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Information Resources


Research Tools and How to Instructions Websites, for those times when search engines don't give you the results that you need.

Internet Searching Tips

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Warning: Just like with all words of advice, you have to shop around and do some Research. Always try to use multiple websites for verifying information, and always get a second opinion from a professional source if possible. Because even websites like Wikipedia and search engines like Google cannot be fully trusted. But of course Google and Wiki are my friends, and like everyone else in the world, I too have a couple of friends who can be a bit of an as*hole sometimes, but I stick with my friends because they still have incredible potential, and I know they will eventually escape from the dark side and come back to the light, where everything is incredibly bright. Bright being splendid light. Characterized by happiness or gladness. Full or promise. Characterized by quickness and ease in learning.

DIY and How To Websites
Libraries
Research Archives
Facts and Stats
Dictionaries
Populations and Health Info
Business info
Quotes about the Internet and Information


Q&A


Ask Questions and Get Answers from People, and not just from an Algorithm

Answers
Just Answer
Web Answers
Answer Bag
Answers YahooQuestions and Answers
Wise Geek
Elder Wisdom Circle
Info Please
Quora
Kgb Answers
Wikipedia
Wiki Answers
Better Fly
kngine
Information Stations
Support Groups
Health Questions
Questioning Process

Q&A System Implementation


Libraries


Library's
Public Libraries
Library Search
Access my Library
Open Library
WorldCat Library Catalog
Library Association
Library Instruction
Library ReportsWomen with Books in Library
Computer Library
Do Space Community Technology Library
Free Library
The Free Library
E-Books - Book Types
Online Text Books
Online Education
Library Issues
Library Journal
British Library
Helmke Library
Online Library Wiley
Special Libraries Association
Library of Alexandria (wiki)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Do we still need Libraries?
Library of Congress
Bibliography
Library and information Science
Library Management Software
Companion Corp
Integrated Library System
Digital Librarian
Integrated Library System
Library Automation
Mansueto Library
Photographs of Public Libraries
Knowledge Management


Research Archives


Internet Archive Library
Historical Collections
Archives.gov
Archive.org
World Digital Library
Open Library
World Cat
New World Library
Taylor & Francis
List of Academic Databases and Search Engines (wiki)
Validity
Surveys - Polls

Academic Papers and Research 

Research Data
Five W's and H Who? When? Where? Why? What? How? National Research Council
Stockholm Peace Research Institute
Research Score Card
Research Flaws
Bias in Research
Authoratory
Web of Science is an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service maintained by Thomson Reuters that provides a comprehensive citation search. It gives access to multiple databases that reference cross-disciplinary research, which allows for in-depth exploration of specialized sub-fields within an academic or scientific discipline.
Find the Best
Find the Data
Community of Science is a collection of online databases, providing research information to both the public and subscribers, and services for the research community. It is owned by ProQuest.
Surveys - Opinions
History Commons
Social Demographic Trends
PEW Research Center
Institutes for Research
Digital Commons
Research and Documentation
Questia Research
Intute Research
Edgar Cayce Research
Research Gate
Rand Corp
J Stor
High Beam
Eldis
Fact Check
Politifact
Marist Poll
Google Knowledge
Science Knowledge
Science Websites

Document Cloud 
Information Clearing House 
Archimedes Palimpsest
The Digital Walters

Associated Content
Ezine Articles
Live Science
Essortment
All Experts
Help Guide
Urban Institute
Native Web


Dictionaries


Dictionary's
Merriam Webster
Free Dictionary
One LookDictionaries
Urban Dictionary
Word Web
Thorndike Barnhart
Alpha Dictionary
Mnemonic Dictionary
Learners Dictionary
Crossword Help 911
Word Games

Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of Earth
New World Encyclopedia
Online Schools


Facts - Stats


Fact Monster
Crime Facts
Britannica
Wolfram Alpha
FaqsFacts Stats
World Fact Book
Fact Check
Politifact
Press Reference
Muckrock
Dumb Facts
Guinness World Records
Fun Factz
Best Fun Facts
Mental Floss
Funny Facts
Omg Facts
How the World Ranks
Wonderopolis
Fact Checking Injustice Facts
Statistic Brain
Statista
Boinc Stats
Gap Minder
Simply Statistics
Sports Facts

Research
Research in Science

World Almanac
World Almanac Kids
Webopedia
Travel Information
Historical Events
Famous Birth Dates - Birthdates
History


Populations - Health Info


Population Reference Bureau
Info Share
Statistical Information
Statistics - UKWorld Population Map
Statistics Math
Worldometers
Demographics
Public Data
Public Data (Google)
Public Records
Enigma
Eurostat
Mind Maps and Graphs
Recorded Future
Populations
Data.gov
Explore Data.gov
Federal Register.gov
National Technical Information Service
International Data Corporation
Government Websites

Pacer.gov
Access to Court Electronic Records

Data Distribution Centre (DDC)
Data Coalition
Unified Database
Mckinsey 
Data Protection

