The useful side of the Net

May 1, 2004
A few issues ago, I discussed the Google search engine and all that it can do for you. Even though you can find just about anything through Google...

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, FICD

A few issues ago, I discussed the Google search engine and all that it can do for you. Even though you can find just about anything through Google and other search engines, there are plenty of other great "specialty" sites out there where you can find some very useful information ... and sometimes must faster.

What follows is a listing of some of these specialty information sites.

How to do things:

How to find product recalls:

Hardware and software support:

Windows tips: www.brians

Computer self-help: www.ehow .com

PDA help:

Defining terminology: www.

Troubleshooting appliances: www.appliance411. com

Do-it-yourself guides: www.

Facts and figures: www.

A directory of just about everything: handbook.htm

Homework helper: reference.

A free encyclopedia:

Find new stories:

Find magazine articles:

Financial information:

Information on our government: www.first

Finding information in national and state records:

Search for demographics:

Cooking information:

Wine information:

Medical information: or

Free Medline access:

What's happening around the world: www.what

Comparison shopping: or

Opinions of products: or

Finding the right gift:

Take personality tests:

How popular is a web site:

Finding people:

Finding a good restaurant for ordinary people:

Reading a multitude of movie reviews:

Information on car prices:

Finding continuing-education programs:

Information on digital cameras:

Genealogy information:

Maps and directions:

Drug information: www.rx

How to make puzzles:

Reviews and downloads: or

Where to travel: or

I could go on and discuss many other categories, but there would not be enough space in this issue of Dental Economics to list them all. The listings in this column will give you a variety of sites to start using to find useful information. Make a copy of this column and save it ... or, add all of these sites to your list of favorite Web sites to visit. They will come in handy at one time or another.

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, FICD, practices general dentistry in St. Louis. He also is the editor of St. Louis Dentistry magazine and spokesman and critical-issue-response-team chairman for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. His address on the Internet is Contact him by email at [email protected], by phone at (314) 567-5612, or by fax at (314) 567-9047.

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