Research Pages

Toolkit for Internet Research

Tools of the research trade are found in many places and on many sites. The tools you will put in your toolbox vary according to skills sets and research requirements. Serious researchers will find some of the on-line sites and the tools that we and our students have found useful listed below. These are taken from our proprietary course materials and, we believe, are useful tools that fit many needs. This list is by no means exhaustive, but represents many items found in a good middle-grade or better-grade toolbox. Tell us if you know of a special tool or site you have found useful in research that is not listed. And let us know if you find any broken links, please. Please use the “Contact Us” link above.

The categories of useful research tools listed here include:
Encyclopedias, Lexica and Dictionaries
Other Reference Sites and Libraries
Books and Reading Materials
Search Engine Resource Guides
Key Search Engines
Key meta-search and mega search tools

People, Phones, and Companies Search Engines and Sites

Regional or Subject-specialized Search Engines
Search Directories
Aggregators, Portals, RSS Feeds, Readers, and Dashboards
News Media Resource Guides
News and Magazine Media Sites
Analysis, Feature and Documentary Sites
PDF and Document Search Site
Geo-Search Sites
Deep/Invisible Web and Specialty Search Tools
Gray Literature and Academic/Scholarly Research Sites and Tools
Databases
Think Tank and University Sites
People, Entities and Companies Search Engines, or Sites
Username Search, aka Brand Names
Social Media and Social Networks Research Tools
Social Bookmarking
Blogs, Discussion Groups, Online Communities and Mailing Lists
Image and Reverse Image Searches
Key Photo, Video, Audio Searches and Resource Guides and Apps
Web Security Tools
Anonymity Testing Tools
Proxies, VPNs, Online Privacy, and Security Tools

Firewall Software
Site and Material Analysis Tools
Fact Checking Sites
Site Investigation Tools
Domain Registration Tools
Internet Issues and Searches
Translations and Language Tools
Website Monitoring and Page-Change Alert Tools
Metadata Tool
Other Useful Websites for OSINT Research
Open Source Learning and Resources
Digital Librarianship and Archiving

Encyclopedias, Lexica and Dictionaries

Collins Dictionary: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english

Diccionarios.com: http://www.diccionarios.com

Dictionarist: http://www.dictionarist.com/

Dictionary.com: http://translate.reference.com/

Encarta: http://encarta.msn.com/

Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com

Encyclopedia Britannica Online: http://www.britannica.com

Merriam-Webster Online: http://www.merriam-webster.com

Ultralingua: http://www.ultralingua.net/

Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org/

Wordreference.com: http://www.wordreference.com

YourDictionary:http://www.yourdictionary.com

 

 

Other Reference Sites and Libraries

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

Army Doctrine and Training Digital Library: http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/index.html

Family Search Name Variation Guide: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Guessing_a_Name_Variation

GlobalSecurity.org: http://www.GlobalSecurity.org

HathiTrust Digital Library (digitized library): http://www.hathitrust.org/

History of War: http://www.historyofwar.org/

InfoPlease: http://www.infoplease.com/

Internet Public Library Reference (IPL): http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/

Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov

National Archives (UK): http://nationalarchives.gov.uk

National Security Archive at GWU: http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/

Project Gutenberg (Free digitized books): http://www.gutenberg.org

Quotations Page: http://www.quotationspage.com/

Refdesk: http://www.refdesk.com/

Reference: http://www.reference.com/

Wayback Machine: https://archive.org/

World Bank Data Catalogue: http://datacatalog.worldbank.org/

World Legal Information Institute: http://worldlii.org/
 

Books and Reading Materials

Abe Books: http://www.abebooks.com/

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Bartleby.com Great Books: http://www.bartleby.com

Calibre (E-Book): http://calibre-ebook.com/

Gallica (France): http://www.gallica.bnf.fr

Google Book Search: http://www.books.google.com

Library of Congress Gateway to Library Catalogs: http://www.loc.gov/z3950/gateway.html

Library of Congress Online Catalog: http://www.catalog.loc.gov

Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org

The British Library: http://www.blpc.bl.uk

The Online Books Page: http://www.digital.library.upenn.edu/books

U.S. Government Printing Office-Fdsys: http://www.gp.gov/fdsys

 

 

Search Engine Resource Guides

These are among the most important resources. While some key ones are listed below, be aware of sites that have collected URLS to multiple search engines. Using these sites gives the researcher a vast choice of search tools. These include:
Quick Find It: http://www.quickfindit.com

Search Engine Colossus: http://www.searchenginecolossus.com/

Search Engine Guide/Search Engines Directory: http://www.searchengineguide.com/searchengines.html

Search-22: http://www.search-22.com

There are also regional or subject-specialized search engines, sites which concentrate on a smaller area. Many regional ones may be found through sites like:
Ezilon: http://ezilon.com/

Search-22: http://www.search-22.com

Search Engine Colossus: http://www.searchenginecolossus.com/

Search Engine Guide: http://www.searchengineguide.com/pages/Regional/

Searchezee: http://www.searchezee.com

 

Key Search Engines

Ask: http://www.Ask.com

Baidu: (China) http://www.baidu.com/

Bing: http://www.Bing.com

Cluuz: http://www.cluuz.com

DuckDuckGo (Does not track user): http://www.DuckDuckGo.com

Exalead (French, specific terms): http://www.exalead.com/search/

Entire Web: http://www.Entireweb.com

Gigablast: http://www.Gigablast.com

Google: http://www.Google.com

Google Crisis Response: http://www.google.org/crisisresponse/

Google Guy (Compares results from Google, Teoma and Yahoo!): http://www.googleguy.de

Ixquick (Does not track user): http://www.ixquick.com

Kngine: http://www.kngine.com/#

Lycos: http://www.lycos.com

Mozbot: http://www.mozbot.com

Teoma: http://www.Teoma.com

Wolfram Alpha (Math intensive): http://www.wolframalpha.com

Yahoo!: http://www.yahoo.com

Yamli (Arabic search engine): http://www.yamli.com

Yandex (Russian-European): https://yandex.com

 

 

Key meta-search and mega search tools

Meta-search engines combine the results of several search engines

Carrot2: (Topic search organizer): http://search.carrot2.org/stable/search

Dogpile: http://www.dogpile.com

Excite: http://www.Excite.com

Gigablast: http://www.gigablast.com

Hot Bot: http://www.HotBot.com

Info: http://www.Info.com

Infospace: http://www.Infospace.com

Ixquick: http://www.Ixquick.com

Mamma: http://www.Mamma.com

PolyMeta: http://www.polymeta.com

Scour: http://www.scour.com

Search: http://www.search.com

Soovle: http://www.soovle.com

Springo: http://www.springo.com

Web Crawler: http://www.WebCrawler.com

Yippy: http://yippy.com

 

People, Phones and Companies Search Engines, or Sites

123 PeopleSearch: http://www.123peoplesearch.com/

411.com: http://www.411.com/

411 Locate: http://www.411locate.com/

Addresses: http://www.Addresses.com

AnyWho: http://www.anywho.com

CEO Express: http://www.ceoexpress.com/default.asp

Companies House (UK): http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/links/introduction.shtml

