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The Internet should be viewed as a bulletin board containing everything from the most reliable to counterfeit information. It is not a library of evaluated publications, but a self publishing medium. Everything you are researching on the internet must be analyzed for its usefulness.

When researching a topic on the Internet you should try out a handful of sites. Try not to rely on only one site or one type of site.

When locating material on the Internet, there are three major resources; the search engine, subject directory and deep web content (originally coined Invisible Web). Depending on your query, one or more of these services should be useful. Understanding the differences will make your searches more productive.

For targeted, complex, and sometimes broad general queries, a search engine may do the job for you.

When your query is general or research oriented and when you want to view sites recommended by experts, you should use a specialty search engine, subject directory or subject guide (Gateway Page).

When you are looking for non-textual information or for targeted queries, try the deep (invisible) web.

Follow these links for more detailed information on Search Engines, Subject Directories and the Invisible (Deep) Web

The links below will take you to corporate, government and general research sites. Some sites have research tutorials and advice on specific aspects of research.

Research Centers and Guides

NASA Ames Research Center is located at Moffett Field, California in the heart of "Silicon Valley". Ames was founded December 20, 1939 as an aircraft research laboratory by the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) and in 1958 became part of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Ames specializes in research geared toward creating new knowledge and new technologies that span the spectrum of NASA interests.

"President Bush may not believe it, but many scientists have connected the warming of the Earth over the last century to the burning of fossil fuels. Presented in a lively and entertaining manner, the data on the site explores the issue of climate and how human activity affects it. Start with a primer on what we currently know about global climate change, then explore the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and areas covered by ice and snow. You'll find data and analysis on everything from anomalies in near-surface temperatures between 1961 and 2002, to case studies on climate change and animal populations. Wonder where global warming will take us? The global effects section offers various scenarios of how climate change may affect our world."

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AT&T Labs Research is one of the world’s premier research institutions, dedicated to advancing the science and technology of communications and information and to creating innovative services founded on these advancements.

From Artificial Intelligence to Visulaization.

A monthly series of searching guides on different topics such as, Information Literacy and African American culture.

A comprehensive resource which includes a search engine for thousands of educational resources.

"Our worldwide research labs work in all areas of information technology, from physics and cognitive science to leading-edge application research. We invent innovative materials and structures and use them to create exciting machine designs and architectures. We create tools and technologies that will enable the continued evolution of computing and computing services over the network. Our work across many disciplines is often done in concert with our colleagues in academic and government research centers, as well as "in the marketplace" with customers who provide us with challenging research problems."

The Institute for Creation Research is a Christ focused Creation ministry where science and the Bible are fully integrated.

Founded in 1992, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) is a not-for-profit research institute whose primary research interests are in structural, functional and comparative analysis of genomes and gene products from a wide variety of organisms including viruses, eubacteria (both pathogen's and non-pathogen's, archae (the so-called third domain of life), and eukaryotes (plants, animals, fungi and protists such as the malarial parasite).

The Kootenay Research Centre was formed for the purpose of conducting research in herbal medicine. This is AnandaCanada's Research and Development site. In particular, the KRC is now researching both Cannabis and Hypericin. Both Hypericin and Cannabis are good sources of natural anti-viral compounds. The centre's long range plans include other herbal medicines and exploration of the medicinal properties of the local plants and fungi.

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is the Navy's corporate laboratory. NRL conducts a broadly-based multi disciplinary program of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applications of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, system, and ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences and related technologies.

The National Federation of Independent Business, is the largest advocacy organization representing small and independent businesses in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. NFIB was ranked the most influential business organization (and 3rd overall), in "Washington's Power 25" survey conducted by Fortune magazine.

The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of further knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the National Research Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The National Research Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bruce M. Alberts is the chairman of the National Research Council.

The United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) provides independent research and training in the environmental sciences. Our mission is to gather and apply knowledge, improve understanding and predict the behavior of the natural environment and its resources.

An online journal dedicated to qualitative research since 1990.

"The list consists of journals that regularly publish qualitative research papers or journals which are putting out special issues or sections on qualitative research. They also include requests from online data bases for textual material."

Researchville: Newspapers Best of the Net[New Window]

A news and reference portal, Researchville has expanded its newspaper-search tool to offer search of more than 500 free U.S. daily newspaper archives. A great tool.

Sociological Research Online publishes high quality applied sociology, focusing on theoretical, empirical and methodological discussions which engage with current political, cultural and intellectual topics and debates. Issues are published quarterly, on the last days of February, May, August and November.