WWWlist, a list of WWW useful and interesting sites

Author: Joseph Regev
Address: regevj@bgu.ac.il
Last update: 7 Aug 2005
Former update: 31 July 2005

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      This is a list which I compiled in 1995 for my friends who said they didn't know where to go and where is the information, which is hiding in the overwhelming space of WWW. I've been using it to help my students in their first encounter with “The Internet”, i.e. “WWW”. In 2005 I added to it sites which are relevant for "Senior Citizens", for the members of the BGU-RET e-mail discussion group of "Computers & Retirees", since I've become one of them (retirees of course, not computers). I've put here many useful and interesting sites, both for an experienced user, who looks on this list as a quick reference to the sites he needs, and to a newcomer to this world, showing him (or her) some of the things one can find (or one may do) in WWW. If you don't know where you're going, you may gulp a lot of salty water and get out disappointed. (More on that in my article Socrates and the Internet , in Hebrew). There are more than two hundred sites here and I didn't try to be comprehensive. I wanted to have a list which is big enough to include many attractive sites, yet small enough to be comprehended by the newcomer as a picture of the options WWW offers him.
      If you like it, you may add it to your bookmarks (favorites, if you happen to use the Microsoft® Internet Explorer). If you like this list and you have a home page of your own, you may add this WWWlist to your list of recommended sites, so that other people may learn about it (and Google will put it higher in their list).

      It is in English because Hebrew was not, at the time when this was written, one useful option but rather several different modes, acceptable in certain computers, which may come out as Siamese on other computers (many of which are not based in Siam). I do intend to have a Hebrew version of it, but not in the near future.

How to use this list

      At the beginning of this list there are subject headings. Clicking one of these will bring you to a group of sites, home pages. Each site appears here with its name, which is also a link to this place. Clicking on that link, brings you to that site. Then come the URL addresses, beginning usually with “http://” and all the details of that address. Then there is a line (or two) with a short description of that site. A date like this 7 Aug 2005 at the end of a description, means that this item is rather new to this list, and was added to it on this date.
DISCLAIMER: I was only trying to help and I take no responsibility for the quality of these URLs, their availability (I did get to each one with the given URL address) or what will happen to you if you access them. I will not accept any complaints from wives, husbands, children or parents who became computer widows, etc.

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*** Subject Headings ***

Search Engines and General lists
People Search
Israeli Sites
Explanations of WWW
Beautiful Sites
Internet Services
Beginning Sites and Useful lists
Dictionaries and Reference Sources
Geography and Tourist Information
News and Journals
Senior Citizens
Medicine
Patents
Jewish Culture
History
Psychology
Computers - Software and Hardware
Education
Commercial
Humor
Games
Biology
Mechanical Engineering
Other
Fuya

