CNJ Resources & References

cnj1Bringing you interesting knife, collector and industry related news is what we strive to do here at CNJ.

There are a number of online resources used to help make this happen. Periodically, I am asked which ones I use, so here are the ones I use the most.

My tried and true sources for ideas and additional online research-

Google Alerts – a service offered by Google to deliver pre-programed automated topical daily notifications.

NetNewsWire– a desktop news aggregator for Mac OS X. It fetches topical web-content from blogs, vlogs, podcast and websites once a day.

News on Feeds– a comprehensive list of News aggregators/feeders

YouTube– an online community built around video content. Very interesting subculture of online folks.

Addict-o-matic– create custom page with the latest buzz on any topic.

://urlfan– All-Time Top Ranked Websites mentioned by bloggers

MySpace– an online social network; FaceBook is the other most popular community.

Knife World– the classic knife publication with searchable online index

Knife Forums– online communities of knife collectors.

Theo’s World of Knife Links

Custom Knife Makers Profiles

WebRing– over 40,000 communities visited by 3 million people a month

Wikipedia– Free online encyclopedia (use it daily).

Reference Resources for Writers Directory

Online Research Speciality Portal

Historic Information Portal

Librarians’ Internet Index

Internet World Stats– Usage and Population stats

Pew/Internet– American Life Project

Search Engine Directory– a comprehensive listings of search engines.

Google Image Search– search millions of pictures used on the web.

SearchEngineWatch– comprehensive tracking of search engines

Pandia Search Engine News

Top 100 Alternative Search Engines

Social Web News– a blog on social networking websites

Technorati– one of several blog search engines I use  

Wired – coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping our world- hardcopy and online editions.

ReadWriteWeb– Web Technology, Trends, Social Networking & Social Media

Mashable– All That’s New on the Web

Knife World– a traditional monthly knife publication on all types of knife subjects.

Blade Magazine– a traditional monthly knife publication that is in the very early stages of morphing into an online media.

Tactical Knives– a traditional monthly knife publication focused on the tactical side of knives.

Knives Illustrated- This pub hasn’t even made it online yet with a website….you know what that tells me, don’t you?

Knife Web Guide- Information-Resource Portal

The Auction Exchange & Collectors News– a tabloid publication on a broad range of auction and collector topics.

Antique Week– a weekly tabloid publication on auctions, collector and antique news.

Antique Trader– a source to follow collectible trends and auctions.– an online antiques and collectibles community.

WorthPoint– an online resource for antiques and collectibles.

Newspaper Archive– spans 240 years with over a billion articles.

Author & Book Search– The Companion to Online and Offline Literature

Bartleby– an internet publisher of books.

AbeBooks– one of the best sites for finding old/rare used books

BNET Business Network– Knife Company & Industry News 

Knife Industry SIC Codes

Knife Industry Profiles

The Wall Street Journal– Business News and Financial News. Online and hardcopy Weekend Edition.

MarketWatch– Business News and Financial News.

Bloomberg– Business News and Financial News

U. S. Census Bureau

Plus, I scan many blogs and individual websites every couple of days. One day I’ll add them too.

applelogoNow for you Mac fans-

For my pleasure reading (yeah, right- I’m still learning to use Final Cut Express and the finer points of GarageBand), here are my favorites-





Cooliris– the coolest photo browser

All The Missing Manuals and For Dummies editions (GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, Photoshop Express, Mac OS X, iLife 08)

Big Book of Apple Hacks

The Cult of Mac

…and dozens of Mac blogs

Published on December 21, 2008 at 6:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

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