Some Interesting Websites
Looking for Someone?
If you’re trying to find an old friend from school or your second cousin three times removed whom you met at a family reunion ages ago, here are some Web addresses that may help in your search.
To find those who are somewhat farther in the past, these may help.
Need Some General Information on the ‘Net?
Internet search engines can unearth a broad range of information. Each has its own specialties and quirks, so you’ll often get very different results from each one. This list of search engines are taken from an OCCC Study Skills class handout.
yahooligans.yahoo.com (Yahoo for Kids)
Have a Reference Question?
Reference sites can help find information that’s a bit too deeply imbedded (in databases and the like) for the general search engines to find.. These reference sites are also taken from an OCCC Study Skills list.
Acronym and Abbreviation Server
AT&T AnyWho Directory
Basic Dictionary of American Sign Language Terms
CAST Bobby (Website Accessibility Issues)
Information Please Almanac
Library of Congress
Map Quest (Maps, Directions to Businesses, Etc.)
National Address Server (Maps Addresses, Gives Zip+4 and Barcode)
On-Line English Grammar
Semantic Rhyming Dictionary (Rhymes, Frequency of US Surnames, Etc.)
“What-is” Information Technology (IT) Encyclopedia
Need an Interesting Podcast?
Here’s a list of podcast sites from John Blinke’s “Supplementally” department in the June 2008 Mensa Bulletin. All the .mp3s you can handle. Yeah, they’re geeky, but they’re good!
Science and the
City from the
The Naked Scientists Radio Show
National Public Radio: Science Friday
Scinece @ NASA Feature Stories
The History of
60-Second Science (Scientific American Mag.)
Brainstuff: the Howstuffworks Podcast
Discovery Channel Features
The Discovery Files from National Science Foundation
Hidden Universe HD: NASA’s Spitzer [Infrared] Space Telescope
Internet Advisor Podcast
Lab Rats (Video)
Mayo Clinic – Medical Edge Radio
National Geographic Atmosphere (Video)
National Public Radio Podcasts
QuackCast (Skeptical Evaluations of Alternative Medicine)
Scince Channel Features
(more to come)