Genealogy Links
(And Others)

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Librarians' Index to the Internet -
Reincarnation of the Berkeley Public Library Index to the Internet. Now searchable. Best for public library users. Listings are annotated and evaluated for their information potential.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
The best single site for genealogists.
Google (Search Engine)
HotBot  (Search Engine)
Four11 Directory Services
AnyWho: Find Telephone Number, Email, Home Page URL, FAX, Toll Free Number, and Address
The USGenWeb Project - Home Page
ROOTS-L Home Page
Family Tree Seeker
Genealogy Helplist
Travlang's Translating Dictionaries
AltaVista: Translations
General Collections Homepage Sutro Library
"Melvyl Homepage"  (University of California)
VHS: Genealogical Research (Vermont Historical Society)--search for Geneology)
LibrarySpot - The best of libraries, newspapers, encyclopedias, maps and more in one Spot.
Illinois USGenWeb Project - Genealogy and Family History Research in Illinois
Kentucky Vital Records Index
Index of /fdb2/
The Social Security Death Index - SSDI
Historical Records of Tisbury, Mass.
Recommended Search Tools Page -
Search forms for the best search engines and indexes - on one page. Bookmark it for efficient searching.
The Internet Sleuth -
Most comprehensive of the meta search engines, indexing over 2,000 searchable databases (many of them not indexed by the big search engines) covering a wide variety of topics. Good documentation on how to use it. Great for one-word searches.

Legal and Government

GPO Access -
Full text of selected information published by the U.S. Government. 70+ databases listed by title or subject. Major databases - Budget, Code of Federal Regulations, Commerce Business Daily, Bills, Congressional Directory, Congressional Record, Economic Indicators, Federal Register, GAO Reports, Government Manual, Public Laws, Supreme Court Decisions (1937-75), United States Code. Others, like the National Labor Relations Board Decisions and Monthly Catalog searched separately.
THOMAS -- U.S. Congress on the Internet -
Full text of Bills, Congressional Record, and Committee Reports from 103rd through 105th Congresses.
The Federal Court Locator -
Supreme Court and Federal District Courts of Appeal decisions, including slip opinions. Searchable.
Official California Legislative Information -
Search bills and codes, find a calendar of daily events, information on the members of the legislature, committee memberships, glossary of terms, and legislative publications.
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator -
900,000 lawyers and law firms in private practice in the United States, Canada, and more than 150 foreign countries. Search the database by individual, law firm, or by practice, location, or language. Also lists State Bar Associations, Continuing Legal Education Requirements for those states that have them, In the News, a legal Calendar of Events, and Legal Links, a monthly column of annotated recommendations. Updated monthly.
A compilation of law firms, government offices, corporate law offices and lawyers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. Simple and advanced search forms. Updated daily.


Companies Online -
Details on more than 75,000 public and private businesses on the World Wide Web. Search by name, location, industry, sales, number of employees, ticker symbol, or URL. From Dun & Bradstreet and Lycos.
EDGAR Database -
Full-text searchable index to the filings by publicly held corporations to the Securities and Exchange Commission that are available to the public (including 10-K reports). Archives only 2 years.
Commerce Business Daily -
Lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information. A new edition of the CBD (with 500 to 1,000 notices) is issued every business day. Notices stay in the database for 15 days and are then moved to an "archived" database. Simple and advanced search options using the GPO Access search engines.
Real Estate - The Living Network -
Real estate multiple listing services. Currently, resources for 46 states are listed. An incredible resource for the prospective home buyer. Select by state and then narrow to area or community and then narrow by many factors.


