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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. "Life is a Fact Finding Mission."

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
Research Archives
Facts and Stats
Populations and Health Info
Business info
Quotes about the Internet and Information


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

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

Assistant (google)
Aardvark (search_engine) was a social search service that connected users live with friends or friends-of-friends who were able to answer their questions, also known as a knowledge market. Users submitted questions via the Aardvark website, email or instant messenger and Aardvark identified and facilitated a live chat or email conversation with one or more topic experts in the asker's extended social network. Aardvark was used for asking subjective questions for which human judgment or recommendation was desired. It was also used extensively for technical support questions. Users could also review question and answer history and other settings on the Aardvark website. Google acquired Aardvark and then killed it. Job Killers.

Q&A System Implementation - Collaboration


Women with Books in Library Library's
Public Libraries
Library Search
Access my Library
Open Library
WorldCat Library Catalog
Library Association
Library Instruction
Library Reports
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
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

"Libraries use to be about knowledge but some libraries are more like a public book store with a couple of added features".

Knowledge Management


Dictionaries Dictionary's

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Merriam Webster
Free Dictionary
One Look
Urban Dictionary

Not all Dictionaries are the same, and most dictionaries can be misleading and ineffective.
Comparison of English Dictionaries (wiki)

Free Electronic Dictionary for Download by Farlex. Online and offline dictionary and thesaurus with every word you look up. Millions of definitions from the most trusted sources, including: Webster's Dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus. The American Heritage Dictionary. Contains ads and Offers in-app purchases.

Thorndike Barnhart

Alpha Dictionary

Mnemonic Dictionary

Learners Dictionary

Crossword Help 911

Word Games


Encyclopedia of Earth
New World Encyclopedia
Online Schools

Research Archives

Five W's and H Who? When? Where? Why? What? How? Internet Archive Library
Historical Collections
World Digital Library
Open Library
World Cat
New World Library
Taylor & Francis
Brookings Research
Semantic Scholar Find peer-reviewed research from the world's most trusted sources.
Find the Best
Find the Data
List of Academic Databases and Search Engines (wiki)

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) produces independent, multidisciplinary research to advance the health and wellbeing of human populations in the United States and around the world.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences scientific journal publishing more than 3,200 research papers annually.

DIY Research (biology) - Citizen Science Research (drugs)

Research Flaws - Bias in Research
Research Score Card
Surveys - Polls - Validity
Academic Papers and Research 

Research Data
National Research Council
Stockholm Peace Research Institute

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.

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.

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
Fact Check
Marist Poll
Google Knowledge
Science Knowledge
Science Websites

Document Cloud 
Information Clearing House 
Archimedes Palimpsest
The Digital Walters

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

Facts - Stats

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

Research in Science

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


Populations - Health Info

World Population Map Population Reference Bureau
Info Share
Statistical Information
Statistics - UK
Office for National Statistics is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics.
Statistics Math
Public Data
Public Data (Google)
Public Records
Mind Maps and Graphs
Recorded Future
National Technical Information Service
International Data Corporation
Government Websites
Access to Court Electronic Records

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

Museums - Galleries

Fair Housing

List Verse

Scholar Google

Info Mine

Brain Pickings 

Acronym Finder

Make it Count

Business Info

Business Plans
BusinessBusiness Word Cloud
Upmetrics business plan editor.

Small Business Administration

Chamber of Commerce (professions)

Finance Education

Better Business Bureau
Choose What
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
Jobs - Labor Info
Management Knowledge
Team Work - Planning
Legal Help - Legal Info
Finances - Money
Copyright Information
Consumer Safety
Website Developing Tools 
Computer Tools - Computer Tips
Knowledge Management

DYI - Do it Yourself

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
How Cast
Howcast (wiki)
E How
Wonder How To
How to Study
Video Jug Tutorials
Hub Pages
How Dini
Real Simple
Do it Yourself
Do it Yourself Resources
DIY Network
Home Tips
House Logic
Make Use Of
Cha Cha
Love to Know
Learn Stuff
Wonder Quest
Stack Overflow
Monkey See
Family Handyman
Find an Expert - Skill Sharing
I Always Wondered
Household Products
YouTube How To Videos
Repurpose - Reuse

First Site Guide

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

DIY Biology - Citizen Science

Self Directed Learning - DIY Science Tools

Measurement Conversions



Home Work Help
Spark Notes
Informa World

BK101 Links

Physical Health
Mental Health
News Directory
Road Travel Info
Photography Tips
Internet Searching Tips
Mapping GPS Tools
Communications Tools
Internet Safety
Films - Documentaries
Human Search Engine
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"


"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.


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?


The Thinker Man