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Chapter Six: Online Research

Directories

Open Directory Project
www.dmoz.org
www.dmoz.org/Business/Employment/Careers

Librarians’ Internet Index
http://lii.org

Yahoo!
http://dir.yahoo.com
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Shopping_and_Services/Employment/Career_Counseling

InfoMine 
http://infomine.ucr.edu

Internet Public Library
www.ipl.org

Search Engines

Web Searching Tutorial
www.askscott.com/tindex.html

A Primer in Boolean Logic 
www.internettutorials.net/boolean.html

University of South Carolina: Basic Search Tips 
www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/lesson7.shtml

Search Engine Watch 
http://searchenginewatch.com

Google 
www.google.com
www.google.com/dirhp
http://labs.google.com

Yahoo! Search 
http://search.yahoo.com

Clustering

www.coxar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_bomb
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3298443.stm

Ask
www.ask.com

Clusty
http://clusty.com

Mooter
www.mooter.com

Metasearch Tools

Dogpile 
www.dogpile.com

Beaucoup!
www.beaucoup.com

KartOO
www.kartoo.com

Specialized Search Engines 

A Collection of Special Search Engines 
www.leidenuniv.nl/ub/biv/specials.htm#Par62

All Search Engines 
www.allsearchengines.com
www.allsearchengines.com/libraries.html
www.allsearchengines.com/foreign.html

SearchEngines.com
www.searchengines.com

Another Approach to Finding Data

Del.icio.us
http://del.icio.us/
http://del.icio.us/tag/

The UnderWeb

LibDex
www.libdex.com

Resources and Databases—Purdue University Library 
www.lib.purdue.edu/eresources/

Educator’s Reference Desk Database
www.eduref.org/Eric/

Intute
www.intute.ac.uk/

Technical Communication Library
http://tc.eserver.org
http://tc.eserver.org/sitemaps/categories.lasso

Topica 
http://lists.topica.com

ibiblio
www.ibiblio.org

Academic Info
www.academicinfo.net

DirectSearch
www.freepint.com/gary/direct.htm

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
www.uspto.gov/patft

Delphion 
www.delphion.com

Articles About Internet Research

Finding Information on the Internet 
www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html

Deep Web White Paper 
http://brightplanet.com/technology/deepweb.asp#Introduction

The Invisible Web
www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/InvisibleWeb.html

Searching the Internet: Recommended Sites and Search Techniques
www.internettutorials.net/search.html

Researching Careers – Articles

High Earning Workers Who Don’t Have a Bachelor’s Degree
http://stats.bls.gov/opub/ooq/1999/fall/art02.pdf

Top Jobs for the Future
www.careerplanner.com/Career-Articles/Top_Jobs.htm

Top 10 Jobs for People Who . . .
www.princetonreview.com/cte/articles/plan/tenjobs.asp

Ten Hottest Careers for College Grads
www.collegeboard.com/student/csearch/majors_careers/236.html

Ten Hottest Careers in Australia
www.jobsearchexpress.com/jobsearchexpress/articles/careers/ten-hottest-careers.html

Best Jobs in America
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2007/

Researching Careers – Websites

Bureau of Labor Statistics 
www.bls.gov

The Occupational Outlook Handbook 
www.bls.gov/oco/

Dictionary of Occupational Titles
www.occupationalinfo.org

O*Net OnLine 
http://online.onetcenter.org
http://online.onetcenter.org/find/
http://online.onetcenter.org/skills

Vocational Information Center
www.khake.com/page5.html

America’s Career InfoNet
www.acinet.org

Career Converter 
http://content.monstertrak.monster.com/tools/careerconverter/

Job and Career Resources for Teenagers
www.quintcareers.com/teen_jobs.html

The Creative Group
www.creativegroup.com/TCG/TCGJobs/

Informational Interviewing

Informational Interviewing
http://danenet.wicip.org/jets/jet-9407-p.html

Informational Interviewing Tutorial 
www.quintcareers.com/informational_interviewing.html

Researching Industries

CareerOneStop
www.acinet.org/industry/default.aspx?id=8&nodeid=8

CEO Express
www.ceoexpress.com

Yahoo! Professional Organizations
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/organizations/professional

WEDDLE’s Professional Associations
www.weddles.com/associations/index.htm

Associations on the Net
www.ipl.org/div/aon/

Association Directory
www.asaecenter.org/Directories/AssociationSearch.cfm

Thomas Global Register: Industry and Professional Organizations
www.thomasglobal.com/main/industrylinks.asp?bhcp=1

