Special Internet Connections: Last update 8/15/94
Copyright 1994 Scott Yanoff.
No changes are to be made to this document without
the author's written consent. Reproduction/distribution without my
permission is allowable so long as it is for NON-PROFIT
Special thanx to Bernard Lang for the Table of Contents!
Agricultural Information, Family Issues, Food and Nutrition
Agricultural info (livestock reports, current market prices, etc.).
Almanac mail servers
Each offers different USDA market news and articles. (Body: send guide or send catalog)
- mail email@example.com
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- mail email@example.com
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- mail email@example.com
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org
GRIN, National Genetic Resources Program, USDA-ARS
The NGRP gopher server provides germplasm imformation about plants,
animals, microbes and insects within the National Genetic Resources
Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
NetVet - Veterinary Resource Line
Archives of information, proceedings, oncology, and so on regarding various species of animals.
How to care for vegetable crops, turf grasses, flowering plants, trees and shrubs.
Sustainable Agriculture Information
Access to discussion group archives, gopher holes, pesticide education, rural skills, EnviroGopher, agronomy information, USDA statistics, etc.
Almanac of Events/Today in History
National Archeological Database information management system.
Aviation Gopher Holes and Web Sites
Acts as a repository for things on rec.aviation (pics, stories...).
Aviation weather, flight planning. (login: last name)
Biology Gopher Holes and WWW Sites
Images of the frog from various views, and in various stages of dissection.
Molecules R US - an interactive interface to facilitate browsing, searching, and viewing of the molecular structure data contained within the Brookhaven Protein Data Bank.
European Commission Host Organization, free databases! (Login: echo)
Interest rates, foreign exchange rates, price indexes, stats.
Entrepreneurs on the Web
A financial economics WWW server.
Foundation for Enterprise Development
A comprehensive resource on equity compensation, employee involvement and other leading business strategies.
Markets and Investments
Commodities, currency exchange, mutual funds, personal finance, quarterly reports, stocks.
Stock Market Reports/Charts
Stock Market Reports/Charts
Stock Market Simulation
Career Centers Online/Job Services
Jobs database, resume listing service, search by location/keyword
Online database, book reviews, magazine fax delivery service, Journal graphics.
Periodic Table of Elements
Amiga User Area
Lots of useful information for Amiga owners.
Austrian Mac group. UserID/Password (hit return).
Power PC News
Unix Reference Desk
Windows Shareware Archive
DataBase Via Finger
Query databases, find newsgroups, access archie, etc., via finger.
Dictionary/Spelling service. Type HELP for information.
Celebrity Lecture Series
Dewey School of Education
An experiment in using WWW for not only providing information , but also facilitating communication between students from all over the world.
Distance Education Databases
Provides K-12 resources, discussion groups, etc.
Educational Online Sources
An excellent educational Web service with links to other education webs too.
Information on scholarships, minority assistance, etc.
IBM Kiosk for Education (IKE) User Discussion Forums. (Login: register)
Instructional Development Services
Over 200 teaching tips, as well as pointers to other teaching/learning resources.
International Education Bulletin Board
Offers program listings, resources, contact individuals and govermental information.
Collection of what's out there on the Web for K-12.
Kids on Campus
Nice home page for students to wander around the Internet on.
Telecomm. project aimed at 10-15 year olds. (Login: gopher)
Electronic information and communication service for educators.
Educational Multi-User Simulated Environments.
An education-based BBS. (Login: GUEST)
NASA SIR-CED Education Program
The SIR-CED program is designed to help meet some of the goals set out in NASA's Strategic Plan for Education.
National Education BBS
A limited-access system for NESP educators. (login: new)
BBS for those teaching/studying science, CS, math. (login: bbs)
Questions on University Extension. Regional Research Info (login:
Schools via WWW
Teaching & Learning with the Web
Searches all ftp sites for any program you want. (login: archie)
Archie Mail Servers
Alterative Archie access to those without ftp or telnet.
