Steve Bolhafner's

News Research Links

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Full Introduction
(includes notes on Search Engines and Web Page Reliability

My name is Steve Bolhafner. I work for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a News Researcher, which is a fancy name for Librarian. Unlike Public Librarians, our main job is to do research for reporters and editors (and artists and photographers and other newspaper employees), rather than help members of the public -- although we do some public requests, for a fee on a limited basis.

Some days I think of myself as a librarian, other days I think of myself as a journalist. I'm really both.

For a more complete description of what my job and how to do News Research on the Web, see my Introduction page.

Main Categories

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Reference Search Engines Journalists' Links
Local Government Local History Other Local Links
Education Media/News Law/Courts
Libraries Government Crime
Business Politics Religion
Consumer & Safety Info Health/Medicine Disasters/Emergencies
Internet Computers Art & Entertainment
Sports Science Miscellaneous


Resource Lists Demographics Fast Facts Calendars
Dictionaries & Etymology Writing & Grammar Quotations Genealogy

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Basic reference tools of various sorts

Resource Lists

Digital Librarian
An awesome list of categorized links. Much more comprehensive than mine.
Librarians' Index to the Internet
California-based and therefore a little West Coast oriented, but mostly universal and pretty darned good.
Dean Tudor at the University of Toronto compiled this list, so it's heavy on Canadian sources. It's a good place to look for mailing lists and discussion groups., among other things.
Limited, but useful searchable database of links. Browse alphabetically or by Library of Congress Subject Headings. Better for research pros than amateur searchers.
Resources for Working Journalists
A great site I recently discovered. Seems to be pretty comprehensive.
Sources and Experts
Kitty Bennett of the St. Petersburg Times compiled this list of links to directories of experts for their Intranet, and was generous enough to share it with the SLA News Division.
Find experts on almost anything, mostly university professors. Usually, you e-mail a question and they forward it to the list; if you're a legitimate journalist or researcher, you can expect an answer from someone in a couple of days.
Not necessarily experts in the legal or journalistic sense of the word, these volunteers will attempt to answer questions within 1-3 days. An interesting experiment, although obviously of questionable reliability.
Resource Discovery Network
British-oriented but fully international in scope, exceptionally good on science and technology links.
Prices's List of Lists
Gary Price, a Librarian at George Washington University, has compiled an incredible list of links to lists of various kinds, from the "Top 50 Independent Crop Consulting Firms" to the "Forbes Power Celebrity 100"


U.S. Census Bureau
Free Melissa
Free Online Lookups from Melissa Data Corp., used to promote their pay services and products (natch), but the free stuff here is pretty good. Look up zip codes, addresses, non proits, area codes, and more.
State Rankings
From the Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistical Abstract of the United States
MO Census Information
Illinois Statistical Abstract
Census by State/County - 1900-1990
Hidden deep in the census site is this useful page with a gopher-type menu (for you Internet oldsters) of links to text pages, each of which contains the population count for each county of an entire state for every census from 1900 to 1990. The files are in the form "mo190090.txt" -- with the first two letters being the abbreviation of the state. It's not as easy to use as the main web pages with the graphics and buttons, but it is potentially very useful for historical perspective.
OSEDA - Office of Social and Economic Analysis
From U. of Mo., and therefore limited to the state of Missouri for the most part; some demographic analysis of data here as well as useful lookups of various datasets brought together in one handy place.
Demographic Profile - Missouri

Fast Facts

Information Please
"On-Line Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia, Atlas, & Almanac Reference"
CIA World Factbook
Information about all the nations in the world, compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency. Nothing secret or classified here, but the best source for this sort of information.
Countries & Regions
From the World Bank - provides economic data for over 100 developing nations and six regions of the world. Brief descriptions of economic conditions and tables of key indicators are available for each country (Adobe Acrobat required to view tables).
How Far is It
This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server.
Surface distance between points of Latitude and Longitude
Similar site. 326 cities in its database, except it computes Great Circle distances. If your city isn't one of the 326, you have to know exact latitude and longitude.
U.S. Maps and Data
U.S. Geospatial and Attribute Data
"Welcome to the starting point when beginning to track down sources of mostly on-line and mostly free U.S. geospatial and attribute data." (from their META file)
WebElements periodic table of the elements
The Inflation Calculator
How much would a dollar in 1800 buy today? OK, it only goes to 2002. Still, this is a great tool.
NewsEngin's Cost-of-Living Calculator
A much more complicated, but very useful site. More limited in years (1913-1998, but some data only good back to 1957), but you can use specific geographic locations, or not count food and energy costs.
Classic 164 Currency Converter
How much is a dollar worth in Yen, Pesos, Marks or Pounds? Up-to-date.
Calculate duration between two dates
Enter two dates and get the number of days between them.
Martindale's 'Calculators On-Line'
Links to a lot of different calculators that do all sorts of things.
Units of Measurement
S.O.S. Math
Mathematical Tables and Formulas - the largest prime number less than 100? What's the decimal equivalent of 7/16 of an inch? How many millimeters is that? How many miles in a league? You can find quick answers to these and other perplexing questions for mathphobes at S.O.S. Mathematics -- a site that brings together logarithmic tables, conversions charts and even a multiplication table to make dealing with figures easy for those of us who managed to get through college without taking any math.
USNO Master Clock Time
The official time clock for the United States.
Statistics Every Writer Should Know
Not a list of stats, but a lesson on how to use them and how they can be misused.
Nobel e-Museum
All the Nobel Prize Winners, with bios and summaries of what they won for
Biographical Dictionary
Today in History
OK, not likely to be journalistically useful. But fun. "Each day an event from American history is illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections." (from their META file)


Perpetual Calendar
Any year from 0001 to 9999, which is perpetual enough for me.
Calendar Zone
A huge collection of calendar links.
Holidays and Other Dates in the US Secular Calendar
Enter a year after 1776 and get the dates of all the Federal Holidays, plus things like Groundhog's Day.

Dictionaries & Etymology

A collection of different kinds of dictionaries: general, specialized, foreign language, etc.
OneLook Dictionaries
Searches many dictionaries on a single search
Language Tools - iTools
"Look up words in dictionaries and thesauruses. Translate words, phrases, documents and web pages to other lanugages. Everything language-related in one place." (from their META file)
Computing Dictionary
Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing: search for computing terms or browse contents.
The Word Detective
Collection of columns on etymology
Dave Wilton's Etymology Page
Another good etymology site.
The Word Wizard
Yet another good place to look for the origins of words or phrases
World Wide Words
"More than 1300 pages on the origins, history, evolution and idiosyncrasies of the English language worldwide. New words and words in the news are regularly featured." (from their META file)
Word Play
Links to fun sites that feature word play of various sorts
AltaVista's Babel Fish Translation Service
Named for Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide" magic translation tool, this is the original on-the-fly Web translator. Type in a URL to translate a page or paste a batch of text to translate it directly.

Writing & Grammar

Writers Write
Resources for writers "Writers Write is a professional resource for editors, journalists and writers which provides information, markets, job listings,writing news, events and discussion." (from their META file)
Guide to Grammar and Writing
From an English professor at Capital Community College - "The Guide to Grammar and Writing contains scores of digital handouts on grammar and English usage, over 170 computer-graded quizzes, recommendations on writing" and more (from their META file)
Elements of Style
The original Strunk version, without the White revisions, is public domain and available from
Anti-pedantry page
Jane Austen and other famous authors violate what everyone learned in their English class: Singular "their" in Jane Austen and elsewhere
Citation Style Guides
from Karla Tonella at the University of Iowa


I used to use these a lot more back when we had a dozen or so quote books in our library here at the newspaper. Now that we have over 50, I use the Web for this a lot less.

Bartlett's Quotations
The tenth edition, which was published in 1919, is public domain and available from
Quote Search
Site that allows you to search several on-line collections of quotes.
Quotations Home Page
One of the oldest and largest of the many web pages devoted to quotations. Their META files says it contains approximately 20,000 quotations in total, across 30 indexed collections.
Yahoo! - Reference:Quotations


Genealogy in St. Louis
A pretty good collection of links by a dedicated and conscientious amateur
An incredibly huge repository of useful information for those seeking family history. Registration is required and some stuff is subscription only, but a lot of stuff is free. Several similar sites, including and, are all owned by one company, which sells some web services and also sells software for compiling family trees.
Social Security Death Index Interactive Search
A database of folks for whom SSI death benefits have been paid. Lists birth and death dates, residence at time of death, SSN and state SSN was issued, which can be helpful tracking geneaologies.
St. L. Public Library Obit Index
Someone has begun indexing the classified death notices from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Only a few years are available, but this is the beginning of a wonderful genealogical resource.
Cemeteries and Cemetery Records
" Publishers of cemetery transcriptions and other information pertaining to cemeteries, for genealogists, cemetery enthusiasts, taphophile, and funeral professionals" (from their META file). A surprising number of cemeteries are available here, with index lists not only to who's buried there, but where in the cemetery the grave is located.

Search Engines

(you might also want to see my Note About Search Engines)
General Specialized
People About Search Engines

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Search Engines


It's clean, it's fast and has no ad clutter. Plus it usually delivers exactly what you want. If you have only one bookmark, this should be it.
An alternative to Google, nearly as comprehensive, slightly different sorting algorithm. Advanced search lets you use Boolean logic. See for advanced search syntax
Alta Vista
Used to be my first choice, back when dinosaur's roamed the earth and Netscape still ruled the Web. Still pretty good. Advanced search not only allows Boolean but allows "NEAR" as a connector plus lots more. See for advanced features
A really neat search engine with cool features like suggestions to refine your search and resources from experts that seem to be in the field you're looking for (and they do a remarkable job of matching these); not quite as comprehensive or as fast as Google, but otherwise in some ways actually better.
New discovery. Had more "unique" hits (i.e., those not found by any other search engine) than anybody but Google according to Search Engine Showdown
Still the best Directory around. Great maps and driving directions.
2,000+ Search Engines, Indices and Directories.
Vivisimo Document Clustering
Web search engine exists to promote automatic categorization and content integration software; groups hits into folders by topic created on the fly to help you narrow down your search.
The best of the meta-search engines, searches several major sites and returns the top 10 hits from each.
Ask Jeeves!
I don't use this much, but it's always good to have a lot of search engines handy, as there are still a surprising number of sites that show up on only one of the major search engines and not any of the others.
In the early days of the 'net, this was my #1 site, but it's been through a lot of changes. Rated worst on one recent study. On the other hand, you can use it to search for only pictures, which can be handy. (Alta Vista has the same capability, but they turn up very different results.)
If you can't find it anywhere else, try here. I don't like its sorting algorithm - the pages I want seem to never be right on top, but they're usually there if I'm willing to slog through a couple of pages of links.
Formerly The Mining Co. A portal with sites chosen by "guides," or you can search the whole 'net (except then it really goes through Looksmart).


There are two different kinds of sites here. Some of them are web searches like Google or Alltheweb, but they search databases of a select few websites on specialized topics. Others are huge databases with search engines like the famous Internet Movie Database. The first few are search engines and/or directories that specialize in specialized search sites.

Invisible Web
Searchable databases and specialized search engines, from Chris Sherman and Gary Price
Internet Search Engines
From Search Engine Guide. A collection of over 3,000 specialized search sites that is itself searchable as well as categorized.
Search Engine Colossus
Another collection of specialized search links
What do you want to know today?
A multi-search site with a difference - all of the links are to specialty sites, some fairly uncommon
Internet Archive: Wayback Machine
A searchable database of old web pages and old versions of web pages.
Search the granddaddy of electronic information databases, the Educational Resources Information Center, which has been archiving abstracts of academic publications and other important documents since the 1960s.
Internet Movie Database
This amazing, comprehensive, even exhaustive resource is a good example of the whole Web in microcosm - a collaborative effort greater than any individual or company could possibly accomplish.
Search the abstracts of over 11 million medical jounals, including sometimes (though rarely), links to the full text at the participating journals website (more often, you have to order the journal text separately for a fee, but at least you can get the citation).
"The Automotive Encyclopedia"
Aviation Search Engine and Directory
Wonderful legal research tool, including links to lots of information, like decisions from appellate courts, that you might otherwise pay huge amounts of money for elsewhere.
Classical Search
The Classical Music Search Engine
NHTSA Search
Search the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations database of customer complaints about automobiles with safety problems.
The Digital Library for Physics, Astrophysics, and Instrumentation
Aviation Accident Database Query
Search the National Transportation Safety Board database of accident and "incident" reports., Largest Agriculture Search Engine
An agricultural search engine


My favorite free people search site, mainly because of it's easy to find and use Reverse Lookups
Yahoo! People Search
A good, basic phone directory
Has a pretty neat "find a person by profession" search capability
Used to have the best e-mail search. These have become harder to find as people are trying to avoid spammers.
Look up e-mail, phone number or web page URL. From Lycos. Again, e-mail is hit-or-miss, mostly miss.

