Wayback Machine : Internet Archive
Internet Archive (video, duration 13:04)
November (?) 2013
1. Skip directly to 00:45 in the video --- the beginning is just filler...
2. Although it's undated, this video was produced at some point in 2013,
because the host announces that the Internet Archive has passed the 10-petabyte
2. When a dynamic page renders in standard html, the archive works beautifully.
require interaction with the originating host, the archive will not contain
the original site's functionality.
If a link to an external web page is broken, you can
often recover the page by entering its URL into the Wayback Machine.
Wayback Machine - Archive.org
Browse through 368 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few
To start surfing the Wayback
Machine, type in the web address of a site or page where you would like
to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available.
The Wayback Machine will appeal more to "advanced"
web surfers - people who have been online long enough to wish that they'd
downloaded that page instead of just bookmarking it - now it's gone. The
Wayback Machine is a tool that lets you revisit/recreate bygone versions
of sites and extensive archival content of websites and web pages. Paste
a URL in the box on the home page, and the Wayback machine will retrieve
as many copies of that page as it has archived. If
you paste http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ into the Wayback Machine,
for example, you'll see (as at November 5, 2013) links to 325 separate
versions of this entire website (not just the home page) going
right back to December 2000, two months after I purchased my own domain
Social Research Links : December 6, 2000
This is a functional archived copy of this website as at 06-12-2000 from
The Wayback Machine.
Use the Wayback Machine to access other sites right back to 1996..
Play with it - you don't have to register or anything,
and you can't break it.
And don't miss the special collections of historical links!
Bookmarklet - Click this link, then scroll halfway down the page
to "Take The Wayback Machine With You". Drag the Wayback link
to your browser's toolbar (also called a Links bar). Now, when you click
a link to a website OR to website content and the link is dead, just click
your Wayback toolbar link and you'll be transported to a calendar with
links to any historical versions of the website or the file at the Wayback
Machine. Select the latest version before the link went dead.
[You'll just have to play with this tool to learn how useful it can be
to help you retrieve lost files and sites!]
A practical example of how to make the Internet
Archive work for you:
The Canadian Government's
Answer to the Internet Archive:
(but only for federal government website content, and only back to December
The Government of Canada Web
Since the Fall of 2007, Library and Archives Canada has been harvesting
the web domain of the Federal Government of Canada (starting in December
2005).Client access to the content of the Government of Canada Web Archive
is provided through searching by keyword, by department name, and by URL.The
archive currently contains over 170 million digital objects and more than
7 terabytes of data.
Library and Archives Canada
The federal government's Depository Services Program (DSP) and Publications
websites have been integrated into a single searchable, browseable database
of federal government publications. The website of the Depository Services
Program was officially decommissioned on December 8, 2011.
In July 2003 the national libraries of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland,
France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, The British Library (UK), The
Library of Congress (USA) and the Internet Archive (USA) acknowledged
the importance of international collaboration for preserving Internet
content for future generations. This group of 12 institutions chartered
the IIPC to fund and participate in projects and working groups to accomplish
the Consortiums goals. The initial agreement was in effect for three
years, during which time the membership was limited to the charter institutions.
Since then, membership has expanded to include additional libraries, archives,
museums and cultural heritage institutions involved in Web archiving.
The Socioweb :
Your Independent Guide to Sociological Resources on the Internet
Wikipedia, the free
Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project
based on an openly editable model. The name "Wikipedia" is a
portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative
websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and
encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to
related pages with additional information.
Welfare Resources from Wikipedia
Poverty - Welfare state - welfare - Welfare reform - Social safety net
- Human Development Index - Human Poverty Index - Measuring poverty -
Poverty reduction - Social Welfare in Canada - Poverty in Canada - Poverty
reduction - Homelessness in Canada.
Subject Guides & Online Degrees
"Educational resources and subject guides since 1998"
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject
guides and distance learning information. Our mission is to provide free,
independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and
current students (and other researchers). AcademicInfo was founded in
1998 by Mike Madin, a librarian coordinator, and is now maintained by
multiple contributors. We currently feature over 25,000+ hand-picked resources
and update the website on a daily basis.
