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All-In-One Search Page

Below are links to Internet search engines that we have found to be helpful for Inventors, Engineers, and Designers. We suggest that you BOOKMARK THIS PAGE so you can have all the links and search boxes in one location for easy searching.  If you are aware of other sites, email them to Al Muller at  amuller589@aol.com OR Ken Roddy at  ken@patentstuff.com
We are just beginning, and will be adding new links as we get them so check back often.
Clear, straightforward information on how stuff works.

Search Government Websites
Search Government Websites

Refdesk.com is a great source for facts on the Net; a one-stop site for all things
Internet: news, weather, sports, reference, encyclopedia, facts on file, FAQs,tutorials,
search engines, free stuff, games and much more. Over 20,000 quality links.

People Finders

Has reverse phone lookup
Last Name
First Name
Yellow Pages
Yahoo People Search

Search Internet for a dictionary with the word (Powered by OneLook® Dictionaries)

Enter word:
HINTS: Adding wild cards expands the search. (* = any number of characters and ? = exactly one character). For example, "tomo*ow", "tomo??ow" or "tomor*" will find "tomorrow".

Trade Show Directories

Trade Show Network News

Other Links

www.efunda.com/home.cfm eFunda: The Ultimate Online Reference for Engineers (engineering fundamentals)
Convert Temperatures  Convert Length   Convert Weight  Convert Volume
The John Reynolds Co  Distributer for mold making supplies, resins, and tools
www.smooth-on.com  Mold Making, Mold Rubber and Casting Materials from Smooth-On: Urethane Rubbers,Silicone Rubbers,Casting Resins,Liquid Plastics.
www.onelook.com  OneLook Dictionaries, lookup technical terms.
Scientific & Technical Network Databases and Standards
Thomas Register The primary source for manufacturers of anything
Modern Plastics
Dupont Products & Services
Blackwell Plastics Injection Molders
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. Great Catalog & Info
Technical & Professional Books at Barnes & Noble
Technical & Professional Books at Amazon.com

Government Programs & Agencies
Free Technical Assistance From the NASA and Educational Community.
Contact Cathy Kramer of the Clear Lake Area Economic Development Foundation
Tell her your were referred by the Houston Inventors Association
Voice(281)486-5535   Fax(281)486-5068   E-mail cathy@claedf.com
DOE Inventions and Innovation Program
Small Business Innovation Research Awards
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA Publications
Argonne National Laboratory - One of DOE's largest research centers
National Science Foundation
Nasa JSC Technology Transfer

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