Company Check (UK): http://companycheck.co.uk/index

Europages: (EU) http://www.europages.co.uk/

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com

Finding People: http://www.zillman.us/subject-tracers/finding-people-resources-and-sites/

Google+: http://Plus.google.com

Infobel (International):  http://www.infobel.com/en/world/

Intelius: http://www.Intelius.com

KGB People Search: http://www.kgbpeople.com/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com

Maltego ($$$$$):  http://www.paterva.com/web6/

My Life: http://www.MyLife.com

Pandia People Search: http://pandia.com/people/

PeekYou: http://www.PeekYou.com

People Finders: http://www.PeopleFinders.com

People Lookup: http://www.PeopleLookup.com

Phonebook of the World: http://www.phonebookoftheworld.com/

Pipl: http://www.pipl.com

Snitch Name (social profiles): http://snitch.name/

Spokeo: http://www.Spokeo.com

Superpages: http://www.superpages.com/

USA People Search: http://www.USA-People-Search.com

US search: http:// http://www.USSearch.com

Wayp-International White and Yellow Pages: http://www.wayp.com

White Pages: http://www.whitepages.com or http://www.whitepages.ca

Yahoo! People Search: http://www.people.yahoo.com

Zaba Search: http://www.ZabaSearch.com

Zesty (Facebook checker): http://zesty.ca/facebook/

ZoomInfo: http://www.ZoomInfo.com

 

Regional or Subject-specialized Search Engines

There are many regional or subject-specialized search engines, sites which concentrate on a smaller area. Many regional ones may be found through sites like:

Philb: http://www.philb.com/countryse.htm

Ezilon: http://ezilon.com/

Search-22: http://www.search-22.com

Search Engine Guide: http://www.searchengineguide.com/pages/Regional/

Searchezee: http://www.searchezee.com

 

 

Search Directories

Subject directories are similar to search engines only in that they list key sites. Search directories are created by humans rather than a search engine’s robots. They are much smaller than search engine databases. Good ones, produced by specialists in their field, may be useful. The quality of any particular directory depends in large part on the expertise of those who created and maintain the search directory and the way they crafted the search terms. In practice, Web researchers seldom stray from search engines to subject directories, but well-trained searchers often start with search directories to get the “big picture” and find useful key words.

China find outer: http://www.findouter.com/China/

Internet Public Library/ipl2 Information you can trust (Not being updated): http://www.ipl.org

Mahalo: http://www.mahalo.com/

Open Directory Project: http://www.dmoz.org

WWW Virtual Library: http://www.vlib.org

 

 

Specialized Search Engines
Qwika (Wiki search): http://www.qwika.com

Stumble Upon (Community-recommended sites): http://www.stumbleupon.com

Wolfram Alpha (Fact search and calculations): http://www.wolframalpha.com

World Cat (Catalog of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries): http://www.worldcat.org
Aggregators, Portals, RSS Feeds, Readers, and Dashboards

Bloglines (Reader): http://www.bloglines.com

Fastladder: http://fastladder.com

FeedBucket (Reader): http://www.feedbucket.com

FeedGhost (Reader): http://www.feedghost.com

Feed Reader (Reader): http://www.feedreader.com

Feed Rinse (RSS filter): http://www.feedrinse.com

Feedspot: http://www.feedspot.com/

Google News Reader (Feed Filter located under the “Reader” link): http://www.google.com

Google Reader (Reader): http://www.google.com/reader

IceRocket: http://www.icerocket.com/

JetBrains (Reader): http://www.jetbrains.com/omea/reader

Mario Profaca’s Cyberspace Portal: http://mprofaca.cro.net/

My Yahoo!: http://www.my.yahoo.com

Yahoo: RSS Syndication – FAQs: http://my.yahoo.com/s/publishers.html

Netvibes: http://www.netvibes.com

Pipes (Composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup web content): http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/

Pony Fish (Create RSS feeds from any web page): http://www.ponyfish.

Refdesk: http://www.refdesk.com

RSS Bandit (desktop client): http://rssbandit.org/

Silobreaker: http://www.silobreaker.com/

Traffick: Frequently Asked Questions about Portals: http://www.traffick.com/article.asp?aID=9#what

U.S. Government RSS Library: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/Libraries/RSS_Library.shtml

 

News Media Resource Guides

ABYZ News Links: http://www.abyznewslinks.com

Actualidad: http://actualidad.com/

Allnewspapers.com: http://www.allnewspapers.com

All You Can Read: http://www.allyoucanread.com

BeelineTV: http://beelinetv.com/

Kidon Media-Link: http://www.kidon.com/media-link

Live Radio Net: http://www.live-radio.net/info.shtml

Live Stations’ News: http://www.livestation.com

Magatopia: http://www.magatopia.com

Metagrid Newspapers and Magazines: http://www.metagrid.com/

NewsLink: http://www.newslink.org

Newspaper Map: http://newspapermap.com

Newspapers.com: http://newspapers.com/

NewsWealth: http://www.newswealth.com

Online Newspapers: http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

Radio-locator: http://radio-locator.com/

Radiotower: http://www.radiotower.com/

TV Stations Online: http://tvstationsonline.com/wst_page5.html

World-Newspapers: http://www.world-newspapers.com/

Worldpress: http://www.worldpress.org/gateway.htm

 

 

News and Magazine Media Sites

Aeroflight Aircraft Magazine Guides: http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/media/mags/worldmags.htm

Aircraft Magazines List: http://www.aircraftinformation.info/magazines.htm

Al Arabiya: http://english.alarabiya.net/

Al Bawaba: http://www.albawaba.com

Aljazeera.net: http://www.english.aljazeera.net

Al Jazeera (English language): http://www.aljazeera.com/

All Africa: http://www.allafrica.com/

ANSA (English language): http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/english.shtml

Arab News: http://www.arabnews.com/

Asharq Al-Awsat: http://www.aawsat.net/

Asian Age: http://www.asianage.com/

Asia News Network: http://www.asianewsnet.net/

Asia Times: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page.html

Aviation Magazines: http://www.world-newspapers.com/aviation.html

Bangkok Post: http://www.bangkokpost.com/

BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

BBC World Service: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio

Beijing Review: http://www.bjreview.com.cn/weekly

Café Babel: http://www.cafebabel.com/en/

Caribbean Net News: http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/index.shtml

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news

Channel 4 News: http://www.channel4.com/news/

Channel News Asia: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/

ChinaView: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/world.htm http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/

Christian Science Monitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/

Clarín (Argentina): http://www.clarin.com/

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/

Corriere della Sera (Italy, Italian language): http://www.corriere.it/

Corriere Della Sera (Italy-English): http://www.corriere.it/english/

Daily Star (Bangladesh): http://www.thedailystar.net/

Daily Star (Lebanon): http://www.dailystar.com.lb/#axzz2ibVPNaOu

Daily Times (Pakistan): http://www.dailytimes.com.pk

Dawn (Pakistan): http://www.dawn.com/

De Standaard (Belgium, Dutch language): http://www.standaard.be

Deutsch Welle (Germany): http://www.dw-world.de

Diário de Notícias (Portugal, Portuguese language): http://www.dn.pt/inicio/default.aspx