*** Search Engines and General lists ***

Google search engine
http://www.google.com/ncr
The best-known search engine that gives good results by ordering pages by importance according to the number of pages connected to it and proximity of the words searched for, and displaying the results with the lines which contain these words. Google also keeps a cache, i.e. a copy of pages that are temporarily inaccessible.
This is the English page. See the Hebrew page, 5th item in this list, after the English one. (7 Aug 2005)
Google Directory
http://directory.google.com/
The sites listed in the Google, arranged in directory of topics, sub-topics, sub-sub-topics and so on.
Yahoo
http://www.yahoo.com/
A search engine for WWW sites. Classified and searchable. Includes many other services such as image (picture) serach, people search, product search, yellow pages, weather forecasts, maps, etc.
Yahoo Directory
http://dir.yahoo.com/
The sites listed in the Yahoo, arranged in directory of topics, sub-topics, sub-sub-topics and so on. Choose a topic, then a sub-topic, and go on until you get to the list of the relevant sites.
Walla: Israeli search
http://walla.co.il/
The Hebrew search engine, with a directory, product search, picture search, news search, etc., also a portal
Google in Israel
http://www.google.co.il/
The same as Google, but in Hebrew. Searches Hebrew sites. Has a directory.
Alta Vista
http://www.altavista.com/
Another search engine. They claim it's the most extensive. It has translation option for many non-English pages.
DogPile Meta Search
http://www.dogpile.com/
Searches several Search engines
Snunit's Navat (“Navigator”) system
http://navat.snunit.k12.il/
A guide (in Hebrew) in surfing in the Internet, with evaluations of the sites that are listed in it
Scirus, scientific information
http://www.scirus.com/
A search engine for scientific information only
Google Scholar
http://scholar.google.com/
Google special search engine for scientific information (7 Aug 2005)
Tapuz: Index of Hebrew pages
http://www.tapuz.co.il/
An index and a search engine to Hebrew pages in WWW, also a portal
All in One search in WWW
http://www.allonesearch.com/all1www.html#WWW
A list of hundreds of search engines, of all types
Lycos: Hunting WWW Information
http://www.lycos.com/
The Lycos (Carnegie Mellon University) catalog and search engine of the Internet. Searches in the contents of the pages.
Topica list of discussion groups
http://www.topica.com/
A searchable list of discussion groups, both listserv and Usenet
Tile.net list of interest groups
http://tile.net/
A searchable index of listserv discussion groups
StartPage list of chats and forums
http://www.startpage.co.il/chat.asp
A list of chats, forums, discussion groups in Israel
Shareware world directory
http://www.shareware.com/
A directory of many shareware aggregates in the world.
Shareware is software which you can copy without advance payment and if you like it (and you're an honest person), you pay for it a small fee.
100 most popular websites
http://www.100hot.com/
A list of the most popular sites, updated weekly
The Scout Report
http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/Current/
A weekly report on new pages and services in WWW
Zombit
http://www.zombit.co.il/
A list of the URLs mentioned in the last program on TV
Netscape Internet Search
http://wp.netscape.com/escapes/search/netsearch_dead.html
Menu: Directory ; Item: Internet Search
Search for a site or a document
MSN search engine
http://search.msn.com/
Microsoft search engine of the Internet (7 Aug 2005)
Virtual Tourist World Map
http://www.virtualtourist.com/
World sensitive map. Compatible with the World-Wide Web list
Netscape's “What's Cool?”
http://home.netscape.com/main3.adp
A list of interesting sites selected by the Netscape team
Meckler Web
http://www.internet.com/
Web guide: InterNet resources, learning InterNet
Internet world: news, bookshelf, conferences

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*** People Search ***

WED: World E-mail directory
http://www.worldemail.com/
Database of e-mail addresses
Internet Address Finder
http://www.iaf.net/
List of millions of people and their addresses
WhoWhere
http://www.whowhere.lycos.com/
Lycos people finder
Bigfoot
http://www.bigfoot.com/
Bigfoot people finder
eSpecials
http://www.infospace.com/_1_2RMUT3S03NIJTN9__info.especs/wp/email/
Find e-mail addresses - worldwide
Yahoo! People Search
http://people.yahoo.com/
A directory of 5 million e-mail addresses. You can search in it, if you add your address. Has mainly addresses of people who joined in

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*** Israeli Sites ***

The (almost) Complete Guide to WWW in Israel
http://www.iguide.co.il/
A comprehensive list of home pages in Israel
Nana
http://www.nana.co.il/
Netvision's portal: a starting point for many Internet services and a search engine for sites in Israel
The Yellow Pages of Israel
http://www.d.co.il/
Look for telephones of companies and services in Israel
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.israel.org/
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs site
Including facts, about the goverment, the Peace Process and more.
Israeli Knesset
http://www.knesset.gov.il/
Visit the Israeli Knesset building. See its agenda. Send e-mail to its members. Don't expect any answers.
The Hebrew University
http://www.huji.ac.il/
Home page of the Hebrew University Jerusalem
The Technion
http://www.technion.ac.il/
Home page of the Technion in Haifa
Snunit - Hebrew INTERNET
http://www.snunit.k12.il/
An educational home page in Hebrew
High Court of Juscice
http://www.court.gov.il/heb/
The high court of Israel, see the pictures from the building, download judicial decisions
Government Portal
http://www.gov.il/
Israeli government portal, links to all public Web sites
Academic Net
http://www.machba.ac.il/index_heb.html
Machba - Links to all Israeli academic universities
Central Bureau of Statistics
http://www.cbs.gov.il/
Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. Lots of info on statistics about Israel
Eshnav
http://www.amutat-eshnav.org.il/
How to use the Web in a positive way

