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Almanacs & Encyclopedias

50 States and Capitals -
Christmas Around the World
Conversion & Calculation Center
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Information Please
My Virtual Reference Desk - My Virtual Encyclopedia
Old Farmer's Almanac
Those Were the Days - from 440 International
Today in Rotten History
Welcome to How Stuff Works!

Arts, Movies, & Music

All-Music Guide -
American Movie Classics
Art History Resources -
ArtLex - dictionary of visual art
Christus Rex
Color Marketing Group
Dia Center for the Arts, New York, NY
FAMSF-Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Guide Entertainment
Hollywood Online _ Movie Guide
Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens Home Page - Discover New Music - The most music videos on the web
Movie Review Query Engine -
MuseumLink's Museum of Museums
National Gallery of Art
Operabase -
Playbill On-Line - THE Theatre Source on the Web for Broadway Theater Information
The Getty
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
The Smithsonian Institution Home Page
WebMuseum_ Bienvenue! (Welcome from the curator) - The ultimate store for art posters, prints, lithographs and greeting cards

Atlases, Maps, & Directions

GeoLytics - US Census demographic and GIS data products
Infoplease Atlas
LibrarySpot - enyclopedias, maps, libraries and much more.
Maps On Us -
National Map Viewer
PCL Map Collection
Satellite Predictions - http___www.heavens-above.com_
TriNet ShakeMaps
Vicinity Corporation's MapBlast!

Books & Book Resources

TextBook Vendors

Alibris Save up to 90% off on new and used college textbooks
College Textbook at Cheap Used College Books, Used Textbooks For Sale, Finance Textbooks, Nursing Textbo
College Textbooks - Discount New Textbooks and Cheap Used Textbooks. - Browse Categories
Welcome to!

Alibris Catalog Search
Barnes & Noble -
Bibliofind,books,Booksearch, Antiquarian Books, Old Books, Used Books, Rare Books,bookselling
Books@Random _ Reading Group Guides
BookWire Homepage
Draft Interim Guidelines for Cataloging Electronic Resources
Free electronic books to read online_ Home
Online Book Catalog - Overview - Project Gutenberg
Penguin Classics
Powell's Books - Used, New, and Out of Print
Project Gutenberg
SimonSays.com_ Reading Groups
The Pulitzer Prizes
The WWW Bible Gateway
Virtual Christianity_ Bibles

College & Financial Aid Information

Advanced Distributed Learning Network (ADLNet)
Chronicle of Higher Education
College Board Online
CollegeNET Home Page
Distance Education Clearinghouse
FinAid_ The Financial Aid Information Page
ITC Home
LitLink_ LiteracyLink Homepage
Peterson's Education Center_ Financing Education
Sallie Mae_ Student Loan Marketing Association (SLMA)
The Student Guide

Computer resources

AntiVirus, Spyware & Spam

Coalition Against Unsolicted Commerical Email
Fight Spam on the Internet!
Latest Virus Warnings & Alerts
Parasitic Computing
ScamBusters Issue #11
Welcome to

HTML tools

DesignHelp - Instant Cure for Designer's Block


Flash Kit, A Flash Developer Resource - Online resource for Macromedia Flash Tutorials SWF FLA
FlashCore - The Center Of The Web Universe
Macromedia - Flash_ Video Tutorials

Web Images

A-1 Icon Archive _ Free Web Graphics
Animal Diversity Web - http___animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu_
Free Images - Free Stock Photos
Hardin MD_ Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
Microsoft Office Template Gallery Home
Microsoft® Clip Gallery Live
pc artist dot com - - webzine devoted to graphic art and web design on the compute
Welcome to Webshots

An interactive introduction to HTML and CGI scripts on the WWW (courseware Netscape)
Boogie Jack's Webmasters Resources Index
Cascading Style Sheets, level 1
Code library
Composing Good HTML (Version 2.0.9)
Guide to Publishing HTML
HTML-Kit Plugins
HTML_ An Interactive Tutorial for Beginners - Free Cut- & -Paste Javascript Code
NCSA -- A Beginner's Guide to HTML
Revised Introduction to HTML
SimplytheBest Form CGI scripts
The Bare Bones Guide to HTML
The HTML Writers Guild Website
W3 Schools Online Web Tutorials
W3C - The World Wide Web Consortium
Web Accessibility Checker
Webmaster HTML code help and repair - NetMechanic web tools fix broken html tags and links.


