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Search Engines
Google: The de facto standard in search engines
Yahoo: The Internet organized by categories
dmoz Open Directory: Human-edited Internet directory which removes the chaff

General Information and Reference
Internet Search Tutorial: How to find information on the Internet
Reference Desk: Links to multiple reference sites
Library Spot: More links to more reference sites
Internet Public Library: Reference center laid out like a library
Librarian's Index to the Internet: Another library reference center
Britannica Online: A complete online encyclopedia
Information Please: Online encyclopedia and almanac
Refdesk - Meta Reference
Notes and Queries: General Q&A of a wide range of topics
Internet FAQ Consortium: Links to Usenet FAQs of all types
MegaConverter2 Convert units of measure: Imperial, Metric, Ancient, Astronomical, Kitchen, Finance, Fraction-to-decimal, and much more
The Calendar Zone Comprehensive categorized calendar catalog currently containing countless correlating connections & calzone recipes!
ANYDAY: Today in History Births, Deaths, Holidays, and events associated with each day of the year
Historical Atlas of the 20th Century
Acronyms
Urban Legends
Snopes: Comprehensive searchable list of urban legends
Urban Legends: alt.folklore.urban and urban legend archive

English Words, Language, and Literature
Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus: Word spelling, usage, and origins
alt.usage.english FAQ: info on usage and word origins
Pseudodictionary: Slang and colloquialisms
Origin of English Sayings: Where English idioms and sayings come from
Word Oddities and Trivia: All sorts of odd and interesting word facts
Puzzle Depot: Anagrams, puzzles, and wordplay
Anagram Engine: Create anagrams, solve crosswords, etc.
Searchable Plays of Shakespeare: Search the works of the Bard
Quotations Page: Searchable quotations
Project Gutenburg: Complete texts of non-copyrighted books
Bibliomania: Free online literature
Babelfish translations: Back-and-forth translations among major world languages
The (Random House) Word Maven Word Origins
The Word Detective More Word Origins
Encyclopedia Mythica A compendium of mythology and legends from all the world's cultures
Labyrinth Library Georgetown U's links to Medieval Latin, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish & Iberian Texts
WorldWideWords
Perseus - Classical Greek and Latin Literature
Dictionary For Many Languages
English Dictionary

Medicine and Health
Centers for Disease Control: Public health news and statistics
WebMD: Info on health and diseases
Go Ask Alice: Medical information and advice
PubMed Medline: Medical journals database
Healthboards.com
eMedicine
Muscle Atlas
Dr Mirkin - Exercise and Nutrition

Science and Technology
The Last Word: Questions and answers on everyday science phenomena
Ask a Scientist: Search real answers to real science questions
How Stuff Works: Find out how all sorts of gadgets and processes really work
Mad Science Network: Online labs, science Q&A, and science info
Conversion of Units: Automatic unit converter
International System of Units: Introduction and information on SI units
Physical Constants: Numerous physical constant values & uncertainty
Web Elements: All about the elements
Bad Science: Debunking scientific fallacies
Bad Astronomy: Debunking astronomical fallacies
Heavens Above: Satellites and star charts
Hubble Telescope: Pictures from Hubble
Animal Diversity Web: All about animals
eNature.com
Dinosauria On-line
U.S. Geological Service
The Nine Planets
Ask the Astronomer

Mathematics
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics: Tons of information all about mathematics
The Pi-Search Page: Search for a string in Pi + links to download billions of digits
The Integrator: Online integrator from the makers of Mathematica
Numbers in Over 4500 Languages: Count in any language you want
Online Calculators: Not just for mathematics: calculations in numerous subject areas
Ask Dr. Math
Planet Math

Entertainment
Internet Movie Database: Everything you wanted to know about the movies
Ultimate Band List: Search for all kinds of music
Big Cartoon Database: Searchable database of cartoons
Simpsons FAQ: FAQ of alt.tv.simpsons
Television Without Pity: Irreverent reviews of popular US television shows
The Baseball Archive: Stats and history of baseball

Religion
Catholic Encyclopedia: Information on Catholic teachings
Judaism 101: Information on Judaism
King James Bible: Searchable KJV Bible
Online Bibles: Links to multiple Bible versions
Islamicity's Understanding Islam and Muslims
Buddhanet.net
Hindunet.org
Religious Tolerance
Online Koran
Religious Tolerance

Skepticism and Debate
Skeptic's Dictionary: Pseudoscience and the paranormal
Talk Origins Archive: Evolution v. Creation Science
Quackwatch: Guide to health frauds
Logic and Fallacies: Intro to arguments and logical fallacies
The Amazing Randi - Psychic Skeptic

Government, Politics, and Law
Gov Spot: Links to hundreds of government entities
Vote Smart: Find out information about USA elected officials
UK Government Online: Links to all British government sites
Federal Government Central Directory: statistics gathered by USA government
US National Archives: Archives and records from all branches of the US government
Statistical Abstract of the US: USA Population census
Internet Guide to Law and Politics: Informative and current law-related Internet resources
Find Law: Law and legal resources

(U.S.) State and Local Government on the Net
Places and Maps
CIA World Fact Book: Information on numerous countries
Find a Grave: Find graves for all sorts of people
Map Quest: Maps from all over
Terraserver: USGS satellite imagery and topographical maps

Computers and the Internet
Microsoft Help & Support Home Page
BoardReader - Search Multiple Message Boards

Applie MacIntosh Technical Reference
Mac OS X Technical Reference

Tom's Hardware
AnandTech
Sophos Virus Database
Symantec (Norton) Virus Database
Virus Myths
CERT
HTML Technical Resource
Linux OS
Glossary of Computer Terms and Acronyms
File Extensions
Programs Running at Startup
Comprehensive List of Startup Programs
Understanding Telecommunications
General Computer Reference and Hacking Culture

Other
Education Reference
The Calendar FAQ
Yesterdayland - Pop Culture
Flags of the World
Brainy Quotes
All Music Guide Forbes Lists
U.S. News College Directory and Rankingsbr /> Rotten Tomatoes - Movie Reviews
All Recipes