About Search Engines

(also see my Note About Search Engines)

Search Engine Watch
Rates the search engines in various ways. Good to keep up with who's on top -- or who's in second place, these days, since Google always comes out on top.
Search Engine Showdown: The Users' Guide to Web Searching
Another site that compares search engines
Search Engine Features Chart
Search Engine Guide
The Guide to Search Engines, Portals, and Directories - A collection of over 3,000 specialized search sites that is itself searchable as well as categorized.

Journalists' Links

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The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting.
Power Reporting bookmarks
Bill Dedman, who won a Pulitzer for a computer-assisted story way back in 1989 and has been a CAR evangelist ever since, put together this comprehensive site that includes instructional material as well as the usual link resources.
Journalism Library
Columbia University's Journalism Library
The Journalist's Database of Databases
From NICAR, a list of useful online databases.
Resources for Working Journalists
A great site I recently discovered. Seems to be pretty comprehensive.
NewsPlace for News and Sources
A nice, concise set of links to news organizations, government resources, activists, reference sites, etc.
UNC School of Journalism
One of our foremost Journalism Schools and headquarters for the News Division of the Special Libraries Association. Lots of good resources here.
The Radio-Television News Directors Association
Newspaper Association of America
"Improving Journalism Through Education"
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal help to journalists and news organizations since 1970
National Freedom of Information Coalition
The U.S. Freedom of Information Act at 35
St. Louis SPJ Home Page
The local branch of the Society of Professional Journalists, only sporadically updated. In fact, I have it all the way down here because the front page hasn't been updated since at least 2000, inviting people to the Regional Conference held here that year, although I found some current information linked from elsewhere on the site..

Local Government

St. Louis City St. Louis County
St. Charles County Jefferson County
Missouri Illinois

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Local Government

St. Louis City

St. Louis Home Page
The official website of the City of St. Louis
Property Database Lookup
St. Louis City's County Assessment records (the city is it's own separate county, separate from St. Louis County -- yeah, it's weird)
Saint Louis Crime Map
This nifty map lets you plot the number of recent crimes of various types within a several-block radius of any city address.
Board of Aldermen
The St. Louis Wards and their Aldermen
City Departments
A list of all the departments of the St. Louis City government, with links to web pages that at least have basic address and phone number contact information, and many departments have more.
St. Louis Neighborhoods
St. Louis is broken down into 79 official neighborhoods.
Citizens' Service Bureau
Real Estate Department
City Development Corporation site includes searchable list of all property for sale by the city
Building Division
Convention and Visitors Commission
"For complete St Louis, Missouri travel information for visitors, group tour planners and meeting planners and resources and planning assistance." (from their META file)
Development Data Sources

St. Louis County

Facts & Figures
"St. Louis County, with an 2000 population of 1,016,350, is the largest county in Missouri. Once a bedroom community,St. Louis County is now the economic heart of the St. Louis region." (from their META file)
St. Louis County Government
Official site of the St. Louis County Government
County Council
"St. Louis County Council Page, with links to Council Members home pages, current agenda and journal and searchable archive of ordinaces, resolutions, agendas journals since 1988." (from their META file)
County Police
The St. Louis County Police Department, which patrols those areas of the county that aren't in an incorporated municipality, plus several municipalities that contract with them for protection.
Circuit Court
Property Information
St. Louis County Municipalities
There are, believe it or not, over 90 of them. Luckily, not all of them have their own web page. The ones that do are linked below.
Bellefontaine Neighbors
Black Jack
Clarkson Valley
Creve Coeur
Des Peres
Maryland Heights
Pasadena Hills
Richmond Heights
Rock Hill
St. Ann
St. John
Sunset Hills
Twin Oaks
University City
Warson Woods
Webster Groves

St. Charles County

St. Charles County Government
The official page of the St. Charles County Government
St. Charles County Property Assessment Database
St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau
St. Charles City
St. Peters
Lake Saint Louis
Weldon Spring

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Government
Official Web Site of Jefferson County Government
Assessor's Database
Weird and not worth much; you can only search by property owner's name, for instance, not address.


Mo. State Gov.
Official State of Missouri Home Page. Links to government info, tourist info, business and development info, and more.
Email Directory
Directory of e-mail addresses of Missouri State Government officials
General Assembly
Missouri Judiciary Homepage
Public Safety
Corporation Database
Search for a corporation or dba
Department of Economic Development
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Department Of Health


State of Illinois
Corporation Name Search
Board of Education
Environmental Protection Agency
Court Opinions

Local History

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Local History

Missouri Historical Society
A history of St. Louis
History of St. Louis Neighborhoods
Genealogy in St. Louis
Built St. Louis
St. Louis Architecture, particular lost or endangered architecture.
African Missouri
East St. Louis History
Pictorial St. Louis
Compton & Dry book with street grids and drawings of EVERY BUILDING IN ST. LOUIS (!!) in 1876.
History's Time Portal to Old St. Louis
1904 World's Fair Society Home Page
Terry's 1904 World's Fair Page

Other Local Links

Attractions Major Business Highways/Transit Weather
Theaters/Movies Concert Venues Dining Galleries
Home Remodeling Lodging Real Estate Wineries

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St. Louis City St. Louis County
Missouri Illinois

Other Local Links

Many of these aren't actually links I use to do research, but are "fun" links I include here to provide local color, particularly to prospective visitors.



The Gateway Arch
Old Courthouse
Saint Louis Zoo
Busch Stadium
Missouri Botanical Garden
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
The Muny
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis Science Center
The Saint Louis Art Museum
The Magic House
Grant's Farm
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour
Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
St. Louis Walk Of Fame

St. Louis City

Forest Park
Tower Grove Park
Welcome to Gateway Arch Riverboats
Savvis Center Online
Eugene Field House and Toy Museum
St. Louis Water Towers
Seven standpipe water towers still exist in the United States. St. Louis has three of them.
City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri
Bob Bob Cassilly's giant indoor/outdoor playground - "City Museum is unlike any museum you've seen, offering hands-on activities, off-beat collections, exhibits made from recycled materials, and a circus." (from their META file)
Campbell House Museum
America's Center
St. Louis Union Station
International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
Old Cathedral
"The Basilica of St. Louis, the King, in St. Louis Missouri. The oldest Catholic Cathedral west of the Mississippi, founded in 1770 and present Church dedicated in 1834. Information on History, Mass times and Sacraments. The current week's Bulletin is online." (from their META file)
New Cathedral
The "New" cathedral, also a Basilica ("The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis", as opposed to "The Basilica of St. Louis, the King"), confusingly enough, and not at all new any more, having begun construction in 1907 and opened in 1914. It's true, though, that the last of the world-famous mosaics, said to be the largest collection of them under one roof, wasn't completed until 1988.
Bellefontaine Cemetery
The Fabulous Fox-St. Louis
Bob Kramer's Marionnettes
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
Jazz at the Bistro
Ted Drewes
Soulard Market

St. Louis County

Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site
Laumeier Park
Museum of Transportation
Jefferson Barracks Historic Park
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Although owned and operated by the city, the airport is technically located in St. Louis County, so I've put it here. Aside from its obvious use as a transportation hub, it's a fun place to go to watch planes take off, to see one of Charles Lindbergh's planes (though not the Spirit of St. Louis) and two stunning murals depicting the history of American aviation and black Americans in flight.
The Butterfly House
An educational facility featuring live butterflies from foreign countries. In Faust Park
Historical Village
Several homes displaying architecture and designs from various periods of St. Louis County's early development have been relocated and restored. Also in Faust Park
St. Louis Carousel
And also in Faust Park is the 1920 Carousel from the old St. Louis Highlands, a small amusement park across the street from Forest Park at the current location of Forest Park Community College in the city. A fire destroyed most of the Highlands in 1963, and it was purchased and donated to the County Park system. It was restored and moved indoors in 1987
AKC Museum of the Dog

Meramec Caverns
Great River Road
Mastodon State Historic Site
Description: Department of Natural Resources, Information concerning state parks and state historic sites in Missouri.
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, MoDNR
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, MoDNR
Elephant Rocks State Park - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, MoDNR
Follow Lewis and Clark
Official Web site of the Missouri Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
Hannibal , Missouri
Capitol Tour Information
Missouri Governor's Mansion
The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama
Welcome To Silver Dollar City
Harry S Truman Presidential Museum and Library


Great River Road
Raging Rivers Waterpark
Gateway International Raceway
Pere Marquette State Park
Legend of the Piasa Bird
Piasa Winery Grafton, Illinois
The Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument
Alton Museum of History and Art - Robert Pershing Wadlow - Alton's Gentle Giant
Robert Wadlow, World's Tallest Man. Roadside America

Major Businesses

St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
The local equivalent of the Chamber of Commerce, the movers and shakers who often make the real decisions. They represent not just the city, but the entire area. From their META file: "RCGA is the chamber of commerce and economic development organization for the Greater St. Louis region which includes St. Louis City; the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, and Jefferson; and the Illinois counties of St. Clair, Jersey, Madison, Clinton and Monroe."
Anheuser-Busch Companies
"The Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. corporate site. Financial information is available along with information on Anheuser-Busch's companies and business interests. Learn Anheuser-Busch's rich history and explore employment opportunities." (from their META file)
BJC HealthCare
SSM Health Care - St. Loius
May Department Stores Co
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. - Silicon Wafer Manufacturing
MEMC is a leading supplier of silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry. Silicon wafers are the fundamental building block on which nearly all microelectronic applications are made. These devices, or chips, are found in nearly all computers, cars, consumer electronics, and automation systems." (from their META file)
ADM-Archer Daniels Midland Company
SBC Communications Inc.
American Airlines
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Ford Motor Company
General Motors
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


Formerly Bi-State, the St. Louis Area mass transit system.
MoDOT's gateway guide. Changing the way St. Louis travels.
" Gateway Guide is MoDOT's new program designed to improve roadway efficiency and safety through a vast communications network. Aimed at reducing traffic congestion, Gateway Guide utilizes a variety of state-of-the-art devices to provide you with all the tools and resources you need to effectively navigate in and around St. Louis" (from their META file)
KMOV Live Traffic Cams
The Highways of St. Louis - St. Louis - Traffic Map


National Weather Service
St. Louis Weather Page
Weather Underground: Saint Louis
KSDK Weather
KMOV Weather Cams
St Louis, Missouri Weather - WxUSA


St. Louis Theatre Links
The Muny
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: home
St. Louis Black Rep
City Players of St. Louis
Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis
Saint Louis Shakespeare
Stages St. Louis
New Line Theatre
That Uppity Theatre Company
The Washington Ave. Players Project
Bob Kramer's Marionnettes
Theatre Guild of Webster Groves
One of the oldest amateur troops in St. Louis. An early version of "The Glass Menagerie" called "The Magic Tower" won their annual one-act play contest back in 1936 and helped launch Tennessee Williams' career.
Alpha Players
Another of the many amateur troops in the area.
AMC Theatres
Wehrenberg Theatres
Tivoli Theatre
Hi-Pointe Theatre
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Concert Venues

UMB Bank Pavilion
Formerly Riverport, which is still their domain name
Savvis Center
Family Arena - St. Charles
Welcome to The Pageant
The Fabulous Fox-St. Louis
Sheldon Concert Hall
Jazz at the Bistro
Mississippi Nights
Pop's - Sauget


A few guides plus some selected places that are special St. Louis experiences.

STLtoday - Entertainment - Dining
St. Louis, MO Restaurant and Dining Information Index
St. Louis Fine Restaurant Guide
The Lowlife Guide to St. Louis: Eat & Hang Out
Giovanni's on the Hill
Rigazzis on The Hill
Mangia Italiano
Not only some of the best fresh pasta you'll ever eat, but check out the mural by South Side resident artist/poet/wrestler Wayne St. Wayne
Blueberry Hill
Founded by Joe Edwards, the man most responsible for the revitalization of the U. City Loop
Riddle's Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar
Imo's Pizza
Schlafly Brewpubs
Ted Drewes
OK, it's not a restaurant, but this pair of frozen custard stands are St. Louis icons.