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*** Explanations of WWW ***

New to the Net - Beginners' Guide
http://wp.netscape.com/netcenter/newnet/index.html
Menu: Directory ; Item: About The Internet
Points to explanations of the InterNet
Socrates and the Internet
http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/kitveyet/machshev/regev.htm
The full version of my (Joseph Regev's) article from the journal "Mechshevim BeChinuch", in Hebrew.
Domain Suffix list
http://www.computeruser.com/resources/dictionary/domains.html
List of 2 letter country ids
Smileys
http://www.computeruser.com/resources/dictionary/emoticons.html
List of emoticons = alphanumeric emotion smileys
Internet and computers explained
http://www.howstuffworks.com/channel.htm?ch=computer
Explanations of concepts and how it works
Search Engine Terms
http://www.cadenza.org/search_engine_terms/
Glossary of search engine terms
Stroop links
http://www16.brinkster.com/stroop/my.htm
Links to pages and service to build Web pages
Internet RFC documents
http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/
Searchable database of the Internet RFC and FYI documents

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*** Beautiful Sites ***

Room of Israel Artists
http://www.art.net/TheGallery/Avi_Room/Israel_Artists.html
Room of Israel Artists in art.net in USA
WebMuseum
http://www.ibiblio.org/webmuseum/
Louvre Museum and other museums
Paris Tours
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paris/
Visit Paris
The Exploratorium museum in San Francisco
http://www.exploratorium.edu/
A beautiful place, especially for the young and the curious
Discovery Channel Online
http://www.discovery.com/
Items from the Discovery programs in the Science and Culture channel
Kodak
http://www.kodak.com/
Kodak site (Quite a sight)
Kylie Minogue home page
http://www.kylie.com/
Info and pictures of the Australian singer Kylie Minogue (my taste)

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*** Internet Services ***

Google Mail
http://gmail.com
Free e-mail service, with 2GB mailboxes, labels not folders
Yahoo Mail
http://mail.yahoo.com/
Free e-mail service, with 1GB mailboxes, with folders
Hotmail
http://www.hotmail.com/
Free e-mail service, with small mailboxes
Search Engine Watch
http://searchenginewatch.com//
To tell the search engines that you have a new Home Page
GuruNet
http://www.gurunet.com/
A (free) service to easily get a dictionary definition of a word, encyclopedic entry, acronym, financial status of a company, books on that subject, sports results, Internet search (random choice of search engine), etc. Download their software on your personal PC, not in a classroom.
E-map
http://www.emap.co.il/
Get a map to get from one place to another in Israel.
Bezeq 144 service
http://www.144.bezek.com/www/bzq144.htm
Search for a telephone number in Israel
Egged
http://www.egged.co.il/
The routes and the timetables of the lines of this bus company
Israel Rail
http://www.israrail.org.il/
Schedule and info on Israel train service
AM FM Radio
http://www.amfm.co.il/
Links to many radio stations, in Israel and abroad (7 Aug 2005)
HaBama Theater info
http://www.habama.co.il/places.asp?sugMofa=1
Info on all the shows, the dates, reviews (7 Aug 2005)
Seret
http://www.seret.co.il/
Info on all the movie pictures, the places, reviews (7 Aug 2005)
AVERT, McAfee's Anti-virus Center
http://vil.nai.com/vil/default.asp
A list of all known viruses, searchable
Symantec Antivirus Research Center
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/index.html
Info on all viruses
Irrelevant - Israeli hoax search page
http://www.info.org.il/irrelevant/
A list and a search page with all hoax lists, in Hebrew
Purportal - World hoax search page
http://www.purportal.com/
A list and a search page with all hoax lists
Internet Hoaxes, urban legends, and lies
http://urbanlegends.miningco.com/library/blhoax.htm
A list of all unexisting viruses and hoaxes, searchable.
Hebrew converter
http://www.billy.co.il/heb.htm
A site which accepts Internet Hebrew and converts it to normal Hebrew
The weather report
http://www.nrg.co.il/online/stuff/weather/weather_main.html
The weather forecast for a few cities in Israel and in the world
123 Greetings
http://www.123greetings.com/
Create and send electronic greeting cards to your friends
Findlaw - Lawcrawler
http://lawcrawler.findlaw.com/
A search engine for legal information, worldwide, with Boolean operators
Geocities
http://geocities.yahoo.com/home/
A free home page and a few tools to help you build it
PDF Converter
http://www.gohtm.com/convert_pdf.asp
Converts DOC files, and other types, to PDF standard (also Mac readable) files
LibAgent
http://www.libagent.org/
A service to tell a library to keep a book longer, but no longer in BGU
The Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/
Access to archive of many Web pages, since 1996
Hevre (חבר'ה)
http://www.hevre.co.il/
Contact your friends from high school, army, etc., provided they're in
BGU telephone directory
http://w3.bgu.ac.il/nihulitweb/phone_books/view/index.asp?phone_book_id=1002
Find telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of people in BGU
SpamMotel
http://www.spammotel.com/
A service to give a buffer address to inquisitive sites