* Subject Guides
* Education Blogs
* Online Degrees
* About & Help
Studies Links & General Resources
* Canadian Studies - Directory
of Online Resources on Canada
* Canadian Organizations,
Associations, Centres & Societies
Dictionaries - Thesaurus - Encyclopedia
ROGET'S Thesaurus Online
Refdesk.com- 716 links to online
the free dictionary (English-language version)
Wiktionary is a collaborative project to produce a free-content multilingual
- includes a thesaurus, a rhyme guide, phrase books, language statistics
and extensive appendices
- includes not only the definition of a word, but also enough information
to really understand it --- etymologies, pronunciations, sample quotations,
synonyms, antonyms and translations.
Graphic Dictionary - It's a dictionary! Its
"Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other
words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn
how words associate. Enter words into the search box to look them up or
double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background
to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom. Hover over nodes to see
the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around
to help clarify connections."
A free online Talking Dictionary of English Pronunciation
incl. FR/ EN and EN/FR translations, of course et bien sûr!
The bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language
quizzes & games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la
is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language
test or your own vocabulary flashcard set. Bab.la is a language project
- "a portal where language lovers can meet and exchange their ideas
and learn languages from each other."
- incl. links to 25 bilingual dictionaries and millions of translations,
including pronunciation, sample sentences and many additional features
(word games, anyone?).
"English, Medical, Legal, and Computer Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia,
a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one!"
Multilingual English dictionary that allows you to find definitions,
synonyms and related words (thesaurus) for English words as well as their
- encyclopedia containing almost 52,000 entries along with a North America
gazetteer containing almost 50,000 entries. Includes country studies and
Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the
largest reference web sites, attracting around 65 million visitors monthly
as of 2009. There are more than 75,000 active contributors working on
more than 13,000,000 articles in more than 260 languages. As of today,
there are 2,895,476 articles in English
"The biggest multilingual open access encyclopedia on the internet"
All the knowledge you need
"Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all
kinds of factual questions since 1938first as a popular radio quiz
show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the
"With the aid of its partners and the generous support of Heritage
Canada, Historica presents this site free of charge to all Canadians and
to interested users around the world. The site contains the complete text
of the acclaimed Canadian Encyclopedia in English and French, the text
of the Junior Encyclopedia of Canada (in English only), numerous interactivities,
feature articles, games, the Canucklehead Quiz, and an extensive timeline
of Canadian and world events. The entire text can be searched via the
simple search or advanced search and the user can switch languages at
- features more than 10,000 articles written by a broad base of over 4,000
Canadians who are experts in their individual subjects. In addition to
entries written in hypertext format with bibliographies, the encyclopedia
offers interactive elements, such as statistical graphs, multimedia presentations
of key historical events, quizzes and games, student guides, monthly topical
features, and more. The encyclopedia is accessible in French and English.
Check out these two sample entries from the Canadian
- excellent online resource by an expert in the field, Dennis Guest.
- includes History of Social Security in Canada and Renewing
Canada's Social Programs.
Greatest Events in Canadian History
A Truly Canadian Start Page - Since 2001
Thousands of articles, organized by various regional and topical categories
including information about people, business, multiculturalism, history
and Canadian values.
"...a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations
firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly
experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf
of corporations, governments and special interests. Sponsored by the Center
for Media and Democracy (http://www.prwatch.org),
the Disinfopedia was started in February 2003 and contributors are now
working on over 7,000 articles.
"...provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which
allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by ANYONE with
Internet access for free (though some may require free registration)."
Speling, grammar and style guides
The Canadian Style --- (THE BIBLE
for federal government writers)
The Canadian Style gives concise answers to questions concerning
written English in the Canadian context. It covers such topics
as the decimal point, abbreviations, capital letters, punctuation
marks, hyphenation, spelling, frequently misused or confused words
and Canadian geographical names. It also includes useful advice
for drafting letters, memos, reports, indexes and bibliographies.
Portal of Canada
* About the Portal * Site Map * What's New? * * TERMIUM Plus®
* Writing Tools * Gateway to English * Quizzes * Clear and Effective
Communication * Dictionaries and Publications * Languages in Canada
* Language Training * Language Professions * Standardization *
Francophonie * Our Contributors (Geographical Index - Articles)
* Contact Us * FAQs
[Click "Search by title"]
Favourite Articles is a collection of articles from the Translation Bureau's
periodical, Language Update, dealing with English language usage
and style, translation problems and other language-related matters.
of Style (William Strunk, 1918)
Errors in English
In addition to sound information on the
use of apostrophes, this site offers selected rules
of grammar and spelling, many of which are worth repeating here:
* Your/You're - 'Your gonna love you're
* Who's/Whose - 'Whose gonna love who's new house?'
