Smart stops on the Web.




Smart Stops on the Web

GENERAL INTEREST

Find Your Way
http://www.proximus.com/yahoo
Yahoo's electronic map helps locate any domestic street address and gives directions from U.S. locations. Its newest section, "Locate Business," searches Yahoo's yellow pages to find a business' address and phone number and to give textual directions as well as detailed maps.

Looking For Someone?
http://www.switchboard.com
This page, linked to Database America's electronic switchboard, finds people and businesses by using a Distance or Name/Category search. An advanced search narrows down queries within a group or organization.

For Surfers only
http://www.zdnet.com
Ziff-Davis (ZD) offers this site, of interest to frequent Web surfers, including software news, reviews, and a detailed web catalog. A software library offers a list of ZD's top 20 programs.

On The Road
http://www.nps.gov
Planning a summer getaway? This site, maintained by the National Park Service, offers tourist information on historic points of interest and an interesting overview of America's cultural history.

For Mommies and Daddies
http://www.parentsoup.com
This site for parents offers a search library and discussion groups on topics related to child rearing. A section called Money includes information on budgeting and spending, insurance and wills, investment and retiring and college funds.

Your Online Servant
http://www.askjeeves.com
This truly original search engine, named after P.G. Woodhouse's perfect valet, accepts questions on almost any subject and returns lists of appropriate Web sites. Queries can be written in plain English, as opposed to specialized "computerese" format.

Charity Begins at Home
http://www.independentcharities.org
Find nonprofit information and charities organized by category.
http://www.contact.com
Check out tools for nonprofits and an enormous list of nonprofit web sites.
http://www.nonprofits.com
The Internet Nonprofit Center offers links and resource to the nonprofit community.

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

An Electronic Marco Polo
http://www.peregrine.com
Peregrine Asset Management offers everything you ever wanted to know about investing in Asia in an especially handsome site.

Software for the Financial Manager
http://www.controllermag.com
Controller magazine has an interactive buyer's guide to financial software that should help you whether you're a Fortune 500 executive or a one—person outfit working out of your basement.

EDI Assistance
http://www.wwa.com
Unidex, and electronic data interchange consulting company, provides help and resources through an online "EDI Help Desk."



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