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*** Beginning Sites and Useful lists ***

StartPage
http://www.startpage.co.il/
An Israeli portal with subject indices, computers, education institutes, etc.
Regev's WWWlist
http://www.bgu.ac.il/me/regev/wwwlist.html#up
The very same list you're using now
Perkol's WWWlist
http://perkol.itgo.com/general.htm
Lists of other starting pages, useful software programs, information sources, etc.
Uzit
http://www.uzit.co.il/
Use it: an Israeli portal with shopping, news homepages, languages, money, etc.
Start
http://start.co.il/
An Israeli portal with price comparison, news, guides, etc.
Shimushon
http://www.shimushon.co.il/
An Israeli portal with TV schedules, radio programs, 2nd hand sales, restaurants, etc.
Ynet Shimushon
http://www.ynet.co.il/home/0,7340,L-1328,00.html
Ynet start page with banks, entertainment, travel, health communities etc.
MSN Israel
http://www.msn.co.il/
News and tools
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
http://www.bgu.ac.il/
Ben Gurion University first page (should be your default in BGU)
The Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/ref/RR/
A collection of Internet resources gathered together with the needs of the Internet community in mind. It is not intended to be a comprehensive hotlist to all sites on every subject, but rather an annotated collection, chosen to help answer specific questions quickly and efficiently. Sources are selected according to ease of use, quality and quantity of information, frequency of updating, and authoritativeness

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*** Dictionaries and Reference Sources ***

Hypertext Webster Dictionary
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ARTFL/forms_unrest/webster.form.html
Search the Webster dictionary for a definition of a word
The GuruNet service, in the Internet Services chapter, gives you a better option.
OneLook Dictionaries
http://www.onelook.com/
An index to many dictionaries in Internet. The Webster dictionary is better, but if you don't find your word there, use this one which will tell you where you can find your word, with links to these definitions.
Computing Dictionary
http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/index.html
A searchable dictionary of computer terms
Roget Thesaurus
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ARTFL/forms_unrest/ROGET.html
Search the Roget thesaurus for words of similar meaning
Phrase Finder
http://www.phrases.org.uk/
Gives phrases related to an input word
Hebrew → English Dictionary
http://www.zooloo.co.il/calc/edic/
An online dictionary of Hebrew to English and English to Hebrew
Encyclopedia.com
http://www.encyclopedia.com/
The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition, with 57,000 frequently updated articles , and a search option
The Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/
An InterNet encyclopedia, 648,889 articles, written by the people, but a real encyclopedia
The Hebrew Wikipedia
http://he.wikipedia.org/
An InterNet encyclopedia, 22,516 articles, written by the people, in Hebrew
Quotations Page
http://www.quotationspage.com/
Several sources for qutations, funny, from the movies and other
Acronyms
http://www.ucc.ie/cgi-bin/acronym/acro.html
Dictionary of acronyms = abbreviations
Questia Online Library
http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp
The world largest online library, 2500 books, articles from journals, requires payed subscription
Aranne library catalog
http://dahab.bgu.ac.il/F/
The catalog of the library in BGU
The Israel Union Catalog
http://libnet.ac.il/
The combined catalog of all the university libraries in Israel
Bibligraphic databases in BGU
http://www.bgu.ac.il/aranne/data1.html#subject
Bibligraphic databases available only in BGU. Inaccessible to people outside the campus
NY Times book supplement and database
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/
New York Times book reviews, A free, searchable library of more than 50,000 book reviews, since 1996. The search is also in the contents of the book reviews and not only in the titles and the author names.
Free of charge but needs registration
Web of Science
http://isiknowledge.com
Who cited your publications. Who followed your research.
Accessible from BGU campus only
OCLC database
http://www.bgu.ac.il/aranne/docs/total.html#oclc
The OCLC collection of articles and bibliograpy
Accessible from BGU campus only
Yahoo list of encyclopedias
http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference/Encyclopedias/
List of encyclopedias in the net
Classical Music Pages
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/
Encyclopaedia of Music
eHOW
http://www.ehow.com/
More Than 15,000 How-to Solutions to problems in many domains
infomine
http://www.infomine.com/
A list of educational resources in the Internet, according to topics
MOOMA
http://www.mooma.com/
Music on the Net, singers, songs, radio stations - links and encyclopedia
Webopedia
http://www.pcwebopedia.com/
Computer terms, dictionary items, explanations and lots of relevant links
Hebrew computer dictionary
http://www.pcphobia.co.il/dictionary.asp
Dictionary of Hebrew computer terms
Internet Dictionary
http://www.yourdictionary.com/diction5.html#internet
List of specific dictionaries in the Internet
Encyclopedia Britannica
http://www.britannica.com/
The Encyclopedia Britannica, search on a free trial basis

