’s Image Search

Other Searchable Collections
Picsearch

Getting Images You Can Use
Corbis Images
Fotosearch
Creative Commons
Stock.XCHNG

Exemplary Individual Collections
American Memory Project
WebMuseum (Paris)

Storing and Sharing Your Own Photos
Flickr
Picasa Web Albums

Clipart
Free Graphics
Yahoo! Directory > Graphics > Clip Art

 

 

 

Audio

Directory of Audio Resources on the Internet
Digital Librarian: A Librarian’s Choice of the Best of the Web—Audio

PAV–Play Audio Video
FindSounds
Internet Archive—Audio Archive
Radio-Locator  
CBS Radio
Pandora
Podcast Alley
Podcastdirectory.com
The History Channel: Video
The MovieWavs Page
Apple: iPod & iTunes

 

 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Video

Directory of Video Resources on the Internet
Digital Video Collections Guide

Video Search Engines
Google’s Video Search
Yahoo!’s Video Search
Bing Video Search
YouTube

Search Engines for Video - TV-Specific
blinkx
ShadowTV
TVEyes

 

 

 

Chapter 8 - News Resources

Resource Guides 
Kidon Media-Link   
ABYZ News Links
NewsLink      
NewsWealth
News in Pictures
The Cagle Post – Cartoons & Comentary

Major News Networks and Newswires
BBC
CNN
MSNBC
Reuters
Aljazeera.net


Newspapers - Front Pages
Today’s Front Pages
PressDisplay.com

Radio and TV
Radio-Locator (formerly the MIT List of Radio Stations on the Internet)
RadioStationWorld
NPR


Aggregation Sites
Google News
Yahoo! News
NewsNow

Specialized News Services
SiloBreaker

Blogs
IceRocket
Technorati
Google
Bloglines

RSS
My Yahoo!

Alert Services
Google Alerts
Yahoo! Alerts

 

Chapter 9 -  Finding Products Online

ShoppingSpot.com

Company/Product Catalogs
ThomasNet
Kompass
Kellysearch

Shopping Malls
Amazon
Overstock.com

Price Comparison Sites
Yahoo! Shopping
mySimon
PriceGrabber.com
Shopping.com
Shopzilla
Become.com
Google Shopping



Auctions
eBay

Classifieds
craigslist

Product & Merchant Evaluations
Angie’s list
Bizrate
Epinions
Consumer Reports
ConsumerSearch
Federal Trade Commission -  Online Shopping & E-Payments

 
eConsumer.gov


 
 

Chapter 10 - Your Own Place on the Web: Participating and Publishing

Web-Based Software
Google Docs
PBWorks

Networking Sites
MySpace
Facebook
LinkedIn

"Sharing" Sites
Flickr
Picassa Web Albums
Delicious

Web-Based Software
Google Drive
PBworks

Networking Sites
Facebook
MySpace
LinkedIn

"Sharing" Sites
Flickr
Picasa Web Albums
Delicious

Microblogs
Twitter

Blogs
Blogger
WordPress.com
Moveable Type
LiveJournal

Podcasts
Podcasting Tools

Your Own Full-Fledged Website
Web Style Guide
000Domains.com
Upperhost
Webmonkey

Microblogs
Twitter

Blogs
Blogger
WordPress.com
Moveable Type
LiveJournal

Podcasts
Podcasting Tools

Crowdsourcing
eBird

Your Own Full-Fledged Website
Web Style Guide
Dotster.com
Open Directory Computers > Internet > Web Design and Development > Hosting > Directories
Upperhost
Webmonkey

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UPDATES

Page 87-88 - Google Results Pages

Refining options that were formerly shown on the left side of results pages are now shown as menu items beneath the search box on results pages.


New results pages options 1

Under the "Search Tools" menu item you will find submenu items for time, type of results, and location. Click on the "all results" menu item for the following options: sites with images, pages you have already visited, those you have not yet visited, definitions, reading level, personal (related posts, etc.. from your "friends" and 'connections" ), results (primarily businesses) near your location, translated foreign pages (formery the 'language" search option and "language tools"), and Verbatim (to theoretically remove modifications to you search that Google has made).

Other options are now tucked away under the "More" menu item. There you can limit your results to: videos, books, blogs, flights, discussions, recipes, and applications.

New results pages options - 2

 

 

 

 



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This page was updated on March 17, 2014