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Internet Directories, Databases, and Compendia of Info
Bulk information can be got from some of these sources...
Google, Altavista, Lycos etc - See list of SEARCH ENGINES
Touch Local - get your business included
Questia - digital library
www.yell.com (British Yellow Pages online)
www.192.com <= UK Electoral Roll + Phonebook!
www.ChangingLINKS.com - interesting compilation/directory of websites
Portal.Wikinerds.org - online portal !
Thomson Local Directory
FreePhone Local Directory (0800 numbers) - was www.freephonelocal.co.uk
Web-Ref.org - we are linked from www.web-ref.org/s/123 in exchange for a link to Adoos in the Advertising Contractors list.
Dmoz - open directory project - as far as we know, they've been boycotting this site for six years now and have never answered e-mails we have sent.
Bartholds - was http://www.bartholds.com
NationMaster countries data
CIA World Factbook - also available from http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
www.faqs.org - FAQ Archives - loads of useful stuff!
UK Census (from over 100 years ago) - was www.census.pro.gov.uk
www.scoot.co.uk (Scoot can also be phoned FREE on 0800 192 192 UK) <= Oh no! It's surely not becoming an EXPENSIVE NUMBER?! More about this here
Talking Pages (could be phoned on 0800 600 900 UK) - now that's GONE too! Shame!
Open Knowledge Foundation
At Hand Network Yellow Pages - was http://www.athand.com/
Internet Directory Enquiries - was http://www.askide.com/
Netscape White Pages people-search - gone - was http://wp.netscape.com/netcenter/whitepages.html - just redirects to AOL
4anything.com Directories - was http://www.4anything.com
BellSouth RealPages - was http://yp.bellsouth.com
Find Celebrities - seems to have been taken over by http://www.propeller.com/
Netscape Home Pages Directory
Netscape Yellow Pages
Netscape White Pages - gone - was http://wp.netscape.com/netcenter/whitepages.html - just redirects to AOL
Yahoo! (has gone through good and bad patches. See the old Yahoo Trouble page)
H2G2 (Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy) (also see H2G2 links)
Free Association Machine
Online Encyclopaedias - for example Britannica
allrefer.com - an Online Encyclopaedia
And this, which is especially of note: www.archive.org
loads more to add here, e-mail
These were last checked 2009/12/21 to make sure there were no bad links