* Its, It's - 'The cat must be sick - its just barfed it's dinner.'
* Affect, Effect - 'He wasn't effected by the tragic news.'
* Me/Myself - 'For more information, please contact my assistant or myself.'
* Separate, Seperate - 'Kindly submit a seperate form for each case.'
* Apostrophes and words ending in "O" - 'The grocer had no tomato's
left by the time I arrived.'
* Compliment/complement - 'This report is a great compliment to the session
of the above examples are incorrect.
If you agreed with *any* of those examples,
HumbleApostrophe.com can help you!
usage and style resources
of Rhetorical Devices
"This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional
rhetorical devices - from alliteration to zeugma - all of
which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity,
and enjoyment of your writing."
Grammar and Punctuation Glossary
From Acronym to Verb, definition and a link to usage
of Phoenix Online College Degrees
Blue Book of Grammar
- incl. grammar and punctuation exercises and tests
...help with spelling, grammar, homonyms, punctuation, capitalization,
and style; information in the areas of writing, education, typography,
academic research, and Web development...
Wizards**(see note below)
"The Canadian Online Language Toolkit"
Government of Canada
Version française: Génies
des mots - La trousse langagière canadienne en ligne.
"Word Wizards offers a comprehensive compendium of online, made-in-Canada
language tools. You may also consult our Directory of Organizations to
find out who is doing what in the language industries in Canada. (...)
- collection of online resources - some free, some for a fee - for people
who write in either French or English
- incl links to : About Word Wizards - Directory of Organizations - Writing
Tools - Translation Tools (Fr/Eng - Eng/Fr only) - Terminology Tools -
Specialized Tools - Feedback - Study English or French in Canada.
Language Tools - links to a dozen online free resources, mainly from
government and university.
**This site is dead - I don't think it was active
for more than two years...
Our federal tax dollars at work!
the Word Wizards website as it appeared (sans graphics) in March 2005
--- thanks to the Internet
The Phrase Finder
Meanings and origins of over 2,000 English sayings, phrases and idioms
Ouvrages de référence en français
Le guide du rédacteur - la bible de rédaction
du gouvernement fédéral
Le guide du rédacteur fournit la réponse à
une multitude de questions qui touchent l'emploi des majuscules,
de l'italique et des signes de ponctuation, la façon correcte
d'écrire les nombres dans un texte, les abréviations,
les citations et les coupures de mots en fin de ligne. Il
expose toutes les techniques possibles pour féminiser un
texte, les grandes règles de la correspondance, les principes
de la langue claire et simple et les règles détaillées
des références bibliographiques. De plus, un chapitre
entier est consacré aux noms géographiques canadiens..
linguistique du Canada
- liens vers les page suivantes:
* À propos du Portail * Plan du site * Quoi de neuf? *
En manchettes Archives * TERMIUM Plus® * Outils d'aide
à la rédaction * Le français sans secrets
* Communication claire et efficace * Dictionnaires et publications
* Langues au Canada * Formation linguistique * Professions langagières
* Normalisation * Francophonie * Nos collaborateurs * Index géographique
* Articles * Contactez-nous * Foire aux questions
de la langue française - de l'Internaute
La grammaire interactive -
navigation par thèmes, un outil de recherche et un index alphabétique
permettent de consulter les fiches grammaticales de Softissimo. Les explications
y sont claires et les exemples pertinents. De plus, la rubrique «
Testez-vous » propose des exercices qui sont corrigés en
Grammaire : Les
Dictionnaire de synonymes
to Traductors - [image] - why I have this
love-hate relationship with government translation...
TERMIUM Plus® [direct link to search page] -
- link to the Government Translation Bureau's terminology and
linguistic data bank, which contains nearly 4 million terms in
English, French and Spanish.
- includes the latest terminology in nearly all fields, equivalents
in either official language of acronyms, initialisms and abbreviations
- lets you find an expression using keywords
- helps you improve the clarity and effectiveness of your communications
and save time
Portal of Canada
Govt. of Canada resource for people working in
both official languages who are iPhone and BlackBerry users:
Language Portal of Canada
on the go!
Find the right words ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
with the Government of Canada's first mobile linguistic application.
The Language Portal of Canada has
launched Language Portal of Canada on the go!
- the Government of Canada's first ever mobile linguistic application.
It lets iPhone and BlackBerry users search
TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and
linguistic data bank, and quickly find equivalents for nearly
4 million English and French terms in various fields, so Canadians
can communicate more easily in both official languages.
