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Surf’s Up!

By Jim Kolettis, Mahar Manufacturing

Having been an NSSEA Mentor I am always on the lookout for new websites or helpful information that might be useful to our members. A little web surfing produced a multitude of reference & resource sites, and I want to share a few with you.

If you need information where’s the best place to go for it? A library. This week I happened upon a site called RefDesk (www.refdesk.com/). This site contains tons of links to websites on every subject. On the main page there is a pull-down search menu to help you access the appropriate reference desk. If you choose “medical”, for example, a page displays that contains links to various and sundry medical websites.

Library Spot (www.libraryspot.com/) has lots of links to just about anything you want to know (there’s even a link to RefDesk).

And here’s one that is designed specifically for government contracting – “Where In Federal Contracting?” (/www.wifcon.com/). This site contains links to anything you ever wanted to know about government contracting.

And last, but definitely not least, check out a Directory of Topic-Specific Directories called “AllWebDirectories.com (www.allwebdirectories.com/). AllWebDirectories.com is a collection of smaller directories categorized by specific topics.

These sites are fairly comprehensive – if you can’t find what you need on one of these sites you probably aren’t going to find it at all. If you need an answer to a question and you aren’t certain where to look try one of these reference sites or call an NSSEA Mentor – that’s what we’re here for.

If you don’t know who your mentor is, contact Karen Prince, NSSEA’s Director of Member Services, at kprince@nssea.org.

Good Hunting.

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