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ahoo is your Online Free Treasure Room! An outstanding search engine(especially for "official" websites), it also provides a cornucopia of freeservices: free email, maps,
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G
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We believe Google is simply the best tool on the Web for finding just aboutanything (except possibly "official" websites). It is screamingly fast, sleek,streamlined, and as comprehensive as a search tool can be.
 
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Amazon.com
 Amazon is nothing less than a revolution in how the world shops. It is a hugestep forward in the achievement of an ideal competitive market. It is user-friendly, vast, and reliable.
 
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About.com
 About.com breaks up the Web into major subject areas with a volunteer human host for each of them. It helps you sift out the wheat from the chaff onan enormous range of subjects.
 
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Bartleby.com
 
M
uch of the greatest literature in the history of humankind will be found in fulltext form (and free of charge) at this amazing site. In addition, many usefulreference tools are here (also free!)
 
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G
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Formerly "DejaNews", Google Groups is a glorious experiment in free speech!This oceanic database of over 800 million posted "Usenet" messages frompeople all over the globe constitutes the largest bulletin board in the history of the world! It's fully searchable, and you can post your own messages free of charge. (Tip: don't use your primary email address in your posts! To avoidspam, use a temporary email address.)
 
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oogle News
 
 A bold endeavor in online journalism, Google News provides you hundreds of news sources (typically) for each of the major stories of the day. Just find thestory that interests you on the main page, and you will see something like"227 related" or "535 related" just beneath it. Click this to see the extensiverange of news sources available for the story you are after! (Its database of past news is also searchable.)
 
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For fast-breaking news and responsible journalism, it's hard to beat CNN. Andthe text content at this site is mostly free!
 
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EBay
 
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bay is the world's biggest, longest-running garage sale, as well as its mostextensive auction house. Buy, sell, browse, bid, and be amazed at what you
 
find at this wonderful site!
 
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Download.com
If you love software treasure-hunting, Download.com is the site for you! Thismassive and well-rounded collection of shareware (try-before-you-buy) andfreeware (totally free software) is fully searchable and sortable. And there's nowait for a package in the mail: download it NOW, install it, and take it for a testdrive!
 
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raigslist.org
 
Craigslist.org is a daring bulletin board system directed toward the major cities in the US, Canada, the UK, and (soon) other countries. The magicaldistinction of Craigslist is its use of anonymous email forwarding: your emailaddress is invisible to the public. A pointer (which expires after several days)forwards all responses to you. Visit Craigslist if you want to sell or buysomething, if you want to meet new people (romantically or otherwise), if youwant to look for a job, or if you want to share your ideas. Almost all of itsfeatures are totally free, except job listings for employers.
 
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Reference.com
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our inner-librarian will be delighted! Here you will find (free of charge)Dictionaries,
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ncyclopedias, Almanacs, Atlases, and an assortment of other helpful resources.
 
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Wikipedia.org
 
One of the most remarkable online encyclopedias on the Web! All the contentis free, in the public domain, and quotable. Wikipedia is maintained by anarmy of volunteers.
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ven so, its content remains of very high quality.Wikipedia is a good example of how the Web can function at is best! Be sureto visit whenever you have any question that an encyclopedia might help youanswer.
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ou might be surprised how often Wikipedia will come through for you!
 
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Beliefnet.com
Beliefnet.com is an online community for people who practice spirituality in just about any tradition in the world. The emphasis here is on mutual respectand tolerance. Free inquiry and exchange of ideas is invited. Secular (non-religious) philosophies and ideas are also welcome. Also, sacred texts fromthe world's great religions will be found referenced at this site.
 
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Anyw
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 Anywho is a great online phone book and people-finder sponsored by AT&T.Use the
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Weat
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nter your Zip Code and see the weather predictions for the next ten days(scroll down), courtesy of The Weather Channel. It's easy and it's free!
 
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Searc
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Search.com is an outstanding example of a "metasearch engine": a websearch tool that employs over 1,000 search engines running in parallel to helpyou find what you are looking for.
 
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The National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health & HumanServices has created this clearinghouse of information on all matters relatedto your physical well-being.
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T.com (the parent site of Download.com) is a technophile's oasis! If youare looking for desktop computers, laptops, printers, peripherals, software cellphones, cameras, or just about any other kind of gadgetry, be sure to takeadvantage of CN
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T's reviews and price comparison features. This free sitecan save you hundred or thousands of dollars, depending on your needs
 
 
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London Books
The London Review of Books is a respected journal for those who enjoyreading the best books in the world! At times, the reviews themselves rise tothe level of great literature.
 
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Refdesk.com
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ou could spend tens and tens of hours browsing the huge catalogue of useful websites at Refdesk.com.
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ou'll find newspapers, photo databases,reference tools, trivia, quotes, self-help advice, search engines, and much,much more at this virtual goldmine of the Web.
 
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Mayo
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Simply put, the
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uideStar.org
 
If you give some of your time, money, and energy to help the disadvantagedof the world, you would probably like to know that your contributions are put togood use. GuideStar.org provides extensive information on nearly all major charitable organizations. It will help you "heal the world" responsibly.
 
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First
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The official portal of the Federal Government of the United States,FirstGov.gov puts you in touch with your elected officials and the agenciesand people they govern. Lots of good information here.
 
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BB
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The BBC has long been the standard for international journalism. At this site,you can watch, listen, and read live and recorded content from the BBC. (Besure to catch the hourly World News Update!) But don¶t stop with the news!Be sure to browse the History, Science, Society, and other categories to findrich content of unusually high quality.
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ou could browse this site for manyweeks without exhausting its abundant resources!
 
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IMDB.com
The Internet
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Expedia.com
 
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xpedia.com makes travel very easy and about as cheap as it can be.
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Slate.com
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ou'll find news, ideas,reviews, and much more here.
 
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Nutrition.gov
 
Nutrition.gov provides authoritative information about health and nutrition.
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ouwill also find the USDA's National Nutrient Database here, which will allowyou to evaluate your diet with more knowledge than ever before!
 
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Altmedicine.com
 Alternative medicine has found its voice on the web at Altmedicine.com!Having received praise from many sources (including the prestigious medical journal "The Lancet"), Altmedicine.com explores the best information frommany sources on alternative approaches to human health.
 
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When you need to get to know a city fast, Citysearch.com should be your firststop!
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ou'll find information and reviews of restaurants, hotels, places to see,shopping, services, and much more about major American (and someinternational) cities at this site.
 
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Monster.com
Need a job? Visit
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onster.com, an enormous database & job listing site for employers and employees to be!
 
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Vote-Smart.org
 
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nter your Zip Code and find links to your Congresspersons, your President,and your state representatives! Project Vote Smart will help you become aninformed and effective voter.
 

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