Medical World Search -
Indexes the full content of the major medical sites on the Web, assisted by a thesaurus of 540,000 medical terms, which allows it to automatically search for related terms and do searches by phrases and word groups. Can pass the search on to AltaVista, HotBot, Infoseek, or WebCrawler.
Free Medline -
Search (with a good search engine offering advanced Boolean capabilities) the complete Medline database from 1966 to date. Citations and abstracts returned free. Other NLM (National Library of Medicine) article databases: AIDSLINE, AIDSDRUGS, AIDSLINE, Bioethicsline, CANCERLIT, and HealthSTAR can also be searched for free from this site. Excellent valued-added service from this supplier, for a fee, of many other medical related databases.
HIV | InSite -
The place to research anything about HIV/AIDS. Major categories are: Medical - treatment and medical research; Prevention - stopping the spread of AIDS; Social Issues - government and society; and Resources - data and information spanning subject areas. In addition, there's a Key Topics list and an excellent search engine. Also specialized databases: AIDS Knowledge Base; Clinical Trials Search; US and World AIDS Statistics; Antiretroviral Drugs; AIDSLINE; and BIOETHICSLINE. See also the State-by-State Guide to HIV in the United States.
RxList - The Internet Drug Index -
Searchable. Gives the brand, generic, and category for over 4,000 drugs. Also has most common indications and side effects. RxList ID allows you to identify unknown tablets and capsules by searching for their ID Imprint Codes.
Hospital Locator -
This database has ALL U.S. hospitals. Facility's accreditations, services offered, a location map, and even graphs showing admissions, outpatient visits, number of beds, overall expenses, and staffing (compared to the national average and median). Search by name, city, state, or zip code.
AMA Physician Select, On-Line Doctor Finder -
This searchable database contains credential information on all US licensed physicians. There are over 650,000 MDs and Doctors of Osteopathy in this database, which can be searched by physician's name and state, or by any of over 20 medical specialties and state, from Allergy & Immunology to Urology.


FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page -
Annotated directory of links to sources of information about student financial aid. Maintained by Mark Kantrowitz, author of The Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students.
fastWEB! (Financial Aid Search Through the Web) -
Search, for free, a database of more than 180,000 private scholarships.
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School Districts Database -
More than 16,500 school districts. Searchable by name, city, county, state, area code, or zip code. Each entry includes contact information, grade span, and the number of students, teachers, and schools. 

Books -
Largest online bookstore. In addition to the 1.5 million books in print, now has 1 million of the most popular out-of-print books. An excellent resource, several librarians have reported using it as their Books in Print and Out-of-Print search source.
Internet Bookshop -
Britain's largest online bookstore. Search their database (based on "Whitaker's British Books in Print") of over 900,000 books in print (including U.S) by author, title, ISBN, or publisher.
Advanced Book Exchange -
Brings buyers and sellers of rare, out-of-print and antiquarian books together. Free to searchers and buyers. Searchable by author, title, publisher or keywords and includes a directory of several hundred used book dealers.
Bibliofind -
A good online source for finding, evaluating, or pricing rare, out-of-print, antiquarian materials, equivalent to an online, "American Book Prices Current."
Library of Congress WWW/Z39.50 Gateway -
Allows you to search the catalog resources at the Library of Congress as well as resources located in over 120 servers throughout the world.

News and Politics

NewsTracker -
Search the current contents (about a week) of over 300 magazines and newspapers on the Web using the Excite search engine. Links to the full-text article.
News Library -
Search the archives (many 10+ years) of 348 newspapers. Included among them are those from Contra Costa Co..   Search and retrieval of citations with brief abstract is free. Registration (including credit card #) gets you full-text access (fee per article) to all the papers.
Project Vote Smart -
Tracks the performance of over 13,000 political leaders. Resources include voting records, issues information, biographies of all the 105th Congress members, organizations, educational reference materials, political humor, and other directories of political information. A great feature is the ability to type in your zip code and get back information on all your representatives, state and federal, including biographical, address, committee assignments, etc.
Campaign Contributions Online -$run_module?data_code=FEC&
Searchable database of Individual contributions, PAC spending and "soft money" in federal elections. Can search from 1990 through 1996 election cycles. Updated monthly. Can also browse by state and see incumbent and challenger figures. Compiled from Federal Election Commission Data.