Art St. Louis
Galleries of Saint Louis
Digital City: St. Louis - Best Art Galleries
Art Galleries - Downtown / Midtown
Addresses and phone numbers for art galleries and museums in Downtown and Midtown
Art Galleries - Central West End
Addresses and phone numbers for art galleries and museums in the Central West End
Art Galleries - Clayton
Addresses and phone numbers for art galleries and museums in Clayton
Art Galleries - University City
Addresses and phone numbers for art galleries and museums in University City
Art Galleries - St. Louis County
Addresses and phone numbers for art galleries and museums in St. Louis County not referenced under other categories
Art Galleries - St. Charles and other
Addresses and phone numbers for art galleries and museums in St. Charles, St. Peters, Southwestern Illinois and, for some reason, the St. Louis Art Museum.

Home Remodeling

Some sites devoted to or useful for those involved in St. Louis' second-favorite sport (after baseball). No, really, I don't know anybody who's living in the city who's not involved in some kind of rehab project, including myself.

Do It Yourself Home Improvement, Repair, Remodeling and Hardware Store
Missouri Department of Economic Development-Build/Renovate Buildings
CRO Main Index
Building Division
St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors
City of St. Louis: Residential Development
Yahoo! Groups : rehabbersclub
St. Louis Housing: Rehabbers' Guide


A perfect example of a category I have no real use for, but provide just to give a hint of what's here to those thinking of visiting. Hotels
St. Louis hotels and travel guide
Explore St. Louis Hotels
Missouri Bed & Breakfasts
The Winter House
Great Victorian B&smp;B located near my neighborhood (their link seems to be dead so I've substituted a writeup link)
Napoleon's Retreat Bed & Breakfast
" Napoleon's Retreat Bed & Breakfast St. Louis, Missouri. Napoleon's Retreat Bed & Breakfast, in historic Lafayette Square, is conveniently located just 1 1/2 miles from downtown St. Louis, the Convention Center and Arch." (from their META file)
CWE Bed and Breakfast

Real Estate

Susan Bolhafner - Realtor
My wife's real estate business (shameless plug)
STLtoday - Real Estate
Real Estate Home Search: St. Louis
Buyer's Broker Real Estate Agency
Coldwell Banker Gundaker


Missouri's fine vineyards and wineries are among our best-kept secrets. In particular, I think the Norton (also known as Cynthiana) grape, a native American species, is in the right hands the equal of the better known and more highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon. Missouri wineries also produce wine from the same familiar imported grapes you see in California.

Wines & Wineries of Missouri
Missouri Wine Country
Stone Hill Winery
Röbller Vineyard and Winery
Hermannhof Winery
Adam Puchta
St. James Winery
Augusta Winery
Crown Valley Winery
Montelle Winery


Metropolis St. Louis
"Metropolis St. Louis is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and promoting an environment in the City of St. Louis that attracts and retains young people." (from their META file)
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis


General Public Schools
Private Schools Catholic Schools
Other Religious Schools Local Colleges & Universities
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Gateway Guide to Schools
From STLtoday - archived special report from St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Independent Schools of St. Louis
" Independent Schools of St. Louis includes 36 independently governed elementary and secondary schools throughout the metropolitan St. Louis region. These schools provide a complete range of educational opportunities for students in k through grade 12." (from their META file)
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Search the granddaddy of electronic information databases, the Educational Resources Information Center, which has been archiving abstracts of academic publications and other important documents since the 1960s.
Missouri School Home Pages
Education Week - Independent K-12 education insight!
National Education Association
Missouri National Education Association
Missouri State Teachers Association
Missouri School Boards' Association
Educational Associations
Missouri State High School Activities Association
Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals

Public Schools

St. Louis Public Schools
Education in St. Louis County
Affton School District
Bayless School District
Brentwood School District
Clayton School District
De Soto School District
Dunklin R-5 School District
Ferguson-Florissant School District
Festus R-6 School District
Fort Zumwalt School District
Fox C-6 School District
Francis Howell School District
Grandview R-II School District
Hancock Place School District
Hazelwood School District
Hillsboro R-3 School District
Jennings School District
Kirkwood School District
Ladue School District
Lindbergh School District
Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District
Mehlville School District
Normandy School District
Northwest R-1 School District
Orchard Farm School District
Parkway School District
Pattonville School District
Ritenour School District
Riverview Gardens School District
Rockwood School District
Special School District
University City School District
Valley Park School District
Webster Groves School District
Wellston School District
Wentzville R-IV School District
Windsor C-1 School District

Private Schools

Independent Schools of St. Louis
" Independent Schools of St. Louis includes 36 independently governed elementary and secondary schools throughout the metropolitan St. Louis region. These schools provide a complete range of educational opportunities for students in k through grade 12." (from their META file)
Andrews Academy
Brehm Preparatory School
Churchill School
City Academy Home Page
Clayton Academy
The College School of Webster Groves
Community School
Crossroads School
Forsyth School
John Burroughs School Home Page
Lewis & Clark Institute's School of the Future
Opening in 2005
Logos School
MICDS - Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School
Metropolitan School
The Miriam School!
Missouri Military Academy
New City School
Rohan Woods School
Rossman School
St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf
Thomas Jefferson School
Whitfield School
The Wilson School

Catholic Schools

Catholic Education - Archdiocese of St. Louis
Elementary Schools in St. Louis City
Elementary Schools in St. Louis County
Elementary Schools in St. Charles County
Elementary Schools in Jefferson County
Bishop DuBourg High School
Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Welcome to Chaminade!
Christian Brothers College High School
Cor Jesu Academy
DeSmet Jesuit High School
Duchesne High School
Gateway Academy
Incarnate Word Academy
John F. Kennedy High School
Nerinx Hall High School
Notre Dame High School
Rosary High School
Rosati-Kain High School
St. Dominic High School
St. Elizabeth Academy
St. Francis Borgia RHS
Saint John the Baptist College Prep
St. Joseph's Academy
Saint Louis Priory School
St. Louis University High School
St. Mary's High School
St. Pius X
St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy
Ursuline Academy
Vianney High School
Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill
Visitation Academy

Other Religious Schools

The St. Michael School: Profile
Reform Jewish Academy
Currently under construction
Epstein Hebrew Academy
First Baptist Christian Academy
Living Word Christian Schools
Midwest Theological Seminary
Principia - A School for Christian Scientists
"Principia is a private college (both undergraduate and adult continuing-education programs) and school (from infant/toddler/parent education through 12th grade) for Christian Scientists." (from their META file)
Solomon Schechter School
Westminster Christian Academy

Local Colleges & Universities

Washington University in St. Louis Home Page
St. Louis University
University of Missouri - St Louis
Webster University
Lindenwood University
Fontbonne University
Maryville University
Missouri Baptist University
Harris-Stowe State College
Principia College
University of Missouri - Columbia
Southeast Missouri State University
Truman State University
University of Illinois
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Midwest Theological Seminary
Covenant Seminary (Presbyterian)
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
St. Louis Community College
St. Charles Community College
Jefferson College Home Page
Greenleaf University

National Colleges & Universities

< dd>Just a smattering of the hundreds of schools out there, mostly ones I actually visit occasionally for one reason or another.

Kenyon College
Hey, I have to put this one in, it's my alma mater
Columbia University
Northwestern University
UC Berkeley


Community Education Centers
Adult Education
The Academy of Science of St. Louis
Friedens Haus
Lewis & Clark Institute
St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf


Local (St. Louis Area) News Missouri News Illinois News
U.S. News World News Alternative News
Traditional Media Links Blogger Links Watching the Media

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World News

General British Isles Canada
Latin America Europe Middle East
Asia Africa Australia

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Local (St. Louis Area) News

STL Today (Post-Dispatch)
Pulitzer Website affiliated with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Suburban Journals
The Riverfront Times
St. Louis' alternative weekly - "The Riverfront Times was founded in 1977 as St. Louis's alternative newsweekly. Since then, we've cultivated an audited weekly circulation of 100,000. Because of the pass-along nature of the RFT, our weekly reach is more than a quarter of a million readers. The Riverfront Times focuses on the issues that are important to St. Louis's young adults. Each week, hundreds of thousands of readers turn to the RFT for award-winning journalism, powerful investigative reporting, news and commentary on local politics, and the most comprehensive arts and ... " (from their META file -- apparently they ran out of room, and I'm not surprised; it's the longest META file description I've ever read, and I included it here in toto mostly for giggles for that very reason)
Belleville News-Democrat
The largest paper in Southern Illinois
The Alton Telegraph
The Edwardsville Intelligencer
St Louis American
" The St. Louis American Newspaper is the ultimate online resource for African-American news in the Greater St. Louis area. Includes local and national news, business, sports, entertainment, employment and editorial commentary." (from their META file)
KSDK NewsChannel 5 Channel 4
FOX 2 St. Louis
KPLR Channel 11
KMOX 1120 AM - The Voice of St. Louis

Missouri News

The Star (K.C.)
News Tribune (Jefferson City)
Missouri Digital News
Digital Missourian (Columbia)
The Tribune (Columbia)
The Springfield News-Leader Online Edition
The Joplin Globe On Line
The Moberly Monitor-Index Online
The Branson Courier
Lebanon Publishing Co.
Links to the Lebanon Daily Record, Pulaski County Democrat, Ozark County Times, Richland Mirror, Trout Talk, Guidon. Coming soon, the Webster County Citizen and the Weekly Trader. All published by the Lebanon Publishing Co.
Lake of the Ozarks news and info

Illinois News

Bloomington Pantagraph
Now owned by Pulitzer Inc.
The Chicago Tribune
Chicago Sun-Times Online
Chicago Reader
"Chicago's alternative newspaper, THE source for info on music, movies, restaurants, apartment rental, and more." (from their META file)
State Journal-Register (Springfield)
The daily paper from Illinois' capital
New City (Chicago)
Daily Herald (suburban Chicago)
The Champagne News-Gazette

U.S. News

Google News
Yahoo! News - Front Page
US Newspapers Online News Headlines, World News, Current Events.
One of the best all-around new sites. Despite fairly heavy fancy graphics, it loads faster than most similar sites, which is a big plus.
The New York Times
Requires registration, but it's free.
Washington Post
Chicago Tribune
Miami Herald
St. Petersburg Times
Los Angeles Times
Mercury Center (San Jose)
The paper of record for Silicon Valley
Wired News
ZDNet News
ABC and Disney
NBC and Microsoft

World News


Google News
One of the best all-around new sites. Despite fairly heavy fancy graphics, it loads faster than most similar sites, which is a big plus.
International Herald Tribune

British Isles

BBC News
Guardian Unlimited
Financial Times
Daily Mail
London Observer
The Observer
The Sun
Belfast Telegraph
Irish News Online
from The Irish Times, Ireland's Online Newspaper
The Irishworld Online
The Herald, Glasgow
The Daily Record
Edinburgh Evening News


National Post
Toronto Sun
Toronto Star
Inside Canada
Toronto Community News and several Mirror and Guardian papers in the surrounding area teamed up for this website
Montreal Mirror
Montreal - network
Montreal Gazette and more
Vancouver - network
Vancouver Sun and more
Waterloo Record

Latin America

Business News Americas
Daily business news from Latin America
Caribbean Daylight
Argentina's Brief
from Agencia Nacional de Noticias Télam
Buenos Aires Herald
Bahamas news - complete Bahamian news portal
The Nassau Guardian
The Freeport News
(Barbados) Daily Nation
The Barbados Advocate
(Brazil) International News Service
Santiago (Chile) Times
Costa Rica Daily Online News
Granma International (Cuba)
Panama News


Prague Business Journal - Home
The Prague Tribune
The Prague Post Online
The Copenhagen Post
Trade Union News from Finland
French news
Le Monde diplomatique - English Internet edition
The Tocqueville Connection
Der Spiegel Online
New Democrat (the Netherlands)
Moscow News
Russia Today
The St. Petersburg Times
Turkish Daily News
Zaman Daily Newspaper (Turkey)

Middle East

Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Report Magazine
"Political Analysis, Espionage, Terrorism Security"
Aljazeera.Net English - Home Page
Middle East Times 2003
Arab News Newspaper
Gulf Times Newspaper Homepage
Gulf News Online
Iraq Today
Dar Al Hayat
The Daily Star - Lebanon
Al-Ahram Weekly | Front page


Asia Times
South China Morning Post
The Standard (China)
Inside China Today
Shanghai Daily
The Hindu
The Jakarta Post
Indonesian Observer
Asahi Shimbun (Japan)
The Korea Herald
Korea Times
The Shipping Times (Singapore)
The Straits Times (Singapore)

Cairo Times
Egypt Today
Accra (Ghana) Daily Mail
TLC-Africa (Liberia)
Vanguard (Nigeria)
Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
This Day (South Africa)
News24 (South Africa)
Cape Times (South Africa)
Star (South Africa)