- mail archie@<insert one of the above addresses
here> (subject: help)
FTP via EMail
- mail email@example.com with no subject line, and two-line
body with line one help and line 2 quit
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org (body: help)
Please, European users only.
- mail email@example.com (body: help or
ftplist for a list of anonymous ftp sites)
- mail BITFTP@DEARN or to BITFTP@vm.gmd.de (body: help
or ftplist for a list of anonymous ftp sites) (Europe
ocf.berkeley.edu offers docs, bible, lyrics, etc.
- ftp wuarchive.wustl.edu
- ftp ftp.uu.net you name it, it's
- ftp archive.umich.edu or ftp sumex-aim.stanford.edu for
software for MS-Dos computers, Mac, Amiga, Apple2, Apollo...
- ftp oak.oakland.edu is a huge
software archive for PCs and UNIX
- ftp ftp.sura.net has
how-to's about internet (email, ftp, telnet, etc.) in /pub/nic
quartz.rutgers.edu All the rec.humor/humor files you'd want (tv, sex..)
FTP via Telnet
Access UIowa's huge FTP site via telnet!
Advanced Squad Leader
The "World at War" wargame series.
Play Backgammon! (login: guest)
Location of current bolo games...the networked tank game.
Chat Servers - Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and Internet Citizens Band (ICB)
Internet Relay Chat via telnet. (login: irc).
Tele-Chat online chat service.
Play/watch real-time chess with human opponents. Type help
Comics on the Web
Dilbert, Calvin and Hobbes, to name a few.
Funny quote or saying everytime you telnet there.
Fingers for Fun
Fun and Games on the Web
Choose from a multitude of online games. (Login: GAMES)
Games by Mail
Join others and play a game of GO. (Login/Password: choose your own)
Recent quake info (location, time, magnitude, etc.).
Geography Resources on the Internet
Information by city or area code (Population, Latitude/Longitude,
Global Land Information System
Land use maps of U.S., graphs/data of geological info (login: guest)
Air Pollution BBS
Various BBS' that cover a wide range of Air Pollution information.
U.S. Government Census information, access to CENBBS.
Information on Clinton's policies and scandals.
Federal Bulletin Board U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
Lots of governmental and congressional files.
NTIS FedWorld WWW homepage includes a list of more than 100 US.
Government information servers, each sorted by NTIS Subject categories.
Also, limited information on the services provided by NTIS, as well as
access to many of the free files that are available from the dialup/telnet
News releases, AIDS info, veterinary medicene news, etc. (Login: bbs)
Iowa Political Stock Market
Buy and sell shares in political candidates. (Non profit
Israel Information Service
Latest developments in Israel, gov't info., peace relations, maps.
Project Vote Smart
Enormous system of factual information on over 2,000 candidates who want to represent you.
State Information Highway
Access lots of info. on Texas, and other states.
Student Governments Home Page
White House Releases
Subscribe to White House press releases (news, speeches, etc.)
- Info from the White House
- mail Clinton-Info@Campaign92.Org (subject: help)
White House Summaries
Daily mailing of summary of White House Releases.
- White House Archives
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org (body: subscribe wh-summary)
Ham Radio Callbooks
National ham radio call-sign callbook. (See also Amateur Radio.)
HP Calculator BBS
BBS for HP Calculator users, with chat mode. (login: new)
Excellent menu-driven information searches. (login: hpcwire)
University and library catalogues around the world. (login: hytelnet)
IEEE's Standards Process Automation System (SPAsystem)
Communications and information hub for standards development and use. (Login: guest)
Gopher, WAIS, Whois, finger, tons of Internet info, book orders, etc.
IP Address Resolver
Mails you IP address of site. (body: site address)
- mail email@example.com
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org (body of letter: help)
ACCESS: Legislative Information Service, Hawaii State Legislature
Law Gopher Holes and Web Sites
Law libraries and legal research. Offers copies of laws for each
state/computer laws, and more!
Law/Judicial info and catalogs access. (login: lawnet)
Biographical info. on 500,000+ attorneys and law firms in the USA.