2600_ The Hacker Quarterly
Center for Internet Security
CyberAngels Internet Safety Organization
HoneyNet Project
IntrusionDetection Inc.
Microsoft Security Advisor Program
Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-006)
National Computer Security Association
Nmap -- Stealth Port Scanner For Network Security Auditing, General Internet Exploration & (2)
RSA Data Security, Inc.
SANS Home Page
Shields UP! -- Internet Connection Security Analysis
The Black Hat Briefings Homepage at
Zone Labs - Frequently asked questions

Adobe Expert Center
FreeCode, Free Programming Source Code
MSDN Online
NetSol Whois
Network Solutions
SHAREWARE.COM--the way to find shareware on the Internet
TinyApps.Org _ Home
TUCOWSWorldWideAffiliate Site Locations!
W3C - The World Wide Web Consortium
Welcome to BlueStream
Welcome to the InterNIC

Consumer Health, Information & Legal Sites

Consumer Health

Alternative Medicine

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback_ Public Information Area
HealthAtoZ_ Alternative Medicine
HealthWorld Online

Consumer Health Handouts

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: On-Line Service Patient Education
Easy-to-Read Publications from FDA
Information for Patients from the American Academy of Family Physicians
NHLBI Publications for Patients and Public

General Sites


AHCPR Consumer Health
America's Housecall Network
CHIPS (Consumer Health Information and Services)
Complete Home Medical Guide
emedicine home page
The Doctors' Page - Patient Education on the Net


Health Education Library for People
Health Promotion
Healthfinder -- consumer health information from the United States government
InteliHealth - Home to Johns Hopkins Health Information_ InteliHealth Home
InteliHealth - http___www.intelihealth.com_
Internet Health Resources
The Health Library


MEDLINE_ PubMed and Internet Grateful Med -
MedWorld_ DocTalk Radio
MSNBC _ HealthBuzz
National Institutes of Health -- Consumer Health Information
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
NIOSH - Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards for Consumers -
Seek Wellness
The Med Help General Library
The Patient Education Institute

Mental Health

At Health
Living With Suicide_ Shared Experiences and Voices of Loss
Psych Central_ Dr. John GROHOL's Mental Health Page
SA_VE - Suicide Awareness _ Voices of Education


Arbor Communications_ guide to nutrition resource on the Internet (Tony Helman).
Food and Nutrition Information Center
Oregon Dairy Council
The Blonz Guide to Nutrition, Food Science and Health


ADOL-Adolescence Directory On-Line
CARING FOR EVERY CHILD'S MENTAL HEALTH_ Communities Together Initiative
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
GlobalMedic - Kids Health
National Immunization Program
Parents Guide to the Internet
Parents' Page
Resources for Parents of Preemies
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network
The Informed Parent

Substance Abuse

Moyers on Addiction_ Close to Home Online
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIAAA - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Web of Addictions

Women's Health

Atlanta Reproductive Health Centre_ Infertility, IVF, Endometriosis
Center for Endometriosis Care
Infertility, IVF, Miscarriage, and Laparoscopy - The Obstetrics & Gynecology Network
THE MERCK MANUAL, HOME EDITION_ Section 22 - Women's Health Issues
The North American Menopause Society

Better Business Bureau
Big Class Action - Information and updates on class action lawsuits. Enter your complaint to st
California Voter Foundation
Center for Democracy and Technology
CHIA California Healthcare Interpreters Association
Consumer Information Center - US Gov
Consumer Reports® Online
Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guides
Electronic Frontier Foundation
FindLaw_ Internet Legal Resources
Free California Lawforms
Free Legal Advice and law information
Hazardous Chemical Database -
Kelley Blue Book - New Car Pricing, Used Car Values
Legal Documents, Contracts and Law Documents Preparation On the Internet.
NIOSH - Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Patent Law Links.Com - Links For Patent Professionals and Savvy Inventors
Product Recalls (CPSC) -
Taxes - Essential Links to Taxes
The National Fraud Information Center
The Tax Prophet®