The Age
The Daily Telegraph
Sunday Times
The Sydney Morning Herald

Alternative News

Alternative Weeklies
Publication Directory from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
Green Left Weekly
Digital Edge
Information Clearing House
Independent Media Center
A definitely biased but refreshing news site with a leftist bent
Brainbox - An Independent Political Magazine
Adbusters Culture Jammers Headquarters
Drudge Report

Traditional Media Links

TotalNEWS: all the News, on the Net, all the Time
Searches a large number of web news sites for current stories matching any keyword you choose.
NewsLinx Daily Web News
Tracks tech, computer, and Internet related stories from a variety of sources
Newspaper Archives on the Web
SLA - News Division maintains this comprehensive table-format list, which includes dates available and cost.
NewsDirectory: Newspapers and Media
Free Online Magazines - "Over 1000 FREE online magazines. Just click on any magazine on the virtual magazine rack. They all have free and current articles to read online." (from their META file)
Ezine Directory
"The Ezine Directory lists over 1,000 of the best ezines available on the Internet today. Search, browse, or add your ezine today! The web's best ezine directory." (from their META file)

Blogger Links

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things
Scripting News
The Dead Parrot Society
Radio Free Blogistan
California Insider - A Weblog by Sacramento Bee Columnist Daniel Weintraub
This Modern World
Joho the Blog
The Volokh Conspiracy
Mind Floss
Electrolite - Daily Dish
LILEKS (James) The Bleat
Mitch Kapor's Weblog
Silicon Valley - Dan Gillmor's eJournal
Caution: Watch for Dropping Shoe - Plus: Tabs in the Tank By Mickey Kaus
Games * Design * Art * Culture
David Frum's Diary on National Review Online :: Daniel W. Drezner :: Blog
BuzzMachine ... by Jeff Jarvis
Semi-Daily Journal
John Robb's Weblog
Dynamist Blog Rafe Colburn's weblog

Watching the Media

Editor and Publisher
American Journalism Review
Columbia Journalism Review
Poynter Online
Website of the Poynter Institute, a journalism think-tank
Jim Romenesko's media gossip column at the Poynter website - a must for journo addicts!
Media Week
Media Ownership Working Group Studies
Convergence Tracker Search Page
From the American Press Institute. Tracks Partnerships, collaborations or shared resources among U.S. daily newspapers, online and broadcast media.
The Daily Planet
OJR section: page one
Media Whores Online
Extra!: The Magazine of FAIR
TelevisionWeek -- Incorporating Electronic Media


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Internet Law Library
Internet Library of Law and Court Decisions, Phillips Nizer LLP - Directory of important court decisions and rulings affecting the Internet
Wonderful legal research tool, including links to lots of information, like decisions from appellate courts, that you might otherwise pay huge amounts of money for elsewhere.
The Guide to Law Online
From the Library of Congress - "The Guide to Law Online is an annotated compendium of sources accessible through the Internet. Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics." (from their META file)
Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court at Cornell
In some ways, this is better than the court's own site. You can often find new decisions here that the court has on their own site but not yet linked to their search engine or front page, for example
Missouri Judiciary Homepage
Illinois Courts
"focuses on the expanding resources in the public and private sector related to law and technology issues"
Judges of the United States Courts
Recent Federal Judicial Nominations
From Leadership Directories, the Yellow Book folks
United States Code
The law of the land
Code of Federal Regulations
The Government Printing Office's online searchable CFR
Public Laws at NARA
The National Archive and Records Administration searchable Public and Private Laws site
Fed. and State Opinions from Cornell
A handy list of links to information about lots of federal and state courts
State Legal Materials from Cornell
The Copyright Website


Local Internet
Special Libraries Librarians

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St. Louis Public Library
St. Louis County Library
St Charles City-County Library
Jefferson County Library
Mercantile Library
Municipal Library Consortium
Washington University Libraries
Webster Groves Public Library


Libweb - Library WWW Servers
IPL The Internet Public Library

Special Libraries

Special Libraries Association
SLA News Division
UNC-CH Mailing Lists (NewsLib)
Resources for new news librarians
Searcher Magazine
The primary magazine for electronic researchers
Intranets in the Newsroom
Barbara's News Researcher Graffiti Page
News Library Jobs and Internships


Library Juice
Laughing Librarian Cool Links
Library Humor and Other Amusements
The Lipstick Librarian!
Adventures of Conan the Librarian
Librarians in the Movies


General Congress Executive Military
State/Local Public Records International Other

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One Stop Shopping Federal Statistics
LC Government Links
FedNet! - Broadcast Coverage of the United States Congress
FindLaw: Federal Resources
An amazingly comprehensive set of government links.
Politics & Government Resources
by Pamela Dragovich, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress


U.S. Legislative Branch
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
Contains information about everyone who has ever served in Congress - including the Continental Congress, back to 1774, and delegates to Congress from U.S. territories.


The White House
Fed. Government Web Sites
Executive Branch Web Sites from the Library of Congress
U.S. Department of Education
Securities and Exchange Commission
General Services Administration
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
National Transportation Safety Board
Federal Services
OSHA's Statistics & Data Page
FDA Enforcement Report Index
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
National Science Foundation - Home Page
A Citizen's Guide to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)


Index to Military Periodicals (AULIMP)
From the Air University Library, "a subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English language military and aeronautical periodicals." Updated quarterly and indexed back to 1990.
U.S. Department of Defense
Air Force
Defense Almanac
Official publication of the Department of Defense chock-full of useful statistics and other info
Defense Technical Information Center
From the Defense Technical Information Center
Iraq War Casualties
Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)


State and Local Governments (Library of Congress)
State and Local Government on the Net
FindLaw: State Resources
FindLaw: State Resources: More State Resources
Council of State Governments
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Association of Secretaries of State
National Governors Association
The U.S. Conference of Mayors Web Site

Public Records

Search Systems - Largest Free Public Records Database Collection
A great collection of public records links. A slight emphasis on Pacific Coast states doesn't detract from the usefulness of this site.


International Information


Federal Register
"The Federal Register, on GPO Access, is the daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government." (from their META file)
National Archives and Records Administration
The United States Government Manual
The Smithsonian Institution
Hey, it's an institution. Seriously, no introduction should be needed here. I know it's not really part of the government, but neither is the Post Office anymore, and I thought it belonged here more than anywhere else.
U.S. Postal Service


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FBI Uniform Crime Reports
Uniform Crime Reports back to 1995 and other statistical information on crime from the FBI
MO Uniform Crime Reports
St. Louis Crime Map
Justice Information Center (NCJRS)
Great site. Links to most other major U.S. sites within a few clicks.
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse - University of Syracuse
Global Economic Crime Survey 2003
Moved a couple of weeks after I found it; I may have to give up on keeping this as a permanent link
Wrongful Murder Convictions
Some people who have been wrongly convicted of murder, and some articles about how it's not as rare as you might think.
International Law Enforcement -
Emergency Cell Numbers
Part of the Oak Park Shopping and Community Information site from


Advertising Agriculture/Farming Airplanes/Airlines
Automotive Biotechnology Brewing & Bottling
Electronics Food Service Healthcare
Insurance Investing Manufacturing
Mining Pharmaceuticals Publishing
Real Estate Retail Shoes (Footwear)
Telecommunications Textiles Tourism

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The categories are a little eclectic, but they're almost all types of business that are or have been important locally. I thought of ordering them by importance, but decided with this many I'd better stick to alphabetical.


Thomas Register - Industry Answers Results
SEC Info
Claims to be "the best EDGAR online database of Securities and Exchange Commission filings & IPOs." May be right.
Primarily a source of information on pensions and such, but also a good source of basic information like tax identification numbers) about most large public corporations.
OSEDA - Office of Social and Economic Analysis, the Business to Business Search Engine
Researching Companies on the Internet
A Tutorial by Debbie Flanagan on how to find information about a company using the Internet
MSN Money - Key Developments: Investing
GuideStar - The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations
Search IRS 990 forms and other information on most recognized nonprofit organizations (excluding churches) - "The leading source of information on U.S. nonprofits. A searchable database of more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations." (from their META files)
EdgarIQ: New SEC Research Tool
Yahoo! Finance Wall Street Research Network
Wall Street Executive Library - The Web's Best Business Sites.
"We provide convenient, free access to all the important financial and investment information on the Internet. Read our profiles of fast-growing companies and order annual reports for high growth companies. Browse our list of public corporations offering DRIPs. You can access the SEC's EDGAR server, stock quote servers, financial publications and investment newsletters, plus investor information from futures to mutual funds. We link to online banks, small cap companies, large companies and IPOs. We offer rapidly growing lists of online publicly traded companies, including those on the NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ (NMS, SMC and OTC-BBS)." (from their META file)
Inc. Online
Fortune Magazine
Forbes Magazine
The Dismal Scientist
Economic Indicators, Data, Analysis, and News
Annual Report Gallery
" Annual Reports listings, online versions in HTML and PDF. Over 2200 annual reports, most of the fortune 500 reports listed" (from their META file)
Corporate Information
Small Business Administration
Hoover's Online
SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR)
10k Wizard: SEC Filings


Advertising Age
Media Week
Adbusters Culture Jammers Headquarters
The American Advertising Museum
The Advertising Standards Authority
American Association of Advertising Agencies
" Founded in 1917, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States." (from their META file)
AAF: American Advertising Federation
"The AAF protects and promotes the well-being of advertising through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters." (from their META file)


Mizzou Agriculture
University of Missouri Outreach and Extension
Voice of Agriculture - VOA - American Farm Bureau, Largest Agriculture Search Engine
"The largest and most comprehensive agriculture search engine, and selection of agriculture classifieds." (from their META file)
ADM-Archer Daniels Midland Company
American Society of Agronomy
ISNAR - International Service for National Agricultural Research
"The International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR) assists developing countries in bringing about lasting improvements in the performance of their national agricultural research systems and organizations. It does this by promoting appropriate agricultural research policies, sustainable research institutions, and improved research management. ISNAR's services to national research are ultimately intended to benefit producers and consumers in developing countries and to safeguard the natural environment for future generations." (from their META file)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Welcome to RAFI-USA


Aviation Search Engine and Directory
BTS - Airline Information
From the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Aviation Accident Database Query
Search the National Transportation Safety Board database of accident and "incident" reports.
American Airlines


Office of Automotive Affairs
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
CARS - Vehicle and Equipment Information
AUTOPEDIA® - The Automotive Encyclopedia
NHTSA Search
Search the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations database of accident statistics.
National Automobile Dealers Association - "NADA, founded in 1917, represents more than 19,700 new car and truck dealers, both import and domestic, with more than 49,300 separate franchises." (from their META file)
Kelley Blue Book
New Car Pricing and Used Car Values
Automotive Service Association ( ASA )
Ford Motor Company
General Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Bodine Aluminum
Subsidiary of Toyota that has a plant in Missouri


National Center for Biotechnology Information
Biopolicy Journal
Information Systems for Biotechnology
Center for Emerging Technologies
Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise
Stem Cell Research Foundation
Celera Genomics
Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences
Divergence - The Nematode Genomics Company
DNA Polymerase Technology, Inc.
Human Genome Sciences
Microbe Inotech Labs, Inc.
MicroSense International
Orion Genomics
Quick Study Radiology
Symbiontics, Inc.
Viral Therapeutics, Inc.
Zassi Medical

Brewing & Bottling

Anheuser-Busch Companies
"The Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. corporate site. Financial information is available along with information on Anheuser-Busch's companies and business interests. Learn Anheuser-Busch's rich history and explore employment opportunities." (from their META file)
Schlafly Brewpubs
Beverage Industry
Beverage & tobacco product mfg
From the "Bridge Between NAICS and SIC: Manufacturing" at the U.S. Census site
Brewers' Association of America
National Soft Drink Association
Wine Institute
Data and Statistics
From Beverage Digest
Industry News
From - "The Beverage Network -- The beverage industry's source for new product reviews, news, jobs, and more"
Beverage Online
"Digital Marketplace for the beverage industry"
Teamsters: Brewery & Soft Drink Conference
The branch of the Teamsters that represents unionized brewery and soft drink workers
Master Brewers Association of the Americas
Coca-Cola Television Advertisements
From the Library of Congress collection


Electronic Industries Alliance - Home
Consumer Electronics Association
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. - Silicon Wafer Manufacturing
" MEMC is a leading supplier of silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry. Silicon wafers are the fundamental building block on which nearly all microelectronic applications are made. These devices, or chips, are found in nearly all computers, cars, consumer electronics, and automation systems." (from their META file)
UM-StL Page on Missouri's Silicon River