Supreme Court Rulings
ASCII files of Supreme Court rulings in directory /hermes
dla.ucop.edu in pub/internet/libcat-guide offers Library
Catalogs on the Internet: Strategies for Selection and Use
document (how, but not where; also get one of the following).
ftp.unt.edu in library/libraries.txt offers Accessing
Bibliographic Databases document.
ariel.umn.edu in library/internet.library offers
Internet-Accessible Catalogs and Databases document.
Library of Congress
- Library of Congress Information System (LOCIS) telnet locis.loc.gov for access to Library of Congress, legislative info, and copyright
- telnet/gopher marvel.loc.gov
offers LOC gopher, with access to lots of government documents. (login: marvel)
Comprehensive gopher of government services, library catalogs, etc.
Select "Library Services" from the main gopher menu.
Access to nearly all online services seen in this list. (Login:
List of Lists
List of interest groups/email lists in interest-groups.
Divine Comedy and reviews (connect dante). To
read/find passages in the King James Bible, select file
bible; in Shakespeare's plays, select file s plays;
in Shakespeare's sonnets, select file s sonnets.
Fiction Therapy Group
Add on to fictional works in-progress.
French Language and Literature Database
German-to-English (and vice-versa) dictionary, "Travelers Japanese" lessons, etc.
Leeds Database of Verse
Database of English poetry in the 17th and 18th centuries. (Login/Password: bcmsv)
Text, photo of poet, voice of poet reading the poem, bibliography, etc.
Many books in print and almanac files in pub/etext.
Travels with Samantha
American Mathematical Society bbs with software and reviews.
GAMS - NIST Guide to Available Mathematical Software
Math archives (software, teaching materials, other gophers)
Mathematical animations and services.
Math (usually Fortran) programs via email (body: send index)
- mail email@example.com
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs, Datasets, etc. for statisticians. (body: send index)
- mail email@example.com
Lots of medical-related info, archives, lists, and positions.
Interactive AIDS & Epilepsy documents, simulated conversations. (See Also: AIDS)
Disability and Rehabilitation
Forums and discussion groups on medical technology and education.
Health Services/Technology Assessment
Resource which provides access to the full-text of clinical practice guidelines. (Login: hstat)
Site devoted to the hunger and poverty crises, developing nations and related topics.
Provides access and linkages to biomedically related electronic information, literature, databases, images, library services, and bibliographic tools.
Medical Resources on the Web
Nursing info related to research, practice, education, publications, etc.
Tablature/Chords for guitar in /pub/guitar. Also at ftp.uu.net.
Lyrics, chords/tablature, and music pictures.
Music and Brain Information Database (MBI)
Scientific research (references & abstracts) on music as related to behavior,
the brain, and allied fields.
Personal recommendations of musicians from other Internetters.
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org with body of message: help
Music on the WEB
Sid's Music Server
Lists of rare live recordings, cd's for sale.
- mail email@example.com (Subject: BOOTHELP)
Used Music Server
Users can buy/sell/trade CDs/LPs/Tapes or subscribe to the list.
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: help)
Access to MANY electronic journals.
Friends and Partners (Russian & American) Information Service
Information Service offering news, weather, geography, etc. for each nation. (Login: friends)
Global Network Navigator
O'Reilly and Associates GNN, accessable using given URL via Mosaic or Lynx.
News Mail Filter
Receive news articles relevant to interests periodically via email
- mail email@example.com
News Mail Servers
Post to Usenet news via email. (e.g. newsgroup = alt-bbs)
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- mail email@example.com
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- mail email@example.com
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- mail email@example.com with body: /nnhelp for info on receiving news articles via email
News from Around the World
International news including: Various European news, CNN Headline News, Voice of America, European and African weather.
The Usenet Oracle answers all your questions!
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: help)
Personal Ads Gopher & WWW
Classified personal ads for the USA, and also for the gay community.
The Princeton Review
International leader in test preparation and an invaluable resource of college
admissions information. This server provides hundreds of profiles of the top
schools in the U.S.