17 USC TITLE 17 (01_24_94) [Copyright]
Copyright & Fair Use - Stanford U. Libraries
Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
Copyright Clearance Center Online
Copyright Myths FAQ_ 10 big myths about copyright explained
Cyberspace Law and Policy
Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Status & Analysis
Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure_ Executive Summary
Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright - Univ Georgia
The Copyright Website
U.S. Copyright Law
U.S. Copyright Office Home Page
US Code _ Title 17, Section 1201

Dates, Earthquakes, Time, & Weather

Earthquake Information from the USGS -
Report an earthquake_ California home
Southern California Earthquake Center
The Calendar Zone -- Bringing Order to Calendrical Chaos!
The Weather Channel - Home Page
Tide and Current Predictor -
Trickster's Timeline Weather
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program-Southern California
Weather Underground Welcome to The Weather Underground
Welcome to

Dictionaries & Writing Reference

Acronym and abbreviation list
Acronym Finder
AltaVista - Babel Fish Translation
AMAZING WORDS!! Etymologies of English words derived from Latin-Greek elements with a cross-r
ARTFL Project_ ROGET'S Thesaurus Search Form
ASL Browser
Bartlett, John. 1901. Familiar Quotations
Bible Gateway - multiple versions, multiple languages
CAP Glossary
CHIA California Healthcare Interpreters Association- Dictionaries
Computer Glossary and Dictionary
CSUFresno Writing Center from Electric Library
English to French, Italian, and Spanish Dictionary -
FOLDOC - Computing Dictionary
Glossary of Computer_Networking Terms
Learn Spanish_ A Free Online Tutorial
MedicineNet - Medical Dictionary
Merriam-Webster OnLine - Dictionary - Thesaurus - Word of the Day - Word Games - Word for the W
OneLook Dictionaries (Dictionary), The Faster Finder
Online Book Catalog - Overview - Project Gutenberg
Origin of Phrases
Search Dictionary of PC Hardware and Data Comm. Terms
TECHtionary __ World's first animated technical dictionary
The Encyclopedia Mythica
The RAM Guide
Yiddish Dictioniary
Yiddish-Hebrew-English-German-Russian Picture Dictionary


Email Finders - The Authoritative Change of e-mail address directory FREE enrollment search an
Internet Address Finder - Email Directory
Meta Email Search Agent

Web-based Directories

AnyWho_ Telephone Number, Email, Home Page URL, FAX, Toll Free, and Address
InfoSpace - The Ultimate Directory
SearchBug - Your People and Company Finder
WebSitez - Search engine for domain name addresses! Beats Internic whois!
WORLDPAGES Find Anything. Anyone. Anywhere.

White Pages

BellSouth-Real WhitePages
People Finder
Verizon SuperPages

Yellow Pages

Lycos Yellow Pages- Business
Netscape Yellow Pages
The Librarian's Yellow Pages - Search our yellow page directory online!
Verizon SuperPages® Interactive Yellow Pages
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Infobel - International directories
International Telephone Country Codes
Internet Corp for Assigned Names & Numbers
InterNIC's Whois
Thomas Register
Useful phone links. yellow pages, white pages, people search, area code maps, country codes
USPS - ZIP Code Lookup and Address Information
Welcome to Bigfoot
World Alumni Net

Disability Solutions

Access-Able Travel Source
Accessible Journeys
American Sign Language online course
ASL Browser - University of Michigan
California School for the Deaf, Riverside CSDR
Canine Companions National Web Site
CODI_ Cornucopia of Disability Information
disABILITY Information and Resources
Home Page Center on Deafness - Inland Empire
JAN on the Web
Learning American Sign Language ASL and Signed English (SE)
NAPVI - National Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired
Sound and Fury - Deaf Culture - Fingerspelling Player
The Disability Link Barn

Educational Software

Academic Superstore Academic Software savings for students, teachers, & schools
Academic & Collegiate Software--best prices!
Academic Software from Student Discounts!
Academic Software, Student Software
Creation Engine Academic Discounts on Software
Educational Resources Home
Genesis Software - Academic Software Discounts! - Your Logisoft
Name Brand Software at Academic Prices - Software Dreamer - Academic Software
Software Express - Suppliers of academic software to students, staff and schools at up to 75% Academic Software Your Student Software Store
Teacher Websites - Sites for Teachers
TriTech Computers & Educational Software - San Diego's computer specialists
Welcome to Your Online Source for Educational Software


