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This is meant to be a quick access list to what we at the web ring consider some of the cream of the crop of web sites out there.  This page can also be used as your quick springboard into the wonderful world of the internet if you have only recently begun the Journey.

Search Engines:
You must become familiar with search engines if you plan to accomplish much on the world wide web.  These are your taxi drivers, your chauffeurs, that reveal the hidden gems you seek by weeding them from the billions of possibilities.
ALTAVISTA | Ask Jeeves!  | GOOGLE | EXCITE | LYCOS | INFOSEEK | HOTBOT |
WEB CRAWLER | METASEARCH | NORTHERN LIGHT | MSN SEARCH | YAHOO! |
SNAP! | LOOKSMARTAbout.com

If one search engine does not help you try another.  A key usage tip with Altavista is that it heavily relies on the TITLE of the web page and works primarily off of the first two keywords you search on.  Ask Jeeves lets you pose your search request in a question format.  Google has a powerful search engine and of course one of the oldest but, often biased search/index pages is Yahoo.

Online Shopping:
Contrary to some beliefs, online shopping can be a very pleasant experience.  It offers some things you cannot find when browsing through a store.  It is quick, easy, and you never have to leave your home.  The downside is that it is sometimes fun to leave your home.
AMAZON.COM | Auction Search Engine | PETSMART | PlanetRX | CNET Shopper's Top 10 ListEbay! | PRICELINE | PRICEWATCH | PRICESCAN Gifts.com Priority Flowers Join the Science Fiction Book Club Join the Literary Guild Emergency Preparedness Everyday Groceries Travel/Camping Health Foods Gourmet Shoppe FREE LONG DISTANCE EVERY MONTHNoMeat (for vegetarians) |

These are some of the better online shopping sites and resources we have found so far.  Email us at lakecitywebring@yahoo.com if you have one that would be beneficial to add.  We cannot add all of them of course but, we would like to get as many peoples' favorites as possible.  AMAZON.COM is still one of the best sites to go for music, books, videos, software, and even auctions.  Its unique approach to providing you reviews on books even seems to out do walk in book stores in my opinion.  You can't be fooled by a cover here.  EBAY is the largest online auction site.  You can literally buy and sell anything there.  People have sold bags full of pine cones!!!

NEWS SITES:
These are links to various sites where you can read headlines and articles.  Many people like to use the web to track down their daily news.  We hope these links serve you well.
CNN Interactive | USA Today Online | CNET News | The Register | ZDNET | WIRED | NEWSBYTES

Please email us at lakecitywebring@yahoo.com if you have a news site that is more useful to you that is not listed here.

Info/Reference:
These links are to informational and reference sites.  These sites are often specialized but, they are good at what they do.  If you need to research something and don't want to hit the search engines right away, try these.
Kids Doctor | Discovery | National Geographic | Funk & Wagnall's | Encyberpedia | Onelook Dictionary | Thesaurus | 1040.com (taxes) | KRESCH (web page design) | Sharky Extreme (hardware reviews) | EXP (ask an expert for help) | Microsoft (for your windows needs) | CNET Help! | DOWNLOAD.COM (get your software from here) | WINDRIVERS (drivers for all manner of devices)eWork Exchange | Social Net (online dating service) |
Entertainment:
These sites are for reviewing games, playing online games, downloading music, downloading full length novels and more.
SportingBetUSA | Project Gutenberg | CHAT.NET | MP3.COM | GAMESPOT | 3DFXMANIA | DOWNLOAD.COM | MUD LIST | Adrenalin Vault | UGO.COM | DAILY RADAR | YAHOOLIGANS |
Free Email+:
These sites feature free online email addresses for your use.  If you do not have a free online based email it is HIGHLY recommended you get one.  Also, in this section are links to sites that will let you build free web pages like this one.
CHEK.COM (email) | YAHOO! MAIL (email)  | HOTMAIL (email) | TRIPOD.COM(web pages) |

While there are several free email places CHEK.COM is a good one if you don't have one as it has several different domain names to choose from.  Some of the others like YAHOO are getting crowded and you have to end up using a pretty off the wall email name.  TRIPOD.COM is where this web ring web page is hosted for absolutely free.

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