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Information Resources

Resource is an available source of wealth or knowledge. A resource is a reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed. The ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems.

"Life is a Fact Finding Mission." There are approximately 3.5 Billion Facts so far.

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Warning: Just like with all words of advice, you have to shop around and do some research. Always try to use multiple websites for verifying information, and always get a second opinion from a professional source if possible. Because even websites like wikipedia and search engines like google cannot be fully trusted. But of course Google and Wiki are my friends, and like everyone else in the world, I too have a couple of friends who can be a bit of an as*hole sometimes, but I stick with my friends because they still have incredible potential, and I know they will eventually escape from the dark side and come back to the light, where everything is incredibly bright. Bright being splendid light. Characterized by happiness or gladness. Full or promise. Characterized by quickness and ease in learning.

Research Tools - Populations and Health Info - Internet Searching Tips

Instructions Websites - DIY - How To 

Libraries - Research Archives - Facts and Stats


Business information - Quotes about the Internet and Information

Q&A - Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers Ask questions and get answers from people, and not just from an algorithm.

Just Answer
Web Answers
Answer Bag
Answers Yahoo
Wise Geek
Elder Wisdom Circle
Info Please

Information Stations

Support Groups - Health Questions

Questioning Process - Q&A System Implementation - Collaboration

Assistant (google)

Aardvark Search Engine was a social search service that connected users live with friends or friends-of-friends who were able to answer their questions, also known as a knowledge market. Users submitted questions via the Aardvark website, email or instant messenger and Aardvark identified and facilitated a live chat or email conversation with one or more topic experts in the asker's extended social network. Aardvark was used for asking subjective questions for which human judgment or recommendation was desired. It was also used extensively for technical support questions. Users could also review question and answer history and other settings on the Aardvark website. Google acquired Aardvark and then killed it. Job Killers.


Women with Books in Library Library is a building that houses a collection of books and other materials. A room where books are kept. A collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing. A depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study. Library in computing is a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use.

Library's - Public Libraries - Library of Congress

Library Search - Access My Library - Dewey

Open Library - WorldCat Library Catalog

Integrated Library System is an enterprise resource planning system for a library, used to track items owned, orders made, bills paid, and patrons who have borrowed. An ILS usually comprises a relational database, software to interact with that database, and two graphical user interfaces (one for patrons, one for staff). Most ILSes separate software functions into discrete programs called modules, each of them integrated with a unified interface. Examples of modules might include: acquisitions (ordering, receiving, and invoicing materials). cataloging (classifying and indexing materials). circulation (lending materials to patrons and receiving them back). serials (tracking magazine, journals, and newspaper holdings). online public access catalog or OPAC (public user interface). Each patron and item has a unique ID in the database that allows the ILS to track its activity.

Library Automation refers to the use of computer to automate the typical procedures of libraries such as cataloging and circulation.

Library Circulation comprises the activities around the lending of library books and other material to users of a lending library. A circulation or lending department is one of the key departments of a library. The main public service point is the circulation desk or loans desk, usually found near the main entrance of a library. It provides lending services and facilities for return of loaned items. Renewal of materials and payment of fines are also handled at the circulation desk. Circulation staff may provide basic search and reference services, though more in-depth questions are usually referred to reference librarians at the library reference desk. The circulation desk is in most cases staffed by library support staff instead of professional librarians.

Chem Libretexts open-access texts to improve postsecondary education.

E-Books - Book Types - Online Text Books - Online Education - Bibliography

Library and information Science - Library Instruction

American Library Association is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 57,000 members.

Library Association - Special Libraries Association

Association for Library Service to Children is a division of the American Library Association, and it is the world's largest organization dedicated to library service to children. Its members are concerned with creating a better future for children through libraries. ALSC's membership is composed of more than 4,000 members, including children's and youth librarians, children's literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults dedicated to library services for youth. ALSC has nearly 60 active committees and task forces carrying out the work of the Association, including developing programs for youth and continuing education; publishing resources and journals for youth librarians; and evaluating and awarding media for children. ALSC sets a standard for library service to children through the regular updating of Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. The most recent competencies, adopted in 2015, emphasize seven core areas of competency that include services, programs, outreach, collection development, and administrative practices that contribute to quality library service for youth.