America's Job Bank
Best Jobs U.S.A.
Bulletin of Jobs at UCR
Education Job Openings
Federal Jobs Digest
Hot Jobs™
jobEngine - Welcome Page
JobHunt_ On-Line Job Meta-List
NCS Career Magazine
The Chronicle - Job Openings in Academe
WORK AT HOME DOT COM- Work at Home - Home Business Opportunity Resources-

Food Pages

Betty Crocker
Campbell's Kitchen - Recipe Box
Chocolatier Recipe Index
FATFREE_ The Low Fat Vegetarian Archive
Home Canning Online
Jewish Cooking in America With Joan Nathan_ Episode 102
Regina's Vegetarian Table
The Gourmet Connection - The Best, Free Gourmet Food and Health Magazines & Publications!
The Kitchen Link - What's Cooking on the Net
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG)
Top Secret Recipes on the Web
Veggies Unite!

Government Pages


CA Tax Forms, Instructions and Publications
CalGOLD Home Page
California Department of Insurance
California Department of Motor Vehicles
California Municipal Codes
City of Riverside, California, USA
Counties Close-Up
County of Riverside
County of San Bernardino
Do Not Call - Pre-registration for Do Not Call - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the At
Medical Board of California
Welcome to the California Home Page

ATSDR - HazDat Database
Bureau of the Public Debt
CDC Home Page
CDC WONDER on the Web
Code of Federal Regulations (searchable)
DefenseLINK - Official Web Site of the U.S. Department of Defense
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Food and Drug Administration Home Page
Kennedy Space Center
National Archives and Records Administration
National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Center for Health Statistics
National Institutes of Health Home Page
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Home Page
Political Resources on the Net -
State and Local Government on the Net -
THOMAS_ Legislative Information on the Internet
U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
U.S. Copyright Office Home Page
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Government Printing Office Access
U.S. Postal Service

Hoaxes & Myths

'Welcome to the world of AIDS' - Urban Legends and Folklore - 05_21_98
SARC - Virus Hoaxes
Truth or Fiction
Urban Legends Reference Pages


Computer Stupidities
Darwin Awards Official Home Page
HumorMatters Home Page
Journal of Nursing Jocularity, the Humor Magazine for Nurses
NBC_ Saturday Night Live
RxLaughs - The Internet Drug Comix
TSC - Tech Support Comedy!

Invisible Web

Academic Info - Educational Subject Directory - Online Degree Programs - Admissions Test Preparation
direct search - Web Search Tools and Directories (featuring Invisible Web Resources)
INCYwincy - invisible web search engine
Invisible Web What it is, Why it exists, How to find it, and Its inherent ambiguity - Searchable databases and specialized search engines
Lycos DirectoryReferenceSearchable Databases
Science and Technology Sources on the Internet
Those Dark Hiding Places The Invisible Web Revealed
Welcome to INFOMINE Scholarly Internet Resource Collections

Libraries and Library Specific

Cataloging and Cataloging Tools

Library of Congress Authorities
Library of Congress Online Catalogs
MARC Code List for Countries
OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards [OCLC]
The Library of Congress

Library Associations

American Library Association
California Library Association Home
Institute on 21st-Century Librarianship
International Federation of Library Associations
SCOUG - The Southern California Online Users Group - Glendale, CA
Special Libraries Association

Library Automation

Information about INNOPAC and Innovative Interfaces Inc.
SIRSI's World Wide Web Home Page

Library Vendors & Info Brokers

AIM Home Page
EBSCO Information Services Home Page
Seek Information Service

Argus Clearinghouse
Boston Public Library
British Library
BUBL Information Service Home Page
Cal Poly Pomona Library
California Digital Library
California State Library
County of Los Angeles Public Library Catalog
County of Los Angeles Public Library
Dialog's Bluesheets
GALEN II -- The UCSF Digital Library
ibiblio - the Public's Library & digital archive
Inland Library System
Internet Public Library
IPL The Internet Public Library
lib-web-cats - http___staffweb.library.vanderbilt.edu_breeding_libwebcats.html
LibDex - Worldwide index of library catalogues, web sites and Friends of Libraries pages
Libraries of The Claremont Colleges
Library of Congress Online Catalogs
Library of Congress World Wide Web (LC Web) Home Page
Online Book Catalog - Overview - Project Gutenberg
San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
Smithsonian Institution
UCLA Libraries
UCR Library Website
Welcome to INFOMINE Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Welcome to Schools & Libraries (USAC)
World-Wide Web Virtual Library_ Subject Catalogue
Worldcat Lookup