EFE News: http://www.efenews.com

Egypt Independent: http://www.egyptindependent.com/

EIN News (Business and political): http://www.einnews.com/

El Khabar (Algeria): http://www.elkhabar.com

El Mercurio (Chile, Spanish language): http://www.emol.com

El Mundo (Spain, Spanish language): http://www.elmundo.es/

El Peruano (Peru, Spanish language): http://www.elperuano.com.pe/edicion/

El País (Spain, Spanish language): http://elpais.com/elpais/portada_america.html

European Media Monitor: http://emm.newsbrief.eu/NewsBrief/clusteredition/en/latest.html

Expatica (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain): http://www.expatica.com/

Express Tribune: (Pakistan): http://tribune.com.pk/

Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/home/us

France 24 AFP: http://www.france24.com/

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany, German language): http://www.faz.net

Frontier Post (Pakistan): http://www.thefrontierpost.com/

Globo.com (Brazil): http://g1.globo.com/

Google News: http://news.google.com/

Guardian (UK): http://www.guardian.co.uk

Haaretz (Israel): http://www.haaretz.com/

IBNLive.com (India): http://ibnlive.in.com/us/

Interfax: http://www.interfax.ru/e/0/0/0.html

IRNA (Iran): http://www.irna.ir/?LANG=EN&PART=_HOME&TYPE=HP

Itar-Tass (Russia): http://www.itar-tass.com/

Japan Times: http://www.japantimes.co.jp

Japan Today: http://www.crisscross.com/jp

KCNA (N. Korea): http://www.kcna.co.jp

Kerala Next: http://www.keralanext.com/news

Khaleej Times (Mid-east centric; AFP articles): http://www.khaleejtimes.com/index00.asp

Korea Times: http://times.hankooki.com/

Kurdish media: http://www.kurdmedia.com/

La Nacion (Argentina): http://www.lanacion.com.ar/

La Presse (Canada, French Language): http://www.lapresse.ca

LA Times.com: http://www.latimes.com/

Le Figaro (France, French language): http://www.lefigaro.fr

Le Monde (France, French language): http://www.lemonde.fr/

Mapeas: http://mapeas.com

McClatchy: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/

Middle East Online: http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/

Moscow News: http://www.mosnews.com/

MSNBC: http://www.nbcnews.com/

National Public Radio: http://www.npr.org/

NDTV (India): http://www.ndtv.com/

Népszabadság (Hungary, Hungarian language): http://www.nol.hu/index.html?ref=sso

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland, German language): http://www.nzz.ch

New Kerala: http://news.newkerala.com/world-news/

Newscom.au: http://www.news.com.au/

NewsNow (UK): http://www.newsnow.co.uk

Novosti: http://en.rian.ru/rian/index.cfm

NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands, Dutch language): http://www.nrc.nl

O Globo (Brazil): http://oglobo.globo.com/

Outlook India: http://www.outlookindia.com/

Politika (Serbia, Serbian language): http://www.politika.rs

Pravda: http://www.english.pravda.ru

Pravda Report: http://pravdareport.com/

PressDisplay.com: http://www.pressdisplay.com

ProPublica: http://www.propublica.org/

PubliCola: http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola

Radio-Locator: http://www.radio-locator.com

RadioStation World: http://www.radiostationworld.com

Rayogram/News: http://www.rayogram.com/news

Real Clear World: http://www.realclearworld.com/

Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/

Rue89: http://www.rue89.com/

Russia Today (RT): http://rt.com/

Scotsman: http://news.scotsman.com

Silobreaker News: http://news.silobreaker.com

Soitu (Spain): http://www.soitu.es/

South America News: http://www.southamericadaily.com/

SEurope Times: http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/

Space War: http://www.spacewar.com

Spiegel (English): http://www.spiegel.de/international/

Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/

Tehelka (India): http://www.tehelka.com/

Tehran Bureau: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/

The Associated Press: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/fronts/HOME?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME

The Daily Telegraph (UK): http://www.telegraph.co.uk

The Globe and Mail (Canada): http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

The Irish Times (Ireland): http://www.irishtimes.com

The Local (Berlin): http://www.thelocal.de/

The Mail and Guardian: (South Africa) http://www.mg.co.za/

The National: (UAE) http://www.thenational.ae/

The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/

The News (Pakistan): http://www.thenews.com.pk/index.html

The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/home/index.html

The Telegraph (United Kingdom): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

The Times (UK): http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/

The Times of India (India): http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/international-home

The Wall Street Journal ($$$$$): http://online.wsj.com/home-page

The Wires – A.P.: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/aponline/news/index.html

The Wires – Reuters: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/reuters/index.html

Today’s Front Pages: http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages

Today’s Zaman (Turkey): http://www.todayszaman.com/mainAction.action

Topix (home town news): http://www.topix.com

UPI: http://www.upi.com

UT San Diego: http://www.utsandiego.com/

Voice of America: http://www.voanews.com/

Voice of San Diego: http://voiceofsandiego.org/

Washington Post ($$$$$): http://www.washingtonpost.com/

World News: http://wn.com

Zaman Online: http://www.zaman.com/?bl=international

ZDF (Germany): http://www.heute.de/

 

 

Analysis, Feature and Documentary Sites

BBC Newsnight: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mk25

BBC Panorama: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006t14n

BBC Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qj9z

Big Picture: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/

Crisis Reporting-Untold Stories: http://pulitzercenter.org/untold-stories

Frontline: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

Have I Got News for You: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mkw3

Institute for War & Peace Reporting/Iran: http://iwpr.net/programme/iran

Iran Primer: http://iranprimer.usip.org/blog

Miller-McCune: http://www.psmag.com/

NYT Room for Debate: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate

PBS NewsHour: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/home.html

Rand: http://www.rand.org/

Slate: http://www.slate.com/

The Center for Public Integrity: http://www.publicintegrity.org/

The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/

Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/
PDF and Document Search Site

PDF Search: http://www.pdf-search-engine.net/
Maps, Imagery, Geo-location and Travel Tools

Acme Mapper: http://mapper.acme.com/

ArcGIS Explorer: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis

ArcView: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcview/index.html

CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Creepy: http://ilektrojohn.github.com/creepy/

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: http://www.davidrumsey.com

DigitalGlobe: http://www.digitalglobe.com

Eaton Blackout and Power Outage Tracker (US): http://powerquality.eaton.com/blackouttracker/default.asp

ESRI GIS Mapping Software: http://www.esri.com/

Expedia: http://www.expedia.com

FalconView: http://www.falconview.org

Falling Rain: http://www.faillingrain.com

Fodor’s: http://www.fodors.com

Follow Your World (Imagery update notifications): https://followyourworld.appspot.com

Geo Community: http://www.geocomm.com

Geodata (Federal Geospatial Portal): http://www.geodata.gov

GeoNames (Gazeteeer): http://www.geonames.org/

GIS Bing.com/Maps: http://www.bing.com/maps/?form=flredr

Global Gazetteer: http://www.fallingrain.com/world

Global Incident Map: http://www.globalincidentmap.com

GlobeXplorer: http://www.GlobeXplorer.com

GNS GEOnet Names Server: http://geonames.nga.mil/gns/html/

Google Earth: http://www.earth.google.com or http://www.google.com/earth/index.html

