Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Look Up Reference Information for Free

Yahoo! provides a variety of reference tools for your use, collected under the
Yahoo! Reference banner. Go to and you’ll find links to the American Heritage Dictionary, the American Heritage Spanish Dictionary, Rogets II: The New Thesaurus, Columbia Encyclopedia, Bartlett’s
Familiar Quotations, Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body, and more—all free for the reading. It’s kind of like having your own personal library on your own PC.

Yahoo! Yellow Pages

Then there’s the related business of searching for businesses. Searching for a particular business on Yahoo! is a lot like searching for an individual. The difference is you use Yahoo!’s Yellow Pages directory instead of the White Pages directory.

With Yahoo! Yellow Pages (, shown in Figure 1-14, you can browse through different categories of businesses, or search for specific businesses or types of businesses. When you first access the Yellow Pages, you input your zip code, so Yahoo! can direct you to businesses in your area; you can also change your location at any time to search for businesses anywhere in the United States. Each listing includes the name, address, city city, state, and phone number for the business listed. If a business has a Web site, a Web site link appears next to the listing; click this link to jump to that site.

Yahoo! Personals

Of course, there’s another reason you might want to search for someone
online—you’re interested in romance. When it comes to hooking up with that
special someone, nothing beats browsing the online personal ads.
Yahoo! has its own personal ad service, called Yahoo! Personals( You can browse or search by relationship type, gender match, age, and other factors. And, of course, you can also place your own personals ad. It’ It’s
a great way to meet people.

Yahoo! Member Directory

If the person you’re looking for is a Yahoo! user, chances are that person has created a public profile. You can search these public profiles from the Yahoo! Member Directory page ( Yahoo! lets you search by Yahoo! ID, person’s name, or interests. (The Yahoo! Member Directory page is a good starting point for all your people searching—it also includes search functionality for Yahoo! People Search and Yahoo! Personals.)

Yahoo! People Search ahoo!

When you want to search for someone’s street address or phone number, use the Yahoo! People Search directory ( From this page, shown in Figure , you can search for people anywhere in the United States.

When you conduct a Yahoo! People Search search, Yahoo! displays a list of
names matching your query; each listing includes the full name, street address, city, state, zip code, and phone number. To display more information about any person listed, click the person’s name. This displays the Detailed Information page, which includes a list of nearby businesses, a map of this person’s neighborhood, and a wealth of other related links.

World Yahoo!

If you’re a U.S. resident, the main Yahoo! site is a great site. But if you live outside the U.S., you could get frustrated at the American-centric site listings—and if you don’t speak English, you might not be able to use the site at all!

For that reason, Yahoo! has been busy creating a network of World Yahoo!s, complete with country-specific site listings and pages created in the native language. Figure shows one of these sites, Yahoo! Mexico.

All the World Yahoo!s are listed at the bottom of the U.S. Yahoo! home page, or you can go directly to the sites using the addresses listed in Table;

World Yahoo! Web Address
Australia and New Zealand
Chinese (U.S. site in Chinese)
Hong Kong
Spanish (U.S. site in Spanish)
U.K. and Ireland

Local Y Yahoo! ahoo!

Yahoo! isn’t just a big national site, it’s also a network of thousands of local sites, customized to the events and listings of local communities across the United States. You can access any local site from the Yahoo! Get Local page (

Each local site includes a variety of region-specific features, including links to local lottery results, maps and driving directions, local news headlines and sports scores, weather forecasts, and a local Web directory.


Even better than filtering your children’s Internet usage, why not give them their own kids-safe start page to use when they’re surfing? Yahoo! provides just such a page—called Yahooligans!

Yahooligans! ( is a kids-oriented directory that is part of the Yahoo! network of sites. Each site listed in the Yahooligans! directory has been carefully checked by an experienced educator to ensure that the site’s content is appropriate for children aged 7 to 12.

As you can see in Figure Yahooligans! works just like the main Yahoo! Web directory, which means you can find sites by either browsing through categories or directly searching. The difference is that this directory includes categories and sites of particular interest to children and teenagers—as well as additional features and services.

In addition to all the cool kids-friendly content, Yahooligans! offers a few other neat features to help protect your children online. For example, when you conduct a search on Yahooligans!, it searches only the Yahooligans! directory—it doesn’t back out to the Web for a larger (unsupervised) index search. And the Yahooligans! directory doesn’t include sites with any content inappropriate for younger Web surfers, so it’s completely kids-safe. In other words, Yahooligans! is the perfect start page for your kids.

Yahoo! Family Accounts

Another available option is to create a Yahoo! Family Account. This enables you to create separate Yahoo! IDs for each of your children. You can then control what information your children give to Yahoo!—and determine which Yahoo! features your children can and can’t access.

The key to managing your Family Account is to create separate Yahoo! IDs for
each of your children. There are two classes of children’s IDs available with Yahoo! Family Accounts: Under 13 and 13 to 18. Each age class has its own unique restrictions as part of a Family Account. Under 13 IDs are prohibited from entering any personal information online, participating in auctions or personals, or accessing any adult areas. The 13 to 18 IDs are only prohibited from
participating in auctions and accessing adult areas—but they can leave personal information online.

In addition, the primary ID on a Family Account (meaning you!) can log into Yahoo! under any of the other IDs. This enables you to monitor and make changes to your child’s account using all of Yahoo!’s various tools—such as blacklists, buddy lists, and so on.

Creating a Family Account is similar to creating a regular Yahoo! account. The big difference is that—to establish the age of the primary account member— you have to enter a credit card number. (The assumption is that no one under 18 has a credit card.) Yahoo! will not make charges to your card; it only uses the card for age ID purposes.

To create your Family Account, go to You should see the Welcome to Yahoo! Family Accounts page; click the Sign Me Up link and complete the steps as instructed. (If you already have a Yahoo! account, just enter your Yahoo! ID and Password.)

Once you’ve created an account, you can add a new child ID for each of your children. From the Yahoo! Family Accounts page, click the Add Child Account button and follow the onscreen instructions.

Make Yahoo! Safe for Kids

As you’re well aware, not every page on the Web is suitable for underage viewing. Fortunately, Yahoo! offers several options that help you protect your children from inappropriate content online.

Yahoo’s Mature Content Filter

The first line of defense is to filter inappropriate content from Yahoo!’s search results. Yahoo! offers a Mature Content Filter you can apply when searching; with this filter activated, Web pages containing sex or language or other bad stuff are automatically deleted from all search results.

To activate Yahoo!’s Mature Content filter, click the Preferences link next to the Search button on Yahoo!’s home page. Scroll down the Search Preferences page to the Mature Content Filter section; you can choose from Strict (filters text and images) or Moderate (filters images only) filtering, or turn the filter off.


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