Magazines, Newspapers & News Sites

Ali's World of the Infinitely Weird but True (ish) - A Little Weird News
Baker Boulanger
Boston Globe Online
Cooking Light
EurekAlert! Releases
HighWire Press
Information Today, Inc. Home Page HomePage
London News International
Miami Herald Online
Microsoft at Home Journal
Slashdot_ News for nerds, stuff that matters
Star Chefs _ Recipes of Chefs and Recipes by Cookbook Authors
TechRepublic, the IT Community Hub - Information technology news, analysis, and forums
The Associated Press
The Christian Science Monitor
The New York Times on the Web
The Times Internet Edition

Misc. Reference Tools, Sources, & Sundry

Argus Clearinghouse
Bad Human Factors Designs
BBC - h2g2 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
CIA FOIA - Overview
Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guides
Find A Grave -
Ghost Sites
Internet FAQ Consortium
InterNIC 15 Minute Series - Tools for the Internet Trainer
Mad Scientist Network
Online Book Catalog - Overview - Project Gutenberg
Robert's Rules of Order Revised
Ufo and Secret Military Bases


Collections - Norton Simon Museum
Getty Museum


Bartleby.com_ Great Books Online
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations -
Bartlett, John. 1901. Familiar Quotations
Simpson's Contemporary Quotations -

Search Engines & Tools

About Search Engines

A Helpful Guide to Search Engines
ChriSEO - The Search Engine World Sliced and Dissected
InfoPeople's Best Search Tools Chart
SearchEngine Watch_ News, Tips and More About Search Engines

Health Search Engines

Healthatoz - The Search Engine for Health and Medicine
MedExplorer - Health_Medical Search Engine
Medical World Search
MedWorld_ MedBot_ Super Search

Meta Engines

Search Engine Colossus - International Directory of Search Engines
Beaucoup! 2,000+ Search Engines, Indices and Directories
CompletePlanet - Discover over 70,000+ databases and specially search engines
Dogpile, the Friendly Multi-Engine Search Tool
FinderSeeker The Search Engine for Search Engines
Internet Search Engines
Mamma_ Mother of All Search Engines
Meta Search from Thunderstone (beta)
Search EngineZ

All the Web, All the Time
Ask Jeeves!
CompletePlanet - Discover over 70,000+ databases and specially search engines
Google Scholar
HotSheet web quick reference -
Infoseek - Searchable databases and specialized search engines
Librarians' Index to the Internet - Utility Index
Link Everything Online
MSN Search
Netscape Search
Research-It! - Your one-stop reference desk
Teoma - Search with Authority
The Internet Sleuth
TradeWave Galaxy
Welcome to CDDB!- Music Search Engine
whatUseek Web Search


Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications
California Center for Health Statistics
CDC WONDER on the Web
Department of Biostatistics-Software Tutorials on the Web
Fedstats_ One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics
Global Statistics -
Mortality Tables
National Center for Health Statistics
PRB Country Profiles
Safety & Health Statistics Home Page
Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Statistical Resources on the Web
TheDOTBureauof Transportation Statistics (BTS)
WHOSIS (World Health Organization)

Style & Writing Guides

APA Crib Sheet links
Citation Guides for Electronic Documents
Citing Electronic Sources - List of Cites
Guide to Grammar and Style by Jack Lynch
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Karla's Guide to Citation Style Guides
LitLink_ LiteracyLink Homepage
The Elements of Style by William Strunk (1918)
Yale Style Manual-Table of Contents


Arthur Frommer's Outspoken Encyclopedia of Travel
European Train Timetables -
Let's Go
MCW International Travelers Clinic
TerraFly- Virtually fly over the U.S.
Travel Health Online
Travelocity Airline Reservations
WelcomeTo Los Angeles World Airports.
Yahoo! Travel

TV Listings & Program Links

A & E Online
clickTV _ Listings
CNN Interactive
Comedy Central
Discovery Channel Online
Food Network
fox Channel 11
KCAL Channel 9 Homepage
KCBS Channel 2 Homepage
KTLA Channel 5
NBC 4 - Home
PBS Online
SCIFI.COM _ Schedulebot
TBS Superstation