Also from the Language Portal
English / French Writing Tools
- it's not included in the mobile application,
but I highly recommend this page for anyone who wishes to hone
his or her writing skills in English ou en français!
Language Portal of Canada
: Bilingual Concordancer (English - French - Spanish)
TradooIT is a computer-assisted translation suite including
a translation memory, a term bank and a bilingual concordancer.
TradooIT's public translation memory contains
texts taken from legislation, government websites, international
organization websites, movie subtitles, etc. TradooIT designers
made every effort to include in the public memory a variety of
sources that will meet language professionals' needs, no matter
the field in which they work.
TradooIT's public term bank contains terms
from Wikipedia and well-known term banks.
More about TradooIT
Le grand dictionnaire
Office de la langue francaise
Excellent! Traduit du français à l'anglais
et de l'anglais au français
Trois millions de termes français et anglais
dans 200 domaines d'activité
Translates words from French to English or English to French
- three million French and English entries in 200 fields
Dictionnaire - thésaurus - traducteur
- incl. multilingual dictionaries
Dictionary - from The ARTFL
Project (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French
juridiques - Ministère de la Justice du Québec (PDF
file - 159K, 26 pages)
This is a French-to-English dictionary, but you can go to
the English index at the end of the file and use it to find French legal
Harper Collins French-English
Free online translation of web pages or text
*These are free translation services where you can type
(or cut-and-paste) a word, a paragraph, a page or even a URL (Internet
address) and see the translation almost immediately. This is machine
translation, most suitable for someone who is looking for the gist
of a word/text/web page. Don't try using these services in lieu of human
translators, though -- they're pretty rough around the edges.
Internet research tools
Below, you'll find a selection of links to Internet guides
and tutorials that I highly recommend to anyone from the "newbie"
to the seasoned veteran researcher - anyone who wants to improve their
ability to find things online. The date of the latest revision appears
at the bottom of each tutorial.
the University at Albany Library's
Over a dozen current guides
and other resources in all - here are just a few:
the link above to access the complete list]
the World Wide Web
A discussion of Web basics, including links, major
Web protocols, the makeup of URLs, and Web programming
on the Web
A guide to the multimedia phenomenon
Web and You
A guide to the social Web and how you can participate
What it is, why you need it, and how to use it
list of Search Engines
list of Subject Directories - incl. * Academic & Professional Directories
* Commercial Directories & Portals * Directory Archives
to Choose a Search Engine or Directory
A chart listing numerous features
and the search engines & directories that support them
World of Search Engines
Covers search engine basics, including general
search engines, meta search engines, concept categorizing search engines, and
vertical search engines
World of Subject Directories
A guide to collections of Web resources
organized by people
University at Albany
Search Engines (almost 60 links)
Search Engine Colossus
(links to search engines from 217 countries around the world!)
- Canadian search engine and directory
"... a search engine and directory
of over 75,000 Canadian websites. Online since April 2004, we are working to become
Canada's largest human edited directory."
- an exclusively Canadian search engine owned and operated in
Canada. The project was conceived after ongoing difficulty attempting to find
Canadian results from the larger search engines. Our goal is to provide a search
engine with Canadian only results.
see the Web Authoring Tools page of this site for links
to sites and programs for web designers, including online services that check
your website to make sure that it's accessible by people with disabilities and
people with different types of browsers.]
For scholars young and old, Google Scholar is
a great way to find key academic resources from all over the world.
The homepage features a basic search engine, along with the ability
to look through millions of patents and legal documents. Visitors can
use the My Citations area to craft their own set of resources and they
are also welcome to use the Metrics area for rigorous data. The advanced
search options, links to articles citing the pieces users find, and
connections to pdfs and local university libraries make Google Scholar
an indispensable aid in conducting literature reviews. This version
is compatible with all operating systems.
The Scout Report
Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013
de recherche sur Internet en français
- maps, directions, local businesses
- "Everyone needs a little direction in life"
Maps and Views (from Open Directory Project)
Maps - plus travel info
Canada Maps - enter a street address -- see a printable map and driving directions.
Canada and US only
Maps (from the University of Texas at Austin)
Atlas of Canada Online (Dept. of Natural Resources)
MAPQUEST - mapping the world
- full color physical maps, political maps
as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world
Virus and virus hoax resources
(separate page on this site)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Related Repetitive Strain Injury
your mouse away - see
Pages - Canada and U.S.
