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 No.9298

ITT: resources and tips about navigating the Internet and researching topics

Feel free to post your own resources and tips too.

I'm going to post a lot of my own that I have gathered over the years.
I ask that random chit-chat in this thread is kept to a minimum except regarding technical questions & answers on the topic matter.
This is so that resources are kept as compact as possible, and so, readable.

First I'll dump resources and tips for researching various topics.
Note: I don't even have access to or use some of these myself (e.g. LexisNexis which seems to be pay-to-use), but I figure they could be helpful in some narrow cases. I use most of these myself. If the initial things I post don't interest you, keep reading anyway. I'm going to be dumping a lot of content.

PressReader
https://www.pressreader.com/
Find key terms in newspapers and magazines.
I would say this is more helpful for finding sources that do exist rather than for reading them, per se. You can try to read the articles elsewhere than PressReader if you know their titles or part of their body text. The site appears to brand itself as pay-to-use, however you can use the search tool anyway and even read some resulting articles.
e.g. https://www.pressreader.com/search?query=Facebook

Nexis newspaper database
https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/professional/nexis/nexis.page
https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/professional/nexis/nexis-features.page
I can't speak much about it because I have not used it. I learned it existed because of a mention in a FAIR.org article. It's apparently a searchable database of newspapers similar to the above-mentioned PressReader. So I can't vouch for it (plus it's pay-to-use). But it's worth a mention. It seemed like at least one university system uses it.

Chronicling America
Library of Congress project that lets you search some historical American newspapers. By no means is it an archive of *all* historical newspaper content.
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

The Wikipedia Library
This is a list of various resources compiled or provided by the Wikipedia Library, which is a system aiming to help the site's editors gain better access to sources. Some of this requires you to be an active editor on the site to access, some of it doesn't.
A. https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/partners/
Their main program, which provides access to partnered pay-walled content for active Wikipedia editors.
B. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Find_sources
'Find sources', for finding sources in the first place. Useful for non-editors, too.
C. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Find_your_source
'Find your source', for finding a source you already know about but can't access. Just a general advice page, much of it you don't need to be an editor to exploit.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Find_your_source
One editor's misplaced advice supplementing C.
D. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:RD
Wikipedia's reference desk. You don't need to be an active editor to ask questions here. You might also try /marx/ (see later planned entry about /marx/ for best info).
E. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Find_your_library
Some advice from WPL about finding a library with a source you are seeking (like a book).
F. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Library/Free_resources
Free resources list. Compilation of resources on a plethora of topics usable by non-editors.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Unreferenced_articles/Resources
Supplement.
G. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Free_English_newspaper_sources

Project Gutenberg
https://www.gutenberg.org/
Free e-book library.

The Internet Archive
https://archive.org/
Also a free e-book library. Has video and audio too. Make an account and you can freely check out e-books as though it were a physical library.

Google stuff
A. Google's "Talk to Books"
https://books.google.com/talktobooks/
Enter natural queries, get related books.
Related projects: https://research.google.com/semanticexperiences/
Broadly, but rarely helpful.
B. Google Scholar
https://scholar.google.com/
I recommend unchecking "include citations" on the side, will save you a lot of asshurt.
C. Google Newspapers
https://news.google.com/newspapers
I have no idea why this isn't visible from the main Google search area.
D. Google Books
https://www.google.com/search?q="INSERT+TEXT+HERE"&tbm=bks
E. Programmable Google search engine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Syced/Wikipedia_Reference_Search
This was programmed to find Wikipedia references but it should be broadly useful.
F. Tips to improve your Google search effectiveness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPw4PSsi55A
https://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/20-tips-use-google-search-efficiently.html

cont.

 No.9299

SearX
https://searx.space/
This is a list of SearX instances. SearX is a meta-search engine. This means you can search on Yandex, Bing, Google, etc. all at once. I haven't preferred to use it but it's a way to not be tracked by Google. From my experiments you can't actually use the Google power-searching tips listed at the end of my last post, so I haven't really preferred it for that reason.

