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  Monday, November 03, 2008 – Permalink –

Lookup - Lookout

Information on everything



While the Google search engine can find almost anything, Google Search Tips, there are some other sites that have accumulated data lists on a number of subjects.

Including:
Melissa Data

ZIP-City-Phone

Lookup ZIP Codes, city names, the location of phone numbers or the cities covered by an area code.


Phone Numbers

Enter a phone number or area code and get city, state, county, time zone and more.

Street Name

Enter any street name in the U.S. and get a listing of which states and cities have the street name. Even displays local street address detail.

U.S. Place Names

Get location information on over 1,000,000 geographic places including lakes, streams, populated areas, schools, churches & more.

City, State & County Demographics

The latest data available from the 2000 census on 46,455 counties, states, cities and places in the U.S.

Nearest Mailing House

Find the nearest recommended mailing house in your area.

Business List Counts

Use free list counts to discover new markets. Find more customers like your best customers.

U.S. Addresses

Lookup any U.S. address and get the ZIP+4 code, area code, time zone, county, address type, street detail and more.

Canadian Addresses

Lookup any Canadian address and get the Postal Code, time zone and area code.

Home Sales by ZIP Code

Number of home sales and average sell price by ZIP Code.

SIC Code

Get business counts by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code and descriptions of SIC codes.

Campaign Contributors

Individuals who have contributed $200 or more to federal campaigns by ZIP Code.

Climate Averages

Monthly low, average and high temperatures by ZIP Code.

People Finder

Locate anyone nationwide. Search billions of public records.

Occupants by ZIP

Generate a count of occupant delivery addresses by ZIP Code. Order your Occupant list online.

ZIP Codes by County

Obtain a list of the ZIP Codes in any county in the United States.

ZIP Distance

Displays the distance between any two 5-digit ZIP Codes in the United States.

ZIPs in a Radius

Displays a listing of the ZIP Codes that fall within a radius.

Area Codes in a Radius

Displays a listing of the Area Code + Prefixes that fall within a radius.

ZIP Code Demographics

Demographics by ZIP Code. Including population, family, housing, race, age and more.

Nearest Post Office

Locate the 10 closest post offices to a ZIP Code that accept bulk mail.

Income Tax Statistics

Income tax information by ZIP Code. Includes average AGI, number of returns, average refund, filing status, age and more.

Worldwide Place Names

Location information on over 5,000,000 geographic names worldwide.

Nonprofit Organizations

Information on a nonprofit organizations by ZIP Code. Includes address, revenue, assets, type of foundation and more.


Also:
Other information sites



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  Sunday, October 12, 2008 – Permalink –

Google FedEx Tracking

Location digits


Parcel tracking IDs, patents and other specialized numbers can be entered into Google's search box for quick access to information about them. For example, typing "fedex" followed by a space and a FedEx tracking number will return the latest information on your package.

FedEx tracking numbers
example search: "fedex 999999999999"
Remember to put the word "fedex" before your tracking number

Other special search by number types include:
UPS tracking numbers
example search: "1Z9999W999999999"

USPS tracking numbers

Vehicle ID (VIN) numbers

Patent numbers
example search: "patent 5123123"
Remember to put the word "patent" before your patent number

FAA airplane registration numbers
example search: "n199ua"
An airplane's FAA registration number is typically printed on its tail

FCC equipment IDs
example search: "fcc B4Z-34009-PIR"
Remember to put the word "fcc" before the equipment ID

Telephone area codes

UPC codes

Enter "upc" and then the numbers under the bar code

Google Numbers

(Archie McPhee.com and Michigan Cue )




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  Saturday, August 23, 2008 – Permalink –

Rent from a Satellite

See property from a pigeon's view


Paul Rademacher has constructed a Craigslist-GoogleMaps combination.

As of this posting, you can find housing rentals, apartments, sub-lets, and sales in 29 cities from Washington D.C. to Seattle, Washington, including suburbs.
In Gig Harbor, WA, across the Narrows bridge from Tacoma,



you could have rented this for $3750:


"Perfection in harbor living. Spectacular harbor view. Central location by shops and restaurants, yet quiet and serene. Approximately 2000 s.f., 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 parking. Ground floor, heated water's edge patio, granite kitchen, gas fireplace, atrium shower, sound system in all rooms and more. Feels like being on a luxury cruise liner."

PaulRademacher.com/Housing



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  Wednesday, August 06, 2008 – Permalink –

KartOO (n) Search

Alternate search display



KartOO.com is a metasearch engine with visual display interfaces. When you click on OK, KartOO launches the query to a set of search engines, gathers the results, compiles them and represents them in a series of interactive maps through a proprietary algorithm.

Great graphics and it's free!

Click on this icon:

Kartoo.com

Kartoo.com search for TCC



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  Thursday, July 31, 2008 – Permalink –

Article Search

Page turner


There are search engines around every corner. Here's one that concentrates on leading academic, industry and general interest publications.

FindArticles.com

"FindArticles is focused on delivering the best and most essential search results. There are different kinds of searches. You can cast a wide net and see what you catch, but we believe there's a better way. Why not rely on credible, freely available information you can trust? By working with the best sources, we have assembled all the essential publications covering a wide range of subjects - and are continually adding to our collection.

Our publications and subjects are organized by major categories: Arts & Entertainment, Automotive, Business & Finance, Computers & Technology, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, News & Society, Reference & Education, and Sports.

Discover exactly what you need at FindArticles, using either browsing or searching techniques. Select a specific publication up front, or start with a general search and then include or exclude publications. Insert new search terms as needed to pinpoint the most relevant results. Then sort results by article date, length, relevance or publication name. It's all very easy to do here.