- includes links (tabs running
across the top of the page) to the following:
People Search * Business Search
* Reverse Phone* Reverse Address * Area Codes * Postal Codes * Tools and Resources
* Bulk Searches
Canada People search (find someone's e-mail address)
Code Lookup - Canada Post
Canada 411 (12
million listings, incl. postal codes)
Phonebooks Directory - by country
Merging pdf files just got much easer with PDF Mergy. This application
gives users the ability to just drag and drop files that need to be
merged into a handy window. Users move the documents into the desired
order, click Merge, and download the single-file version. This Web app
is compatible with all operating systems.
From the Bank
The Inflation Calculator uses monthly consumer
price index (CPI) data from 1914 to the present to show changes in the
cost of a fixed "basket" of consumer purchases. These include
food, shelter, furniture, clothing, transportation, and recreation.
The Investment Calculator shows the effects of inflation on
investments and savings. This tool allows you to see what a current
investment will be worth in the future based on different assumptions
on the annual interest rate and the annual rate of inflation. You can
also enter a dollar amount to see how much you would have to invest
today to reach a specific target value in the future, based on different
rates of interest and inflation.
The Political Compass
Read the blurb on the main page of this site, then take the (entirely
anonymous) five-minute test. It will tell you where YOU are on the political
- includes a list of influential thinkers who think like you, based
on your test results...
Much Data Is That?
What the heck is a Yottabyte?
APA (American Psychological Association) Style Guide
The preferred the citation style for most universities
APA Style: Getting
Started (PDF file)
ASA Format and Style
guide (from Wikipedia)
- incl. the following:
* Why Citation is Important
* When Should Citation Be Used?
* Citation Styles
* Tools to Help with Citation
Excellent Canadian history site, plenty of interactive features, plenty of
- "the site for history fans, enthusiasts and students. eHistory consists
of over 130,000 pages of historical content; 5,300 timeline events; 800 battle
outlines; 350 biographies; and thousands of images and maps."
is an interactive historical database of people and events from 1000 A.D. to the
present. Create graphic timelines of periods in history and of the lives of individuals.
of History Websites
- part of Martindale's
The Reference Center
Gutenberg Home Page
Online Books Page
by Page Books
"...hundreds of classic books you can read right
now, all absolutely free! It is an ideal way to expand your horizons, catch up
on your reading list, or read books that it seems like everyone else has already
read. Fix yourself a drink, get comfortable and Start Reading!"
by Title - links to almost 400 titles, from Aesop's Fables and Anne of Green
Gables to Tom Sawyer and War of the Worlds
- over 130 authors --- although I'm not quite sure how George Dubya Bush made
it onto the same list as Charles Dickens and Mark Twain...
The Phobia List - alpha
index or by type of fear...
MegaPenny Project - what does a billion pennies look like?
of Ten - similar, but different...
Currency Converter - from XE.com
Euros is that, please?
Merck Manuals - Medical Reference
Full text online - incredible resource!
Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition uses everyday language to
present information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is used by more medical professionals
worldwide than any other general medical textbook and has been continuously published
longer than any other English language general medical textbook.
Merck Manual of Geriatrics features a unique interdisciplinary approach that
specifically addresses the challenges facing geriatric care. It includes information
on nursing care, pharmacy issues, and discussions of the best drugs for the elderly.
The Merck Veterinary Manual addresses
the medical issues of companion, food, and zoo animals. This book includes discussions
of etiology, transmission and pathogenesis, clinical findings and lesions, diagnosis,
treatment, control, and prevention of disease entities.
Merck Index provides data and descriptions of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals.
The book contains over 10,000 monographs; subject matter includes human and veterinary
drugs, biologicals and natural products, agricultural chemicals, industrial and
laboratory chemicals, and environmentally significant compounds.
Source : Merck Frosst Canada
- incl. Diseases and Conditions - Tests and Diagnostic
Procedures - Surgery and Treatment Procedures - Prevention and Wellness
"A Service of US National Library of Medicine and
the National Institutes
a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and
unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over
1,500 health topics, 70 focussed health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and
Guide - from the Mayo Clinic
Quotations by John Bartlett
"A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and
Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature."
- Links (from Yahoo!)
Relocation Systems - "the Online Guide for people Relocating
or Moving in Canada, organized by City and Categories of interest from
Arts to Weather."
Compulsory reading for anyone considering a move to another Canadian
Covers over 50 Canadian cities...