Google Earth Mashups: http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/

Google Earth Community: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php/Cat/0

Google Maps: http://www.maps.google.com

Humbolt State University Maps: http://library.humboldt.edu/infoservices/staff/rls/geospatial/streetmaps.htm

ICC Live Piracy Map: http://www.icc-ccs.org/piracy-reporting-centre/live-piracy-map

LeMonde Diplomatique-Cartographie: http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/cartes/

Letsgo: http://www.letsgo.com

Library of Congress Maps: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

Lonely Planet: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/

MapLandia Gazetteer: http://www.maplandia.com

MapsLive: http://maps.live.com/

MapQuest: http://www.mapquest.com

MapTech: http://www.maptech.com/

Marine Traffic: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

MSN Virtual Earth: http://www.bing.com/maps/

MyTopo MapServer: http://mapserver.mytopo.com

MyTopo Online Maps ($$$$$): http://maptech.mytopo.com/onlinemaps/index.cfm

N2YO (Real-Time Satellite Image tracking): http://www.n2yo.com

National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/

Orbitz: http://www.orbitz.com

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps

Rough Guides: http://www.roughguides.com/

Ship AIS: http://www.shipais.com

SpotCrime.com: http://www.spotcrime.com

SunriseSunset: http://sunrisesunset.com/

TerraFly: http://www.terrafly.com

TerraServer: http://www.terraserver.com

TopZone: http://www.topozone.com/

Travelocity: http://www.travelocity.com

U.N. Cartographic Section: http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm

U.S. Postal Zip Code Lookup: http://www.usps.com/zip4

Vessel Tracker: http://www.vesseltracker.com/app

ViaMichelin: http://www.viamichelin.com/

Virtual Globetrotting: http://virtualglobetrotting.com/

West Point Military Atlases: http://www.westpoint.edu/history/SitePages/Our%20Atlases.aspx

WikiMapia: http://wikimapia.org/

World Aeronautical Database: http://worldaerodata.com

World Gazetteer: http://www.world-gazetteer.com

Yahoo Maps: http://maps.yahoo.com

 

 

Deep Web, Databases, Gray Literature and Ephemera

Blackbook Online (Public Records): http://www.blackbookonline.info/

Bright Planet: http://www.brightplanet.com/completeplanet/

Deep Web Research Article and Links: http://www.deepwebresearch.com

DocuTicker (No longer updated): http://www.docuticker.com/

EphemeraNet ($$$$$):  http://ephemeranet.com/

Ephemera Society of America http://www.ephemerasociety.org/

Ephemera Society of the UK: http://www.ephemera-society.org.uk/

Fagan Finder (Internet Tools): http://www.faganfinder.com

FBI Records – The Vault (US): https://vault.fbi.gov/

InfoMine (Mining): http://www.infomine.com/

Global Terrorism Database: http://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/

GreyNet International (Gray literature): http://greynet.org

Human Trafficking Search: http://humantraffickingsearch.net/

Invisible Web: http://www.invisible-web.net

KYC360 (Money laundering): http://www.kyc360.com/

Locating Gray Literature, University of Texas: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/gray.html

Search Engines for Invisible Web Information: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-search-engines-explore-deep-invisible-web/

Search Engine Watch: http://searchenginewatch.com/

Search the Invisible Web: http://websearch.about.com/od/invisibleweb/ss/Twenty-Online-Sources-You-Can-Use-to-Search-the-Invisible-Web.htm

WebLens: http://www.weblens.org/invisible.html

 

Gray Literature and Academic/Scholarly Research Sites and Tools

Academia.edu: http://www.academia.edu/

ACRL Gray Literature Page: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crlnews/2004/mar/graylit.cfm

College and Research Libraries: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2004/march04/graylit.cfm

Complete Planet: http://www.completeplanet.com/

Computer Science Technical Library: http://www.ncstrl.org/

Department of Commerce Technical Information Service: http://www.ntis.gov/

Data 360: http://www.data360.org/index.aspx

DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals: http://www.doaj.org/

DocuTicker: http://www.docuticker.com/

Economics Research Papers: http://www.nber.org/

EphemeraNet ($$$$$): http://ephemeranet.com

Ephemera Society of America: http://www.ephemerasociety.org/

Ephemera Society of the UK: http://www.ephemera-society.org.uk/

E-print Network on Science: http://www.osti.gov/eprints/

Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/

FindArticles: http://findarticles.com/

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

Gray Literature and How to Find It: http://hsc.unm.edu/library/subject/graylit.shtml

GreyNet International (Gray literature): http://greynet.org

IBM Technical Paper Search: http://domino.research.ibm.com/library/cyberdig.nsf/index.html

Infomine: http://infomine.ucr.edu/

Ingentaconnect (Scholarly publications): http://www.ingentaconnect.com/;jsessionid=120xmn32ajt4c.alice

Jurn (e-journal listings for arts and humanities): http://jurn.org/

Locating Gray Literature, University of Texas: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/gray.html

MagiC Technical Reports: http://www.nyam.org/

National Technical Information: http://www.ntis.gov

New York Academy of Medicine: http://www.nyam.org/

Quertle (biomedical research): http://www.quertle.info/

Scholar Universe: http://www.scholaruniverse.com/

Science Accelerator: http://www.scienceaccelerator.gov/

Spires High Energy Database: http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/

Thomas (Congressional Information): http://thomas.loc.gov/

UM Virtual Technical Reports Center: http://www.lib.umd.edu/ENGIN/TechReports/Virtual-TechReports.html

World Digital Library: http://www.wdl.org/en/

World Wide Science: http://worldwidescience.org/

ZDNet White Paper Directory (computers): http://whitepapers.zdnet.com/
 

Databases

Archive.org and Wayback Machine: http://www.archive.org

BEOnline: (Statistics): http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/beonline/subjects.php?%20SubjectID=56

Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.bjs.gov

Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://stats.bls.gov/

Bureau of Transportation Statistics: http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Health): http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/Default.htm

CIA Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Commerce Department Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov/

Congressional Reports and Government Data: http://opencrs.com/

Customs and Border Protection: http://www.cbp.gov

Deep Web Research Article and Links: http://www.deepwebresearch.com

Directory of Official Statistical Agencies and Societies: http://isi-web.org/statsoc/directory

Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.gov

Ethnologue (languages): http://www.ethnologue.com/

Eurostat (European statistics): http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home/

FAS/Congressional Research Service: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html

Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/

Geo Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world

Global Incident Map (Security): http://globalincidentmap.com

Government Printing Office: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/databases.html

Healthfinder.gov: http://healthfinder.gov

International Statistics Institute: http://www.isi-web.org/infoservice/statistical-organisations

Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov

MedlinePlus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

National Agriculture Statistics Service: http://www.nass.usda.gov/

National Center of Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov

Nationmaster.com: http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php

Smithsonian Educational Resources: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/

U.S. Department of Agriculture (Economic Research Service): http://www.ers.usda.gov/

USA Government: http://www.usa.gov

US Census Bureau Demographic Data: http://www.census.gov/

U.S. Census Bureau International Programs: http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/index.php

UNdata: http://data.un.org/

UN Minimum Development Standards: http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Data.aspx

UN National Statistical systems: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/inter-natlinks/sd_natstat.asp

