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Select a city, state, and area of practice from drop-down lists to retrieve a list of firms with easy links to address, phone, and fax info. Advanced searching lets you specify lawyer or firms name and city, state, country, specialty, and language. Click on a name for a synopsis of an attorneys legal career.
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Info on some 13,500 public and private companies worldwide. For a $12.95 monthly membership fee, take advantage of advanced searching. Companies Online www.companies online.com
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Search here to determine the availability of a name, which if free can be registered from the site itself. You can also search on the name of any nonmilitary or nongovernment site to determine who registered it and when the site was created.
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Almost 5,000 ISPs across the U.S. and Canada. Click on an area code to retrieve a list of providers, replete with information on service speed
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If you want to keep up with what people are saying about your company online, dont forget to check Web discussion forums. Search over 225,000 forum discussions by keyword or general-interest topic. Returns usually provide a link to the latest message posted as well as one to the forum host for easy access to registration. Advanced searching lets you employ simple Boolean operators (AND, OR, and AND NOT) to narrow your search.
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Search on name, domain, city, or state to find e-mail and white-pages info. Returns from the white pages come with name, address, a linked phone number, and links to maps.
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This directory of personal home pages can help. You can use a keyword box to search on name, interest, or affiliation, or browse an assortment of categories such as languages, occupations, schools, and universities, occupations, schools, and universities. Keyword searching pulls up a list of pages containing your term or phrase-however peripherally-complete with a page.
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These personal want ads let you specify job location, description, and salary requirements from drop-down lists and enter any specifics into a keyword box.
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Suspect your elected officials. Which tracks the performance of more than 13,000 political. The president, and state legislator. Links to other online resources help you expand your search.
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Index of nearly 100,000 medical sites for articles and documents. Synonyms are automatically searched as well, as colon.
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The Resources area, a collaboration between No Wonder and ZDNet, is searchable database of helpful hints and FAQs. If that doesnt work, fill out a form describing your problem and youll get a personal reply within 24 hours.
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BellSouths Yellow Pages for companies that export to Latin America.
EXPORTTODAY A fee-based matchmaking service offered by Export Today magazine for companies that are seeking trading partners abroad. www.exporttoday.com/matchspot
This Web site details costs, regulatory issues, and other details related to sending documents and packages.
A source of news, trade leads, documents and other information on importing, exporting, and shipping.
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A research site with trade leads, statistics, country reports and other data for companies exploring markets overseas.
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A collection of over 300 world trade centers in more than 100 countries.
A Web site with a comprehensive database about global industry.
LatinTrade.com | LATIN TRADE MAGAZINE
Up-to-date information on doing business in Latin America.
WORLD TRADE CONSORTIUM
Stay abreast of trends abroad.
Global economic reports updated daily.
The official Web site on the North American Free Trade Agreements, including thorough information for small business.
Detailed information on all aspects of world finance, trade and markets.
WORLDCLASS HOMEPAGE Over 1,025 top global-business Web sites.
An international business and trade forum that covers every aspect of global commerce.
GROUP OF THIRTY
An international, not-for-profit group that Studies the future of global commerce.
A Web site for the international community in the United States, it includes a large international business site as well as embassy contacts.
GLOBAL TRADEMARK NETWORK You can request trademark and service mark searches in all of the major global markets. The searches are performed by established commerical search firms or trademark professionals.
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Federal Express site offers complete shipping And tracking information to over 200 countries.
TDK Systems sells several PC-Card Fax modems that are designed for international use. The modems come with TDKs country selector software, which makes them easy to configure.
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Wubdiws-based software for shipping, customs, package tracking and documentation.
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Global Cellular phone rentals for overseas use.
This companys line of mobile accessories includes power adapters for use while connecting in-flight.
This online reference others a comprehensive industry directory of ad agencies, TV and ratio stations, cable networks, magazines, and newspapers.
The online locator service for information disseminated by the Federal Government.
CEO Express provides a strong roster of pertinent news, finance, business, and commentary sites.
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Translate Web pages or text between English and German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian.