Food Service

National Restaurant Association
Food Service Industry Trade Associations and Professional Organizations
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
American Culinary Federation
Institute of Food Technologists
"Gateway to Government Food Safety Information" (from their main page)
"Restaurant Jobs, Foodservice Products, Restaurant News, Hospitality Jobs, Hospitality Careers" (from their main page)
Digital Marketplace for Foodservice Professionals
Food Service Professionals Network
Hospitality Institute of Technology & Management
food safety and HACCP training and certification provider


American Medical Association
American Hospital Association - life support for the pharmaceutical industry
BJC HealthCare
SSM Health Care - St. Louis
Health Insurance Association of America
AAPP: American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians
APhA -- American Pharmacists Association
Welcome to AAPSPharmaceutica
Pharmaceutical Information on the Internet - Providing health, retirement, accident, disability, and other employee benefits
This is actually a personal link; it's my health insurance company


Insurance Industry Internet Network
Insurance Journal
Property Casualty Insurance News
Standards-setting organization for the insurance industry
Insurance Industry Association For Benchmarking
"The Insurance Industry Association For Benchmarking is an association of insurance professionals in companies that conducts benchmarking studies to identify the practices that improve the overall operations of the members." (from their META file)
American Council of Life Insurers
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
Health Insurance Association of America
Ulitmate Insurance Links
Claims Guides
Resources and News For Claims Insurance Professionals
Agent Media Corporation
The Rough Notes Company, Inc.
Welcome to Marsh. The world's #1 risk specialist.
My wife's employer - "Marsh Inc. is the world's leading risk and insurance services firm. Our mission: To create and deliver risk solutions and services that make our clients more successful." (from their META file)


The Motley Fool
"The Motley Fool exists to educate, amuse, and enrich the individual investor. To propose from personal finance to the stock market, the key to investment success is doing one's homework; and to show that homework can be fun." (from their META file)
" provides a mix of financial features, commentary and breaking news that's updated multiple times during the trading day." (from their META file)
Historical Quotes
Historical Quotes from Big Charts. You have to know the stock ticker symbol, but with it you can get ending-day quotes for any date the stock was traded on back to January 2, 1970.
The New York Stock Exchange
The Nasdaq Stock Market
The American Stock Exchange
Asset Management Firms
Stocks, Mutual Funds, Investing and Personal Finance - Get stock and mutual fund quotes, research reports and tools for making better investing and 401k decisions." (from their META file)
Fidelity Investments
Prudential Financial
The Vanguard Group
Merrill Lynch


Thomas Register - Industry Answers Results
1997 Economic Census - Manufacturing - Industry Series
Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association - BHMA / ANSI Standards and Certification for Architectural Hardware
National Electrical Manufacturers Association


Mining USA
"The Store Front For The Mining Industry"
National Mining Association
"The National Mining Association (NMA) is the voice of the US mining industry in Washington, D.C. NMA is the only national trade organization that represents the interests of mining before Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media. Our membership includes more than 325 corporations involved in
all aspects of the mining industry" (from their META file)
InfoMine - Your Mining Information Source
Welcome to Mining Technology
SME - Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration
Office of Surface Mining
" Office of Surface Mining (OSM) is a bureau of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior with responsibility, in cooperation with the states and Indian Tribes, to protect citizens and the environment during coal mining and reclamation, and to reclaim mines abandoned before 1977." (from their META file)
Online Mining Reference
1997 Economic Census - Mining - Industry Series


Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America,
Pharmaceutical Technology
Pharmaceutical Industry Benchmarking Group
Formerly part of Monsanto
KV Pharmaceutical
Makers of, among many other things, Listerine, invented in St. Louis (it has no connection with the famous pioneer of the germ theory of disease, except for being named in his honor by a doctor who was an early supporter of that theory).
Makers of, among other things, Tums, manufactured right here in St. Louis


Association of American Publishers
Publishers Marketing Association
Newspaper Association of America
Magazine Publishers of America
Elsevier Health Sciences
"Medical publishers, online journals, textbooks, drug references" - they swallowed C.V. Mosby, a local medical textbook publisher.
McGraw-Hill Professional
The publishing division of McGraw-Hill, which started out as a book publisher but is now a huge conglomerate
Concordia Publishing House
Publishing arm of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Real Estate

The National Organization of Realtors
Real estate listings & homes for sale, from the National Association of Realtors
Buyers' Agents
Real Estate Buyers' Agents Council
ABC's of real estate consumer guide
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
The Counselors of Real Estate
Real Estate Pros Member Directory
Institute of Real Estate Management
Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers
Mortgage Bankers Association of America - The Association of Real Estate Finance
National Association of Home Builders


The National Retail Federation
Trade Magazine affiliated with the National Retail Federation
Yahoo! - Retail Industry
Industry at a Glance: Retail trade
Retail Stats
Retail Statistics Studies and Retail Industry Market Research from I don't have too many pages here, because their pop-ups are extremely annoying, but they do have some good pages.
Wholesale and Retail Trade

Shoes (Footwear)

Yeah, the industry category is "Footwear" and it should be in the Fs, but everybody calls them "shoes," and besides, it fits the old joke about the Browns.

American Apparel and Footwear Association - Apparel and Footwear Manufacturing Industry: Apparel customs & footwear customs.
Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
National Shoe Retailers Association
Brown Shoe
Bakers Footwear
Naturalizer Online
Azaleia USA


Telecommunications Online 
"The Technology and Business Publication for Communication Professionals, covering service provider technologies and applications worldwide for more than 30 years. Telecommunications Online is the telecom industry's first resource for accurate, reliable technical telecom information." (from their META file)
Federal Communications Commission
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
"NTIA is the President's principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy." (from their META file)
United States Telecom Association
Telecommunications Industry Association
National Telecommunications Cooperative Association
American Mobile Telecommunications Association
The Wireless Infrastructure Industry
North American Numbering Plan Administration (now managed by NeuStar, Inc.)
The official name of this organization is "NASTD - The Association for Telecommunications and Technology Professionals Serving State Government." I tried looking at the "History" section of their website and several other places, but could find no indication anywhere of what, if anything, NASTD originally stood for.
The National Association of Broadcasters
Communications Management Association
SBC Communications Inc.
Data Interchange Standards Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Clemson Apparel Research
Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production
American Apparel and Footwear Association
Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)
Apparel Manufacturing
Economic Census info; Bridge Between NAICS and SIC
American Apparel and Footwear Association - Apparel and Footwear Manufacturing Industry: Apparel customs & footwear customs.
Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, founded in 1995 by a merger of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU).
Sweatshop Watch


World Tourism Organization (WTO)
Welcome to Tourism Industries
ERC Reference Desk: Tourism Statistics
Missouri Tourism


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Vote Smart Web
The best single site for information about politics, both national and state.
The Election Reform Information Project
Political Information (.com)
A search engine for politics & policy
State Election Laws
State Election Links
From The National Association of State Election Directors
C-SPAN-- Congressional Races
Unofficial but very reliable site put together by a couple of form FEC employees who got tired of the agency's foot-dragging on getting the information up on the web. The official site now resembles this, but this one's still better.
Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
From Dave Leip, one of the many incredibly dedicated amateurs who make the Web such a wonderful place.
Election Statistics 1920-2002
From the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
Has results of the major national polls, up-to-date, on many topics, plus some regional polls
Skeleton Closet
All the dirt on all the candidates - Candidates on the Issues
Elections U.S.A.
A quirky but impressively comprehensive site from a couple of major political junkies.
The Campaign Finance Information Center
A good resource for journalists - not only access to campaign financing info, but tips on how to use it. - "The Campaign Finance Information Center is administered by IRE and the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting. It's dedicated to helping journalists cover campaigns more in-depth by following the campaign money trail." (from their META file)
Money in Politics
Another campaign financing site
CNN/AllPolitics - Election 2000
CNN's comprehensive election coverage. Includes a link to an archive of polls.
C-SPAN: Campaign 2000
Campaign 2000 coverage from C-SPAN


General Christianity Judaism Islam
Buddhism Hinduism Taoism Confucianism

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General - Religion Statistics
Statistics about worshippers and congregations for over 4,000 religions, denominations, tribes, movements, etc.
Promoting religious understanding, tolerance and freedom
Virtual Religion Index
religion online
Internet Sacred Text Archive
Links to the texts of the scriptures of nearly all the religions in the world -- except for the one that jealously protects the copyright status of its sacred scriptures -- plus similar basic information on mystery traditions and the like.


The Christian Religion
What is Christianity?
The Holy See
Official Site of the Vatican
Evangelical Christianity
"Evangelical Christian resources, links and papers"
Rational Christianity - Christian Apologetics
The Center for Progressive Christianity
Christianity Today
Website of the magazine of the same name
Bible Gateway
Browse or search 16 different translations/versions of the Bible
Bible: King James Version
Search the King James Bible by word or phrase or browse by book and verse.
Bible: Revised Standard Version
Search the Revised Standard Version of the Bible by word or phrase or browse by book and verse.


Jewish FAQ and Reading Lists
Judaism 101
"An encyclopedia of information about Judaism, Jewish practices, holidays, people and beliefs. For beginners, intermediate or advanced readers." (from their META file) - The Judaism Site
Shamash Home Page
Links to Torah and Talmud study opportunities via WWW and via email.
Jewishnet - Global Jewish Information Network
Jewish Publication Society Bible Index
Divrei Torah -- Commentaries
Tanach & Talmud - in Hebrew
Modern Judaism
A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience
The American Jewish Congress
Conversion To Judaism
Reform Judaism
USCJ - Conservative Judaism
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
The Union for Traditional Judaism
Society for Humanistic Judaism
"Humanistic Judaism is a nontheistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. It was established by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan." (from their META file)


Islam Page
"Learn about the way of Life called Islam. This site contains many links for you to find information on God, Jesus, Bible, the Quran, Muslims, etc." (from their META file)
by the Ahlul Bayt DILP
Islam Guide
"A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam, Muslims, & the Quran"
About Islam and Muslims
"Information about Islamic Beliefs, history and civilization for Muslims and Non-Muslims. Read the Quran, Sunnah and articles yourself!" (from their META file)
The Koran (U. Mich.)
Searchable Koran
Nation of Islam
Official website of the homegrown African-American version of Islam


Buddhist Information Network - Gateway to Buddhism.
About Buddhism
Access to Insight
"Readings in Theravada Buddhism"
Buddhist Studies
The WWW Virtual Library
Basics of Buddhism
From PBS, associated with a program about Thailand
Learn About Tibetan Buddhism--
What is Buddhism?
From the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order


Welcome to Hinduism Online
"Hinduism Online is a vast resource of knowledge and experience on Hinduism, one of the world's oldest living religions." (from their META file)
The Directory of Hindu Resources Online
Hinduism Today Magazine
"Hinduism Today Magazine, affirming Sanatana Dharma and recording the modern history of a billion-strong global religion in renaissance." (from their META file)
The Hindu Universe - Hindu Resource Center
Sacred-Texts: Hinduism


Taoism Information Page
Introduction to Taoism (or Daoism), including several English translation of the Tao Te Ching (or Dao De Jing)
Taoism Initiation Page
"Online Resources for Home Study and Practice"
Daoism Depot /


Confucian Philosophy
This is a philosophy site, and many argue whether Confucianism is properly a "religion" or not. In any case, most of the main texts are here.
Lexicon of Confucianism
by Professor Lao Sze-kwang


The Baha'i World
Official Site of the Baha'i Faith
The Sikhism Home Page
The Book of Mormon
Searchable Book of Mormon
Church of Scientology Official Site
The Neopagan Religious Archive
AVESTA -- Zoroastrian Archives

Consumer & Safety Info

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Consumer & Safety Info
Product Reviews and Reports by Consumer Search
Household Products Database
Health and Safety Information on Household Products
Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
From the Food and Drug Administration
Food Safety
From Iowa State University Extension
NHTSA Search
Search the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations database of customer complaints about automobiles with safety problems.
OSHA's Statistics & Data Page
FDA Enforcement Report Index
EPA Toxic Release Inventory
Original data from the Environmental Protection Agency on 582 individually listed chemicals and 30 chemical categories (including 3 delimited categories containing 58 chemicals).
Search TRI From
Searchable database mirroring and in some ways extending the EPA data
Office of Defects Investigation


Diseases Drugs
First Aid Wellness

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healthfinder (from the U.S. government)
Search the abstracts of over 11 million medical jounals, including sometimes (though rarely), links to the full text at the participating journals website (more often, you have to order the journal text separately for a fee, but at least you can get the citation).
U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Links to various health information cites, including PubMed
The Health Library at Stanford
American Medical Association
Virtual Hospital Home Page
Health A to Z
HealthAnswers: Homepage
Stem Cell Resources
From the Stem Cell Research Foundation


Centers for Disease Control
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Office of Rare Disease
Infectious Diseases Society of America
National Organization for Rare Disorders
West Nile Virus Information Center | St. Louis Metro Area


Drug Information
Consumer Drug Info
Internet Drug Index

First Aid

First Aid Action
Interactive lessons from the BBC - A fully interactive online first aid course from the BBC that informs, educates and entertains whilst leading you towards taking a recognised first aid qualification." (from their META file)
First Aid & Safety
From - "Keeping your child safe is your top priority. Learn how to protect your child inside the house and out, what to do in an emergency, how to stock a first-aid kit, where to call for help, and more." (from their META file)
Emergency & First Aid
From HealthWorld Online
What to do in an Emergency
From the American College of Emergency Physicians
Home First Aid Kit
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file listing the contents one should have in a home first aid kit,also from the American College of Emergency Physicians

A non-profit consumer health web site that provides high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty at the University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University, and Ohio State University.
Wellness Online
"Home of the Wellness Letter" - from UC Berkeley
Wellness Councils of America - "The Nation's Premier Resource for Worksite Wellness" (from their main page)
Dr. Andrew Weil's Self Healing
Andrew Weil was a pioneer in acceptance of wellness issues and an open-minded approach to traditional and homeopathic remedies among the established medical profession. His website is a little on the commercial side, but there's some good stuff here.