Weather: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

World Bank Country Data: http://www.worldbank.org/

World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/countries/en/

World Ship Registry: http://www.world-register.org

 

 

Think Tanks and Universities

American Enterprise Institute: http://www.aei.org

American Foreign Policy Council: http://www.afpc.org

American Security Council Foundation: http://www.ascfusa.org/

Harvard’s Ash Institute: http://ashinstitute.harvard.edu/

Asia Society: http://www.asiasociety.org/

Aspen Institute: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/

Atlantic Council: http://www.acus.org/

Belfer Center of Harvard: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/

Berkeley Roundtable: http://brie.berkeley.edu/index.html

British American Security Information Council: http://www.basicint.org/

Brookings Institution: http://www.brookings.edu

Carnegie Council: http://www.carnegiecouncil.org

Carnegie Endowment: http://www.carnegieendowment.org

Carter Center: http://www.cartercenter.org

CATO Institute: http://www.cato.org/

Center for Defense Information: http://www.cdi.org

Center for Global Development: http://www.cgdev.org/

Center for Global Peace: http://www.american.edu/academic.depts/acainst/cgp/

Center for International Studies (Yale): http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/flash.htm

Center for International and Security Studies: http://www.cissm.umd.edu/

Center for International Development  (Harvard): http://www.cid.harvard.edu/

Center for International Policy: http://www.ciponline.org/

Center for International Security and Cooperation: http://cisac.stanford.edu/

Center for International Studies (Cornell) http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/

Center for International Studies (MIT): http://web.mit.edu/cis/

Center of National Policy: http://www.cnponline.org/

Center for Naval Warfare Studies: http://www.nwc.navy.mil/cnws

Center for Nonproliferation Studies: http://cns.miis.edu/

Center for Peace and Security Studies: http://cpass.georgetown.edu/

Center for Security Policy: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/index.xml

Center for Strategic and International Studies: http://csis.org/

Chicago Council on Foreign Relations: http://www.ccfr.org/

CNA Corporation: http://www.cna.org/

Council on Foreign Relations: http://www.cfr.org/

Council on Hemispheric Affairs: http://www.coha.org/

Council for New American Security: http://www.cnas.org/projects

East West Center: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/

EastWest Institute: http://www.iews.org/

Eisenhower Institute: http://www.eisenhowerinstitute.org/

European Institute: http://www.europeaninstitute.org/

Foreign Policy in Focus: http://www.fpif.org/

Foreign Policy Research Institute: http://www.fpri.org/

Forum for International Policy: http://www.fpri.org/

Foundation for Iranian Studies: http://www.fis-iran.org/

Freedom House: http://www.freedomhouse.org

Fund For Peace: http://www.fundforpeace.org/web/

George C. Marshall Institute: http://www.marshallcenter.org

Henry L Stimson Center: http://www.stimson.org/home.cfm

Heritage Foundation: http://www.heritage.org/

Homeland Security: http://ccs.tamu.edu/homeland_security/

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace: http://www.hoover.org/

Independent Institute: http://www.independent.org/

Institute for Conflict Analysis: http://www.gmu.edu/departments/ICAR/

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis: http://www.ifpa.org/home.htm

Institute for Global Ethics: http://www.globalethics.org/

Institute for National Strategic Studies: http://www.ndu.edu/inss/index.cfm?pageID=126&type=page

Institute for Resource and Security Studies: http://www.irss-usa.org/

Institute for the Analysis of Global Security: http://www.iags.org/reports.htm

Institute for the Study of Conflict: http://www.bu.edu/iscip/

Institute for the Study of Diplomacy: http://isd.georgetown.edu/

Institute for War and Peace Studies: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/siwps/

Institute of Word Affairs: http://www.iwa.org/

Institute of World Politics: http://www.iwp.edu/default.asp

Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation: http://igcc.ucsd.edu/

International Crisis Group: http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?l=1

International Forum for Democratic Studies: http://www.ned.org/

International Peace Institute: http://www.ipacademy.org/

Jamestown Foundation: http://www.jamestown.org

Kellogg Institute for International Studies: http://www.nd.edu/~kellogg/

Middle East Initiative: http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/

Middle East Institute: http://www.mei.edu/

Middle East Policy Council: http://www.mepc.org/main/main.asp

National Defense Council Foundation: http://www.ndcf.org/

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs: http://www.ndi.org/

National Memorial Institute: http://www.mipt.org/

National Military Intelligence Association: http://www.nmia.org/

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Developing: http://www.nautilus.org/

Nixon Center: http://www.nixoncenter.org/

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: http://www.wagingpeace.org/

Nuclear Threat Initiative: http://www.nti.org/

Pacific Council on International Policy: http://www.pacificcouncil.org/

Pacific Institute: http://www.pacinst.org/

Peace Operations Policy Program: http://popp.gmu.edu/

Potomac Institute: http://www.potomacinstitute.org/

Princeton Institute for International Studies: http://www.princeton.edu/~piirs/

Programs in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security: http://acdis.illinois.edu/

Progress & Freedom Foundation: http://www.pff.org/

RAND: http://www.rand.org

Social Science Research Council: http://www.ssrc.org/

SRI International: http://www.sri.com/

Stanley Foundation: http://www.stanleyfoundation.org/

Strategic Studies Institute: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/

Study Group on Alternative Security Policy: http://www.comw.org/sas/index.html

U.S. Institute of Peace: http://www.usip.org/

Washington Institute for Near East Policy: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateI01.php

Watson Institute for International Studies: http://www.watsoninstitute.org/

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/

Woodrow Wilson International Center: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/

Woodrow Wilson School: http://wws.princeton.edu/

World Peace Foundation: http://www.worldpeacefoundation.org/

World Policy Institute: http://www.worldpolicy.org/wpi/index.html

World Security Institute: http://www.worldsecurityinstitute.org/

 

 

People, Entities and Companies Search Engines, or Sites

411.com: http://www.411.com/

411 Locate: http://www.411locate.com/

Addresses: http://www.Addresses.com

AnyWho: http://www.anywho.com

CEO Express: http://www.ceoexpress.com/default.asp

Companies House (UK): http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/links/introduction.shtml

Company Check (UK): http://companycheck.co.uk/index

Europages (EU): http://www.europages.co.uk/

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com

Finding People: http://www.zillman.us/subject-tracers/finding-people-resources-and-sites/

Google+: http://Plus.google.com

Infobel (International): http://www.infobel.com/world/

Intelius: http://www.Intelius.com

KGB People Search: http://www.kgbpeople.com/

Maltego: http://www.paterva.com/web6/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com