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*** Geography and Tourist Information ***

Vacation, Travel and Weather links
http://ifb.com/vvrc/vacation.htm
Vacation/Travel Links, Weather Forecasts, Internet Travel Search Engines/Directories
Yahoo countries in the World
http://dir.yahoo.com/regional/countries/
Links to information on all the countries in the world, facts, traveling, history, etc.
Currency Converter
http://www.xe.com/ucc/
Table of money conversion from any currency to another
Geographic site
http://www.theodora.com/wfb/abc_world_fact_book.html
Geographic data, maps, flags, climates
Lonelyplanet
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/
An Internet version of this travel guides
Frommer
http://www.frommers.com/
An Internet version of this travel guides
Orbitz
http://www.orbitz.com/
Flight booking, lower rates
Gulliver, Israel
http://www.gulliver.co.il//
Travel directory: hotels, excursions, car reservations, air flights, charter flights, groups, ships - in Israel and abroad
Travelmania
http://www.travelmania.com/
Israeli travel directory: hotels, excursions, car reservations
Daka 90 - Last minute
http://daka90.ynet.co.il/
Last minute flight booking and deals
Travel Now
http://www.travelnow.com/infocenter/
Destinations, hotels, car reservations, airlines
Concierge
http://www.concierge.com/
Destinations, deals, maps

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*** News and Journals ***

HaAretz Hebrew Internet edition
http://www.haaretz.co.il/
All the news and most of the articles from that daily newspaper, including the weekend magazine, Captain Internet (the computer magazine), the cartoon and the cultural part. The items keep for a week.
There's also an archive, but you need to pay for retrieving items from it.
YNET
http://www.ynet.co.il/
The popular Internet newspaper, affilliated to Yediot Aharonot, allows talkbacks
NRG
http://www.nrg.co.il/
The Internet newspaper, affilliated to Maariv, allows talkbacks
CNN Interactive
http://www.cnn.com/
The news from CNN as they come out on the net, no talkbacks
Google News
http://news.google.com/
News items from all the newspapers all over the world, picked and summarized by this service
Globes: Israel's Business Arena, Hebrew
http://www.globes.co.il/serve/
The Internet edition of the Israeli daily of Economics
News First Class
http://www.nfc.co.il/
An independent news site, in Hebrew (7 Aug 2005)
Politics Now
http://www.politicsnow.co.il/
List of all political sites in Israel (7 Aug 2005)
HaAyal HaKore
http://www.haayal.co.il/
An Internet Israeli cultural magazine, allowing reader reactions
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
An Internet edition of this newspaper, like most Internet newspapers, it's free of charge but requires registration (and remebering the password
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
The Internet edition of yet another American newspaper
Haaretz English Edition
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/
The news and somearticles from HaAretz in English, also an archive (not free)
Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/
The Internet edition of this Israeli newspaper in English
Globes, English edition
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/
The Internet English edition of the Israeli daily of Economics
IsraBlog
http://israblog.nana.co.il/
A site with many blogs, i.e. personal messages to the public
Columbia NewsBlaster
http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/nlp/newsblaster/
News items from all the newspapers all over the world, summarized by this service
Arts & Letters Daily
http://www.aldaily.com/
List and links to best articles in the Web, updated daily