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Floods Tornadoes Earthquakes
Terrorism Emergency Preparedness Other


The specific disaster types are chosen and arranged by their likelihood to be dealt with here in the St. Louis area.


From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the department the oversees, among other things, the National Weather Service)
From the U.S. Geological Survey
United States - Flood Warnings
Most recent mostings from the National Weather Service
United States - Flash Flood Warnings
Most recent mostings from the National Weather Service
National Flood Proofing Committee
USACE - Mississippi Valley Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USACE - St. Louis District
US Army Corps of Engineers
Mississippi River Stages St. Louis
From the Army Corps of Engineers, the highest official stage reading for the Mississippi River for the city of St. Louis for each day from 1/1/1861 through 12/31/2001 (as of the date of this description), with mean, maximum and minimum figures for each month.
The 1993 Flood - 10 Years Later
From STLtoday - archived special report from St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Significant Floods in the United States During the 20th Century--USGS Measures a Century of Floods


USA Today tornado resources
A wonderful list of links to resources on tornadoes compiled by USA Today
NOAA Home Page - Tornadoes
The Tornado Project Online!
"The Tornado Project is a small company that researches, compiles and makes tornado information available to tornado and severe weather enthusiasts, the public, the meteorological community and emergency management officials in the form of tornado videos, tornado books, and tornado posters." (from their META file)


Sometimes the best site for general information is one aimed at children
FEMA: Earthquakes
A more adult (and more thorough) version of the same FEMA information
Understanding Earthquakes
Earthquakes - General Interest Publication
A U.S. Geological Survey publication
Earthquake Hazards Program
From the U.S. Geological Survey
Earthquake Hazards Program-FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions answered by the U.S. Geological Survey
National Earthquake Information Center
From the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program
Soil Liquefaction Web Site
Very scary explanation from the University of Washington of why and how soil can become liquid during an earthquake
Earthquake Data at NGDC
From the National Geophysical Data Center
Earthquake Preparedness Handbook
From the Los Angeles Fire Department
Seismic Monitor - 30 Day Earthquake List
From Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, "a university research consortium dedicated to exploring the Earth's interior through the collection and distribution of seismographic data."
National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of California, Berkeley.


Homeland Security Actions
This page always includes the current threat level assessment
Missouri Homeland Security
From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Useful Links
Department of Homeland Security Advisory System
Explanation of the threat level warning system
Department of Homeland Security
The front page for the Homeland Security Department
APA HelpCenter
An analysis of the psychological effects of acts of terrorism on those who witness or hear about them.
Terrorist Attacks and Children
From the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
FEMA: Fact Sheet: Terrorism
Responding First to Bioterrorism
From the National Academy of Science, aimed at "first responders" (firefighters, police officers, paramedics, etc.)
Covering Terrorism
From the Radio-Television News Directors Association
Bioterrorism Coverage
Also from the Radio-Television News Directors Association

Emergency Preparedness

Red Cross Disaster Services
Natural Disasters - Are You Prepared
From the Federal Citizen Information Center
Earthquake Preparedness Handbook
From the Los Angeles Fire Department
From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Top Ten Natural Disasters
From FEMA, so it's just U.S.
Worst United States Disasters
By category. No list of top including all kind, like the FEMA list. Just worst aircraft disaster, worst fire, worst earthquake, etc.
Natural Disaster Reference Database - Subject Categories
National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center
Hurricanes: Nature's Greatest Storms
Historical Hurricane Tracks (1851-2001)
NCDC Storm Events-Select State
Volcano World
"The Premier Source of Volcano Info on the Web"
Federal Emergency Management Agency
NTSB - Transportation Disaster Assistance


Facts & Figures Whois Resources Webcrafting

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Facts & Figures

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Global Internet Statistics (by Language)
" is the most accurate, real-time provider of Internet, domain and network statistics, reports, trends, analysis. NetFactual is also dedicated in providing reliable marketing lists focusing on growth, leads, hotlists, and prospecting for the global business." (from their META file)
"focuses on the expanding resources in the public and private sector related to law and technology issues"
Nua Internet Surveys
"Nua online Internet surveys portal for market research, statistics, demographics, metrics, surveys and web trends from across the globe." (from their META file)
Internet Domain Survey
Zooknic Internet Geography Project
"Zooknic is a leading source of information on the diffusion, use and geography of the Internet. Zooknic specializes in analysis of growth of domain names and the dynamics of the domain name market" (from their META file)
Hobbes' Internet Timeline - the definitive Internet history
Chronology of the important events leading up to and in the ongoing development of the Internet
Internet Society (ISOC) All About The Internet: History of the Internet
A source for information on the Open Internet. "The Open Internet is the extension of the Internet from its original inception as a voluntary cooperative for global computing communications to a force supporting the free and open exchange of information and technology." (from their main page)

Whois Resources

Just the other day, a reporter told me he couldn't find who owned a domain name using whois. Only two of my six had it. That's why I have six of them.

ARIN: Whois
NSI Registry
NSI - WHOIS Lookup


A Beginner's Guide to HTML
From the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana -- where Mosaic, the predecessor of Netscape, was born
HTML Quick Reference
HTML 4.1 Specification
The official specifications -- well sort of official, since official HTML has been superceded by XHTML 1.0, a subset of XML.
HTML 4 reformulated in XML -- This is now the official version
ISO8859-1 table (character entity names)
How to get funny characters like "&" and "©" and accents and foreign letters to print correctly on a web page.
Digital Toolbox
CGI Scripts and HTML Forms


Help Desk
Hardware Software
Virus Info Other

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Help Desk

Free Computer Help
Tips and Tools to Help You Get the Most Fun and Use from Your Home Computer
Help-Site Computer Manuals
Computer Hopes free computer help


Hardware Channel
The Computer Hardware page from
The Tech Report - There is no dash in "The Tech Report", dag nabbit! - CPUs - Home
How to buy a hard drive
My Super PC
How To Build Your Own Affordable, Quality, Fast Computer!
Build Your Own PC
How to Build Your Own Computer, Learn Here


Open Source Initiative
Free Software
GNU's Not Unix!
"The GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation (FSF)"
Software Engineering Institute
Computer Software Industry Association
Software & Information Industry Association

Virus Info

Virus Information
Official site from Computer Security Resource Clearinghouse, a government agency
Symantec AntiVirus Research Center
McAfee - AVERT
CIAC Security Website

Linux Resource: Top
EFFweb - The Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Electronic Frontier Foundation is a non-profit group working to protect your digital rights." (from their META file)
Electronic Privacy Information Center
"The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties, privacy, First Amendment issues and works to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet." (from their META file)
2600: The Hacker Quarterly
Internet Law Library
Internet Library of Law and Court Decisions, Phillips Nizer LLP - Directory of important court decisions and rulings affecting the Internet

Art & Entertainment

Art Theory, History & Criticism
Museums Painting Sculpture Other Static Arts
Dance Theater Opera Classical Music
Folk Music Jazz Popular Music Movies
Television Humor Comics Science Fiction

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Popular Music

Lyrics Rock 'n' Roll
Country & Western Other Pop

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General Resources Comics History
Comic Books Comic Strips
Graphic Novels Webcomics

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Art & Entertainnmet

This one's VERY subjective -- oriented to locals and/or stuff I like

Art Theory, History & Criticism

Timeline of Art History
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From 20,000 B.C. -- currently only to 1600, as the sections after that are apparently still under construction. Click a tab or select alphabetical index.
Aesthetics On-Line
"The official web presence of the American Society for Aesthetics, this site is for anyone interested in philosophy of art, art theory or art criticism." (from their META file)
Art Theory Databases
From the University of Sydney Library
Art Theory, Art Critcism
From Zeroland
JAAC Homepage
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
The British Journal of Aesthetics
International Association of Empirical Aesthetics
No, it's not an oxymoron, or at least they don't think so.
Mark Harden's Artchive: Art Theory and Criticism
A list of links to some interesting pieces


The Saint Louis Art Museum
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Washington University Gallery of Art
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Laumeier Sculpture Park
"Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 96 acre outdoor museum designed to encourage creative thinking through exhibitions, educational programs and contemporary art experiences in a park setting." (from their META file)
WebMuseum: Bienvenue!
The British Museum
" The British Museum has outstanding collections that cover world cultures from Prehistory to the present day. Visit our website for information about the galleries, collections, special exhibitions and events. View the collections and take online tours." (from their META file)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art Web site features information on upcoming museum events, fine art exhibits, special exhibitions, the Met collection and art galleries online." (from their META file)
Victoria and Albert Museum
"The V&A is the world?s greatest museum of design and the arts: its collections cover two thousand years up to the present, in virtually every medium and from Britain, Europe and Asia." (from their META file)
The Museum of Modern Art
"The Museum of Modern Art Web site provides information on current and upcoming art, film and media, and online exhibitions, highlights from MoMA?s unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art, and listings of education and family programs open to the public." (from their META file)
Guggenheim Museum


Art st. Louis Painting
How-To Articles, Practical Tips, Projects, Inspiration. I don't have too many pages here, their quality is uneven and their pop-up ads are infinitely annoying, but this one's pretty good.
Yahoo! Painters: Masters
American Art
Art Journal published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Artist's Toolkit
From the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Not strictly just a painting site, but a general pictorial arts instructional site that I put here because it fits here better than any of my other categories.
Bob Ross Inc. - The Joy of Painting
Remember that bushy-haired guy on public television who used to tell you to go into your own little world and paint "happy little trees"? He died in 1995, but his wet-on-wet technique, and his television show endure, and as this website shows his marketing machine does pretty well, too.
Watercolor-Online Articles
Links to various articles about different aspects of watercolor painting. Some dead links, but most work.
Acrylic Demo
By Charles Harrington, a step-by-step demonstration of the creation of one particular painting; one of the "dead liniks" on the "Watercolor-Online" site because it's moved.
Painting Demonstrations - Online Art
Another step-by-step site, this one going through the evolution of several different works. By Jason Morgan
Pigments through the Ages - detailed pigment histories, recipes
The cave of Lascaux
Roman Painting
Some examples of Roman painting from Pompeii
Claude Monet
"Claude Monet's life, Art, house and garden in Giverny. Related museums and exhibitions. Posters and prints" (from their META file)
Van Gogh Museum: English
The Vincent van Gogh Gallery
Victorian Web - Painting
A much-maligned period and place I happen to like (I'm especially fond of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema)
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
From Victorian Web
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
From "Orazio Centaro's Art Images on the Web," a set of links to images of Alma-Tadema works from various places around the Web
J.M.W. Turner, 1775-1851 - The First Impressionist - Biography
"Biography of James Mallord William Turner, English Romantic painter, forerunner to the French Impressionists" (from their META file)
Celebrating street art & paintings - from RJD Enterprises
Links to paintings and drawings by a number of contemporary artists


Art St. Louis
Laumeier Sculpture Park
"Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 96 acre outdoor museum designed to encourage creative thinking through exhibitions, educational programs and contemporary art experiences in a park setting." (from their META file)
International Sculpture Center
International Directory of Sculpture Parks & Gardens
"International directory of sculpture parks and gardens by Benbow Bullock, metal sculptor. Offers listing of parks around the world that are open to the public or by appointment." (from their META file)
Sculpture Magazine
1200 Years of Italian Sculpture
Greek Sculpture
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Other Static Arts