My Life: http://www.MyLife.com

Pandia People Search: http://pandia.com/people/

PeekYou: http://www.PeekYou.com

People Finders: http://www.PeopleFinders.com

People Lookup: http://www.PeopleLookup.com

Phonebook of the World: http://www.phonebookoftheworld.com/

Pipl: http://www.pipl.com

Snitch Name (Social profiles): http://snitch.name/

Spokeo: http://www.Spokeo.com

Superpages: http://www.superpages.com/

USA People Search: http://www.USA-People-Search.com

US search: http://www.USSearch.com

Wayp-International White and Yellow Pages: http://www.wayp.com

White Pages: http://www.whitepages.com or http://www.whitepages.ca

Wink: http://wink.com/

Yahoo! People Search: http://www.people.yahoo.com

yoName: http://www.yoname.com/

Zaba Search: http://www.ZabaSearch.com

Zesty (Facebook checker): http://zesty.ca/facebook/

ZoomInfo: http://www.ZoomInfo.com
 

Username Search, aka Brand Names

KnowEm: http://knowem.com/

NameChk: http://namechk.com/

PeekYou: http://www.peekyou.com/

Username Check: http://www.usernamecheck.com/

yoName: http://www.yoname.com/
Social Media and Social Networks Research Tools

Addictomatic (Bookmark page): http://addictomatic.com/

Bebo: http://www.bebo.com/

Black Planet: http://www.blackplanet.com/

Blogpulse: http://www.blogpulse.com/

Blogrunner (NYT Blogs): http://www.blogrunner.com

Blog Search: http://www.blogsearch.google.com

Booshaka: http://www.booshaka.com/

Bright Kite: http://brightkite.com/

Classmates: http://www.classmates.com/

Delicious (Social bookmark manager): http://www.delicious.com

Digsby: http://www.digsby.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com

Flickr (Pictures): http://www.flickr.com

Glassdoor.com (Employer review site): http://Glassdoor.com

How Sociable: http://www.howsociable.com/

iSpionage (Keyword Identification): http://www.ispionage.com/

Kurrently: (Social Media Search Engine): http://www.kurrently.com/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com

Lococitato: http://www.lococitato.com

MentionMap: http://apps.asterisq.com/mentionmap/

Monitter: http://www.monitter.com/

MySpace (Music based): http://www.myspace.com

Netvibes: http://www.netvibes.com

Openbook: http://youropenbook.org/

Orkut: http://www.Orkut.com

Quora (Q&A among industry insiders): http://www.Quora.com

Reunion: http://www.reunion.com/

Spy for Social Media: http://spy.appspot.com

Slide Share (PowerPoint sharing): http://SlideShare.net

Social Mention: http://socialmention.com/

Summize: http://www.summize.com

TalkDigger: http://www.talkdigger.com

Tagged: http://www.tagged.com/

TouchGraph SEO Browser: http://www.touchgraph.com/seo

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com

Twitter Search: https://twitter.com/search-home

Twiwheel: http://www.twitwheel.com/

Wikipedia List of Social Networking Websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites

Wiki World Book (Online address book): http://wikiworldbook.com

Whos Talkin: http://www.whostalkin.com
 

Social Bookmarking

Delicious: http://Delicious.com

Diigo: http://www.diigo.com

Ma.gnolia: http://www.ma.gnolia.com

Stumble Upon: http://www.stumbleupon.com/
 

Blogs, Discussion Groups, Online Communities and Mailing Lists

Abu Muqawama: http://www.cnas.org/blogs/abumuqawama

Adam Curtis: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/

Arabist: http://arabist.net/

At War: http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/

Big Boards: http://www.big-boards.com/

Big Think: http://bigthink.com/

Blogdigger: http://www.blogdigger.com/index.html

Bloglines: http://www.bloglines.com/

Boardreader: http://boardreader.com

Board Tracker: http://www.boardtracker.com/

China Digital Times: http://chinadigitaltimes.net/

City Room: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/

Close Read: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/

Coteret: http://coteret.com/

Cuminet: http://cuminet.blogs.ku.dk/

Damascus Diaries: http://damascusdiaries.com/

Danger Room: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/

Delphi Forums: http://www.delphiforums.com/

Dot Earth: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/

EA WorldView: http://www.enduringamerica.com/

Early Warning: http://www.lexingtoninstitute.org/early-warning-blog

First Round Bye: http://firstroundbye.blogspot.com/

Foreign Policy Passport: http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/

Friends Reunited: http://www.friendsreunited.com

Gary Sick: http://garysick.tumblr.com/

Global Voices: http://globalvoicesonline.org/

Gogloom: http://www.gogloom.com/

Google Blog Search: http://www.google.com/blogsearch

Google Groups: http://www.Groups.google.com

Heresy Corner: http://heresycorner.blogspot.com/

Icerocket: http://www.icerocket.com

Iranian Progressives in Translation: http://iranianvoicesintranslation.blogspot.com/

Jarret Brachman: http://jarretbrachman.net/

Jonathan Turley: http://jonathanturley.org/

Kottke: http://kottke.org/

Language Log: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/

Le Monde’s News Blog: http://bigbrowser.blog.lemonde.fr/

Lens: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/

LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com

L-Soft CataList, LISTSERVE Lists Official Catalog: http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html

Murketing: http://www.murketing.com/journal/

New Yorker’s News Desk: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/?xrail

Now Lebanon: https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en

NPR’s The Two-Way: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/

NYRB Blog: http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/

Omgili: http://omgili.com

Pro Publica Blog: http://www.propublica.org/site/author/marian_wang

Robin Wright: http://robinwrightblog.blogspot.com/

Salon’s War Room: http://www.salon.com/topic/war_room/

Saudi Jeans: http://saudijeans.org/

Search IRC: http://searchirc.com/

Security Clearance: http://security.blogs.cnn.com/

Small Wars Journal: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/recent

Talking Points Memo: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/

Technorati: http://technorati.com

The Caucus: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/

The Mail Archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/

Think Tank of New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/stevecoll/

TILE Net: http://tile.net/lists/

Topica Email List Directory: http://www.lists.topica.com

Threat Level: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/

Transitionland: http://transitionland.wordpress.com/

Uskowi on Iran: http://www.uskowioniran.blogspot.com/

Vanity Fair Daily: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily

War News: http://warnewstoday.blogspot.com/

WordPress: (Blog creation site): http://wordpress.com/

Xanga: http://xanga.com

Yahoo! Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo

Yuku: http://www.yuku.com

Zuula (Blog Search): http://www.zuula.com/#eng=google-blog&st=&loc=&idx=0&mode=home&imgschlnk=&pglnk=&thmblnk=&thmwd=&thmht=&imgwd=&imght=

 

 

Audio-Visual Resources

Al Jazeera Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlJazeeraEnglish#grid/uploads

AOL On: http://on.aol.com/

Apple IPod and ITunes: http://www.apple.com/itunes

AP Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/AssociatedPress

BBC News Video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/

Bing’s Image Search: http://www.bing.com/images

Bing Video Search: http://www.bing.com/videos

Break: http://www.Break.com

Channel 4 News Video: http://www.youtube.com/channel4news#g/u

Daily Motion: http://www.DailyMotion.com

deviant ART (Photosharing and other user-generated art): http://www.deviantart.com

Digital Librarian – Best of the Web Audio: http://www.digital-librarian.com/audio.html

Digital Librarian Images: http://www.digital-librarian.com/images.html

Dreamstime (Stock photos): http://www.Dreamstime.com

eBaums World (Humor etc.): http://www.eBaumsWorld.com

Euronews/nocomment Let the pictures io the talking: http://www.youtube.com/user/nocommenttv#g/u

