Handy Links to Commonly Used Sites
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Table of Contents

I. Search Engines
II. Phone and E-mail Directories 
III. Maps
IV. Travel Reservations and Information
V. Clip Art and Images
VI E-mail Greeting Card
VII. Encyclopedias and Dictionaries and newspapers
VIII. Shopping on the Internet
IX. Job Searches
X. Health Information
XI. Games - Free Internet Downloads 
XII. Link Checker Sites

I.  Search Engines

   A.  Single Search Engines

        TITLE            URL
AOL http://search.aol.com/aol/webhome 
Ask http://www.ask.com
Bing http://www.bing.com
Ed. World http://www.educationworld.com/ 
Excite http://my.excite.com/myexcite/my.jsp 
Google http://www.google.com
Infomine http://infomine.ucr.edu/ 
KartOO http://www.kartoo.com 
LookSmart http://search.looksmart.com/ 
Lycos http://www.lycos.com/
MSN http://www.msn.com/ 
Science Search Engine - http://www.sciencedirect.com/
Web Crawler http://www.webcrawler.com
WiseNut http://www.wisenut.com/WiseSearch/ 
Yahoo http://www.yahoo.com


    B.  Sites Containing Links to Several Single and/or Multiple Search Engines

     TITLE      URL
Clusty  http://clusty.com/ 
CNET http://www.search.com/ 
Dog-pile http://www.dogpile.com/
EZ2Find http://ez2find.com/
Ixquick  https://ixquick.com/ 
Mamma http://mamma.com/ 
MetaCrawler http://www.metacrawler.com/
Surfwax http://lookahead.surfwax.com/index-2011.html 
20Search http://www.20search.com 
Zapmeta http://www.zapmeta.com 

C. Links to General and Special Search Engines and Research and Search Tools

D. Search Engine Lists, Information and Evaluations

        1. http://searchenginewatch.com/ 
        2. http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/ 
        3. http://websearch.about.com/ 
        4. http://www.searchengines.com  

E. Link Checker - http://validator.w3.org/checklink 

 

II.  Phone and e-mail Directories

    A. Directories

https://cubib.com/ white pages
http://www.newultimates.com/white/ multiple white page searches
http://www.anywho.com/tf.html toll free directories
http://www.inter800.com/ toll free directories
http://www.worldpages.com/ white, yellow pages
http://people.yahoo.com/ phone and e-mail
http://yp.yahoo.com/ yellow pages
http://www.switchboard.com/ 
http://infospace.com/info/index_ppl.htm?ppl_nav=org&qtab=3&qsubtab=1  
http://www.anywho.com/whitepages  white, yellow pages
http://www.superpages.com/  yellow, white pages
http://www.allpages.com/  yellow pages
http://www.reversephonedirectory.com/ reverse directory
http://www.whitepages.com/reverse_phone reverse directory
http://www.allareacodes.com/  reverse directory and area code finder

    B.  Free e-services - http://www.fepg.net/

    C.  Avoiding telemarketers in California -  https://oag.ca.gov/donotcall 

III.  Maps

     URL      COMMENTS
http://maps.yahoo.com zoom, driving instructions
http://www.mapquest.com  
http://www.randmcnally.com/   
http://maps.google.com/
 
http://earth.google.com/  
http://www.bing.com/maps/   
http://www.mapnation.com/mapsurvey/  
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/byways/  scenic drive suggestions
http://opi.expedia.com/Directions   
http://www.atlapedia.com database, searchable maps
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mapping/interactive-map/?ar_a=1   
http://nationalmap.gov/small_scale/  
http://www.skimaps.com trail maps
http://www.erols.com/mwhite28/20centry.htm historical maps
http://www.unitedstateszipcodes.org/  zip code finder

 