Museums - Galleries

Housing
Fair Housing
FannieMae
Homes

List Verse

Scholar Google

Info Mine

Brain Pickings 

Acronym Finder

Make it Count


Business Info


Business Plans
BusinessBusiness Word Cloud
Small Business Assoc
Finance Education
Better Business Bureau
Choose What
US Chamber
Mind Tools
Documents & Forms
Business Dictionary
IT Business Edge
Harvard Business Review
Business Insider
Business Leadership Network
We work determines what the optimal arrangement for the office is, to minimize waste and encourage interaction.
2016’s Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
Dun and Bradstreet is an American business services company headquartered in Short Hills, a community in Millburn, New
Jersey, US that provides commercial data to businesses on credit history, business-to-business sales and marketing, counterparty risk exposure, supply chain management, lead scoring and social identity matching. Often referred to as D&B, the company’s database contains information on more than 235 million companies across 200 countries worldwide. Dun & Bradstreet has been listed on the Fortune 500 and was one of the first companies to be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Find People Businesses
Professions
Jobs - Labor Info
Management Knowledge
Team Work - Planning
Innovation
Legal Help - Legal Info
Finances - Money
Copyright Information
Consumer Safety
Website Developing Tools 
Computer Tools - Computer Tips
Knowledge Management


DYI - Do it Yourself


How To do Things - Do it Yourself Tips (DIY)

Do it Yourself is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.
DIY Ethic ethic of Self-Sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert.
How To Do Things
How Stuff Works
Repair Guides
Tools - Engineering Do it Yourself
How Cast
Howcast (wiki)
E How
Wonder How To
Wiki-How
How to Study
Instructables
Video Jug Tutorials
Hub Pages
How Dini
Lynda
Real Simple
Craftzine
Do it Yourself
Do it Yourself Resources
DIY Network
Home Tips
House Logic
Inspection
Make Use Of
Cha Cha
Pebble
Love to Know
Learn Stuff
Wonder Quest
Reference
Stack Overflow
Whyzz
Monkey See
Family Handyman
Find an Expert - Skill Sharing
I Always Wondered
Expertise
Buzzle
Tested
Household Products
YouTube How To Videos
Repurpose - Reuse

First Site Guide

Life Hack
Life Hacker
1000 Lifehacks
Life Hack Tips (youtube)
Hackerspace

Measurement Conversions
Stabb

Freebase

IPL
Vark
Toxel

Home Work Help
Essays
Spark Notes
Informa World


BK101 Links

Physical Health
Nutrition
Exercise
Mental Health
Plagiarism
News Directory
Road Travel Info
Photography Tips
Internet Searching Tips
Mapping GPS Tools
Communications Tools
Internet Safety
Films - Documentaries
Human Search Engine
Recipes
Cooking
Farming
Food Coupons and Deals
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
Teaching Resources
Space Websites
Educational Websites
Education News
Environment Knowledge
Video Making Tools
Open Access
Open Source Curriculum



Internet Quotes - Information Sayings


"If you have a question, just ask the Internet"

What is the Internet? - Collaborative Sharing

"The internet is like having a best friend who knows everything. A friend who just loves sharing everything that they know, and only when you want to know something. The internet speaks only when spoken too. It may not always be right, but it's always there."

"It's true that the Internet doesn't have all the answers, but you will find more answers on the Internet then anywhere else on the planet."

"I didn't learn everything from the Internet, but I did learn a lot about a lot of things because of the internet." 

Social Networks

"Even with the internet having so much knowledge and information, there are times I will learn more from just being around people and having good conversations, the internet will never replace the incredible benefits of human interaction."   

"There's always a Question. I might not have all the answers, but with the internet I can always find someone who has an answer, or at the least, find someone who has another question that would possibly help me find an answer." 
 
Search Technology

"I might not have all the answers but I do have a lot of questions that you may have never thought of asking, which could ultimately help you find the answer you're looking for."

"There's always a Question but there's not always an Answer, unless 'I Don't Know' is an answer, then I guess I have an answer for everything."

"One of the great things about the Internet is asking one question ends up answering 10 questions"

"Answers, or understanding, builds framework, so knowing what you're building is important."

"In life you are either looking for answers or believing that you have found the answers. Celebrating life is something you do in between those two moments, when you're not looking for something and you're not believing in something, just experiencing."

"Every new bit of information I find adds to my understanding of the world, like a piece to a puzzle, the more pieces you have the easier it is to see and understand what the whole picture is, which gives you a better chance on making the right decisions."

" The internet is the smartest person I know, its collective intelligence far exceeds any human I have ever met. But I still need to improve the internet because I know it could be even smarter. And when I see people use the internet as a toy, I'm thinking abuse, waste and ignorance, just like our current education system, what goes around comes around."

"Of course I can, I'm the Question Man"   

Questioning

"Information will always lead you somewhere."

"Information Fixes Everything." 

Education Quotes
Life Quotes
Information Overload

"When seeking help, just don't look for people who provide help, you should also look for other people who need help too, because sometimes, people who need help can also help you. When you're helping others, sometimes you're also helping yourself at the same time."

Remove a Ring that is stuck on your finger using string or thin shoelace (youtube)


Self Directed Learning

The Process of Questioning:

You don't have to know everything, you don't have to go through every door or click on every hyperlink. You just have to know
What Questions to Ask and when to ask them. Analyze the Answers to the best of your ability.

Skepticism
Methodology

And don't forget that asking for help is just another question. Other peoples knowledge and abilities are an extremely valuable resource and everyone has the ability to contribute to this resource. What good is knowledge if you never share it?

Collaboration







The Thinker Man