An Internet network of chambers of commerce from around the world.
Find a company anywhere in the world by entering a category or company name.
This sites huge collection of data includes information ranging from profiles of countries to list of their highest mountains, capital, surface area, and populations.
This online-directory service will help you find products and services anywhere in the world. It features up-to-date news and information related to the world of international trade and transportation.
Calculate the time difference between two cities or countries.
This site contains up-to-date information on world health trends.
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DOS AND TABOOS AROUND THE WORLD
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This guide to international behavior includes facts, tips and cautionary tales from 500 international business travelers.
GETTING THROUGH CUSTOMS
A company that offers reports on culture, business customs
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The Search Services You Really Need
Not all search sites are created equal. Some work best at compiling and categorizing large quantities of data. Others operate most effectively at retrieving specific kinds of info, such as e-mail addresses and mailing lists. The point is, no single service can find or do it all. That's why you should make note of the following useful search sites.
The sites useful "Custom Search Folders" (which appear to the left of all search results) organize your querys document matches into different, relevant categories. For instance, a search on the word Thanksgiving returns results arranged in folders titled "Thanksgiving," "Recipes," and "Voyage of the Mayflower."
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WORDS AND WRITING
The Web is about information. And not surprisingly, its full of the type of reference material that used to clog our bookshelves. Whether youre looking for the capital of an obscure Asian province or an accurate definition of a word you just heard, searching the Web will often find it faster than will cracking open a book. And BRITANNICA ONLINE, the hands-down best encyclopedia on the Web, is the crème de la crème of online reference materials. This fee-based resource ($50 for the first year, $40 annual renewal) consistently turns up more and longer entries about virtually every topic. It has 72,000 articles, with numerous hyperlinks to related information. Thats a lot of Asian capitals.
Looking for a truly defining moment? WWWEBSTER DICTIONARY is an excellent online version of the popular 10th edition of Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary. Within definitions there are plenty of links to related words and phrases. Select links to related words and phrases. Select a word and click an on-screen button to launch Merriam-Websters Thesaurus. The Word of the Day section explains common expressions and their origins. For example, the term mogul (as in movie mogul) comes from an old dynasty of Indian kings.
INFORMATION PLEASE is invaluable, with so much information in one place. Based on the popular Information Please series of almanacs, this one-stop resource will provide everything from sports records to first-aid lessons. The specific sections arent always as strong as the offerings at more-focused sites-the Columbia Encyclopedia, for instance, doesnt hold a candle to Britannica. But you cant beat Information Please for finding lots of facts and figures fast.
The ROGETS THESAURUS online is as valuable as the print version-and much more efficient to use. After you select a search term, it provi0des the categories in which you can look. A search on government, say, leads to eight different categories. Each of these leads to a page full of word descriptions, on all of which you can click in order to jump to related words and phrases.
Technology brings us a previously unimaginable amount of information-and an equal dose of confusing lingo. PC WEBOPAEDIA is a thorough, constantly updated dictionary of computer-related words and phrases. Definitions typically include links to related terms and Web pages. The Term of the Day feature will help you know a lot more about computing (or at least sound as if you do).
Dont know what an acronym is? ACRONYM FINDER is a database of more than 65,000 acronyms. Itll find just about everything youre looking for, and its one of the best of its kind.
If you need to convert bushels to pecks or ounces to British beer gallons, ENTISOFT UNITS MEASUREMENT CONVERSION CALCULATOR is your best bet. This site includes all manner of obscure measurements to help you prepare recipes or conduct business abroad.
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Generations of journalists and other writers have relied on William Strunk Jr.s ELEMENTS OF STYLE. This online version reflects only the original text (not later editions), which may lead to some confusion. But its still a worthwhile resource for anyone composing any sort of document.
BARTLETTS FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS is, well, familiar to many of us, especially in its later editions. This version, unfortunately, is an online facsimile of the edition published nearly a century ago. It lists Grover Cleveland as still alive and knows nothing of Winston Churchil. Nonetheless, it remains an excellent resource.
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