Sci-Hub
https://sci-hub.se/ (main site)
https://twitter.com/ringo_ring (social media)
https://twitter.com/Sci_Hub_tweets (social media)
https://vk.com/sci_hub (social media)
For accessing scientific literature. Works on some books I think, particularly if they're hosted on sites that also host scientific papers.
With Sci-Hub, it's often useful to try multiple existing links for the same paper if you want to access it and it doesn't work the first time. For example, you would try the regular page URL for where the paper is hosted, and also its DOI code that should be on the page somewhere, and also URLs for any alternative hosts of the same paper you may find through Google (exact searches with quotation marks around available text strings or the exact title are often most helpful for academic papers), plus the alternate DOI codes for those.
https://archive.today/KRs2x
And here's Sci-Hub's own advice about what to try if you need access to a paper and Sci-Hub doesn't have it.

Library Genesis (LibGen)
https://www.reddit.com/r/libgen/
Not even going to link the actual site because I don't know which one is the best instance up right now. There's several mirrors up. You may find best info on that subreddit.
To my knowledge anybody can upload things there. I would suggest exhausting other means of obtaining access to a book before this, or else only read it in a virtual machine if possible, though I didn't bother with that and just took the risk because I'm not too experienced with good VMs. I don't want to FUD this site, I might just be overcautious.

JSTOR
https://www.jstor.org/
While you can generally read papers hosted here on Sci-Hub, it isn't really foolproof. I recommend making an account, you can get access to up to 100 papers a month on there for free. You can also use this:
https://www.jstor.org/analyze/
JSTOR's text analyzer. It will analyze a PDF you feed to it and then show you papers it thinks are related.

RationalWiki's recommended sites
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/RationalWiki:Websites
A lot of this is shit. I still thought it was worth a mention since some of it isn't shit.

The Free Library
https://www.thefreelibrary.com/
Research anything, organized by topic

 No.9300

Anti-paywall tools for news, magazines, etc.

12 Foot Ladder
https://12ft.io/
Hops most news paywalling.

Archive.Today
https://archive.today/
Saves an archive of article without scripts. Works to hop paywalls on some sites like the Financial Times.

The Wayback Machine by the Internet Archive
https://web.archive.org/
Hops some pay-walling.

Outline
https://outline.com/
Hops some straggler paywalls like The Economist, also gives you a shareable URL that break sometimes for whatever reason.

This Chrome extension
https://github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-paywalls-chrome
Plugin for Chrome. I haven't tested it and thus can't vouch for it.

Honorable mentions
PressReader and the Wikipedia Library again.

 No.9301

Some resources of /leftypol/'s own and co.

/marx/
http://eregime.org/index.php?showforum=719
Notable for some reasons given here: https://archive.today/cDhZe
Ismail is thus a competent reference desk operator, especially for topics directly concerning Marxism.
A note, as was mentioned in that /meta/ thread, though: it doesn't currently have a standard HTTPS related certificate. This means that you should assume anything that you post on that website is exposed. This includes passwords used to register to the site. This remains true until the site gets such a certificate. If you register, use a password you have never used and never will use anywhere else.
You can post pseudo-anonymously as a "guest" if you prefer that.

Misc.
Questions that don't need their own thread:
>>>/leftypol/296564
Reading General:
>>>/leftypol/285223
Our booru (image arsenal):
https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list
+
highlights (keep in mind some of it is parody like the Hibernian conspiracy shit lol):
https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=chart
https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=graph
https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=debunk
https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=data
https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=infographic
Welcome thread which links some resources:
>>>/leftypol/163675

 No.9302

Archiving tools.
The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine and Archive.Today are basically the standard archiving services at time of writing. I will list some others for fallback options.

The kings
https://archive.today/
https://web.archive.org/

GhostArchive
https://ghostarchive.org/

Google Cache
https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:INSERTLINKHERE
Note this seems to purge itself after a while. Usable as a stopgap option.

Perma.cc
https://perma.cc/
This is more intended for scholars and I haven't used it yet. It might not be usable by laypeople, I have no idea.