Exalead: http://www.exalead.com/search/image/

Facesaerch: http://www.facesaerch.com/

Find Sounds: http://www.findsounds.com

Flickr (Image hosting and photo sharing): http://www.flickr.com

Flickr Finder Tool: http://delarge.co.uk/gallery/tools/finder/

FotoForensics: http://fotoforensics.com/

Fotolog (Photo sharing): http://www.Fotolog.com

Fotosearch ($$$$$$, Stock photographs and footage): http://www.fotosearch.com

Free Graphics: http://www.freegraphics.com

Getty Images: http://www.gettyimages.com

Google Images: http://images.google.com/

Google Photos (Photosharing, successor to Picasa): https://www.google.com/photos/about/

Google Search by Image and Reverse Image Search: http://images.google.com/imghp?hl=en

Guardian Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGuardian#g/u

History Channel: http://www.history.com/videos

Image Shack: http://www.ImageShack.us

IMGOPS (Photo metadata): http://imgops.com/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/#

Internet Archive Audio Archive: http://www.archive.org

Internet Movie Database (IMDB): http://www.imdb.com/

Istockphoto (stock photos): http://www.iStockphoto.com

ITN Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/itnnews#play/all

Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer (Photo metadata): http://regex.info/exif.cgi

Live Leak: http://www.LiveLeak.com

Live-radio.net: http://www.live-radio.net/

MetaCafe: http://www.MetaCafe.com

MovieWavs: http://www.moviewavs.com/

Multi-media, multi-format Web resources: http://onstrat.com/multimedia.html

News in Pictures: http://www.newsinpictures.com

NYT.com Video: http://www.nytimes.com/video/

Pandora (Music): http://www.pandora.com

Pathe Newsreel Archive: http://www.britishpathe.com/

PBS Video Library: http://www.pbs.org/search/

Picsearch: http://www.picsearch.com

Photobucket (Photosharing): http://www.Photobucket.com

Pixsy (Reverse image search): http://www.pixsy.com

Podcast Alley: http://www.podcastalley.com

Podcastdirectory.com: http://www.podcastdirectory.com

Radio-Locator: http://www.radio-locator.com

Reuters Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/ReutersVideo

Shadow TV (Media monitoring): http://www.shadowtv.com

Shutterstock (Stock images and videos, $$$$$$): http://www.Shutterstock.com

Sky News: http://www.youtube.com/user/skynews#g/u

SmugMug (Photosharing, $$$$$$): http://www.SmugMug.com

Snapfish (Photosharing):  http://www.snapfish.com

Spotify (Music): http://www.spotify.com

Telegraph TV: http://www.youtube.com/user/telegraphtv#g/u

The History Channel Video: http://www.history.com/videos

The MovieWavs Page: http://www.moviewavs.com

TinEye (Reverse image search): http://www.tineye.com/

TubeChop (Cut video sections): http://tubechop.com/

TV Eyes (Media monitoring, $$$$$$): http://www.tveyes.com

Vimeo (Video sharing): https://vimeo.com

Wayback Machine (Audio) https://archive.org/details/audio

Webshots (Registration required): http://www.Webshots.com

Yahoo! Clip Art Directory: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=AwrBT4C4.LhXIqcAeGlXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=Yahoo+Clip+Art+Directory&fr=tightropetb

Yahoo! Image Search: https://images.search.yahoo.com/

Yahoo! Video Search: https://video.search.yahoo.com/

YouTube (Video sharing): http://www.youtube.com

 

Anonymity Testing Tools

AnonymityTest: http://test.anonymity.com/

Browser Spy: http://browserspy.dk/

DigiCrime: http://www.digicrime.com/noprivacy.html

IP-Address: http://www.ip-address.com

IPCheck: http://ip-check.info/?lang=en

IPchicken: http://ipchicken.com/

JonDonym: https://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/en/help/security_test.html

OnionRouting Privacy Test: http://www.onion-router.net/Tests.html

 

 

Proxies, VPNs, Online Privacy, and Security Tools

Anonymizer: http://www.anonymizer.com

Anonymouse (Free anonymization tool): http://anonymouse.org/

Aviary (Screen captures a webpage without going to the site): http://aviary.com/

BrowserSpy: http://browserspy.dk/

Central Ops: http://centralops.net/co/

CyberGhost VPN: http://cyberghostvpn.com

DDday proxies: http://www.ddday.com

Electronic Freedom Foundation: https://www.eff.org/

Electronic Privacy information Center: http://www.epic.org/privacy/tools.html

EPIC Guide: http://epic.org/privacy/tools.html

Hotspotvpn: http://www.hotspotvpn.com/

Internet Archive-Wayback Machine (Eliminates going to a site): http://www.archive.org

IP 2 Location: http://www.ip2location.com/

IPAddress: http://IP-Adress.com

IPChicken: http://ipchicken.com

IPLigence (Geolocator): http://www.ipligence.com/geolocation

Ipmarker: http://ipmarker.com

IXquick (Non-tracking search engine): https://www.ixquick.com/

MyIP Info: http://myipinfo.net

Network-Tools: http://network-tools.com/

Panopticlick: https://panopticlick.eff.org/

PDF My URL (Captures a webpage on pdf without going to the site): http://pdfmyurl.com

Privacy Alerts – Mail Opt-Out: http://privacyalerts.org/mail-opt-out.html

PrivacyForCops: https://www.privacyforcops.org/

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: https://www.privacyrights.org/online-information-brokers-list

Proxy 4 Free: http://www.proxy4free.com

Public Proxy Servers: http://www.publicproxyservers.com

Pure VPN: http://www.purevpn.com/

Pwned List: https://www.pwnedlist.com

SamAir Security (Russia): http://www.samair.ru

Secure Tunnel & Anonymous Web Browsing: http://www.securetunnel.com/

Stay Invisible: http://www.stayinvisible.com

Secure Tunnel & Anonymous Browsing: http://www.securetunnel.com/

Tor Project: https://www.torproject.org

Utrace: http://en.utrace.de/

ViewDNS: http://viewdns.info

 

 

Firewall Software

ZoneAlarm: http://www.zonealarm.com

Tiny Firewall: http://www.tinysoftware.com

Sygate Personal Firewall: http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm

 

 

Fact Checking

FactCheck: http://www.factcheck.org

PolitiFact: http://www.politifact.com

Snopes: http://www.snopes.com

 

 

Site Investigation Tools

Central Ops Domain Dossier/Network Tools: http://centralops.net/co/

Check Domain: http://www.checkdomain.com/

Convert Host/Domain Name to IP Address: http://www.hcidata.info/host2ip.cgi

Domain Dossier: http://centralops.net/co/DomainDossier.aspx

Domain Search: http://www.domainsearch.com/

DomainTools: (Domain ownership): http://www.domaintools.com/

eWhois (Whois lookup): http://www.ewhois.com/

Geektools: http://www.geektools.com/

Google (Use info: as prefix to site name search): http://www.google.com/

How to use “traceroute”: http://networking.ringofsaturn.com/IP/traceroutedoc.php#_work

IANA (InternationalAssigned Numbers Authority, TLDs): http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db

INFOMINE: http://infomine.ucr.edu

Internet Domain name index: http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/domreg.html