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*** Senior Citizens, Hebrew ***

Ynet guide
http://www.ynet.co.il/home/0,7340,L-1428,00.html
List of pages and portals for senior citizens, in Hebrew
Government portal for Israeli seniors
http://www.gov.il/FirstGov/TopNav/Audience/ASeniorsAndPensioners/
Info and housing, retiring, pension, security, Olim Khadashim, etc.
50+
http://www.50plus.co.il/
Info and forums on health, studies, relations, sport, finance, special housing, tourism, etc.
60+
http://www.sixtyplus.com/portal/
Info and forums on special housing, services, insurance, etc.
Gil HaZahav
http://www.gilhazahav.co.il/
Expert info and articless on Psychology, sex, exercises, diets, entertainment, creativity, etc.
Club 50
http://www.club50.co.il/
Tips and reviews on health, leisure, relations, taxes, employment, computers, etc.
Dorot
http://www.dorot-net.co.il/
Assisted living, health, caretaking, day centers, etc.
Medical Info Center
http://www.starmed.co.il/GoldenAge/
Medical info on nutrition, Osteoporosis, prevention of aging, heart problems, memory problems, etc.
EshelNet
http://www.jointnet.org.il/eshelnet/
Eshel: services for the aged, programs, courses, books, video programs, links, etc.

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*** Senior Citizens, English ***

Google: Seniors
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/People/Generations_and_Age_Groups/Seniors/
Google links: Activities, aging, forums, resources, grandparents, retirement, sexuality, etc.
Yahoo: Seniors
http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Cultures_and_Groups/Seniors/
Yahoo: web directories, computers, crones, education, geriatrics, gerontology, magazines, etc.
AARP, USA
http://www.aarp.org/
American Association of Retired Persons: care, grief, health, history, leisure, memories etc.
Wired Seniors
http://www.seniorssearch.com/
Seniors Search: directory of many sites
AARP computers' message board
http://community.aarp.org/rp-computers/start
AARP discussion of computers & technology, searchable

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*** Medicine ***

PUBMED query
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed
Search in the Medline Medical bibliography database plus additional life science journals
Doctors in Israel
http://doctors.co.il/
Medical information in Hebrew, answers to questions, links, 4000 articles on medicine, forums on medical topics
Discovery Health
http://health.discovery.com/
The Web page of the Discovery channel on Health & Medicine

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*** Patents ***

U.S. Patent Office
http://www.uspto.gov/
Database of American items
European Patent Office
http://www.european-patent-office.org/index.en.php
Database of European patents
Patentim Com
http://www.patentim.com/
Home page built for Israeli inventors, a guide for new inventors, articles on intelectual property, prepared by the Apelfeld & Zer law office
SurfIP
http://www.surfip.gov.sg/sip/site/sip_home.htm
A portal for inventors and patent researchers, with info on patents and on intellectual property, with metasearch, based in Singapore