Library Reports - Computer Library

Do Space Community Technology Library

Free Library - The Free Library

Library Issues - Library Journal

British Library - Helmke Library

Online Library Wiley

Do we still need Libraries?

Library Management Software

Companion Corp - Digital Librarian - Mansueto Library

Photographs of Public Libraries

House of Knowledge was an ancient university of the Fatimid Caliphate (today's Egypt), built in 1004 CE as a library and converted by the Fatimid Imam-Caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah to a state university in the same year. The library's collection was so vast that historian, Ibn Abi Tayyi’ described it as a "Wonder of the world". Historian Ahmed Bin Ali Maqrizi says "The House of Wisdom in Cairo did not open its doors to the public except before the furnishing, decoration and beautification of all the doors and corridors, and many servants were appointed. And the number of shelves in forty cabinets, each one of them could accommodate about eighteen thousand books. And (the shelves) were open, and books accessible to everyone. And one who wants a book, then the book can be easily found by him. If a book cannot be found by oneself, one can seek the help of hired handlers." In keeping with the Islamic tradition of knowledge, the Fatimids collected books on a variety of subjects and their libraries attracted the attention of scholars from across the world. The Imam-Caliph al-Hakim was a great patron of learning and provided paper, pens, ink and inkstands without charge to all those who wished to study there.

House of Wisdom refers to either a major Abbasid public academy and intellectual center in Baghdad or to a large private library belonging to the Abbasid Caliphs during the Islamic Golden Age. The House of Wisdom and its contents were destroyed in the Siege of Baghdad in 1258, leaving very little in the way of archaeological evidence for the House of Wisdom, such that most knowledge about it is derived from the works of contemporary scholars of the era such as Al-Tabari and Ibn al-Nadim.

"Libraries use to be about knowledge but some libraries are more like a public book store with a couple of added features".

Libraries three main functions is Knowledge Preservation, Knowledge Management and the Promotion of Learning. But most libraries don't fully understand knowledge or the purpose of education, or the value of either one. Knowledge Base.

Whole Earth Catalog was an American counterculture magazine and product catalog published by Stewart Brand several times a year between 1968 and 1972, and occasionally thereafter, until 1998. The magazine featured essays and articles, but was primarily focused on product reviews. The editorial focus was on self-sufficiency, ecology, alternative education, "do it yourself" (DIY), and holism, and featured the slogan "access to tools". While WEC listed and reviewed a wide range of products (clothing, books, tools, machines, seeds, etc.), it did not sell any of the products directly. Instead, the vendor's contact information was listed alongside the item and its review. This is why, while not a regularly published periodical, numerous editions and updates were required to keep price and availability information up to date. An item is listed in the catalog if it is deemed: Useful as a tool, Relevant to independent education, High quality or low cost, Not already common knowledge, Easily available by mail. The 1968 catalog divided itself into seven broad sections: Understanding Whole Systems. Shelter and Land Use. Industry and Craft. Communications. Community. Nomadics. Learning.


Dictionaries Dictionary is a reference work containing a list of words in alphabetical order, giving their meaning, translation and/or other information.

Glossary is an alphabetical list of terms or words found in or relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary. Glossary is an alphabetical list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with the definitions for those terms. Traditionally, a glossary appears at the end of a book and includes terms within that book that are either newly introduced, uncommon, or specialized. While glossaries are most commonly associated with non-fiction books, in some cases, fiction novels may come with a glossary for unfamiliar terms. A bilingual glossary is a list of terms in one language defined in a second language or glossed by synonyms (or at least near-synonyms) in another language. In a general sense, a glossary contains explanations of concepts relevant to a certain field of study or action. In this sense, the term is related to the notion of ontology. Automatic methods have been also provided that transform a glossary into an ontology or a computational lexicon. List of glossaries (wiki).

