American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has a very easy to search directory called Gateway to Associations.
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.
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.
Camden County Library
Burlington County Library
Gloucester County Library
NJ State Library
Free Library of Philadelphia
Library of Congress
Internet Business Resources
Subject directories of the internet organized by humans.
Librarians Index to the Internet
A website of about 16,000 librarian selected internet resources
Open Directory Project
Answers.com Fast Facts
Resource Discovery Network
Industry and Market Information
A combination of free and fee based industry information resources.
Map of the Market
Domestic and foreign companies SEC filings
Company and country profiles
An index of 95,000 private and public companies from the tech sector
Business Wire Company Profile
Thomas Register of American Manufactures
Finds and extracts information about people from the web
Profiles of professionals
Online business contact marketplace
Executive compensation information
Public Records Search Engine
Argali White & Yellow
Business and consumers mailing lists
SRDS Direct Mailing List Source
Fagan Finder URL information
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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