IV.  Travel Reservations
   
For travel suggestions and tips, please visit:  http://murov.info/traveltips.htm 

  
A.  Air and General Travel

           URL              COMM|ENTS
 
https://www.hipmunk.com/ fairly new but very informative on flights, slow
http://www.kayak.com searches many companies
https://www.southwest.com/  
http://www.cheapoair.com/ searches many companies
http://www.vayama.com/ great for international flights
http://www.onetravel.com/ claims low one way fares
http://www.airfasttickets.com/   
http://www.norwegian.com/en/  low cost flights to Stockholm, etc.
http://www.hotwire.com   
http://www.sky-tours.com/   
http://www.expedia.com/   
https://www.orbitz.com   
http://www.travelocity.com used by travel agents
http://www.costcotravel.com/#0
http://www.bing.com/travel/  
http://www.expedia-aarp.com/  
http://ww1.flycheapabroad.com/ international flights
http://www.smartertravel.com/  
http://www.airfare.com/ searches many companies
http://www.mobissimo.com/search_airfare.php searches many companies
http://www.wholesaletraveler.com/   
http://www.google.com/flights/  currently domestic only
http://www.flyspy.com/ find best fare
http://www.Airfarewatchdog.com  
http://www.airninja.com/  
http://www.airfare.com/   
http://www.bestfares.com  
http://www.cheapflights.com searches many companies
http://www.cheaptickets.com  
http://www.frommers.com   
http://www.lowestfare.com  
http://www.priceline.com  
http://us.lastminute.com/index.html last minute specials
http://www.skyauction.com  
http://www.smarterliving.com sends e-mail on airline Web specials
http://www.travel-ascending.com/   
http://www.travelweb.com more for hotels
http://www.travelzoo.com bargains
http://www.ricksteves.com Europe travel information

   B.  Airlines

    AIRLINE           URL      COMMENTS
safety records http://www.airline-safety-records.com/  
JetBlue Airways http://www.jetblue.com/  
Southwest Airlines https://www.southwest.com/?ref=iflyswa.com specials posted on Tuesdays.
sign up for e-mail notices of specials

    C.  Trains
            http://www.amtrak.com/

    D.  Cruises

        1. information
           
 http://www.cruise2.com/ 
             http://www.cruisecritic.com/ 
             http://www.CruiseReviews.com 
             http://www.cruising.org 

        2. Buying tickets         
            http://www.vacationstogo.com/ 
            http://www.awcv.com/ 
     
        
http://www.cayole.com/ 
            http://www.costcotravel.com/#0
            http://www.expedia-aarp.com/
 
           
http://www.cruise411.com/ 
            http://www.surecruise.com
            http://www.icruise.com 
            http://legendaryjourneys.vacation.com  
            http://www.golj.com/ 
            https://cruises.affordabletours.com/ 
 
           
http://www.trip-quest.com/ 
           
http://www.cruisecompete.com/

            
http://www.cruisecompete.com/specials/
            http://www.cruisecompete.com/specials/deals/soldout/1 
            
http://www.cruisestar.com/ 
            http://www.cruisesonly.com/
           
http://www.cruise.com/

            http://www.cruiseguy.com 
            http://www.cruisemates.com
            http://cruises.about.com/
 
            http://www.cruises4fun.com/ 

            http://www.cruising2alaska.com

      3. River Cruise Specialists -
           
http://www.vikingrivers.com/ 
           
http://www.gct.com/gcc/general/default.aspx?oid=8767&WT.srch=1
            
https://www.uniworld.com/en/
          https://rivers.affordabletours.com/
          http://www.rivercruises.net/

     4. Special Cruises -
         
http://www.smallshipcruises.com
           
http://www.travltips.com (cargo ships)

  
E.  Around the world travel
         http://www.airtreks.com
         
  F.  Hotels (also see general travel above), destinations and travel guides
      1.  Ratings, reservation links
        
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ 
         http://www.seeyourhotel.com/  
         http://www.tvtrip.com/ 

         http://www.gusto.com/
         http://world.wikia.com/wiki/World_Wikia 
         http://www.resideo.com/

      2.  Bookings (also see General travel reservations above)
        
http://Travelaxe.com  requires download, scans many sites
         http://www.trivago.com/ 
         http://www.booking.com/ 
         http://www.hipmunk.com/
         http://www.tingo.com/ 
         http://backbid.com/ 
         last minute - http://www.hoteltonight.com/ 
         http://www.seeyourhotel.com/ 
         http://www.tvtrip.com/ 
         http://www.otel.com/ 
         http://us.venere.com/

        
http://www.hoteldiscount.com/
         https://www.hotels.com  
         http://www.hotelbook.com/en/
        
http://www.quikbook.com/
         http://ww2.reservationservices.com/
         http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/
         http://PlacesToStay.com 
         http://hotelcoupons.com/      
                        