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*** Jewish Culture ***

Jewishnet
http://www.jewishnet.net/
Global Jewish Information Network

Judaism and Jewish Resources
http://shamash.org/
Jewish Link Database, Jewish Resources on the Internet, Frequently Asked Questions about Judaism, Jewish news, Jewish online courses, Jewish books
Jewish Holy books
http://kodesh.snunit.k12.il/
Search by keywords (in Hebrew) in: the Bible, the Mishna, the Bavli, the Yerushalmi, Mishne Tora of the Rambam.
YAD VASHEM, Holocaust memorial institute
http://www.yadvashem.org/hp_he.htm
Yad Vashem site, searchable list of Holocaust victims, video testimonies, stories about the "Righteous among the Nations" who saved Jews during the Holocaust - both in Hebrew and in English
Masorti home page
http://www.masorti.org/
The Masorti (Conservative) Judaism movement, weekly Dvar Torah, views, responsa, congregations, the Noam youth movement, projects - only in English
Eshel Avraham congregation
http://www.eshelavraham.org/
Home page of the Masorti (Conservative) congregation of Beer Sheva
Elul, Kehilot Lomdot
http://www.elulbm.org.il/
Where religious and secular learn together, in an open dialog manner
LAOR
http://www.astal.com/laor/
The site of Yaakov Hisday and his disciples. Just (Tzodeket) society is important and long-range thinking and not the argument about Kibbush and Eretz Yisrael Hashlema
Yahoo Judaism
http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Religion_and_Spirituality/Faiths_and_Practices/Judaism/
The Judaism category in Yahoo
Panim - Jewish Renaissance
http://www.panim.org.il/
About Judaism and pluralism in our age, with Irgunet, links to many organizations of Jewish Identity and Aron HaSfarim HaYehudi, and info on such seminars and schools
Jacob Richman's home page
http://www.jr.co.il/
Jewish educational material, holidays, humor - in English
Yeshivat Har Etzion
http://www.vbm-torah.org/
Virtual Beit Midrash, courses in e-mail and from the archive, in Hebrew and in English, of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein and of Rabbi Yehuda Amital
Menucha Nechona, Beer Sheva
http://www.menucha-nechona.co.il/
A Jewish alternative (non-Orthodox) graveyard, the only one in Israel, for all Jews, sons of Jews and spouses of Jews
Hofesh
http://www.hofesh.org.il/
A portal of all anti-Orthodox and anti relogious coersion activities in Israel, secular thinking, about coming and leaving Orthodoxy, state-religion relations, Haredim, humor
Daat Emet
http://www.daatemet.org.il/
(Intersting) articles on issues of religion and free thinking - in Hebrew, in English and in Russian

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*** History ***

The Internet Modern History Sourcebook
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html
Contains thousands of sources, an index and a search option (look in the small letters on the left)
Google, History
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/History/
List of sites on history
Index Librorum Prohibitorum
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/indexlibrorum.html
About the list of books Catholics were prohibited from reading

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*** Psychology ***

Personality tests
http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Social_Sciences/Psychology/Personality/Tests/
Google's collection of links to personality tests
Keirsey Personality Test
http://www.advisorteam.com/temperament_sorter/F
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter - a Jungian personality test
Personal tests - Stroop
http://www16.brinkster.com/stroop/play.htm
Personal tests and links to
eGetgoing
http://www.egetgoing.com/
Drug and Alcohol help site
Personal profile for career guidance
http://whichcareer.com/cgi-bin-wc/from.pl?page=v&from=ISVISIT
Personality profile and intelligence test, career guidance, not free of charge

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*** Computers - Software and Hardware ***

Israeli Tucows mirror
http://www.tucows.co.il/
Another copy of a big collection of software for PC and Mac
Microsoft Technet
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/default.asp
Answers to problems from Microsoft
BGU Helpdesk call
http://cyborg-mt.bgu.ac.il/cyborg/index.jsp
Help with problems in PCs, for BGU people only
ZDnet Downloads
http://zdnet.com.com/2001-20-0.html?legacy=cnet
Source for software: security, mobile, utilities, drivers, etc.
W3Schools
http://www.w3schools.com/default.asp
Learn how to write web pages and applications (start from HTML)
WebPortal, Israel
http://webportal.israel.net/
Learn how to write web pages and applications, in Hebrew (7 Aug 2005)
Computer healthful workplaces
http://www.computeruser.com/articles/1906,2,3,1,0601,00.html
A primer on designing more healthful workspaces
Yeda company
http://yeda.co.il/
Apple (Macintosh) representatives in Israel
Apple company
http://www.apple.com/
Apple (Macintosh) in the world
SearchSecurity tips
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/tipsIndex/0,289482,sid14_tax289185,00.html
Tips about dangers of viruses, spam, spyware, trojan horses
HelpTalk Online
http://www.helptalk.com/
An accumulation of questions and answers on many software packages