Learners Dictionary

Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language. Noah Webster was the author of the readers and spelling books which dominated the American market at the time, spent decades of research in compiling his dictionaries. His first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, appeared in 1806. In it, he popularized features which would become a hallmark of American English spelling (center rather than centre, honor rather than honour, program rather than programme, etc.) and included technical terms from the arts and sciences rather than confining his dictionary to literary words. Webster was a proponent of English spelling reform for reasons both philological and nationalistic. In A Companion to the American Revolution (2008), John Algeo notes: "it is often assumed that characteristically American spellings were invented by Noah Webster. He was very influential in popularizing certain spellings in America, but he did not originate them. Rather [...] he chose already existing options such as center, color and check on such grounds as simplicity, analogy or etymology". In William Shakespeare's first folios, for example, spellings such as center and color are the most common. He spent the next two decades working to expand his dictionary. In 1828, when Noah Webster was 70, his American Dictionary of the English Language was published by S. Converse in two quarto volumes containing 70,000 entries, as against the 58,000 of any previous dictionary. There were 2,500 copies printed, at $20 (adjusted for inflation: $539.77) for the two volumes. At first the set sold poorly. When he lowered the price to $15 (adjusted for inflation: $404.82), its sales improved, and by 1836 that edition was exhausted.[6] Not all copies were bound at the same time; the book also appeared in publisher's boards; other original bindings of a later date are not unknown. In response to Joseph Worcester's groundbreaking dictionary of 1860, A Dictionary of the English Language, the G. & C. Merriam Company created a significantly revised edition, A Dictionary of the English Language. It was edited by Yale University professor Noah Porter and published in 1864, containing 114,000 entries. (Noah Webster lived from 1758–1843). Merriam Webster.

Oxford English Dictionary provides an unsurpassed guide to the English Language, documenting 600,000 words through 3.5 million illustrative quotations from over 1,000 years of history across the English-speaking world. As the world’s foremost historical dictionary of English, the OED’s ongoing mission is to capture the development of all words – past and present – from the moment they enter the language to their most recent usage, subtly adjusting our image of the English language with each update. Work began on the dictionary in 1857.

Not all Dictionaries are the same, and most dictionaries can be misleading and ineffective. Comparison of English Dictionaries (wiki)

Free Dictionary - One Look - Urban Dictionary - Dictionary's

Free Electronic Dictionary for Download by Farlex. Online and offline dictionary and thesaurus with every word you look up. Millions of definitions from the most trusted sources, including: Webster's Dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus. The American Heritage Dictionary. Contains ads and Offers in-app purchases.

Thorndike Barnhart (amazon)

Alpha Dictionary - Mnemonic Dictionary

Crossword Help 911 - Word Games - Definitions - Online Schools

Knowledge Preservation

Encyclopedia - Encyclopedia of Earth - New World Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia is a reference work containing articles on various topics dealing with a wide range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty and often in several volumes and often arranged in alphabetical order. Wikipedia.

Research Archives

Five W's and H Who? When? Where? Why? What? How? All research is subject to questions. You have to do your own research and not just read the research.

Internet Archive Library
Historical Collections
World Digital Library
Open Library
World Cat
New World Library
Taylor & Francis
Brookings Research
Semantic Scholar Find peer-reviewed research from the world's most trusted sources.
Find the Best
Find the Data
List of Academic Databases and Search Engines (wiki)

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) produces independent, multidisciplinary research to advance the health and wellbeing of human populations in the United States and around the world.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences scientific journal publishing more than 3,200 research papers annually.

DIY Research (biology) - Citizen Science Research (drugs)

Research Flaws - Bias in Research
Research Score Card
Surveys - Polls - Validity
Academic Papers and Research 

Research Data
National Research Council
Stockholm Peace Research Institute

Web of Science is an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service maintained by Thomson Reuters that provides a comprehensive citation search. It gives access to multiple databases that reference cross-disciplinary research, which allows for in-depth exploration of specialized sub-fields within an academic or scientific discipline.