FindArticles has articles from thousands of resources, with archives dating back to 1984. That means you get to search for exactly what you need, from millions of articles not found on any other search engine. Please think of us any time you want to Find Articles."




For instance here are the articles printed in Home Office magazine.

Home Office - 1991 to 2001



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  Sunday, March 16, 2008 – Permalink –

Postal Codes

International



Don't assume that the ZIP code (or postal code, as it is referred to in many countries outside the United States) has any particular format or length, or that it comprises only digits. For instance, Canadian postal codes consist of two groups of three characters, such as "M5R 3H5"; a French postal code is a five-digit number, as in 92300. In some places, people might add a country or region code in front of the postal code (for example, F-92300)

Global Development and Computing Portal - Addresses


Universal Postal Union:
Postcodes


Graham Rhind:
Links to Postal Code pages
Graham Rhind has specialized for over 14 years in international address and postal code methodologies.


Escape Artist:
Zip Codes & Postal Codes of the World
A website that shows you how to restart your life abroad.


Columbia University
Frank's Compulsive Guide to Postal Addresses


Word will not create a bar code for a Canadian postal code. Under the Canadian postal system, the post office applies bar coding to mail.


More Postal/Zip Stuff:


Melissa data

Campaign Contributions
Individuals that have contributed $200 or more to federal campaigns by ZIP Code.

Canadian Addresses
Lookup any Canadian address and get the Postal Code, time zone and area code.

Income Tax Statistics
Income tax information by ZIP Code. Includes average AGI, number of returns, average refund, filing status, age and more.

Nearest Post Office
Locate the 10 closest post offices to a ZIP Code that accept bulk mail.

Occupants by ZIP
Generate a count of occupant delivery addresses by ZIP Code. Order your Occupant list online.

U.S. Addresses
Lookup any U.S. address and get the ZIP+4 code, area code, time zone, county, address type, street detail and more.

ZIP Codes by County
Obtain a list of the ZIP Codes in any county in the United States.

ZIP Distance
Displays the distance between any two 5-digit ZIP Codes in the United States.

ZIP-City-Phone
Lookup ZIP Codes, city names, the location of phone numbers or the cities covered by an area code.

ZIPs in a Radius
Displays a listing of the ZIP Codes that fall within a radius.



Here are some great links:

Zip code demonstrator

How to Read Postal Bar Codes

Barcode Yourself

Barcode clock



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  Friday, December 14, 2007 – Permalink –

Goog 411

Ease of use


Say you're walking down the street in a strange town, and you'd like to find a Starbucks.
(OK the question might be how not to find a Starbucks.)

Dial (1-800) GOOG-411, on your obnoxious cell phone. Speak your location and what you are looking for and you'll be connected to the harassed barista of your choice. There is no charge for the service.

It also works from a real phone. It also finds other businesses than just coffee pushers.


Goog411



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  Monday, November 26, 2007 – Permalink –

Charity or Scam

IRS worthy or not


Did someone call asking for money for the Global Relief Foundation, Inc. or some other charitable organization?

You can look them up with the IRS.

BTW, you might think again about these groups:
  • Benevolence International Foundation, Inc.
    Palos Hills, Illinois

  • Global Relief Foundation, Inc.
    Bridgeview, Illinois

  • Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development
    Richardson, Texas

  • Rabbi Meir Kahana Memorial Fund
    Cedarhurst, New York


Search for Charities

The Patriot Act and the Nonprofit Sector

Here's the site for Washington state:
Secretary of State



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  Thursday, October 04, 2007 – Permalink –

Zip Code Spy

Who's living in your neighborhood?


ZIPSkinny displays US Census data for any selected Zip code .

You can find out how old your neighbors are and how much money they make.

Find out how many graduated from high school and how many are single.


Here's part of the information available about someone's vacation home.



ZIPSkinny.com



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  Sunday, August 19, 2007 – Permalink –

Google Guide

How to do dat



Why Take The Google Guide Tutorial?

Google Guide

"Google is so easy to use, why take this online tutorial? If you're like many people, you use only a fraction of Google's features and services. The more you know about how Google works, its features and capabilities, the better it can serve your needs.

Just as the best way to learn how to sail is to sail, the best way to learn how to search with Google is to search with Google. Consequently, this Google tutorial contains many examples and exercises designed to give you practice with the material presented and to inspire you to find amusing or useful information."


Using Search Operators:
Advanced Operators

Google Guide TOC:
Table of Contents

Also:

GoogleTutor.com

and

Googling for XML

also:


Logoogle



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  Wednesday, February 07, 2007 – Permalink –

Other than Google

Info Tools


Add even more depth to your research than just the usual search engines.


Google, the largest search database on the planet, currently has around eight billion web pages indexed. That's a lot of information. But it's nothing compared to what else is out there.
Google can only index the visible web, or searchable web. But the invisible web, or deep web, is estimated to be 500 times bigger than the searchable web. The invisible web comprises databases and results of specialty search engines that the popular search engines simply are not able to index.


Have you heard of:
  1. Clusty - A metasearch engine that combines the results of several top search engines.

  2. Intute - A searchable database of trusted sites, reviewed and monitored by subject specialists.

  3. INFOMINE - A virtual library of Internet resources relevant to university students and faculty. Built by librarians from the University of California, California State University, the University of Detroit-Mercy, and Wake Forest University.

  4. Librarians' Internet Index - A search engine listing sites deemed trustworthy by actual human librarians, not just a Googlebot.



Topics Covered in this Article
  • Deep Web Search Engines
  • Art
  • Books Online
  • Business
  • Consumer
  • Economic and Job Data
  • Finance and Investing
  • General Research
  • Government Data
  • International
  • Law and Politics
  • Library of Congress
  • Medical and Health
  • Science
  • Transportation


And many more:
Research beyond Google



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