The Using the Internet for Research FAQ for this month is now out in the
misc.writing, alt.movies.independent, alt.union.natl-writers,
misc.writing.screenplays, alt.answers, misc.answers and news.answers
It can also be found on the web at:
New information this month:
1. A new site well worth checking out for help in research is Windweaver
Web Resources <http://www.windweaver.com/> with over 100 pages of useful
Internet search guides and links.
Created by an Internet trainer who specialises in research resources, it
offers useful comparisons of the strengths and weaknesses of the different
search engines, etc, along with guides, help pages, and many, many links.
Among other things, Windweaver has a list of search resources for finding
mailing lists <http://www.windweaver.com/searchpage2.htm#Discussion> which
I have also added to the Mailing List section of the FAQ.
2. If you want to lobby on a world-wide scale, here's Politicians of the
World, a complete address directory for the state/provincial governors and
Presidents/Prime Ministers of every country
<http://www.trytel.com/~aberdeen/>. Phone, fax, and e-mail addresses are
also provided where available. Even has the Web pages of the Pope and the
British Royal Family.
3. Quotation Center. Just what you needed, another quotation search site!
But this one comes highly recommended and has a large database:
4. Finally, currently under test but worth looking at is Ask Jeeves for
Kids <www.ajkids.com> a protected version of the rather good grown-up Ask
Jeeves site at <www.askjeeves.com>. Try it out.
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