InterNIC: http://www.internic.net/

Name Droppers: http://www.namedroppers.com

Quarkbase: http://www.quarkbase.com

Uwhois (Domain search): http://www.uwhois.com/domains.html

Wayback Machine/Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/index.php

Who Is: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp

Yahoo Site Explorer: http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/

 

 

Domain Registration

Central Ops Domain Dossier/Network Tools: http://centralops.net/co/

Check Domain: http://www.checkdomain.com/

DomainTools: http://www.domaintools.com

IANA (InternationalAssigned Numbers Authority, TLDs): http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db

Key-Systems GmbH: http://key-systems.net/english/homepage.html

MarkMonitor: https://www.markmonitor.com/

Tucows Domains: http://www.tucowsdomains.com/

Uwhois (domain search): http://www.uwhois.com/domains.html

Whois: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois

Whoissource: http://www.whois.sc/internet-statistics/

Whois: http://Whois.net

 

 

Internet Issues and Searches

Alexa (Website analytics): http://Alexa.com

Central Ops Domain Dossier/Network Tools: http://centralops.net/co/

Check Domain: http://www.checkdomain.com/

Domain Tools: http://www.domaintools.com

IANA (International Assigned Numbers Authority, TLDs): http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db

Internet World Statistics: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm

Internet Resources in Science and Technology: http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/resourcxes.html

iTools: http://iTools.com

 

 

Translations and Language Tools

2lingual: http://www.2lingual.com

Babelfish: (downloadable, on-computer system) http://www.babelfish.com/

Babelplex: http://www.babelplex.com

BabelXl: http://babelxl.com/

Bing: http://www.bing.com/translator

Chat Slang: http://www.chatslang.com

Dictionarist: http://www.dictionarist.com/

Dictionary.com Translator: http://translate.reference.com/translate?query=transalte

Firefox add-on-translator: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/translator/

Foreignword.com: http://foreignword.com/

Free Translation: http://www.freetranslation.com/

Google: http://www.google.com/language_tools

Google Translate: http://translate.google.com/

iM translator: http://translation.paralink.com/

itranslate4.eu: http://itranslate4.eu/en/

Linguee: http://www.linguee.com

LOGOS – Multilingual Translation Portal: http://www.logos.it/

NoSlang: http://www.noslang.com

PROMPT-Reverso Online: http://translation2.paralink.com/

Prompt Translator: http://www.online-translator.com/Default.aspx/Text?prmtlang=en

Reverso: http://www.reverso.net/text_translation.aspx?lang=EN

Systran (Sales site): http://www.systransoft.com

Systran: http://www.systranet.com/translate

Translatum: http://www.translatum.gr/dics/mt.htm

Urban Dictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com

Word2Word: http://www.word2word.com/

Worldlingo: http://www.worldlingo.com/en/products_services/worldlingo_translator.html

Yahoo! Language Tools: http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

 

 

Website Monitoring and Page Change Alerts

PasteLert (Searches pastebin.com and sets up alerts): http://www.andrewmohawk.com/pasteLert/

Watch That Page: http://www.watchthatpage.com/

Web Watcher Web usage monitoring tool: http://www.webwatchernow.com/

Web Page Changes Providers Listing: http://www.rba.co.uk/sources/monitor.htm

WebSite-Watcher ($$$$$): http://aignes.com/

WebSite-Watcher ($$$$$): http://www.snapfiles.com/get/webwatcher.html

 

Metadata

FOCA Online: http://www.informatica64.com/foca/default.aspx

 

 

Other Useful Websites for Research

10 Minute Mail: http://10minutemail.com/10MinuteMail/index.html

Advanced Google search operators cheat sheet: http://www.googleguide.com/print/adv_op_ref.pdf

Advanced Yahoo operators: http://www.bruceclay.com/newsletter/1004/seoperators.html

All My Faves: http://www.allmyfaves.com/

Complete Planet: http://www.completeplanet.com

eWhois (Whois lookup): http://www.ewhois.com/

Feed My Inbox (RSS feeds): https://www.feedmyinbox.com/

Geektools: http://www.geektools.com/

Google Advanced Search: http://www.google.com/advanced_search

Military Education Research Library Network: http://merln.ndu.edu

Nozbe (Time Management): http://www.nozbe.com/

Oanda (foreign exchange): http://www.oanda.com/

The Internet Map (Visual display of websites by country affiliation and proximity to other sites): http://internet-map.net

Thumbshots Ranking (Site Ranking): http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

Time Zone Converter: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

TypeLink (Note organizer): http://typelink.net/session/login

Yahoo! Finance: http://www.finance.yahoo.com

Yahoo! Finance Currency Conversion: http://www.finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter

Was CompanyHacked?: (Information Security): http://wascompanyhacked.com/

Zamzar: (Document conversion): http://www.zamzar.com/

Zotero: http://www.zotero.org/

 

 

Open Source Learning and Resources

Analysis Intelligence: http://www.analysisintelligence.com/

Common Craft (Media for educators): http://www.commoncraft.com/show

 

 

Informational Internet help on Internet tools and techniques

Creative Commons Internet product licensing): http://www.creativecommons.org

Jihad Watch: http://www.jihadwatch.org/

Mario’s Cyber Station: http://mprofaca.cro.net/

Naval Open Source Intelligence: http://www.nosi.org/

OSINFO – Open Sources Information: http://www.opensourcesinfo.org/

Osint.org.uk: http://www.osint.org.uk/

Open Source: http://www.oss.net/

IMINT and Analysis: http://geimint.blogspot.com/

Internet Haganah: http://internet-haganah.com/haganah/index.html

Public Intelligence Blog: http://www.phibetaiota.net/

Sources and Methods: http://sourcesandmethods.blogspot.com/

Strategic Analysis and OSINT Mgt.: http://strategicanalysis.wordpress.com/

Toddington: http://toddington.com/

 

 

Digital Librarianship and Archiving

Alexa Internet (Catalog): http://www.alexa.com

American Library Association: http://www.ala.org

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): http://www.acm.org/serving

Carnegie Mellon University Informedia Digital Video Library Project: http://www.informedia.cs.cmu.edu

Council on Library and Information Resources: http://www.clir.org

Digital archiving and digital libraries (Paper): http://www.purl.net/NET/lesk

Digital Library Forum: http://www.dlib.org

Digitize?: http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub80-smith/pub80.html

The Intermemory Project (Storage systems): http://www.intermemory.org

Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org

Museum Digital Library: http://www.digitalmuseums.org

National Archives and Records Administration: http://www.nara.gov

National Film Preservation Board: http://lcweb.loc.gov/film/filmpres.html

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): http://www.physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html

National Science Foundation Digital Library Program: http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/dli/start.htm

National Technical Information Service (NTIS): http://www.ntis.gov

Network Wizards: (Tracks Internet growth): http://www.nw.com

Radio and Television Archive: http://www.rtvf.unt.edu/links/histsites.htm

Revival of the Library of Alexandria (Revive the ancient library): http://www.bibalex.org

Society of American Archivists: http://www.archivists.org

Text Retrieval Conference (TREC): http://trec.nist.gov

Royal Institute of Technology Library in Sweden: http://www.lib.kth.se/main/eng

United States Government Printing Office: http://www.access.gpo.gov

University of Virginia (Digital library activities): http://www.lib.virginia.edu/digital/