  G.  Special places -
         http://www.safariwest.com 

  H.  Tours - 
     
   http://www.affordabletours.com/ 
     
   http://www.gct.com/gcc/general/  
        http://www.caravantours.com/
       
http://www.cosmos.com
        http://www.tourvacationstogo.com/?source=chome

        http://www.smartours.com/
        Paris - museum transit passes - http://www.museumpass.com/

 I .  Travel Advice, Information and Deals
 
   http://www.igougo.com
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/   

    http://www.gonomad.com
    http://www.mytravelguide.com/

J.  Auto Rentals
   
http://www.autoslash.com/ 
   

V.  Clip Art and Images

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Pictures_and_images  To select images in the public domain at this site,
enter the name of the topic followed by public domain.  The other images are available but generally a source needs to be cited.
http://www.bing.com/images?FORM=Z9LH7
http://images.google.com/ 
https://search.yahoo.com/?fr=altavista
http://www.corbisimages.com/ 
http://www.freegraphics.com/ 
http://www.picsearch.com/ 
http://www.nypl.org/collections 
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/ImageFinder/
http://dir.yahoo.com/computers_and_internet/graphics/clip_art/index.html
http://www.thrall.org/proimage.html 
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page 
http://www.publicdomainsherpa.com/public-domain-photographs.html 
http://www.fotosearch.com/ 
http://www.canstockphoto.com/
http://www.allrefer.com/
Art
 
http://www.wga.hu/index.html
http://www.umich.edu/~hartspc/histart/mother/images.html 
http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/sceti/advancedsearch.cfm
http://www.nypl.org/digital/
Turning words into art
http://www.tagxedo.com/ 

VI.  E-Mail Greeting Cards

http://www.bluemountain.com
http://www.egreetings.com/ 
http://www.regards.com/  
http://www.greeting-cards.com/index.jsp?affiliate_ 
http://123greetings.com/
http://www.care2.com/ecards/
http://www.free-e-cards-online.com/ 

 

VII.  Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

 
A.  Encyclopedias

        http://www.britannica.com/
        http://www.encyclopedia.com/
        http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopdict.html
        http://www.biography.com/ 
        http://reference.allrefer.com/ 

  B.  Dictionaries

        http://www.merriam-webster.com/
        http://www.wordsmyth.net/
        http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
        http://www.allwords.com/

  C.  Thesaurus

        http://thesaurus.com/ 
        http://www.m-w.com/thesaurus.htm 

  D. Newspapers

       
http://www.all-links.com/newscentral/

  E. Libraries

        Library of Congress - CDRS site - http://www.loc.gov/rr/digiref/
        National Library of Canada - http://www.nlc-bnc.ca 
        Santa Monica Public Library - http://smpl.org/

  F. Quotations
        http://www.bartleby.com

 G. Census Information
       
http://www.localcensus.com/

VIII.    Shopping on the Internet

    A. General -
      
safety database - http://www.saferproducts.gov/ 
        Better Business Online - http://www.bbb.org/us/bbb-online-business/ 
        http://www.amazon.com/ 
        http://www.Become.com/
        http://www.pricegrabber.com/
        http://www.buzzillions.com/
        http://www.overstock.com 
        http://www.Shopping.com
       
http://Shopping.yahoo.com 
        https://www.google.com/shopping
       
http://www.NexTag.com 
       
http://www.Shopzilla.com 
      
http://www.bizrate.com/ 
       
http://www.dealio.com/
        http://www.consumerworld.org/pages/shopping.htm 
      
http://www.bottomdollar.com/
        http://www.Dealtime.com/
        http://www.us.buy.com 
        http://www.coolshopping.com 
       
http://www.respond.com 
        http://www.craigslist.org/ 
        http://www.ebay.com  
  
