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Resources


Multicultural

Associations
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has a very easy to search directory called Gateway to Associations.

http://asaenet.org/cda/asae/associations_search/

Government

Statistics
Firstgov.gov is the government web portal.  To find statistics go to the Data & Statistics link in the Reference Center. This link will take you to Fed Stats and to the Statistical Abstracts of the United States.

http://firstgov.gov

Legislation
Thomas is a portal to all kinds of legislative information such as bill summaries and status, role call votes, committee reports, senators and congressmen websites, biographies and directories.

http://thomas.loc.gov

Libraries
Camden County Library
http://www.camden.lib.nj.us/reference/online.htm

Burlington County Library
http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/business/

Gloucester County Library
http://www.gloucester.lib.nj.us/Resource_Access/default.php

NJ State Library
http://www.njstatelib.org/

Free Library of Philadelphia
http://www.library.phila.gov/
Library of Congress
 BE Online
Internet Business Resources
http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/beonline/subjectlist.php

Experts
Google Scholar
http://scholar.google.com

Directories
Subject directories of the internet organized by humans.

Librarians Index to the Internet
A website of about 16,000 librarian selected internet resources
http://lii.org

Open Directory Project
http://dmoz.org/


Topic Overview


Wikipedia
http://wikipedia.org/

Answers.com Fast Facts
http://www.answers.com/

Brainboost
http://www.brainboost.com/


Search Engines

Google
 http://www.google.com/
Yahoo
 http://www.yahoo.com/

MSN Search
 http://search.msn.com/
Ask Jeeves
 http://www.ask.com/

A9
  http://a9.com/


Metasearch Engines

Vivisimo
http://vivisimo.com/

Dogpile
http://www.dogpile.com

Copernic
http://www.copernic.com

Invisible Web

http://invisible-web.net

http://completeplanet.com
Resource Discovery Network
http://rdn.cc.uk/



Industry and Market Information

Valuation Resources
A combination of free and fee based industry information resources.
http://valuationresources.com/default.htm
Bizyahoo
http://biz.yahoo.com/i/

Bizlink
http://www.bizlink.org/about.asp

Know This
http://www.knowthis.com/

Map of the Market
http://www.smartmoney.com/marketmap/

Company Information

EDGAR
Domestic and foreign companies SEC filings
http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

Corporate Information
Company and country profiles
http://www.corporateinformation.com/


Corptech
An index of 95,000 private and public companies from the tech sector
http://www.corptech.com


Business Wire Company Profile
http://home.businesswire.com/

Thomas Register of American Manufactures
http://www.thomasnet.com/index.html

People

Zoom Info
Finds and extracts information about people from the web
http://www.zoominfo.com/

Ziggs
Profiles of professionals
http://www.ziggs.com/home.aspx

Jigsaw
Online business contact marketplace
http://jigsaw.com/

EComp Online
Executive compensation information
http://www.ecomponline.com/
Pretrieve
Public Records Search Engine
http://www.pretrieve.com/

Phone Directory
Argali White & Yellow
http://www.argali.com/

Prospects Lists
Business and consumers mailing lists

SRDS Direct Mailing List Source
http://www.srds.com/

Zapdata
http://zapdata.com/

ReferenceUSA

InfoUSA
http://list.infousa.com/


Website Evaluation
 
Fagan Finder URL information
http://www.faganfinder.com/urlinfo/

Network Solutions
http://www.networksolutions.com/

Whois
http://whois.net

Internet Fraud
http://sec.gov/investor/pubs/cyberfraud.htm

Hoaxbusters
http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/




Web Search Tips

1. If you only have a general notion of what you are looking for, use a subject directory, these are collections of web pages organized by people. Examples of good web directories are the Librarians’ Index to the Internet (http://lii.org) and the Open Directory Project (http://dmoz.org). Use a search engine such as Google or Yahoo for specific information.


2. For more relevant results, use at least two unique keywords. Place the most important first. Do not use words such “what”, “where”, “the” or “of”. Phrases should be placed within quotation marks, ex: “cleaning services” or “WH Cleaning”.


 3. Use the “advance search” feature in the search engine to refine your search. To customize the results go the preference section. For example, select a 100 links per page instead of the default ten, and specify the language. Be sure to save your preferences.


4. 
Do not confine yourself to one search engine. Conservative estimates on the size of the web put it at about 50 billion pages, Google, the largest search engine, only indexes 8 billion pages. Thus, a great deal of high quality information is not indexed by the search engines, but it is part of the invisible or deep web.  To find more about these resources visit: http://www.invisible- web.net/ or Resource Discovery Network (http://www.rdn.ac.uk/)


5. Evaluate your results, be skeptical! Check to see if the site has complete contact information and if it has been updated recently and regularly. Always confirm the information with other sources.






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