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By Curt Davis - October 23, 2000 (From the Interesting Stuff Newsletter)

I have previously mentioned some of the great resources available at LibrarySpot, GovSpot and HomeworkSpot. The latest issue of LibrarySpot introduces PeopleSpot along with a truly excellent collection of resources. You can find out more information and subscribe to any of the StartSpot newsletters here (I don't subscribe to all of them, but I am never disappointed with any Spot newsletter I have seen):

You can check out PeopleSpot here (HIGHLY recommended):

StaxLinks has links organized in two general categories: Business Research Sources and Other Stuff. Business Research Sources include: The Best Sources for Starting Business Research, Industry-Specific Research Sources, News Publications, White Pages/Yellow Pages, Reference: Stocks and Public Companies, Web Directories and Search Engines and Information Databases. I think this one is a keeper.

GuideBeam is not a search engine, but a tool that works in conjunction with a search engine. It is designed to help you to formulate your query. Coming up with a precise description of your information need can sometimes be difficult. GuideBeam attempts to help you by suggesting phrases based on an initial query description.

HealthSCOUT is Watching the Medical World for News About You! HealthScout brings you and your family daily, personalized health news and information from across the Web and print worlds. Lots of helpful health information and resources to keep you informed about health!

SurfWax helps you get the best grip on the most relevant search results on the WWW. SurfWax is the first to make searching a "visual process," seamlessly integrating meaning-based searches with key knowledge-finding elements for effective association and recall. SurfWax was created as a visual tool for composing search criteria before beginning a search -- giving you the opportunity to "focus" your search without the often frustrating process of entering a word, submitting it to a search engine, linking to the many URLs (web pages) cited, and then repeating the whole process with different words.

Check out the SurfWax help for some detailed guides to using SurfWax:

Are you tired of being lost on the Web? Well, MapPlanets geographic search engine and internet community wants to help you find your way! Claim your own terrain on your planet's surface... Navigate on a satellite map of planet earth, View and claim 800.000.000 different locations on our planet and contribute personal content to your favorite location. Very cool entry webpage too!

Tara Calishain's Research Buzz and LLRX Buzz provide me with cutting edge resources every week! Here is one more excellent resource... Court Rules, Forms and Dockets. This site includes links to over 700 sources for state and federal court rules, forms and dockets. You can browse to find the resource you need, or search by keyword.

Well, I guess that's about enough Interesting Stuff for now... :)

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