Community of Science is a collection of online databases, providing research information to both the public and subscribers, and services for the research community. It is owned by ProQuest.

OMICS International. Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700+ leading-edge peer reviewed, Open Access Journals that operates with the help of 50,000+ Editorial Board Members and esteemed reviewers and 1000+ Scientific associations in Medical, Clinical, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Technology and Management Fields.

History Commons
Social Demographic Trends
PEW Research Center
Institutes for Research
Digital Commons
Research and Documentation
Questia Research
Intute Research
Edgar Cayce Research
Research Gate
Rand Corp
J Stor
High Beam
Fact Check
Marist Poll
Google Knowledge

Science Knowledge - Science Websites

Document Cloud 
Information Clearing House 
Archimedes Palimpsest
The Digital Walters

Associated Content

Ezine Articles - Live Science - Essortment - All Experts - Help Guide - Urban Institute - Native Web

Facts - Stats

Facts Stats Know what a fact is and understand the word truth. Know the statistics can be flawed.

Fact Monster - Crime Facts
Fact Checking Injustice Facts

Britannica - Wolfram Alpha

Faqs - World Fact Book - Fact Check

Unbelievable Facts some bizarre, strange and extraordinary stories on the internet. Find some amazing, weird and interesting facts.
Guinness World Records.

Politifact - Watchdogs

Press Reference - Muckrock

Fun Factz - Best Fun Facts - Funny Facts

Dumb Facts - Omg Facts

Mental Floss - Gap Minder

How the World Ranks - Wonderopolis

Statistic Brain - Statista

Boinc Stats - Simply Statistics

Sports Facts

Research - Research in Science

World Almanac - World Almanac Kids

Webopedia - Editing

Travel Information

Historical Events - History - Famous Birth Dates - Birthdates

Populations - Health Info

World Population Map Read the populations page for more info.

Population Reference Bureau
Info Share - Populations
Statistical Information
Statistics - UK
Office for National Statistics is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics.
Statistics Math
Demographics (populations)
Public Data
Public Data (Google)
Public Records
Mind Maps and Graphs
Recorded Future
National Technical Information Service
International Data Corporation
Government Websites - Access to Court Electronic Records

Data Distribution Centre (DDC)
Data Coalition
Unified Database
Data Protection

Museums - Galleries

Housing - Fair Housing - FannieMae - Homes

AidData - List Verse

Scholar Google - Info Mine - Brain Pickings - Acronym Finder - Make it Count

Business Information

Business Word Cloud Small Business Administration

Chamber of Commerce (professions)

Finance Education - Management

Better Business Bureau

Business Plans - Upmetrics business plan editor

Choose What - Mind Tools
Documents & Forms
Business Dictionary
IT Business Edge
Harvard Business Review
Business Insider
Business Leadership Network

We Work determines what the optimal arrangement for the office is, to minimize waste and encourage interaction.

2016’s Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business

Find People Businesses

Professions - Jobs - Labor Info - Management Knowledge - Team Work - Planning - Innovation - Legal Help - Legal Info - Finances - Money - Copyright Information - Consumer Safety - Website Developing Tools - Computer Tools - Computer Tips - Knowledge Management

Dun and Bradstreet is an American business services company headquartered in Short Hills, a community in Millburn, New Jersey, US that provides commercial data to businesses on credit history, business-to-business sales and marketing, counterparty risk exposure, supply chain management, lead scoring and social identity matching. Often referred to as D&B, the company’s database contains information on more than 235 million companies across 200 countries worldwide. Dun & Bradstreet has been listed on the Fortune 500 and was one of the first companies to be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

DYI - Do it Yourself - How To do Things

Do it Yourself Do it Yourself is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.

DIY Ethic ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert.

