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Center For Defense Information
The Center for Defense Information is a private, nongovernmental, research organization. Its directors and staff believe that strong social, economic, political, and military components and a healthy environment contribute equally to the nation's security. CDI seeks realistic and cost effective military spending without excess expenditures for weapons and policies that increase the danger of war. CDI supports adequate defense by evaluating our defense needs and how best to meet them without wasteful spending or compromising our national security.

A MUST - Top level defense site provides information about the Department and sub-agencies, access to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine sites, news, publications, fact sheets, the Defense Fact File, BosniaLINK and GulfLINK sites.

Department of Defense Fact File
Notes: An inter-service collection of important information written in non- technical style, covering aircraft, armor, tanks and other vehicles, ships, submarines, clothing, shelters, weapons systems.

Jane's Internet Defence Glossary
Over 20,000 defence related acronyms and abbreviations.

Provides abstracts and citations for RAND research reports on national security and public welfare issues. Selected full text publications available online.

Fact Finding Services

City.Net United States

DeskRef: Quick Reference Links
Definition: Desk Reference - A collection of information tools used by librarians to quickly and definitively answer factual questions.

Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics
More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

Internet Public Library Ready Reference Collection
The IPL Ready Reference Collection is a collection of Internet resources gathered together with the needs of the Internet community in mind. It is not intended to be a comprehensive hotlist to all sites on every subject, but rather an annotated collection, chosen to help answer specific questions quickly and efficiently. Sources are selected according to ease of use, quality and quantity of information, frequency of updating, and authoritativeness.

What can you do here? Look up a definition, pronunciation, etymology, spelling, or usage point in the WWWebster Dictionary (the on-line version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition). Check out the Word of the Day. Enjoy transcripts of our Word for the Wise radio program.

OneLook Dictionaries
Claims to index 126 specialized dictionaries.

General Reference & Research

Beyond General World Wide Web Searching
An excellent resource!

CataList, the catalog of LISTSERV lists! From this page, you can browse any of the 13,614 public LISTSERV lists on the Internet, search for mailing lists of interest, and get information about LISTSERV host sites. This information is generated automatically from LISTSERV's LISTS database and is always up to date.

Elements of Style by William Strunk

FAQ Finder
Want to come up to speed quickly? This may be the place.

Internet Help Desk
The Internet Help Desk is a free service designed to offer help to both beginning and advanced Internet users. You'll find expert tools combined with advice on troubleshooting software and connection problems. This site will perpetually be under construction as frequently asked questions are added to the database of information.

Librarian's Index To the Internet
A subject categorization of information available on the internet. Select the Searching category for an excellent collection of resources and information.

What can you do here? Look up a definition, pronunciation, etymology, spelling, or usage point in the WWWebster Dictionary (the on-line version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition). Check out the Word of the Day. Enjoy transcripts of our Word for the Wise radio program.

Subject Collections

These websites are multidisciplinary and group sites by broad subject categories and, generally, do not use search engines. Included here are some of the best subject guides on the internet.

Academic Info
"Academic Info is a subject directory of Internet resources for the university community. Each subject guide is an annotated listing of the best general Internet sites in the field, as well as a gateway to specialized and advanced research tools. On each page you may find links to online publications, language and study aids, reference materials, databases,archives, virtual libraries, tutorials or other educational materials."

Argus Clearinghouse
One of the oldest and most well respected collections of topical guides to the internet.

NLM's search service to access the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases.

Scout Report Toolkit
The Scout Report Toolkit is a collection of resources for the serious internet user. Special sections include: "Searching the Internet", "Scout Select Bookmarks", "End User's Corner", "Web Tools", etc.

A MUST - Sources listed in WebGEMS provide significant information useful to students and researchers, including short articles, longer texts, statistical data, dictionaries, directories, databases, maps, image archives, subject guides, and instructional resources.

World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Subject Catalogue
A MUST SEE - Probably the best single collection of links to scholarly information available. Each subject site is maintained by a University or Univeristies specializing in that subject area. The language is almost exclusively English despite the worldwide distribution of the universities. The PROBLEM is getting through the first time to find out where the subject areas you are interested in are being maintained; try weekend afternoons or evenings. I've saved the file to my hard drive as an HTM file so I can open it with my browser anytime.

Download Services

Stroud's Consummate Internet Apps List

ZDNet Software Library - Top Rated Shareware

File World

Free Zone

Pass The Shareware - Shareware And Freeware Sites And Downloads

TUCOWS United States Affiliates!

Finding Images

Many of the search engines and meta search engines now include the capability to search for images, sound, and video files across the internet. Some special sources are:

Military Clip Art & Multimedia

Coast Guard Graphics

Military - Web Clip Art Net Links
An extensive listing of sources for military clip art and images.

Yahoo Image Search