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Yahoo Minor competitor for Google
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About.com Excellent resource list, formerly, the Mining Company. "Expert guidance from real people searching for the best the Internet has to offer in games, music, travel, maps, jobs, free stuff, books, news, chat, strategy, auctions, airlines, gifts, weather, links, cds, movies, and more."
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CEOexpress Excellent business-oriented directory list
DMOZ.org Large humanly-created and maintained directory list
Infoplease "Combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records"
RefDeskDesigned to be a one-stop reference guide to the Internet
VirtualGumshoeInvestigative Resources on the Web
Wolfram AlphaNot exactly a serach engine, but it is a useful site - think of it as a "computational engine for factual knowledge" - see a Flash intro by Stephen Wolfram himself!
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ixquick "Ixquick submits your search to the major search engines and finds sites that are universally ranked in the top ten!"
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  • Google GuideTutorial on how to use Google.
    Internet ScoutGuides to the major search engines and other directories
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    Infospace Extensive directory database: Yellow Pages, White Pages, Business, City, Government
    AT&T's AnyWho "Integrates traditional business and consumer white and yellow pages telephone listings with enhanced, Internet-based contact information such as E-mail Addresses and Web Site URLs. Toll Free and FAX numbers can also be listed."
    PeopleSearch.netPeople finder, multiple search engines, includes reverse search
    SuperPages.com Find over 16 million different businesses here
    Switchboard Look phone numbers by last & first name, city and/or state.
    Telephone Directories on the Web Links to online telephone, fax and business directories from around the world
    US Postal Service Zip codes, postal rates, much more
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    WhoWhere? Internet directory of e-mail addresses, individual and company URLs, phone numbers, & street addresses
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    123greetings.com Free email greeting cards using Flash animation
    Ecards from Hallmark Free email greeting card site featuring amny different styles
    regards.comOffers two levels of customization
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    Move.com"Our mission is to give you the information you need to keep more of your own money when you buy a home, sell a home, or relocate"
    MSN Real Estate Advisor Find and compare homes for sale, compare mortgage rates, financing options, closing, inspection - loaded with info for the new or experienced home buyer - from Microsoft
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    Merriam-Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus
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    "Search more than 160,000 entries in the Web's most up-to-date dictionary." Lots of other neat word-related stuff.
    Dictionary.com
    Search: for Besides a rudimentary dictionary, at this site you can find: Writing Resources, Roget's Thesaurus, Translate text and Web pages between English and French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish
    OneLook DictionariesEnter word:
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    "An online dictionary that you can explore in different directions, finding words that mean the same, are more general, more specific - as well as getting a brief description."
    Encarta World English Dictionary"This free, online dictionary provides definitions, audio pronunciations, and a glossary of computer terms."
    Compact Oxford English Dictionary"The Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English contains 145,000 words, phrases, and definitions." Also, you will find here the Concise Dictionary of First Names and Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
    YourDictionary"The Web's most comprehensive index of on-line dictionaries with over 1,000 dictionaries in more than 200 different languages. This conveniently organized index includes glossaries of specialized terminology, synonyms, homonyms, and abbreviations. It is linked to an index of on-line grammars and several pages of linguistic fun."
    Online Etymology Dictionary" This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. The dates beside a word indicate the earliest year for which there is a surviving written record of that word (in English, unless otherwise indicated). This should be taken as approximate, especially before about 1700, since a word may have been used in conversation for hundreds of years before it turns up in a manuscript that has had the good fortune to survive the centuries."
    ROGET'S Thesaurus Search the full text for:
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    Online Etymology DictionaryFor word lovers - a free searchable dictionary of word origins.
    Symbols.com"World's largest online encyclopedia of graphic symbols...contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti." - fascinating!
    FreeTranslation.com"Free automatic computer translation in 8 language directions...FROM English to French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese...TO English from French, German and Spanish. Each translation can be of a web page of or up to 4 or 5 pages of text. FreeTranslation.com is very fast and completely free."
    SYSTRANTranslate text you type or paste in or enter the address (URL) of a Web page and it will translate it into : French, German, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese. Also free downloadable version for use on personal documents.
    Free Online TranslatorTranslate text and web pages online for free!
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    Britannica.com The best websites, leading magazines, related books, and very limited access to Encyclopędia Britannica.
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    Encyclopedia.com"Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations."
    infoplease.com"Combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records"
    Wikipedia"Wikipedia is a multilingual project to create a complete and accurate free content encyclopedia."
    The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy"The manifestation of one of the most influential modern educational theories, the 6,900 entries in this major new reference work form the touchstone of what it means to be not only just a literate American but an active citizen in our multicultural democracy."
    CIA World FactbookEssential facts, geography, population, etc., on all the countries of the world
    Nationmaster.comA data source and comparison tool for national statistics...you can generate maps and graphs easily.
    ENCYBERPEDIAVirtually every encyclopedia that's on the Web
    iTools.comEverything from anagrams & language translations to UPS rates
    The North Carolina EncyclopediaAn overview of the people, the government, the history, and the resources of North Carolina.
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    The Info ServiceInteresting collection of links
    John December's Resource ListVery comprehensive, annotated
    The Scout Report Internet resources & network tools geared toward researchers & educators
    The Internet Archive "The Internet Archive, working with Alexa Internet, has created the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine makes it possible to surf pages stored in the Internet Archive's web archive."
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    TILE.NET/LISTS Listservs by subject, name, most popular, etc.
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    Internet FAQ Archives Search newsgroup FAQs By Category | By Newsgroup
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