Links to an impressive collection of resources : moving planner &
checklist, cost-of-living reports, Canadian residential rentals, city
snapshots, income and work statistics, job resources, and much more
Seven million books, digitized and searchable!!
Check the FAQ and "more info" pages, then try the Google Book
search engine; you can search by title or keyword.
: Using Google Books
info about Google Books - including information on how to do
a book search, the Google Books Settlement Agreement and the three-year
court case that started with a class action lawsuit against Google Books
by the Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers and a handful
of authors and publishers.
Below, you'll find links to three Canadian
social policy classics that I found on the Google Books site.
NOTE: Copyright legislation doesn't allow Google Books to post links
to free full-text books unless the copyright has expired or the book
is in the public domain. However, Google *can* publish snippets - sometimes
large chunks, in fact - of the content of those books. Check the three
links below to see exactly HOW much of the content is reproduced. The
user interface is a bit daunting at first, but it works well when you
get the hang of it.
TIP: The first thing you should do after clicking a link to the Google
Books collection (including those below) is to ensure that the scroll
bar on the right-hand side of your screen is at the top of the vertical
column. (That's because the links are search result links and they often
link to an anchor partway down on a page; if that's the case, scroll
up all the way to see the whole page.)
Banks and the Welfare Crisis
By Graham Riches
Emergence of Social Security in Canada
By Dennis Guest
welfare state in Canada: a selected bibliography, 1840 to 1978
By Allan Moscovitch, Theresa Jennissen, Peter Findlay
CAUTION : this site is addictive --- even
if you're not remotely interested in social policy, there's something
here to suit every taste under the sun.
* The Complete Book of Fly Fishing
by Tom McNally
* 400 Knitting Stitch Patterns
by Murdoch Books
* Seabiscuit : An American Legend
by Laura Hillenbrand
* Popular Mechanics February 1992
--- these are good examples of how generous the "snippets"
of content from the books can be...
"The preeminent Internet publisher of literature,
reference and verse providing sutudents, researchers and the intellectually
curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free
- incl. tabs/drop-down menus for : Reference - Verse - Fiction - Nonfiction
- browse indexes by author, by subject or by title
Sample reference material available on
the Bartelby.com site:
Encyclopedia (Sixth Edition)
"Containing nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half
million words on a vast range of topics), and with more than 80,000
hypertext cross-references, the current Sixth Edition is among the most
complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced."
Rogets II: The New Thesaurus
"Containing 35,000 synonyms and over 250,000 cross-references in
an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions
and an innovative hyperlinked category index."
The American Heritage® Book
of English Usage
A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English
"With a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation,
gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference
work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned
about proper writing style."
The Columbia World of Quotations
"The 65,000 essential quotations that constitute this authoritative
collection represent the research of 154 experts. Entries from more
than 5,000 authors and speakers are multiply classified into 6,500 subjects."
Familiar Quotations "A
Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources
in Ancient and Modern Literature"
Compiled by John Bartlett
"This tenth edition of 1919 contains over 11,000 searchable quotations
and was the first new edition of John Bartletts corpus to be published
after his death in 1905the new editor, however, choosing more
to supplement than revise the work of the first name in quotations."
The Elements of Style - William
"Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this
classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious
The World Factbook, 2003
"The U.S. governments complete geographical handbook, featuring
268 full-color maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities.
Each country profile tracks such demographics as population, ethnicity
and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic
The American Language An
Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States by H.L.
"This classic was written to clarify the discrepancies between
British and American English and to define the distinguishing characteristics
of American English. Menckens groundbreaking study was undoubtedly
the most scientific linguistic work on the American language to date
and continues to serve as a definitive resource in the field."
The Encyclopedia of World History,
6th ed. 2001
"Renowned historian Peter N. Stearnss comprehensive chronology
of more than 20,000 entries that span the millenia from prehistoric
times to the year 2000."
Harvard Classics - "...the
complete 70 volumes of the most comprehensive and well-researched anthology
of all time."
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Sciences Virtual Library (part of the WWW
Socioweb : Your Independent Guide to Sociological Resources
on the Internet
Happy 20th Birthday, internets!!
April 30, 2013
On April 30, 1993, a team at CERN first
made the technology underlying the World Wide Web available, royalty-free,
to anyone who wanted to use it.
Twenty years of a free, open web
Here's a link to the very first World
Wide Web web page (all text, of course, but the links work):