Continued from the OEDB’s List of 119 resources of research sources beyond Google:
Finance and Investing
A variety of web-based investment analysis tools and financial statistics can only be found in the deep web.
- Bankrate.com — A directory of interest rates for different types of loans, mortgages, and savings accounts.
- InvestIQ — A database of market data from different world regions.
- BigCharts — A searchable database of quotes and performance charts for different stocks and mutual funds.
- SmartMoney.com Tools — A portal of different stock analysis tools.
- EDGAR Online — A database of EDGAR SEC filings searchable by ticker or company name.
These are good places to start researching for background knowledge on any topic. The subscription-based databases will help intensify any research by scouring numerous scholarly journals.
- GPO’s Catalog of US Government Publications — A searchable database of federal publications, with links to those available online.
- Smithsonian Institution Libraries — A collection of 20 libraries from the world’s largest museum complex.
- The National Archives — A list of all of the National Archives’ research tools and databases.
- Encyclopædia Britannica — The authoritative encyclopedia searchable with full text online.
- Topix.net — A news search engine.
- Internet Public Library — The Internet’s public library. Fully searchable.
- San Francisco Public Library – A list of all of the databases offered to SFPL library card holders. Not a California resident? This is just one example of many such local public libraries that offer similar services.
- LexisNexis $ — The world’s largest collection of public records, unpublished opinions, forms, legal, news, and business information. Over 35,000 individual sources are searchable with full-text available online.
- Forrester Research $ — An independent technology and market research company, publishing in-depth research reports on a variety of subjects.
- Factiva $ — A searchable collection of over 10,000 individual sources.
The United States government publishes data on a variety of subjects, some of which is derived from census data or CIA findings.
- Copyright Records (LOCIS) — A database of copyright records, searchable by documents, serials, and multimedia (including books, music, films, sound recordings, maps, software, photos, and art).
- American FactFinder — A repository of aggregate census bureau data searchable by city, county, or ZIP code.
- FedStats — A gateway to statistics from over 100 US federal agencies.
- United States Patent and Trademark Office — A database of patent full-text and full-page images.
- Geospatial One Stop — A searchable database of geographic data, displayable on maps.
- United States Government Printing Office (GPO) — A search engine for mutliple government databases, including US budgets, campaign reform hearings, code of federal regulations, congressional bills, unified agendas, and more
- POW/MIA Databases and Documents — A database of POWs and MIAs information.
- ZIP+4 Lookup — A database of US ZIP codes and ZIP+4 codes, searchable by city or address.