Misc archiving tools + how-to's
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Archiving_a_source

 No.9303

Email: some options.
Permanent
a. Tutanota. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutanota
b. ProtonMail. https://protonmail.com/

Temporary
a. Temp-Mail. https://temp-mail.org/en/ (plus alt. domains)
b. 10Minutemail. https://10minutemail.com/
c. Guerilla Mail. https://www.guerrillamail.com/
d. StartMail. https://alternativeto.net/software/startmail/

 No.9305

Misc. missed

Searching.
I've heard some good about this meta-search engine but no idea yet if it's better than SearX:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogpile

Archives.
Web Archives: Firefox add-on for viewing already created archives of the page you're on.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/view-page-archive/

Researching.
Search for "(topic) handlist" to find some recommended works.
"Marxism handlist" returned me these for example:
https://www.socialist.net/the-fundamentals-of-marxism-suggested-reading.htm
https://breadandrosesdsa.org/reading-list/

 No.9306

Some alternative social media.
Mastodon
https://instances.social/
Similar to Twitter. Part of the fediverse.

PeerTube
https://joinpeertube.org/instances
YouTube alternative.

Miraheze
https://miraheze.org/
Similar to Fandom/Wikia, but non-profit. A lot more customizable as well it seems.


Front-ends for mainstream social media.
Invidious / YouTube
https://instances.invidio.us/?sort_by=version
This is a list of Invidious instances. Some are more private than others.
https://incogtube.com/
IncogTube will proxy your connection to the video through their own servers, for instance, so you never have to connect to Google's servers (probably better recommended if you're accessing via the Tor Browser where you must allow the video-hosting site to run scripts to see the video). But it has no log-ins and it has no thumbnails for videos that haven't been loaded by anybody yet.
https://vid.puffyan.us/
You can alternatively use this for some convenience as it doesn't have the pitfalls of the above, but it will expose your IP to Google. This is less information given to Google than just straight up using YouTube, but it's something.
Either of these allow you to download the video or audio from what you're viewing.

Bibliogram / Instagram
https://bibliogram.art/
https://bibliogram.snopyta.org/
I don't know how well this works, I don't use it. It seems to at least be partly working. It lets you view Instagram profiles without Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) gathering data on you.

Nitter / Fritter / Twitter
https://nitter.net/
https://nitter.snopyta.org/
View Twitter posts on PC without Twitter collecting data about you.
Some general info: https://www.inputmag.com/tech/nitter-is-a-new-front-end-for-twitter-that-helps-hide-you-from-advertisers

https://fritter.cc/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jonjomckay.fritter
Same concept as Nitter, but for mobile devices.

Teddit / Reddit
https://teddit.net/
View Reddit without the site collecting data on you.

 No.9307

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>>9298
Thanks Junko.

 No.9308

These types of things are better maintained in the git.leftypol.org repo.

 No.9310

Stuff about chans.

A. Search tools
https://boards.4chan.org/search#/test/g
https://boards.4chan.org/search#/test
(both broke for me lol)
https://find.4chan.org/?q=test (not broke)
https://leftypol.org/search.php

B. General archives
https://archive.4plebs.org/
https://archived.moe/
https://archive.wakarimasen.moe/
https://desuarchive.org/
https://warosu.org/
also https://wiki.archiveteam.org/index.php/4chan

C. Find when somebody saved an image from 4chan using the unix code generated when they saved it.
http://www.onlineconversion.com/unix_time.htm
Stick their filename into here and then remove the last three numbers. So >>9307 (1641521876691) returns "07 Jan 2022" (though in this case that number was generated because anon posted an image, not because anon saved an image) when the last 3 digits are removed.

 No.9311

>>9310
also I generally would recommend using 4chan-X. https://www.4chan-x.net/

 No.9313

Some misc.

Link shorteners
https://bitly.com/
https://archive.today/
Link unshortening
https://unshorten.it/

Organizing files
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TagSpaces

Shareable file/document storage tools
CryptPad: collaborative, openly viewable. https://cryptpad.fr/
GhostBin: Private. Instances known to go down unannounced. https://ghostbin.com/
Streamable: store and share video files easily. https://streamable.com/

Web scraping tools
A. LinkGopher: grab all links from a page. Includes ability to filter. Plugin is also on Chrome. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/link-gopher/
B. How to screenshot an entire page:
Firefox has it built in. Just click the three dots in the URL bar (…) then 'take screenshot' and then you can select full web page in the top right corner.
C. Gesturefy has an option for saving a whole page (in a sometimes wonky fashion) as a PDF if you create a custom gesture for doing so.

