I love research, and if in a conversation a question can’t get answered I automatically have to search for it. There is such an amazing amount of information out there, and so many ways to find it, I thought I would dig into my browser favorites and share some of the sites I like to use. The previous three parts of this series listed sites that were in my “research” folder. For this last part of the series I included sites that I had saved in other folders. Here is the final batch.
Artcyclopedia – Find art and artists by name, medium, art movement, title and several other search criteria.
Bankrate – A great site to learn about investing, saving, debt, credit cards, etc. They offer calculators as well as financial product comparisons.
Beliefnet – Includes inspiring quotes and stories, as well as sections for each major religion. While there make sure to try the Belief-O-Matic to find out if you are on the right track.
Best History Sites – This history portal links to over 1,200 history web sites.
Cyndi’s List – THE site to bookmark and start with if you are interested in family history.
Epicurious – It was really hard to pick just one food and recipe site but this one is pretty well rounded and encourages members to interact and share.
IMDB – As with cooking and recipe sites there are plenty of good movie sites but The Internet Movie Database is the big dog on the block.
Mother Earth News – I have been a subscriber to their newsletter for years and I think I learn something new in every issue. There is much more to this site than gardening and homesteading.
Software Archives – They offer a huge archive of computer, handheld and entertainment software, all for free.
WebMD – I don’t think there is any health issue not covered on this site. From A1AT Deficiency to ZES, it’s in there.
Best Free Reference Sites, Part Three
Best Free Reference Sites, Part Two
Best Free Reference Sites, Part One