Art St. Louis
CeramicsWeb 3.0
For Learning About Fabrics, Apparel, and Clothing Care
C.W.'s Navajo Weaving Corner
American Photography: A Century of Images
"Discover a century of photography though an interactive photolab and feature topics." (from their META file)
Center for Creative Photography ::: Home Page
America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views, 1839-1862
"America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views, 1839 - 1864, collection contains 600 portrait photographs, including many by the Matthew Brady Studio; architectural views; outdoor scenes; and occupational portraits." (from their META file)


Dance Online
Cyber Dance - Ballet on the Net
Voice Of Dance
Dance Magazine
Dance St. Louis
Alvin Ailey Dance Company
American Ballet Theatre
Tap Dance Homepage
St. Louis Tap Festival - Rhythm Tap Dance
An American Ballroom Companion
Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - "An American Ballroom Companion presents a sampling from the collection of over two hundred social dance manuals at the Library of Congress." (from their META file)
Lindy Hop Swing Society of Greater St. Louis, Missouri
Lessons at the Casa Loma Ballroom
St. Louis round dance members
St Louis Metro Polka Club Home
Folk Dance Association
Folk Dance, Contra Dance, Square Dance, Traditional Dance, Recreational Dance and Ethnic Dance, etc.
St Louis FolkFire Music and Dance
International Folk Dance Association of University City
St Louis English Country Dancers
formerly Hellenic Dancers Of St. Louis
Belly Dancing by Desert Moon Dance Academy of St. Louis, Missouri
Beat of India


American Theater Web
Find theaters, Broadway shows, and musicals
Theatre Communications Group
Chicago Theatre Directory
St. Louis Theatre Links
bob jude ferrante--Playwright, Instigator
A friend from college who's an up-and-coming playwright in NYC
Virtual Library for Theatre and Drama
IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information
Broadway Theater information source that emulates the IMDB - "The official source for Broadway information, statistics, dates, cast, crew and creative staff credits, roles and related facts" (from their META file)
Internet Theatre Database
Theatre History on the Web
From Jack Wolcott, University of Washington School of Drama (retired)
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Bankside, Southwark, London
The Shakespeare Theatre
London Theatre Guide - Online
The Abbey Theatre
The National Theatre of Ireland
The Public Theater Online
National Theatre - Washington DC
American Repertory Theatre
Theatre LA
ACT San Francisco
American Conservatory Theater
Chicago Theatre Company
The Goodman Theatre
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Guthrie Theater
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: home
St. Louis Black Rep
City Players of St. Louis
Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis
Saint Louis Shakespeare
Stages St. Louis
New Line Theatre
Theatre Guild of Webster Groves
One of the oldest amateur troops in St. Louis. An early version of "The Glass Menagerie" called "The Magic Tower" won their annual one-act play contest back in 1936 and helped launch Tennessee Williams' career.


OPERA America
Opera World
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Metropolitan Opera
The Washington (D.C.) Opera
San Francisco Opera
Los Angeles Opera
The Santa Fe Opera
English National Opera
Pittsburgh Opera
Cincinnati Opera

Classical Music

Classical Search
The Classical Music Search Engine
The Classical Music Navigator
Virtual Library: Classical Music
Classical Music Archives
The Classical Music Pages
Classical Net - Classical Music
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Folk Music

folkmusic dot org
Folk Music Home Page
FolkLib Index
A Library of Folk Music Links
Folk Music Index to Recordings
Folk Music on the Web
The Old Time Herald
A Magazine Dedicated to Old-Time Music
Focal Point
Traditional & Original Music Concert Series & Arts Center in St. Louis area
Music Folk Home
Music store in St. Louis area that also serves as one of the centers of the local folk music community
Midwest Bluegrass Festivals


Jazz Online
International Association for Jazz Education
Styles of Jazz - a map
The Red Hot Jazz Archive
Official Site of Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Centennial Celebration
PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns
Lots of great stuff here originally intended to supplement the Burns documentary.
88.7 FM WSIE
Our local jazz station, operated by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The rest of the links are all local.
Jazz at the Bistro
The St. Louis Jazz Club
The St. Louis Jazz Festival
The Official Miles Davis Web Site
Miles Ahead: A Miles Davis Website
Clark Terry
Clark Terry
Russell Gunn and Other St. Louis Jazz Artists
Article from the Jazz Library and about how lots of jazz musicians have come from St. Louis

Popular Music


Lyrics World - Search for the song lyrics you want by using our index of thousands of lyrics sites.
A-Z Lyrics Universe
Lyrics Search Engine - Popular Lyrics

Rock 'n' Roll

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The History of Rock and Roll
This and the next link are a good matched pair. This concentrates on the '50s and early '60s and essentially treats rock as dead before the Beatles show up . . .
The History Of Rock Music
. . . and this one seems to not know there was such a thing as rock music in the 1950s, the earliest sidelink to bands being "bands of the 1960s"
The Beatles - The Internet Beatles Album
Steve's Beatles Page
Not me, some other Steve. Pretty good site, though
The Official Site of Chuck Berry
The Great Progenitor of Rock 'n' Roll, and the first of a series of links devoted to local people and/or groups that made good, at least for a while.
Tina Turner
REO Speedwagon: "A Database Of Rock And Roll"
Let's save the argument about whether Hip-Hop is Rock 'n' Roll for another time, OK? The rest of these are much less famous than the first few
Uncle Tupelo
Head East
Pavlov's Dog

Country & Western

Country Music Hall of Fame
Official Hank Williams Website
Fred Rose
From the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Other Pop

Frank Sinatra: International Sinatra Society
Barbra Streisand
Céline Dion
Andrew Lloyd Webber Online


Internet Movie Database
This amazing, comprehensive, even exhaustive resource is a good example of the whole Web in microcosm - a collaborative effort greater than any individual or company could possibly accomplish.
The New York Times: Movies


Episode Guides for over 2000 TV shows
Fox Network
WB Network
PBS Online
A & E
Court TV Online
Discovery Online
Cartoon Network


The Onion
Firesign Theatre
Annals of Improbable Research


General Resources

Comics Librarianship Resource Page
Comic Book Resources
The Grand Comic-Book Database
Comic Art Collection Home Page
Comic Art in Scholarly Writing: A Citation Guide
comics Forum
The World's Biggest Comic Book Convention (TM)
Steve's Reads

Comics History

Jay's Comic Book Compendium
Extensive summaries, cover images, and credits for a large number of Silver Age and later Marvel and some DC superhero comic books.
The History of Comic Books
Rodolphe Töpffer
Robert Beerbohm's COMICS REALITY
The Grand Comic-Book Database
The Timely Comics Web Page

Comic Books

Comic Book Resources
Diamond Comics Distributor
Jay's Comic Book Compendium
Extensive summaries, cover images, and credits for a large number of Silver Age and later Marvel and some DC superhero comic books.
Marvel Comics
DC Comics
Image Comics
Dark Horse Comics
Oni Press
Fantagraphics Books
SLG Publishing
Cerebus Fangirl Site
The Strangers In Paradise Website
Welcome to Boneville!

Comic Strips

Washington Post Comics
Houston Chronicle Comics
From United Feature Syndicate
uComics from uClick LLC -- the online arm of Universal Press Syndicate
King Features - Comics
King Features Syndicate
Creators Syndicate
From Tribune Media Services
WPWG Comics
Washington Post Writers Group Syndicate

Graphic Novels

Recommended Comics (Books)
My own personal, though very, very outdated, list of worthwhile books-with-comics-in-them (which I argue should be logically called "comic books" rather than using that term for flimsy magazines) from my old semi-defunct but still operational "Steve's Reads" site
Graphic Novels for Public Libraries
A Librarian weighs in
Graphic Novels and Comic Trade Paperbacks
Another librarian's annotated list
Graphic Novels
A couple of grad students in the Library and Information Science program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Graphic Novels
Yet another librarian comics fan (there seem to be quite a few of us!)
Beek's Books
"reviews of comics/comix/comicbooks/graphic novels"
"has free on line stories and hundreds of titles on sale."


Their motto: "We're all about the webcomics!"
Steve's Comics Page
As of this writing (8/2003) this is very badly in need of updating; I don't read all these comics anymore, and none of the Modern Tales sites are even on there, but this used to be the page I went to everyday to link to all the comics I read on the Web, and I still read half a dozen of them religiously.
Modern Tales
Small Stories - Comics To Make Love To
Web Comics Nation
The newest MT sister site

Science Fiction

The main local science fiction convention
Randy's SF Page
The home page for the St. Louis Science Fiction Society
Science Fiction Weekly
infinity plus
Science Fiction and Fantasy World -
Science Fiction Resource Guide
Prehistoric Fiction
In a way, this genre is the opposite of science fiction, but it is based (though sometimes very loosely) on science and it is inevitably speculative, so I count it as a sub-genre of sci-fi.


General Baseball (Professional) Football (NFL)
Hockey (NHL) Basketball (NBA) College Sports
Olympics Tennis Golf
Soccer Boxing Other Sports

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College Sports

General Football Basketball (Men)
Women Track Other

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The Sporting News
CBS SportsLine

Baseball (Professional)

Major League Baseball
Baseball Almanac - The "Official" Baseball History Site - Major League Baseball Statistics and History
From John Skilton
"Retrosheet was founded in 1989 for the purpose of computerizing play-by-play accounts of as many pre-1984 major league games as possible."
The Society for American Baseball Research
Ballparks by Munsey and Suppes
Minor League Baseball
Minor League Links
From baseball-links.comb
St. Louis Cardinals
Obviously, I have the hometown team. Why don't I have all of them? I can reach any of them through the MLB main page. I have our division and a few other teams of personal importance to me.
Chicago Cubs
Houston Astros
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers
New York Mets
Kansas City Royals
New York Yankees
San Francisco Giants
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
Seattle Mariners

Football (NFL)

NFL Franchise History
St. Louis Rams
Again, you can reach all the other teams through the league main page.
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals

Hockey (NHL)

St. Louis Blues Online
Chicago Blackhawks
Detroit Red Wings
Columbus Blue Jackets
Dallas Stars
Nashville Predators

Basketball (NBA)


College Sports

General - The Official Site for NCAA Sports
NCAA Sports Statistics
Links to stats of all the major NCAA sports, including a searchable database of historical career stats and records.
NCAA Records Books
Links to .pdf files of the record books for all the NCAA sports, including past years back to 2001 and a historical men's basketball book published in 1998. Not easy to use if you don't know what you're looking for, relatively little in the way of search capabilities, but the information's all here, or you can order the books from this site as well.


ncaafootball - Welcome - College Football - College Football : - Football
American College Football (RSFC homepage)
College Football Hall of Fame

Basketball (Men) Mens College Basketball - College Basketball - Men - College Basketball : - Men's Basketball
Small College Basketball Homepage


Women's Gymnastics - NCAA
WWW Women's Sports Page by Amy Lewis - College Basketball - Women - Women's Basketball
US Field Hockey Association: Official Site for Field Hockey in the United States
Women's Tennis - NCAA


Men's Indoor Track - NCAA
Men's Outdoor Track - NCAA
Men's Cross Country - NCAA


Men's Tennis - NCAA
Women's Tennis - NCAA
Men's Golf - NCAA
Wrestling - NCAA
Fencing - NCAA - Baseball


The Official Site of the Olympic Movement
ATHENS 2004 Official Site
U.S. Olympic Committee - Olympics
Summer Olympics Through The Years
Winter Olympics Through The Years
Women in the Olympics
Olympics Through Time
Ancient Olympics

The Tennis Server
International Tennis Federation
U.S. Tennis Association
Women's Tennis - NCAA
Men's Tennis - NCAA
ESPN Tennis - Tennis
World Team Tennis
St. Louis Aces
St. Louis' own WTT Team


United States Golf Association
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews
Rules of Golf
From the U.S. Golf Association, in conjunction with the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
PGA Tour/Golfweb
Men's Golf - NCAA
Women's Golf - NCAA
Golf Today
The Golf Channel


The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association
St. Louis Steamers
Major Indoor Soccer League U.S. Soccer News
US Youth Soccer - The Game For All Kids!® Home page - The Center of the Soccer Universe


Boxing Times Online
" Hard-core insider's coverage of boxing including columns, world rankings, knockout photography, fight breakdowns and anaylsis, television schedules and classifieds ads." (from their META file) Boxing
" HBO's boxing website: previews of upcoming fights, post-fight results and analyses, fight schedule, latest rankings by weight class, expert columns, a boxing bbs and special web events concurrent with boxing telecasts." (from their META file) - Your Online Boxing Authority - Boxing

Other Sports - Your Cycling Resource
VeloNews: The Journal of Competitive Cycling
Sailing World
National Governing Body of Sailing in the US
International Sailing Federation - NASCAR
Cricket 365


Anthropology/Archaeology Astronomy/Space Biology/Genetics
Chemistry Environment/Ecology Food/Nutrition
Geology/Earth Sciences Physics Psychology/Sociology

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Obviously, the sciences tend to flow into each other and interconnect. The Periodic Table is Physics as well as Chemistry, but I've just put it under the latter. I've gone with the most obvious category for most links, and while some of them are duplicated elsewhere on the list I tried to avoid putting links in two different subcategories here.


