Research & Purchasing Resources

Research and Search

Researching on the Internet - Great portal page with many resources regarding how to research on the web.
How to Search on Google - Great page on how to do advanced searches on Google
WayBack Machine- Search for Historic web pages (back in time) - great for competitive intelligence
Itools - A great one-stop search page to help with research
SearchBoth - This page allows you to search multiple search engines at the same time
Google - One of the best search engines
Zoo- Searches search engines
Newsgroup Power Search- by Google
RefDesk - Great page for research
Reference - Excellent Internet Reference Source

General Resources

TradePub - Subscribe to receive trade publications across many industries (free)
Martindale's Calculators - here you will find hundreds of on-line interactive calculators
Unit Converters - here you will find many useful interactive converters
AllMyFavs - great one-stop page with all of your favorite links
SpotCrime - site that will map criminal activity for any area or address
Arivify - Find any property information, by name or address search
City-Data - Great web site with detailed information about any city in the U.S.
Federal Citizen Information Center - Guides and publications for consumers
2010 Consumer Action Handbook - Can download here - click for PDF (file is 11 Mg)
Internet Fraud Complaint Center - FBI and National White Collar Crime Center site

Purchasing & Pricing

ThomasNet - purchasing site
IQS Directory - industrial purchasing (OEM) site
Institute for Supply Management - purchasing site links
Canadian Trade Index - purchasing site
Pricegrabber - purchasing site
BizRate - purchasing site
Overstock - purchasing site
FitsMyBudget - here is a good web site for purchasing consumer goods