 No.9315

>>9299
>Sci-Hub
You should CyberLeninka which is a search to find and read Sci-Hub papers online without having to download hem.
https://cyberleninka.org/
>>9306
>Invidious
Another YouTube frontend is Piped. This project is separate from Invidious.
https://piped.kavin.rocks/

 No.9317

Social media
A. Map of Reddit: Offers a view into how different subreddits relate. https://anvaka.github.io/map-of-reddit/
B. Just a random tip but if you go to the top of your Twitter feed, press the sparkles symbol and do "latest tweets" I swear it makes the site so much less cancerous. Also, utilizing the "lists" feature is helpful. I created a list for compiling news items for example.
C. Tips about shadowbans on Twitter. Don't repost identical text or images a lot, they'll think you're a spambot. The more followers (ratio of followers/following matters) and interaction (read: likes and retweets) your account has the less likely you are to be penalized. Don't tweet too rapidly, and don't follow-unfollow people rapidly. Having an older account protects you from penalization to an extent. Blue checkmarks (verified accounts) are probably immune. Tweeting in an aggressive way will get you penalized.
D. Twitter video downloader. https://twittervideodownloader.com/
E. Glowcord server finders.
https://archive.today/Auu0w
https://discordservers.com/
https://top.gg/
https://disboard.org/
F. Finding quote-tweets (example), you would insert the desired tweet ID from the URL. This is useful because Twitter doesn't always show you all of the quote tweets for some reason. https://twitter.com/search?q=-from%3Aquotedreplies%20url%3A1477752056471506948&src=typed_query&f=live

 No.9318

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Some privacy tools
1. Anti-surveillance by EFF. https://ssd.eff.org/
2. Some recommended to try: Noscript, uMatrix Decentraleyes, HTTPS Everywhere, uBlock Origin.
3. Worth a look: SessionBox. Decent for hopping some paywalls as well.
4. The Tor Browser. Some documentation here. https://www.reddit.com/r/onions/wiki/index

Some advice about URL "campaign" trackers… >>>/leftypol/676218
And more:
https://archive.today/XIoH1

 No.9319

>>9307
He only did 9 actually 🤔
>>9298
Good post Junko this will really come in handy. Way better than googling everything lol

 No.9320

>>9318
LocalCDN by Nobody is more up to date and encompassing than Decentraleyes I've been told
https://codeberg.org/nobody/LocalCDN

 No.9321

Forgot about Wikibooks till now. Occasionally I find good info in it. A lot is very incomplete though.
https://www.wikibooks.org/

 No.9322

>>9300
>Archive.Today
A comment on this, it's best practice to replace the domain endings (e.g. ".is", ".ph", ".md") with a ".today". This is because from there it will direct you to an Archive.Today instance that isn't blocked in your country. I found that a friend in a foreign country wasn't able to access archive.ph or a few others, but when he used the archive.today link for that archive he was able to view it.

So here >>9318 I used https://archive.today/XIoH1 instead of https://archive.is/XIoH1 for an example

 No.9323

>>9318
A tip about your HTTP referer header. If you leave this setting at default, I think websites are able to view what the last page you were on prior to visiting theirs was. I know this is true if you clicked a link that brought you to their website (thus, it shows them your "referrer").

https://www.technipages.com/firefox-enable-disable-referrer
This gives you instructions
https://privacyinternational.org/guide-step/4149/change-http-referer-settings-chrome

I generally recommend Firefox over Chrome-based browsers but there are some okay browsers out there that are Chrome based, like Brave browser.
Note that disabling your referer header WILL break some pages. I've sometimes found it difficult to launch games, use various tools (like unshorten.it), etc. So you'll have to keep flipping this setting on and off throughout the day if you're as active as I am. I'm willing to do this for the extra privacy, but know what you're getting into there.

I think there's a Chrome extension that makes this process a lot easier. Don't know about Firefox.

 No.9324

>>9318
With the URL "campaign" trackers, you have to be discerning.
https://www.google.com/books/edition/Boomtown/P7HeHhOPkCsC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22sneed%22+%22feed%22&pg=PR2&printsec=frontcover
There are other symbols than "?" which demarcate the beginning/end of tracker crap in a URL.
In this case you have "&" symbols, you might see those.
But actually, in this case you want the stuff after "?" and "&" to remain. Because it's altering what content you're looking at. It shows you a particular page and all. You can basically deduce this by what the rough encoded text on the URL looks like. For a tracker URL campaign it will look different.

