Library of Congress with maps, images, etc.
National Archives with manuscripts, photos, etc.
The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Has lots of information in many languages.
The free encyclopedia on conspiracy theories that anyone can edit.
Easy to browse global satellite imagery.
Lots of information on lots of countries from police per capita to number of tanks to export of SO2 (sulphur dioxide) to Olympic medals won to number
of catholic priests to yearly precipitation to female prisoners.
Forum where individuals post locations of objects on Google Earth. It covers military equipment and bases, tourist attractions, etc. where you just
download a file that has a tour of different coordinates and the software can take you there with the click of a mouse. It also has user created 3d
models of real buildings that when downloaded are placed against the satellite imagery. Beyond this, there are user created “data layers” of
everything from real-time plane locations (needs real-time server to host imagery) to Doppler radar imagery to nuclear test sites.
Geneology information. Gentree.com has a database of genealogy databases.
Stock quotes, stock market news, business information
Has articles on legal systems and interpretations, information on federal laws or local laws, find a lawyer, look at cases.
We can’t forget the most important research tools of all
The mind, our universe, sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch is all that is really needed.
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Archives internet sites so you can see what they looked like in the past.
tons of infomation on "people". Adoption records, obituaries, biographies.
Links to sites that offer opinion polls including Zogby and Gallup.
Links to biography databases.
Media (sound, video) on government affairs.
Has links to many search engines and general search information related material. You have your general search engines, search engines that combine
the results of other search engines, shopping search engines, news search engines. country specific search engines, video/audio search engines.
Able to track websites and tells you how and when websites that you want to track change without you having to check them.
An internet directory of websites by category.
Uses compute software to give a rough translation between languages.
Gives directions and has road maps. Finds airports, hotels etc.
maps collection and database.
This is a map-making tool put out by the U.S. Geological Survey that covers the United States only. It can create a specialty map that has a
combination of data on it. Data that it can put on it is everything from arson crime stats in 1997 to American Toad habitat to arsenic in water to
airports. They can be combined in any combination. The applet is a lot like mapquests in navigational controls.
Scientific information. I find the information on weapon systems under the startegic security section especially useful. Has a list of systems by
type(ship, rotary aircraft etc.) and by country with schematics, photos, general statistics, and a a written article.
Has satellite photos, news, articles in sections that are labeled military, WMD, intelligence, homeland security (gives off a U.S slant to "global
security", but still has great information), space. and "public eye. For instance, it has inventories by year of Syrian weapons, an article on the
Defense Meteoroligical Satellite Program, and a half page article on the Indonesian air force.
Special indepth reports on a variety of topics. For instance, for 2005 so far, it has over 40 special reports. An example of one of those reports is
for Pope John Paul II. It has a biographical timeline, audio, galleries, information on his successor, how the selection process works, potential
successors before it was determined, a poll, and an interactive feature on the Vatican as a whole. In the potential successors section, for example,
it has about a dozen candidates with a photograph and a short biography. The reports can get pretty deeply involved.
Describes itself as "The U.S Government's Official Web Portal". Has links to agencies, executive, legislative, judicial federal websites and state,
local, tribal governments. It even has a category for cross-agency portals like climateservice.gov that has links to numerous departments from
transportation to defense.
Has an organized list of radio stations and links to audio streams for those stations. Its always fun to listen to Egyptian pop music or news in
Finds a person or business by feeding it information like name or phone number of address. I put in my name, and got lots of response for people from
where-ever that shared my name(not middle initial though). You can then buy a crimiinal history report supposedly as there is a link right next to
Has organized links to publically available databases (35,000 of them) on a range of topics. Topics include everything from 75 million records in a
Social Security death index to a farm subsidy database to the annuel report to Congress on bank mergers and a list of them.
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