The Career Guide to Industries
www.bls.gov/oco/cg/home.htm

Moving, Relocating, and Researching Communities

Jobmaps
http://jobmaps.us/

The Best Places to Live in America
http://money.cnn.com/best/bplive 
http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/costofliving/costofliving.html

CareerJournal.com
www.careerjournal.com/salaryhiring/indicators/
www.realestatejournal.com/relocation

American Journalism Review NewsLink
http://newslink.org/daynews.html

All You Can Read
www.allyoucanread.com

Chambers of Commerce Directory
http://clickcity.com/index2.htm

Cell Phone Coverage
www.cellreception.com/coverage/

Home Price Records
www.homepricerecords.com

Housing Maps 
www.housingmaps.com

The Weather Channel 
www.weather.com/activities/driving
www.weather.com/activities/travel/businesstraveler/

ZipFind Demo
www.zipfind.net/ZipFindDeluxe.aspx

HomeFair
www.homefair.com

Realtor.com
www.realtor.com

U.S. Census Bureau
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

Sigalert
www.sigalert.com

Where the Commuting Nightmares Are
www.bizjournals.com/edit_special/56.html

Finding Companies

Yellow.com 
www.yellow.com
www.yellow.com/white.htm

Addresses.Com
www.addresses.com

Canada.com
www.canada.com/findit/findabusiness.html

Kompass
www.kompass.com

MapQuest 
www.mapquest.com

Vault
http://vault.com/companies/searchcompanies.jsp

Entry Level Employers Search 
www.collegegrad.com/employers/

Career InfoNet Employer Locator
www.acinet.org/acinet/employerlocator/employerlocator.asp?id=14&nodeid=18

Business.com
www.business.com

Yahoo! Company Directories 
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Directories/Companies

ThomasNet
www.thomasnet.com/home.html

Thomas Global Register
www.tgrnet.com

Best Companies to Work For
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2007/index.html

EmplawyerNet
www.emplawyernet.com

Restaurant Source Guide
www.sourceguides.com/restaurants/index.html

Researching Specific Companies

Competitive Intelligence—Get Smart!
www.fastcompany.com/online/14/intelligence.html

Tutorial: Researching Companies Online
www.learnwebskills.com/company/

Company Research Guide—Rutgers University 
www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/busi/company.shtml

Chambers of Commerce Directory
http://clickcity.com/index2.htm

Bizjournals
www.bizjournals.com/search.html

Refdesk.com
www.refdesk.com/paper.html
www.refdesk.com/instant.html

Securities and Exchange Commission
www.sec.gov
www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml
www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/edgarguide.htm

SEDAR
www.sedar.com

Yahoo! Finance
http://finance.yahoo.com/search

WetFeet Company Profiles
www.wetfeet.com/research/companies.asp

4,000 Company Web Pages
http://interbiznet.com/hunt/companies

The Virtual Chase
www.virtualchase.com/topics/company_information_index.shtml

Database of Company Profiles 
www.gsb.stanford.edu/jacksonlibrary/articles/databases/db_comdir.html

Corporate Information
www.corporateinformation.com

UBC: Researching Private Companies
http://toby.library.ubc.ca/subjects/subjpage2.cfm?id=273

CNNMoney 
http://money.cnn.com

World’s 2,000 Largest Companies
www.forbes.com/2006/03/29/06f2k_worlds-largest-public-companies_land.html

Fast Company—Company Database
http://fcke.fastcompany.com

Monster Company Boulevard
http://company.monster.com

Europages
www.europages.com

BuildFind
www.buildfind.com

The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com

For-Fee Research Sites

LexisNexis $$
www.lexisnexis.com

Factiva $$
www.factiva.com

Dialog $$
www.dialog.com

Dun and Bradstreet $$
www.dnb.com

Salaries

CareerJournal—Salary Data and Hiring Trends
www.careerjournal.com/salaryhiring

The Salary Expert 
www.salaryexpert.com

Salary.com 
www.salary.com

Payscale
www.payscale.com

JobStar Salary Surveys 
www.jobstar.org/tools/salary/sal-surv.cfm

The Real Rate Survey
www.realrates.com/survey.htm

Salary Source $$
www.salarysource.com

Self-Employed and Home Business

Business Owner’s Toolkit 
www.toolkit.com/small_business_guide/index.aspx

Small Business Administration 
www.sba.gov
www.sba.gov/starting_business/index.html

The Business Owner’s Idea Café
http://businessownersideacafe.com

Startup Journal 
www.startupjournal.com

Free Agent Nation
www.fastcompany.com/online/12/freeagent.html

Working Solo
www.workingsolo.com
www.workingsolo.com/resources/resources.html

A Home-Based Business Online
www.ahbbo.com
www.ahbbo.com/articles.html

Nolo Law Center for Small Business
www.nolo.com/lawcenter/index.cfm/catID/19B45DBF-E85F-4A3D-950E3E07E32851A7