 No.9327

>>9298
Great thread junko, learned a few new things here

 No.9328

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I wanted to recommend Microsoft Academic but they just shut it down last week? Damn. It was really great because you could search by topics instead of actual content.

 No.9329

Some other random browser tools.

Search by Image
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search_by_image/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-by-image/cnojnbdhbhnkbcieeekonklommdnndci
Easily reverse image search. I have mine set so I can quickly use Google, Yandex, Bing, TinEye, Karma Decay, Pinterest and trace.moe

SponsorBlock
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sponsorblock/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sponsorblock-for-youtube/mnjggcdmjocbbbhaepdhchncahnbgone
This actually works on certain Invidious instances! Go and tamper with the settings. You have to feed it which Invidious instance you're using. I also recommend flipping on certain switches in the settings, to skip things other than sponsors in videos. Such as non-music in music videos, self-promotion, all sorts of crap.

Privacy Badger
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/privacy-badger17/
You may have to temp disable this on some pages since it'll break some content on a rare occasion. It blocks trackers.

Cookie Quick Manager
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookie-quick-manager/
I use this on Firefox, you'll have to find an equivalent for Chrome-based browsers. It's good for purging cookies



And a bonus. Here's a porn-free search engine if you care about that. It's also meant to be a more private search engine, as many alternative search engines claim
https://swisscows.com/

 No.9338


 No.9339

>>9298
This is really good. I'm going to do as anon above and some in the matrix suggested and start a git repo for all this so we can collectively add stuff.

 No.9343

I'll add some of my own. They are from my bookmarks. I haven't used all of them. Use at your own risk yada yada. Hope they are useful.

Pretty much what this thread is about
https://osintframework.com/


Paywall bypassing
Unpaywall
https://unpaywall.org

Burlesco
https://burles.co/en/
supports 24 periodicals

General Web Utilities

Collection of Direct Links to delete your account
https://backgroundchecks.org/justdeleteme/
Note: You should scrub everything you have on the account and then wait a few weeks for cached versions to update before deleting it.

Login Detail Sharing
http://bugmenot.com

Supply chain map
http://www.empirelogistics.org/sci-map/

Find Unlisted Youtube videos
https://unlistedvideos.com

YouTube comment search:
https://ytcomment.kmcat.uk

Twitter trend map
https://www.trendsmap.com/

Map of Political YouTube
https://transparency.tube

Anarchist PeerTube instance
https://kolektiva.media/about/instance

SingleFile
https://github.com/gildas-lormeau/SingleFile
Save an entire web page—including images and styling—as a single HTML file.

Find IRC chats
https://search.mibbit.com/

List of academic databases and search engines - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_academic_databases_and_search_engines

 No.9344

>>9343
Better front-ends for mainstream services
SimplyTranslate / Google Translate & DeepL
https://simplytranslate.org
Google Translate and DeepL proxy. Works without JavaScript and can be used with Tor Browser

Libreddit / Reddit
https://libreddit.spike.codes/
Instances: https://github.com/spikecodes/libreddit
Proxy for reddit like teddit but is similar in style to the reddit redesign. Also works without JavaScript

pic8 / Image hosting sites
https://pic8.co/
Image hosting site that doesn't actually store the images itself, but uploads it to various other image hosting sites that it uses as its own storage. This makes the site less likely to shutdown in the future due to smaller hosting costs and less legal accountability. It can also do Webpage Screenshots.

Alternative Search engines
search.marginalia.nu
https://search.marginalia.nu/
Experimental search engine that favors text-heavy and simpler (in terms of web-design) webpages.

Wiby.me
https://wiby.me/
Indexes only user-submitted websites. Attemps to catalogue the so-called small web.

Fagan Finder
https://www.faganfinder.com/
Quickly change between search engines. Not open-source.