Hackerspace - Repurpose - Reuse

DIY Biology - Citizen Science

Self Directed Learning - DIY Science Tools

How To Do Things
How Stuff Works
Repair Guides
Tools - Engineering
How Cast - Howcast (wiki)
E How
Wonder How To
How to Study
Video Jug Tutorials
Hub Pages
How Dini
Real Simple
Do it Yourself
Do it Yourself Resources
DIY Network
Home Tips
House Logic
Make Use Of
Cha Cha
Love to Know
Learn Stuff
Wonder Quest
Stack Overflow
Monkey See
Family Handyman
Find an Expert - Skill Sharing
I Always Wondered
Household Products
YouTube How To Videos

First Site Guide

students smiling Dad, how do I? (youtube channle) - Provides useful , practical content to many basic tasks that everyone should know how to do.

Life Hack - Life Hacker - 1000 Lifehacks - Life Hack Tips (youtube)

Measurement Conversions - Stabb

Freebase - IPL - Vark - Toxel

Home Work Help

Essays - Spark Notes - Informa World

BK101 Links - Physical Health - Nutrition - Exercise - Mental Health - Plagiarism - News Directory - Road Travel Info - Photography Tips - Internet Searching Tips - Mapping GPS Tools - Communications Tools - Internet Safety - Films - Documentaries - Human Search Engine - Recipes - Cooking - Farming - Food Coupons and Deals - Information Literacy - Media Literacy - Teaching Resources - Space Websites - Educational Websites - Education News - Environment Knowledge - Video Making Tools - Open Access - Open Source Curriculum.

Internet Quotes - Information Sayings

"If you have a question, just ask the Internet"

What is the Internet? - Collaborative Sharing

"The internet is like having a best friend who knows everything. A friend who just loves sharing everything that they know, and only when you want to know something. The internet speaks only when spoken too. It may not always be right, but it's always there."

"It's true that the Internet doesn't have all the answers, but you will find more answers on the Internet then anywhere else on the planet."

"I didn't learn everything from the Internet, but I did learn a lot about a lot of things because of the internet." 

Social Networks

"Even with the internet having so much knowledge and information, there are times I will learn more from just being around people and having good conversations, the internet will never replace the incredible benefits of human interaction."

"There's always a Question. I might not have all the answers, but with the internet I can always find someone who has an answer, or at the least, find someone who has another question that would possibly help me find an answer." 

Search Technology - Information Overload

"I might not have all the answers but I do have a lot of questions that you may have never thought of asking, which could ultimately help you find the answer you're looking for."

"There's always a Question but there's not always an Answer, unless 'I Don't Know' is an answer, then I guess I have an answer for everything."

"One of the great things about the Internet is asking one question ends up answering 10 questions"

"Answers, or understanding, builds framework, so knowing what you're building is important."

"In life you are either looking for answers or believing that you have found the answers. Celebrating life is something you do in between those two moments, when you're not looking for something and you're not believing in something, just experiencing."

"Every new bit of information I find adds to my understanding of the world, like a piece to a puzzle, the more pieces you have the easier it is to see and understand what the whole picture is, which gives you a better chance on making the right decisions."

" The internet is the smartest person I know, its collective intelligence far exceeds any human I have ever met. But I still need to improve the internet because I know it could be even smarter. And when I see people use the internet as a toy, I'm thinking abuse, waste and ignorance, just like our current education system, what goes around comes around."

"Of course I can, I'm the Question Man" - Questioning

"Information will always lead you somewhere."

"Information Fixes Everything." 

Education Quotes - Life Quotes

"When seeking help, just don't look for people who provide help, you should also look for other people who need help too, because sometimes, people who need help can also help you. When you're helping others, sometimes you're also helping yourself at the same time."

Remove a Ring that is stuck on your finger using string or thin shoelace (youtube)

The Process of Questioning:
You don't have to know everything, you don't have to go through every door or click on every hyperlink. You just have to know what questions to ask and when to ask them. And then analyze the answers to the best of your ability.

Skepticism - Methodology

And don't forget that asking for help is just another question. Other peoples knowledge and abilities are an extremely valuable resource and everyone has the ability to contribute to this resource. What good is knowledge if you never share it?

Collaboration - Self Directed Learning.

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