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Academic references
Business, investment, jobs
Computers, Internet
Education: teacher, student resources
Entertainment, transportation, travel
Government, law, official documents, statistics
Health, fitness, nutrition, weight, safety
Interests: hobbies, lifestyles, social issues
Language tools
Locating people, organizations, places
Shopping: other
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Country, language, audience, Internet application
File format
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Controversial
social issues
Information Source Description Web Address


Individual directories & other search tools

BIOTN "Hot Paper Topics" library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Hot/
hotindex.htm
CIA World Factbook 2001 Country facts, data www.odci.gov/cia/publications
/factbook/index.html
Hot Topics Supersites Controversial topics of current interest, as chosen by public-university librarian infodome.sdsu.edu
/research/guides/
hot/supersites.shtml
InfoNation UN Statistics www.un.org/Pubs
/CyberSchoolBus/
infonation/e_infonation.htm
Public Agenda Online Public opinion surveys www.publicagenda.
com/index.htm
Nationmaster.com Comparative international statistics in various categories www.nationmaster.
com/index.php
Public library Homework Center Social Issues www.multnomah.
lib.or.us/lib/homework/sochc.html


Hobbies and recreation - products
and services


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic Cars: information related to cars on specialized sites
Drinks: drink recipes
Humor: humor (jokes, cartoons, greetings) on specialized sites
Games: all types of games (titles, reviews, tips, etc.) on specialized sites: Search Tool Guide: Entertainment, transportation, travel.
Home & Garden: articles, tips, how-to's, expert advice, etc. on specialized sites
Pets: subjects and products related to pets (training, toys, etc.) on specialized sites
Recipes: cooking information on specialized sites
Travel: destinations, means of transport, airfares, lodging, etc. on specialized sites: Search Tool Guide: Entertainment, transportation, travel.
Wine: reviews
Training & Seminars: training sessions, courses, seminars, and presentation: Search Tool Guide: Business, investment, jobs.
Profusion Food and Beverage; Humor; Consumer Tips; Genealogy; Home Improvement; How-To Guides; Kids; Parenting; Religion; Seniors; Women

Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Individual directories & other search tools

Big Search Engine Index Search tool guide, "arts" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/Art_Search

Search tool guide, "automotive" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Automotive_Search

Search tool guide, "gambling" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Gambling_Search

Search tool guide, "hobbies" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Hobby_Search

Search tool guide, "literature" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Reference/Literature

Search tool guide, "motorcycle" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Motorcycle_Search

Search tool guide, "wine" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Wine_Search

ElvisFind Searches for information related to Elvis Presley

www.elvisfind.com

Epicurious Provides nutrition, cooking, and other information or links, including recipes, cookbook reviews, information of wines

www.epicurious.com

Also refer to:


Family matters
and beliefs


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic Christianity: information on sites indexed by major search engines about Christianity
Family & Parenthood: practical advice and interesting activities for the entire family on specialized sites
Genealogy: information and resources to create and maintain your family tree on specialized sites


Individual directories & other search tools

Genealogy, including cemetery and census information
Ancestry.com Contains partially for pay ancestry information of several kinds

www.ancestry.com

Big Search Engine Index Search tool guide, "Christian" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Christian_Search

Search tool guide, "Islamic" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Islamic_Search

Cemetery Junction Provides links to American, Canadian, and Australian cemetery transcriptions

www.CemeteryJunction
.com

Census Finder Directory of census information sites in the U.S. and all over the world

www.censusfinder.com

Census Links Has news and links to census information all over the world

censuslinks.com

Census Online Links Contains American and Canadian census links

www.census-online.com/links

Cyndi's List Directory of genealogy information divided into over 150 categories

www.cyndislist.com

FamilySearch Provides links to various sites containing information on the genealogy of an individual

www.familysearch.org

Find A Grave Provides cemetery information, including extra information for famous people

www.findagrave.com

Genealogy at About.com Directory of genealogy information

genealogy.about.com

RootsWeb Directory of genealogy information divided into over 150 categories

www.rootsweb.com

Veteran's Affairs U.S. military cemetery listings

www.cem.va.gov


Social networks
Information Source Description Web Address


Individual directories & other search tools

Orkut Social networking service www.orkut.com
Social Grid Online dating service and decentralized social networking community that helps people meet www.socialgrid.com
Tickle Social networking, matchmaking web.tickle.com


Search Tool Guide for Effective Internet Search           Copyright Baylin Systems, Inc., 2005