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The Best Research and Reference Sites Online

Whether you're looking for the average rainfall in the Amazon rainforest, researching Roman history, or just having fun learning to find information, you'll get some great help using my list of the best research and reference sites on the Web. About.com: I've found many answers to some pretty obscure questions right here at About.Reference.com.Extremely simple to use, very basically laid out.Refdesk.com.Includes in-depth research links to breaking news, Word of the Day,and Daily Pictures. A fun site with a ton of information.Encyclopedia.com. As stated on their site, Encyclopedia.com provides users with more than 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.Encyclopedia Brittanica. One of the world's oldest encyclopedias online.Encarta.Put together by Microsoft. I like Encarta because it's very easy to use.Open Directory Reference.

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Top of the Web Follow Springo on : Find top sites My top sites Top Sites How Protecting Your Privacy Could Make You the Bad Guy photo: Arm / Flickr There’s a funny catch-22 when it comes to privacy best practices. The very techniques that experts recommend to protect your privacy from government and commercial tracking could be at odds with the antiquated, vague Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). A number of researchers (including me) recently joined an amicus brief (filed by Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society in the “Weev” case), arguing how security and privacy researchers are put at risk by this law. However, I’d also like to make the case here that the CFAA is bad privacy policy for consumers, too.

10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web No, it’s not Spiderman’s latest web slinging tool but something that’s more real world. Like the World Wide Web. The Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW that’s not indexed by the search engines. 99 Resources to Research & Mine the Invisible Web College researchers often need more than Google and Wikipedia to get the job done. To find what you're looking for, it may be necessary to tap into the invisible web, the sites that don't get indexed by broad search engines. The following resources were designed to help you do just that, offering specialized search engines, directories, and more places to find the complex and obscure.

50 Unique and Useful Websites on the Internet In the internet world when we surfing the browser we can see millions of websites, blogs, gaming sites. Websites are categorized as personal resource, travel, education, general internet etc. But if you visit a website that may be useful and interested for you but another one feels that’s not special for him. Internet is an amazing source and they offer some useful websites for the users. Here we go with the list of 50 unique and useful websites on the internet useful for everyone. Prepare For Change » Join an Event Support Group By joining or creating one of the “Event Support Groups” that are forming all over the world you are hopefully committing yourself to: Meeting physically in groups all over the world to join in weekly meditations with like-minded light workers. We also hope these groups will discuss how to further the Mission Statement of this website!

The Invisible Web What is the Invisible Web? How can you find it online? What makes the Invisible Web search engines and Invisible Web databases so special? Find out the answers to these questions and learn more about this section of the Web that's so much larger than what you can uncover with an ordinary Web search. How to Mine the Invisible Web: The Ultimate GuideThe Invisible Web is a mammoth resource that is mostly untapped.

Working Links to the Deep Web - How to Access the Deep Net Hidden Wikis Index pages in Wiki-based format. The Hidden Wiki - The original Hidden Wiki (after Matt's), owned by ion. Search Engines for Serious Writers June 20th, 2010 Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient.

National Atlas home page The National Map is now offering a collection of small-scale datasets that can be downloaded for free. Although the 1997-2014 Edition of the National Atlas of the United States was retired in September 2014, The National Map recognizes the importance of continuing to make a collection of the small-scale datasets, originally developed for the National Atlas, available to users. Small-scale maps have an advantage over large-scale maps when there is a need to show a large area in a single view. This makes small-scale maps an ideal solution for scientists, decision-makers, and planners needing to provide a geographical context for the research projects.

The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web Search engines are, in a sense, the heartbeat of the internet; “googling” has become a part of everyday speech and is even recognized by Merriam-Webster as a grammatically correct verb. It’s a common misconception, however, that googling a search term will reveal every site out there that addresses your search. In fact, typical search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing actually access only a tiny fraction – estimated at 0.03% – of the internet. The sites that traditional searches yield are part of what’s known as the Surface Web, which is comprised of indexed pages that a search engine’s web crawlers are programmed to retrieve. Invisible Web Gets Deeper By Danny Sullivan From The Search Engine Report Aug. 2, 2000 I've written before about the "invisible web," information that search engines cannot or refuse to index because it is locked up within databases. Now a new survey has made an attempt to measure how much information exists outside of the search engines' reach. The company behind the survey is also offering up a solution for those who want tap into this "hidden" material. The study, conducted by search company BrightPlanet, estimates that the inaccessible part of the web is about 500 times larger than what search engines already provide access to. To put that another way, Google currently claims to have indexed or know about 1 billion web pages, making it the largest crawler-based search engine, based on reported numbers.

Deep Web Search - A How-To Site Where to start a deep web search is easy. You hit Google.com and when you brick wall it, you go to scholar.google.com which is the academic database of Google. After you brick wall there, your true deep web search begins. You need to know something about your topic in order to choose the next tool.

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