 No.9345

>>9344
BOOKS

The world's largest library catalog
https://www.worldcat.org

Ebooks:

/ourguys/
You know who
https://www.marxists.org/
https://archive.marxists.xyz/
https://library.marxists.xyz/
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/
https://libcom.org/library
https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou

Standard eBooks
https://standardebooks.org/
Project Gutenberg literature but nicely formatted

A large Audiobook collection
http://audiobookbay.nl

Public Domain Audio Books
https://librivox.org

Mobilism Forum
https://forum.mobilism.org/
You can also find cracked .apks (android apps)

Pole Shift Survival Information (14.8 GB 6922 files)
https://ps-survival.com
Collection of resources about practical skills. The site is actually for preparation for a potential pole-shift, but many of the skills are very useful anyway.


MEGA: Books on Cybersecurity (8.1 GB, 6900 files)
https://mega.nz/folder/zGJT1QQQ#O-8yiH845GN26ajAvkoLkA
MEGA: Another collection of Books on Cybersecurity (4 GB)
https://mega.nz/folder/YigVhZCZ#RznVxTiA0iN-N6Ps01pEJw
MEGA: History Audiobooks (105 GB, 2440 files)
https://mega.nz/folder/utchyAAK#GTVl1fINpekEch95xj8Fmg
MEGA: Books from Nazi Germany (40 GB, 1600 files)
https://mega.nz/folder/5Q5UFZIR#MvGFhWEPb03Qg3ZFOh5yKg

Books from the Soviet era
https://archive.org/details/@mirtitles
Textbooks from the DPRK
https://archive.org/details/DPRKTexts

Other places to find books/texts:
http://ulib.isri.cmu.edu
http://www.textfiles.com/directory.html
https://www.deadseascrolls.org.il/ Antiquity
https://www.sacred-texts.com Religious
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/ Greco-Roman
https://g.sicp.me/books/ Computer-Science
https://survivorbb.rapeutation.com/
https://risingtidefoundation.net/
https://bannedthought.net

 No.9346

>>9345
Collections of Resources
Github awesome lists
https://github.com/topics/awesome-list
On github there are repositories of "awesome lists" that collect resources on various topics. Vast majority of them relate to computers and technology but not all. You can also find them by googling "SUBJECT awesome list site:github.com" Examples:
https://github.com/sindresorhus/awesome
https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge
https://github.com/freereadorg/awesome-libgen
https://github.com/Igglybuff/awesome-piracy/
Search engine of awesome lists:
https://awesomelists.top/#/

Wikipedia's resource lists
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lists_of_lists
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_encyclopedias
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_educational_video_websites
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Open-access_archives
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-access_projects
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-access_journals

Collection of AI tools:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N57oAF7j9SuHcy5zg2VZWhttLwR_uEldeMr-VKzlVIQ/mobilebasic

Collection of leftist technology collectives
https://riseup.net/en/security/resources/radical-servers
Collection of instances that host invidious/PrivateBin/Etherpad/SearX etc
https://libreho.st/

Collection of piracy resources:
https://piracy.vercel.app

Soviet archives:
https://www.stalindigitalarchive.com/frontend/
https://rusarchives.ru/federal/rgaspi/ Russian language
http://istmat.info/ Russian language

Wikis:
Cuban encyclopedia
https://www.ecured.cu/EcuRed:Enciclopedia_cubana
Marxist-Leninist wiki made by users of Lemmygrad
https://prolewiki.org/
/g/ wiki
https://wiki.installgentoo.com
Archived /cyb/+/sec/ general wiki
https://archive.is/nMkSN
Another technology wiki focusing on "alt-tech"
https://wiki.techxodus.org/en/home

Resources to find privacy-respecting alternatives to mainstream services and software:
PrivacyGuides
https://privacyguides.org
Prism break
https://prism-break.org/
AlternativeTo
https://alternativeto.net/
Libhunt:
https://www.libhunt.com/

A collection of AI-generated things that don't actually exist.
https://thisxdoesnotexist.com/
Fediverse instances that claim to support free speech
https://fediblock.org/rss?tags%5B%5D=free+speech

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 No.9348


 No.9349

VPN
Make sure you actually need one. Don't fall for marketing.
https://overengineer.dev/blog/2019/04/08/very-precarious-narrative.html
VPN providers:
https://mullvad.net/en/
https://protonvpn.com/

