Many of these links could be listed here under more than one header, Gary Price's Fast Facts for example. However each one is listed only once and it is in the category I thought was the most likely. My intention is to list only free sites. With Guide Star and some others there is a form to submit before you can use the database. This is to keep the robots out and why the hidden web is hidden.
If you have favorites that ought to be here please let me know. There's an email link at the bottom of this page. Now go explore.
For more information about searching the Internet, including how to find the Hidden Web, read Laurianne McLaughlin's article, Beyond Google, in the April 2004 issue of PC World Magazine.
- The Arts
- Here are sites that link to information about production, criticism, history, aesthetics, and education in the visual and performing arts.
- Theatre, Film, TV
- There's info about major modern and contemporary visual artists at The Artists.org. Also at Art in Context. For definitions of art terminology check out ArtLex.
- There are new reviews daily at Net Art Review. It also features The New Media Fix. It is a list of links to organizations and resources around the world that deal with the contemporary arts. And that of course means an emphasis on the electronic and web-related.
- And on the Urban Culture, Techno, Hip Hop tip don't miss Ken's Urban Music & Art page or Jahsonic's encyclopedia of links.
- Reference Desk
- AT&T Online
- Information Please
- Martindale's The Reference Desk
- MelissaData has business and direct-marketing data, plus a fantasic assortment of guides and directories yellow pages, zipcodes, area codes, people finders and on and on.
- Toll Free Numbers
- Specialized Searches
- Fonts & Typographers
- How Stuff Works
- Job Links
- Ken's Archive
- Product Recalls
- Government Data &
- For government information, records, census figures, economic data,
business projections, tax forms or environmental impact statements these
sites are worth a look:
- Ameristat.org has data from
the Population Reference Bureau. For U.S. federal government data, forms
and links look at FirstGov.gov.
And then there's Gary
Price's Fast Facts, full of facts, statistical reports and reference
- Here are links to members of the U.S. Congress: Senate and House.
- As of March 2004 Search Systems
offered 17,965 free public records.
- At Ken's Interactive
USA Map you can click on a state and go to that state's official
- Guide Star has a database of
non-profit organizations. It is to help them with fund-raising and proposal
writing but there is a wonderful feature for the nosey person salaries.
All non-profits have to submit a federal tax form 990 with all the financial
facts. And at Guide Star you can download it all.
- Food & Dining
- All of these sites let you search on a variety of topics including
easy of preparation and key ingredients.
- Betty Crocker
- Food TV's Recipe Search