Entrepreneur.com
www.entrepreneur.com/Magazines/MA_FrontDoor/0,4430,,00.html
www.entrepreneur.com/entrepreneur/archive/index.html

Jobs and Moms: Work at Home
www.jobsandmoms.com/work_at_home.html

Work at Home Schemes
www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/invest/inv14.shtm

Top 10 Work at Home And Home Based Business Scams
www.scambusters.org/work-at-home.html

Part-Time, Contract, and Temporary Work

www.mapquest.com

The Contract Employee’s Handbook 
www.cehandbook.com/cehandbook/htmlpages/ceh_main.html

Temp Jobs
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/tempjobs/Temporary_Jobs_and_Agencies.htm

American Staffing Association 
www.americanstaffing.net/jobseekers/find_company.cfm

SnagAJob
www.snagajob.com

Directory of Contract Staffing Firms
www.cjhunter.com/dcsf/view_some.html?SearchType=complete

Backdoorjobs.com
www.backdoorjobs.com

Summerjobs.com
www.summerjobs.com/jobSeekers/resources/links.html

Nonprofits and Social Conscience

A Professional Advisor’s Guide to Working with Nonprofit Organizations
www.pgdc.com/usa/item/?itemID=223724

Careers in Nonprofits 
www.bc.edu/offices/careers/careers/careerfields/nonprofits.html

GuideStar: The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations
www.guidestar.org

Idealist—Action without Borders 
www.idealist.org

About.com: Nonprofit Charitable Organizations 
http://nonprofit.about.com

The Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/

ExecSearches.com
www.execsearches.com

The Nonprofit Career Network $$
www.nonprofitcareer.com

Work for Minorities

IMDiversity 
www.imdiversity.com

LatPro 
www.latpro.com/USER/resources/links/index.php

HireDiversity.com
www.hirediversity.com

Job-Hunting after 35
www.stc.org/intercom/PDFs/2002/20020708_20-22.pdf

Work for Women

WWWomen
www.wwwomen.com

Femina
www.femina.com/femina/BusinessandFinance/Careers/index.phtml

Jobs and Moms
www.jobsandmoms.com

Advancing Women
www.advancingwomen.com

Work for People with Disabilities

Job Seeking Skills for People with Disabilities
www.csun.edu/~sp20558/dis/shcontents.html

DisabilityInfo.gov
www.disabilityinfo.gov

Jobs for the Disabled at Careers.Org
www.careers.org/jobs/01-55-diversity-employment-disabled.html

Job Accommodation Network
http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu

recruitABILITY
www.recruit-ability.com

Disability and the Workplace: An Internet Primer
www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/research/subjectGuides/employmentAndDisability.html

Work Support
http://worksupport.com/Topics/employment.asp

WORKink
www.workink.com

Closing the Gap
www.closingthegap.com/index.lasso

Work in Education

Search for Public Schools 
http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch

Search for Private Schools 
http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch

Search for School Districts 
http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/districtsearch

Academic Info
www.academicinfo.net/studentcolleges.html
www.academicinfo.net

American School Directory $$
www.asd.com

State Departments of Education
www.doe.state.in.us/htmls/states.html

National Directory of Women’s Education and Training Programs
http://associationdigital.com/womenwork/online/directory/default.aspx

Work for Ex-Offenders

Ex-Offender Resources & Assistance
www.hirenetwork.org/resource.html

Ex-Offender’s Resource Pages
www.angelfire.com/fl4/prison/exresource.html

Ex-Offender Reentry
www.exoffenderreentry.com/tips.html

Grants

Overview of the Grant Management Process 
www.hhs.gov/grantsnet/OverviewGrantMgtProcess.htm

Grants and Funding Information Service
www.lib.washington.edu/gfis/resources/webstuff.html

Database of Arts Resources
www.artsnet.org/databases

Grants.gov
www.grants.gov

ED.gov
www.ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml?src=rt

HUD Grants
www.hud.gov/grants/index.cfm

National Endowment for the Arts
http://arts.endow.gov

SRA International
www.srainternational.org/newweb/grantsweb/index.cfm

Art Deadlines List
www.artdeadlineslist.com

Art A to Z: Artist Grants
www.antiquesatoz.com/artatoz/grant.htm

Evaluating the Data

Evaluating Information Found on the Internet 
www.library.jhu.edu/researchhelp/general/evaluating/

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