Nuclear Data Center
National nuclear data. (login: nndc)
Particle Information Systems
Lookup information on any particle!
Physics on the Web
Information on AIDS/HIV, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues. (See Also: AIDS)
Telnet there and receive in return the text of a Bible verse from the Old or
New Testament for reflection and meditation. (See also: Dartmouth)
Judaism and Jewish Resources
Religion on the Web
Access to nearly every listed service! (login: services)
Journals, unix stuff, recipes, online cookbook, etc. (login:
Software Server (ASK)
On-line software search. (Login/password: ask)
ZIB Electronic Libr.
Library of software, links to other libraries. (login:
Center for Advanced Space Studies
(login: cass password: online)
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Provides access to astronomical catalogs and abstracts.
Space environment resource. (Login: Envnet, Password: Henniker)
Europe Space Agency
Access ESA PID (Prototype Information Directory) and ESIS (European Space Info System)
Science, etc. databases from satellites, etc. (Login: FIFEUSER)
NAS Applied Research Branch
100+ technical reports on scientific visualization, virtual reality, and parallel computing.
Recent press releases from NASA. (See also: SpaceNews)
NASA Information Services via WWW
Latest NASA news, including shuttle launches and satellite updates.
National Space Development Agency of Japan (login:
NASA Extragalactic Database. Bibliographies, information. (login: ned)
Menu-driven access to National Space Science Data Center. (login: nodis)
- Center for Earth and Planetary Studies: CEPS
- Planetary Data System: PDS
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Space Environment Effects Information Resources
Guidelines and software codes to aid designers reduce harmful space environment/spacecraft interactions.
SW Research Data Display and Analysis Center
Images, software, satellite elements, etc. (Login: gopher or www)
Science/space bbs about space exploration with information from NASA.
Shuttle Small Payloads Programs
Information and images on shuttle small payloads programs.
Weekly publication of space news. (See also: NasaNews)
Reports about Hubble Telescope, press releases. (login: stinfo)
Information on Formula One, Indy Car, and NASCAR racing, including results of races, schedules, point standings, etc.
College Football WWW
International Hockey League Newsletter
Paddling Sports: Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting
Races, marathons, training tips, running magazines, running clubs, and information about all aspects of running.
Baseball, Football scores, standings, and next week's schedule.
Sports on the WEB
Sports schedules on-line. help for help, return for today's games.
Surf reports, tips, forecasts, and video clips.
Movies and Television Databases
Information on actors, directors, movies, etc.
MPEG Movie Archives
Television and Movies FTP Site
Links to other TV sites, TV Hot List, and the Ultimate TV List of links for 29 TV shows.
Television News Archive
International Universities Travel/Study Catalogue
US Travelers upload results to WWW.
Search subway routes of major cities, in French or English.
State Department Travel Warnings
Travel Info. Libraries
Travelogues, guides, FAQs, maps.
World-wide Internet Traffic Watch
Real-time traffic information for San Diego, CA, and USA freeways via the WWW.
Usenet News, Library of Congress, nationwide libs. (login: launch)
Nationwide phone book that returns complete name, address, and phone number.
- mail email@example.com with body: REQUEST REPORT
Mail Server/User Lookup
- mail firstname.lastname@example.org (body: send usenet-addresses/<name searching for>)
Netfind User Lookup
Given a name and organization/school, finds a user for you.
Phone Books Interface
WHO's WHO On-Line
A collective experiment towards a HYPERbiographical database of
people on the Internet.
Way to find internet address given a keyword. To access type:
UUCP map entries by mail
Mails you UUCP map entry.
- mail email@example.com (body: help or uucp uucp_site)
Wide Area Information Service. (login: swais)
Emergency Digital Information Service
State of California - Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Tons of files for coping with floods and hurricanes (login:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: lots of data!
Tropical Storm Forecast
Seasonal forecast for Atlantic Ocean.
City/state forecasts, ski conditions, earthquake reports, etc.
Women's Studies and Resources