Scirus - for scientific information
Information Bridge
From the Department of Energy - full-text scientific and technical reports (gray literature)
The National Academies
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and the National Research Council, all share this site.
Science Fair Project Resource Guide
From the Internet Public Library. I happen to know from e-mail that some people have this site bookmarked for their kids' homework help. This one's just for that audience.
"the internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing"
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Federation of American Scientists
National Science Foundation
Office of Science and Technology Information
Community of Science
Research funding, expertise, abstract "publishing for academia and industry" - A site for scientists and members of the media that has all kinds of information. It requires registration, but it's free. Among the offerings are a grants database that lets you find out whose gotten grants for how much based on topic or location. You can also access experts.
St. Louis Science Center
How Things Work
Bad Science
The Natural History Museum, London, England
Scientific American
Official Website of the magazine
Science Friday
The NPR talk show
Discover Magazine
Public Library of Science
NYT Science Section
The New York Times. Requires free registration
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
From the National Academy of Engineering


Gee, can you tell this is one of my favorite subjects? The order is general, local (including American Indians, because of the local Cahokia site), then more-or-less chronological (stone age through Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome). That's why Stonehenge and the megaliths are nowhere near Hadrian's Wall, as they would be in a geographic sort.
The Archaology site of the WWW Virtual Library
The Anthropology site of the WWW Virtual Library
Anthromorphemics: Anthropology Glossary
Archaeology on the Net
Archaeology Magazine
'British Archaeology'
Official site of the magazine
American Anthropological Association
Anthropology Resources on the Internet
From the American Anthropological Association
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
The Society for Historical Archaeology
Anthropology in the News
Margaret Mead
"Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture" Virtual Exhibit from the Library of Congress
American Folklife Center Home Page, Library of Congress
Tim Baumann's archaeology homepage
Professor at the University of Missouri at St. Louis
SIUE Cahokia Mounds Web Site
Mississippian Artifacts
The Earliest Americans
The National Park Service Archeology and Ethnography Web Site
Kennewick Man Virtual Interpretive Center
From the Tri-City Herald
Welcome To The Mesoamerican Ballgame
Andes Expedition
From National Geographic
Flints and Stones
"Explore the Lives of the Peoples of the Mesolithic"
The Megalithic Portal
Stonehenge and other similar sites
Stone Pages
"Web guide to Megalithic Europe"
The threat to world heritage in Iraq
Lost Treasures From Iraq
Irish Archaeology
Iraq - The cradle of civilization at risk : H-Museum Current Focus
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
The Ancient World Web
ABZU Bibliography
"Abzu is a guide to the rapidly increasing, and widely distributed data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East via the Internet."
Giza Platue Mapping Project
Metis: Catalog
Bruce Hartzler has created an impressive collection of interactive panoramas that allow you to view ancient Greek archaeological sites using Quick Time.
The Ancient City of Athens
Treasures of the Sunken City
From NOVA Online - The Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria
Pompeii Forum Project
Tour of Italy - Pompeii, the forgotten city
Hadrian's Wall Education Website
Welcome to The Museum of Reconstructions

Astronomy News, Star Charts, Space Pictures
American Astronomical Society
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy
National Space Society
The Royal Astronomical Society
NASA - Home
NASA Digital Library
The Digital Library for Physics, Astrophysics, and Instrumentation
Kennedy Space Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Stands for Great Images in Nasa (they used the "R" in "Great" to keep from having it be GIN, I guess). a historical compilation of
Astronaut Biographies
Handbook of Space
Online version of "Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics" from Cambridge University Press. It's the 2nd Edition, so it's a little out of date (1990) but this is still a wonderful resource.
Current Sky Information
Deep Sky Database
"Deep Sky Objects:Observing List Generator:Galaxies:Globular Clusters:Open Clusters:Nebulae:Double Stars"
The Nine Planets
The Constellations
A tour by Richard Dibon-Smith
Near-Earth Object Program
"The Light Pollution Authority Home Page"
James S. McDonnell Planetarium
A St. Louis Landmark since before we had an Arch, now part of the St. Louis Science Center
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum


The EnviroLink Network - Newswire
The Biology Project
Biological Resources Division
From the U.S. Geological Survey
Institute of Biology
Developmental Biology, Society for
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Human Genome Project Information
NCBI HomePage
The National Center for Biotechnology Information
Stem Cell Research Foundation: The Promise of Stem Cells in Medical Research
EPA Toxic Release Inventory
Original data from the Environmental Protection Agency on 582 individually listed chemicals and 30 chemical categories (including 3 delimited categories containing 58 chemicals).
Search TRI From
Searchable database mirroring and in some ways extending the EPA data


Congressional Green Sheets: environment, energy and natural resource news from Congress
Chemistry WebBook
From the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Library of Chemistry Resources
Chemistry Tutor
From, made by students for students but useful for the rest of us
Links for Chemists
The Virtual Library Chemistry Section, maintained by the University of Liverpool
American Chemical Society
Royal Society of Chemistry
Journal of Biological Chemistry
WebElements periodic table of the elements


National Library for the Environment (NLE)
Environmental Protection Agency
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
National Council for Science and the Environment
ESA: The Ecological Society of America
Sierra Club Home Page: Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet
Greenpeace International Homepage
Environmental Policy Updates
Environmental News Network - ENN News
Eco Net - An IGC Progressive Community
EPA/OPPT: Chemical Fact Sheets
EPA Toxic Release Inventory
Original data from the Environmental Protection Agency on 582 individually listed chemicals and 30 chemical categories (including 3 delimited categories containing 58 chemicals).
Search TRI From
Searchable database mirroring and in some ways extending the EPA data


Welcome to Nutrition.Gov
Information about food, from dietary guidelines for a healthy lifestyle to statistics about U.S. food consumption.
American Society for Nutritional Sciences
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
From the Food and Drug Administration
Institute of Food Science & Technology
FDA Enforcement Report Index

Geology/Earth Sciences
"Basic Geology and Surface Geochemical Exploration on the World Wide Web." There are those who say we should ignore everything on the web that doesn't come from "official" sources, but some of the inspired and dedicated so-called amateurs are every bit as qualified and reliable, as this excellently put-together and well-referenced shows. Excellent starting place.
Cave Geology
From Onondaga Cave State Park
Geological Society of America
U.S. Geological Survey
NOAA Home Page
Canadian Climate
NCDC Storm Events-Select State
Historical Hurricane Tracks (1851-2001)
Plate Tectonics
Structural Geology on the Web
National Geophysical Data Center
The Geology Department at The Field Museum
Geology of Missouri
UM Dept. of Geological Sciences
UM is the University of Missouri, and with no other designation, it refers to the main campus in Columbia
UMR - Geology & Geophysics
UMR is the University of Missouri at Rolla
SMSU Department of Geography, Geology, & Planning
SMSU is Southwest Missouri State University
Real-Time River/Stream Levels


Physics 2000
From the University of Colorado at Boulder
Physics Classroom
Physics and Astronomy
PhysicsWeb - homepage
American Institute of Physics - Home Page
The Institute of Physics
CERN - Public home
WebElements periodic table of the elements


American Psychological Association
American Psychiatric Association
The Society of Experimental Social Psychology
American Psychological Society
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Help Net
The American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Social Psychology Network
Social Science Information Gateway
American Sociological Association
The Society for Applied Sociology
Electronic Journal of Sociology
Not Your Typical Sociologist


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The Smoking Gun
Celebrity dirt, usually from public records sources such as court documents, police reports, etc.
Urban Legends Reference Pages
Barbara and David Mikkelson now maintain this site, the oldest and probably the best reference on Urban Legends and such.
The AFU & Urban Legends Archive
Archives of the alt.folklore.urban newsgroup
Timelines of History
I don't know who Algis Ratnikas is, or what his qualifications are, but he has compiled an excellent history resource called Timelines of History. If you're writing about something that happened in 1959, for instance, and you want to know what else was happening then, you can click on that date and find a list of important events. While compiled by an individual hobbyist, it is pretty well referenced and my spot-checking hasn't turned up any clunkers so far, so I think it's probably pretty reliable.
Women's History Links
Resource Page of the National Women's History Project
Invisible Library
"The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books. Within the library walls you will find imaginary books, pseudobiblia, artifictions, fabled tomes, libris phantastica, and all manner of books unwritten, unread, unpublished, and unfound." (from their META file)
The New York Times Book Review: Back Issues
"Excerpts, reviews & more from the best current books."
Project Gutenberg Great Books Online
Nixon NSC files
Files from the From the National Security Council (NSC) Institutional Files from the Nixon Administration, most just recently declassified, available at the National Archives and Records Administration website.
National Priorities Project Database
History and Politics Out Loud
A searchable archive of audio materials - includes speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King and Richard M.Nixon's Watergate tapes.
Great American Speeches
Another audio archive, this one associated with a PBS TV show.
Images of American Political History
From the "Teaching Politics" maintained by William J. Ball, at the College of New Jersey. Unlike most such images on the Web, these are available in sizes we can actually use in the paper, plus they're all public domain. Most of them are black and white, and a lot of them are drawings, or scans of handbills and such, but there are quite a few historical photos.
The LOC.GOV Wise Guide
" A monthly Web magazine of historical highlights and fascinating facts from the Library of Congress - March 2003." (from their META file)
Usenet on
Old-fashioned FTP archive of USENET newsgroup intro and/or FAQ files, arranged by newsgroup
Missouri Lottery Home Page
Illinois Lottery Numbers
Freeskills - Home Page
Free and low-cost tutorials and training in everything from basic file management to Java programming. You will have to have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to use the site. There are lots and lots of free courses here. It does require you to read the lessons online - you can't print out an entire training session. If you just have to have something printed, they will link you to a similar book, usually by the same author, at Of course, that's not free. Still, it's amazing what they're able to offer here for no money at all. The interface is fairly simple and consistent across lessons. Highly recommended
Stop Spam
How to reduce, filter or block unwanted and unsolicited commercial e-mail.
Surveillance, privacy, hacking, and other links.
Tommy's List of Live Cam Worldwide #1
Links to live cameras showing everything from the dazzling to the mundane - "Since 1995 this award winning page contains a constantly updated list of live cams on the internet throughout the world in an easy to use geographical format showing sites by location." (from their META file)
Image archive
Links to lots and lots and lots of pictures.
City of Hollywood (Fla.)
Popular Baby Names
From the Social Security's Office of the Chief Actuary
The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, by David Dodd
O.B.E. Memorial Death Watch
O.B.E. stands for "Old Blue Eyes," the site being dedicated to Frank Sinatra. One of the oldest Death Pools on the Web.
Exhibits Collection -- Garbage
Flashback Underground Archive: Books (English text)
Telephone technology page
Crime Scene Evidence File
View "real" evidence of murder cases and help solve them - from the Yoknapatawpha County sheriff's department (NOTE: Yoknapatawpha is the fictional county from the works of William Faulkner).
The Black Dahlia Web Site
This one, however, is real. Everything you may or may not have wanted to know about the infamous "Black Dahlia" murder case.
All the World-Wide Web sites [Scott Pakin] visited as of Sunday, June 8, 1997
This is an incredibly large page (over 4 MB without any graphics - just a list of links!). When I first discovered it, it bombed out three times using Opera 3.5, the last after I'd just restarted the machine, so I never tried it again with newer versions of that browser. Netscape handled it OK, but it took about 10 minutes to load across a 33,600 connection with a 8.5K/sec average download rate. Nowadays, with a T1 and IE 5.5, it "pops right up" in a still-glacial 45 seconds (remember, this for a page with NO PICTURES!!). It's a remarkable testament to how fast the Web grew -- how much was already out there as of 1997, just four years after the release of Mosaic. Other than that, it's not very useful or anything, just one individual's esoteric WWW travel diary, so to speak, and by now I'm sure most of the links are dead.
Scott Pakin's home page
Home page of the creator of the "All the World-Wide Web sites I've visited as of Sunday, June 8, 1997" page, which, he proudly points out, the New York Times called "the Web equivalent of your neighbor's vacation slides from hell" (January 2, 1996, p. C16).

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