Chuck Oates

28 June 2008

Norman, OK, USA

 

 

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.

 

http://switchboard.intelius.com/ 

http://www.usa-people-search.com/

http://www.intelius.com/

http://web.public-records-now.com/(S(ovenrp55oudi5555u1o1qq55))/default.aspx

http://www.peoplefinders.com/

http://www.free411.com/index.php?searchtype=1

http://www.peoplelookup.com/

http://peoplesearch.public-records-now.com

http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/index.jsp

http://www.veromi.info/

 

To find those who are somewhat farther in the past, these may help.

http://www.censusonline.us/

http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

http://searches.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

http://www.censusfinder.com/1930-federal-census-search.htm

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/tutorial/dawes/final-rolls.html

 

 

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.

 

home.about.com

www.allonesearch.com

www.alltheweb.com

www.altavista.com

www.ask.com

www.dogpile.com

www.excite.com

www.google.com

www.hotbot.com

www.go.com

www.ixquick.com

search.looksmart.com

www.lycos.com

www.mamma.com

search.msn.com

www.northernlight.com  and  www.nlsearch.com/home.php

scholar.google.com 

www.search.com

stpt.com

www.teoma.com

www.webcrawler.com

www.yahoo.com

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

research.silmaril.ie/acronyms

 

AT&T AnyWho Directory

www.tollfree.att.net/

 

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations

www.bartleby.com/100

 

Basic Dictionary of American Sign Language Terms

www.masterstech-home.com/ASLDict.html

 

Biographical Dictionary

www.s9.com

 

CAST Bobby (Website Accessibility Issues)

webxact.watchfire.com 

 

Information Please Almanac

www.infoplease.com

 

Library of Congress

www.loc.gov/index.html

 

Map Quest (Maps, Directions to Businesses, Etc.)

www.mapquest.com

 

National Address Server (Maps Addresses, Gives Zip+4 and Barcode)

www.cedar.buffalo.edu/adserv.html

 

Oklahoma Legal Research

http://oklegal.onenet.net/

 

OneLook Dictionaries

www.onelook.com

 

On-Line English Grammar

www.edufind.com/english/grammar/index.cfm

 

Semantic Rhyming Dictionary (Rhymes, Frequency of US Surnames, Etc.)

www.rhymezone.com

 

“What-is” Information Technology (IT) Encyclopedia

whatis.techtarget.com

 

 

Need an Interesting Podcast?

 

Here’s a list of podcast sites from John Blinke’sSupplementally” 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 New York Academy of Science

http://www.nyas.org/snc/podcasts.asp

 

The Naked Scientists Radio Show

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/

 

National Public Radio:  Science Friday

http://www.sciencefriday.com/feeds/radio/

 

Astronomy Cast

http://www.astronomycast.com/

 

Astronomy Magazine

http://www.astronomy.com

 

Scinece @ NASA Feature Stories

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/21mar_podcast.htm

 

Nature Podcast

www.nature.com/nature/podcast

 

The History of Rome

http://thehistoryofrome.blogspot.com

 

CBC Radio Quirks and Quarks

http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/podcast.html

 

60-Second Science (Scientific American Mag.)

http://www.sciam.com/podcast

 

Archaeology Channel

http://www.archaeologychannel.org

 

Brainstuff:  the Howstuffworks Podcast

http://www.digg.com/podcasts/BrainStuff_The_HowStuffWorks_Podcast

 

Discovery Channel Features

http://www.discovery.com/radio/podcasts.html

 

The Discovery Files from National Science Foundation

http://www.radiospace.com/nsf047.htm

 

Hidden Universe HD: NASA’s Spitzer [Infrared] Space Telescope

http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/podcasts/index.shtml

 

Internet Advisor Podcast

http://www.internetadvisor.net

 

Lab Rats (Video)

http://www.labrats.tv

 

Mayo Clinic – Medical Edge Radio

http://www.mayoclinic.org/podcasts

 

NASAcast Audio

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting

 

National Geographic Atmosphere (Video)

http://www.nationalgeographic.com

 

National Public Radio Podcasts

http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php

 

QuackCast (Skeptical Evaluations of Alternative Medicine)

http://www.quackcast.com

 

Scince Channel Features

http://www.podcastpickle.com/cast/22923

 

Science Magazine

http://www.sciencemag.org

 

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