Vanderbilt Television News Archive -
The Archive began taping the evening news broadcasts of the three major networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC, on August 5, 1968. This collection has been abstracted with story level descriptions. Also has a database of special reports and periodic broadcasts and specialized collections -
Movie Review Query Engine
Entries in the database are reviews that have been posted in the past to or appear on one of the WWW servers of a variety of commercial or college newspapers and periodicals. 
motion picture : database -
From "The Motion Picture Guide," Cinebooks' 23-volume reference landmark, and Ephraim Katz's comprehensive "Film Encyclopedia," this searchable database includes the cast, credits and reviews for more than 30,000 movies released in the U.S., plus filmographies and biographical information on thousands of actors, directors and other filmmakers.
The Internet Movie Database -
It currently covers over 100,000 movies and is expanding continuously. The most comprehensive movie database on the Internet. It covers filmographies for all professions in the industry; plot summaries; character names; movie ratings; year of release; running times; movie trivia; quotes; goofs; soundtracks; country of production; genres; production companies; distributors; special effects companies; sound mix; locations; sequel / remake information; release dates; advertising tag lines; languages; reviews; links to official studio pages, fan pages, box office grosses and Academy Awards information.
Ever wondered who wrote that song, or performed it, or where to get permission to use it (copyright)? Search a database by titles, writers, publishers and performers of millions of performed works in the ASCAP repertory.
CDnow -
Online music store. The inventory tops 165,000 titles and includes 35,000 video releases, 8,500 music videos, and CD-ROMs. Carries almost every album made in the U.S. and around 6,000 imports. You can listen to cuts and clips using RealAudio.
POLLSTAR - The Concert Hotwire -
This site covers popular music in such categories as Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country. Fans can find information on musicians, groups, tour dates, gossip, and a featured Artist of the Week. Search a database by artist, venue, or city.

Newsgroups and Mailing Lists

Deja News -
Large collection of indexed, archived, Usenet news postings going back to 1995. Searchable by keyword, subject, or e-mail address. Power search features allow you to limit and sort by several options.
Reference.COM Search -
You can find, browse, search, and participate in more than 150,000 newsgroups, mailing lists, and web forums.
Liszt, the mailing list directory -
Enter any word or phrase to search this directory of more than 70,000 listserv, listproc, majordomo and independently managed mailing lists.

People/Directories -
Search by area code, country code, e-mail address, telephone number, and web site by area code. Covers white and yellow pages. Government are promised. Also has toll-free directories and other countries (not many available.)
WorldPages -
People, business, government, SIC code, e-mail. Makes maps. Need at to know at least last name and state/province for U.S. and Canada. Not really good for rest of world - mainly fax directories.
Telephone Directories on the Web -
On this site you'll find links to online telephone, fax and business directories from around the world.

Software -
Good for getting an overview of what's considered the best and what's most popular. You can search for, browse, and download software--including freeware, shareware, demos, fixes, patches, upgrades - more than 200,000 files. Powerful search engine with several search options.
Stroud's Consummate Internet Apps List -
Reviewed and rated guide to Windows software of use for the Internet. Direct links to the software publishers and the downloadable files.


The Amazing Picture Machine -
An index of selected graphical resources on the Internet. Search for pictures, maps, and other graphic resources. Excellent collection and easily searchable, with a list of the types of pictures in the collection. Good for educational uses, from the North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium.
FAMSF-Imagebase -
Database of more than 65,000 images of the holdings of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Librarians' Index to the Internet -
Reincarnation of the Berkeley Public Library Index to the Internet. Now searchable. Best for public library users. Listings are annotated and evaluated for their information potential.
Recommended Search Tools Page -
Search forms for the best search engines and indexes - on one page. Bookmark it for efficient searching.
The Internet Sleuth -
Most comprehensive of the meta search engines, indexing over 2,000 searchable databases (many of them not indexed by the big search engines) covering a wide variety of topics. Good documentation on how to use it. Great for one-word searches.