coupons for shopping sites -
         http://www.retailmenot.com/
         http://slickdeals.net/
         http://www.groupon.com/ 
         http://www.couponspace.net/ 
         http://www.couponsaver.org/
    `    http://www.currentcodes.com/
          http://www.undertag.com/ 
          http://CouponWinner.com/  
          http://www.savings.com/

        coupons, free shipping - http://www.freeshipping.org/
        extra discounts - http://www.ebates.com/
        choosing gifts - http://gifts.com/
        freebies -http://www.heyitsfree.net/  
        clothing - http://www.shopittome.com/
        specials -
         
http://alice.com/
           http://www.nethaggler.com/
           http://PicClick.com/           

    B. Items
        books -
http://www.half.ebay.com/  
                     http://www.amazon.com/books-used-books-textbooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=283155

   
                 http://www.bookase.com/
                    
http://www.allbookstores.com/ 
                    
http://www.textbookland.com
                     http://www.bookfinder.com/ 
                     http://www.bookfinder4u.com/ 
                     http://www.addall.com/  
                     http://www.booksprice.com/
                     http://cheapbooks.com/ 
        textbooks - http://www.directtextbook.com/  
        e-books - http://www.onlinecollegeclasses.com/textbooks-ebooks.html# 

    C. Credit and House buying information
        http://www.myfico.com 
        http://www.greatschools.org/ 
        http://www.bestplaces.net 
        http://www.realtor.com/Default.asp?poe=realtor 
        http://www.realestateabc.com 
        http://www.bankrate.com/ 
        http://www.msn.com/en-us/money

   D.  Unclaimed money
         http://www.missingmoney.com  
         http://www.unclaimed.org
        

   E. Miscellaneous
        http://www.craigslist.org/


  
IX.    Job Searches

      A. General
        http://monster.com/ 
        http://www.jobsonline.com/
        http://www.careerpath.com/ 
        http://careers.yahoo.com/ 
        http://careerbuilder.com/ 
        http://www.manpower.com/ 
       
     B. Central California Jobs
        https://www.centralvalleyjobs.com/
        http://www.caljobs.ca.gov/ 

X.    Health Information

    A. Search Engines
        http://www.medwebplus.com 

    B. Directories (some with search capabilities)
       
http://www.medlineplus.gov 
               http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ 
        http://www.myoptumhealth.com/portal/
        http://www.healthfinder.gov 
          
http://www.drkoop.com/ 
        http://www.webmd.com 
        http://www.cdc.gov 
        http://www.mayoclinic.com/index.cfm 
        http://medfusion.net/ihealth/
 

     C. Health Issues by Topic
        Alzheimers - http://www.alz.org 
        back pain - http://www.spine-health.com/  
            http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/chronic-back-pain-breakthroughs/
        biochemical literature - http://www.biomedsearch.com/

        cancer treatment and prevention - http://www.canceroption.com 
            http://www.oncolink.org/index.cfm 
        career's - http://healthcareercenter.org/ 
        children's health - http://kidshealth.org/
        colds, flu - http://www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/clds&flu.html
        doctor reviews - http://www.zocdoc.com/ 
        questions - https://www.zocdoc.com/answers#
        heart, stroke - http://www.americanheart.org/ 
        medicare - https://www.ehealthmedicare.com/about-medicare/faq/?redirectFormHTTP
        nutrition - http://www.nutrition.gov/ 
        pill identification - http://www.drugs.com/pill_identification.html 
        prescription medicines -
            http://www.drugs.com/ 
            http://www.pdrhealth.com/ 
            http://www.safemedication.com
            http://www.aarp.org/health/comparedrugs/
            http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/OHPPR/ORRX/index.shtml
        
        general - 
            http://www.webmd.com/
            http://www.hon.ch 
            http://www.healthfinder.org 
            http://www.mayoclinic.org/
        women's health issues -
            http://www.womenshealth.gov/ 
            drug and alcohol issues - http://www.recoveryconnection.org/alcohol-drug-rehab-for-women/ 

XI.  Games - Free Internet Downloads
    
  http://neave.com/

XII. Link Checker Sites - 
     
http://validator.w3.org/checklink   

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