Since the early 1990s, I've been collecting and categorizing web sites
I've found useful. When I published the first version of this web site
all those years ago, that list was the focus of the site. Back then,
everybody on the web seemed to have the same idea. Eventually, some
people took the idea more seriously, and formed companies like Yahoo to commercialize their work. I've kept plugging along with my humble,
eclectic list all these years, and I can't seem to stop collecting. I
hope you find it useful, too.
- Animated Knots
- Babelfish, a program that automatically does rough translations between several languages
- Bartleby.com: Great books Online
- Bit Savers, who make available historically important software, computer manuals, etc.
- Brainy Quote: a great, searchable source of quotations by famous figures
- Cite U Like: free service to help academics to share, store, and organise academic papers that they are reading. When you see a paper on the web that interests you, you can click one button and have it added to your personal library.
- Cook's Thesaurus: a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.
- Cut-the-Knot.comInteractive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
- Daily Linguist
- EDGAR Databaseof information about corporations
- Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.
- Encyclopedia Britannica
- Footnote.com: the place for original documents online
- Free books
- Gap Minder: a non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualise human development
- health and medicine
- WrongDiagnosis.com: offers patients crucial and factual health information that is otherwise difficult to find
- ibiblio, the public's library... a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies
- International Standard Paper Sizes, including A4 paper
- Internet Ancient History Sourcebook, which includes lots of information about ancient Rome
- Languages (spoken)
- Latin and Ancient Greek
- Lecture Search: allows you to discover interesting topics that you might not think to look for, including collections of approachable academic lectures, conference talks, interviews, documentaries, and historically significant speeches
- Manuals Lib: the ultimate manuals library
- MathWorld: Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
- Memory Archive, the encyclopedia of memories. Everyone has a Story. Make Yours History.
- Nietzsche, Friedrich
- North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns
- Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), home of WorldCat, a worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions
- Worldcat: search for books, music, videos, articles and more in libraries near you
- Quotations Page
- refdesk.com, the single best source for facts on the net
- SelecTree for California: a tree selection guide
- Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric
- Slot: A Spot for Copy Editors
- Symptom Checker, provided by WebMD
- Systransoft, who have a free automatic translation service
- Time zone tools
- Every Time Zone: Never warp your brain with time zone math again.
- timeanddate.com: Keep track of time zones, etc. world-wide. Especially useful if you call people overseas.
- World Time Buddy: ridiculously easy world times and meetings across time zones
- Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia created through volunteer contributions
- Yahoo Reference