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*** Education ***

The Educator's Reference Desk
http://www.eduref.org/
Educational resources database
Educational Resources on the Internet
http://mofetsrv.mofet.macam98.ac.il/~dovw/aa/index.html
The Mofet database of Education
Sesame Street
http://www.pbs.org/kids/sesame/
Activities related to this program

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*** Commercial ***

Froogle
http://www.google.com/frghp?hl=en&tab=wf&q=
Google: where to buy
Yahoo shopping page
http://shopping.yahoo.com/
Yahoo: where to buy
Walla shopping page, Israel
http://shopping.walla.co.il/mall/main.aspx/
Walla: where to buy, in Hebrew
ZAP
http://zap.co.il/
Comparing prices in Israel
Shopping.com
http://www.shopping.com/
Apartments, cars, jobs, links and help info
Zipzup Shimushon
http://www.zipzup.co.il/manual.aspx
An Israeli portal with price comparison, news, guides, etc.
Netsal
http://www.supersal.co.il/netsal/
Supermarket in the Internet
Amazon Bookstore
http://www.amazon.com/
An Internet bookstore, searchable catalog, with readers' comments
Dibook - Israeli bookstore
http://www.dibook.co.il/
An Israeli Internet bookstore
Stiematzki
http://www.ibooks.co.il/
Books in Israel
Mustop
http://www.mustop.com/
Buy in USA, as if you're there, and get it here, in Israel (7 Aug 2005)
Lycos Company Research
http://business.lycos.com/companyresearch/crtop.asp
Database of companies
CDnow
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/3023481/102-0349586-3497731
Amazon on musical CD's and DVD's

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*** Humor ***

The Simpsons Archive
http://www.snpp.com/index.html

Humor Search
http://www.humorsearch.com/
A search engine for jokes
Joke Archive
http://www.jokeemail.com/
Jokes on computers, jokes on any subject, look for the subject in the small letters on the left, also sent in the a-mail
StartPage Humor Index
http://www.startpage.co.il/index1/showIndex1.asp?idxID=43
Links to humor sites, in Israel and abroad
Crazy News
http://www.crazynews.net/
Strange news, funny pictures (7 Aug 2005)
The last page of the Internet
http://www.1112.net/lastpage.html
See for yourself

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*** Games ***

The Happy Puppy game site
http://happypuppy.com/
All about games: news, shareware, pointers to InterNet games
Google: games
http://directory.google.com/Top/Games/
Links to game sites
Epic MegaGames Index
http://www.epicgames.com/
Games of the Epic company (shareware?)
StartPage Children Index
http://www.startpage.co.il/index1/showIndex1.asp?idxID=24
Games, TV programs, toys, sites in Israel, sites in the world, etc.

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*** Biology ***

Yahoo - Science: Biology
http://dir.yahoo.com/science/biology/
Pointers to many sources and databases in Biology
Conferences
Online Biology book
http://www.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobooktoc.html
A whole college level Biology textbook
Bio NetBook
http://www.pasteur.fr/recherche/BNB/bnb-en.html
Directory of Web pages for Biology

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*** Mechanical Engineering ***

Yahoo - Mechanical Engineering
http://dir.yahoo.com/science/engineering/mechanical_engineering/
List of many sites in Mechanical Engineering
Efunda
http://www.efunda.com/home.cfm
Engineering fundamentals
Control tutorials for Matlab
http://www.engin.umich.edu/group/ctm/
Course of Matlab by Prof. Dawn Tilbury from Univ. of Michigan
Engines & Automotive
http://www.howstuffworks.com/search.php?search=engine&ref=hpaw
How engines work

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*** Other ***

United States Information Service
http://usinfo.state.gov/
Info on the US, refuting misinformation on the US, consular info, study in the US Cooking and Food Sites
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/other-sites.html
A list of places to get recipes, including ethnic, vegeterian, drinks, etc
Shlomi Codish's Home Page
http://medic.bgu.ac.il/homes/shlomi/
A home page of a colleague, where I found many of items here, in his list of bookmarks

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*** Fuya ***

Playboy
http://www.playboy.com/
Playboy magazine home page, with articles, advices and pictures of girls who feel too warm

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