>>9299
<Barebacking LibGen files
As far as I understand you should be fine if you only read .epubs and .pdfs with a pdf reader that doesn't support scripting. Don't know about other formats.
>>9318
>>9329
It's questionable whether or not those privacy extensions are a good way to improve your privacy. Every extension that you download makes your browser's fingerprint more unique. If you want to improve the privacy of firefox look into arkenfox.js
https://github.com/arkenfox/user.js/
The extensions they recommend to use and not to use:
https://github.com/arkenfox/user.js/wiki/4.1-Extensions

Or consider the Tor Browser.
https://madaidans-insecurities.github.io/browser-tracking.html

Smart HTTPS > HTTPS Everywhere. The former tries to actually upgrade your connection and the latter simply maintains a whitelist. You can also enable HTTPS-only mode from you browser settings. NoScript is redundant if you have uBlock Origin. LocalCDN > Decentraleyes as the other anon said. But you shouldn't be using those anyway. See the arkenfox.js wiki. uMatrix is abandonware. Privacy Badger is snake oil.

 No.9359

https://www.scinapse.io/
Another academic search engine. Poached from 4chan. Looks good, tested it once.

 No.9361

>>9308
I agree, it looks like someone is already working on it.
https://git.leftypol.org/aabm/edu-resources

>>9348
>https://riseup.net/ (potential glow)
uygha wat?
Would you like to give a quick explanation of why you would consider riseup.net out of all of them a potential glow?

>>9310
>B.
4plebs has a great FAQ page that has a table of a couple of dozen archival sites and the boards they specialize in. Props for adding archiveteam: one of their members are responsible for (IIRC) desuarchive.

 No.9362

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>>9361
>Would you like to give a quick explanation of why you would consider riseup.net out of all of them a potential glow?
I had a vague memory that they had at one point released user information despite claiming not to. It seems that picrel was what I had in mind, which is a nothingburger. Sorry, I didn't mean to fedjacket.

 No.9363

>>9346
Since you mention the /g/ wiki, I think it's ok to drop the wiki's of /lit/ and /sci/. The reading recommendations are more often good than bad imo.
/lit/:
https://4chanlit.fandom.com/wiki//lit/_Wiki
/sci/:
https://sites.google.com/site/scienceandmathguide/

 No.9364

>>9313
>B. How to screenshot an entire page:
>Firefox has it built in. Just click the three dots in the URL bar (…) then 'take screenshot' and then you can select full web page in the top right corner.
Oh this is outdated maybe. I just right-click and then press "take screenshot", then the full page option. It only shows what's loaded though, so it's not perfect for long pages.

 No.9386

oh sweet thanks for using a username. totally respect you bro and appreciate your efforts have an upvote +++++++++++karma. when I see you post, I'll be more generous to your opinion because I can see all the work you do. 👍👏💪

 No.9387

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>>9386


Academic metadata search engine:
https://www.crossref.org/

Directory of searchable, curated open-access (freely accessible content) journals
https://www.doaj.org/

Free educational books
https://openstax.org/subjects
https://libretexts.org/

Brief resources list curated for the /dprk/ Matrix chat, and partially from their recommendations: https://ghostbin.com/Erc03

Just generally worth digging around in despite the random garbage you'll encounter:
https://masterpostsnstuff.tumblr.com/archive
https://masterposts-for-reference.tumblr.com/archive
https://masterpost--of--masterposts.tumblr.com/archive

 No.9401

Japanese web archival tool
https://megalodon.jp/

Mementoweb
https://timetravel.mementoweb.org/
Looks through several web archives to find archived versions of websites

 No.9408

I like this thread

Thanks :)

 No.9409

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>>9408
Actually, I know this is all tldr already, but is there a Junko's Starter Pack selection novices can just srat using as they learn other stuff…

 No.9410

>>9409
Archive.org (they have a big online library at https://openlibrary.org/ ), Sci-Hub, LibGen, Google Scholar, the Google power search tips (which you can find at various compilations online, not just the ones given above).
My main anti-paywall tools ( 12ft.io, archive.today, outline.com, SessionBox ).
Lately I would recommend our own leftybooru more than ever after seeing how much is there plus adding a lot of my own images to it.

Protonmail is decent for email, never been very fussy to use. If you can get a Riseup email (invite-only but seems like invites aren't impossible to find) it may be worth it.
TagSpaces seems really good for organizing if you have a lot of files like me.
uBlock Origin and HTTPS Everywhere (an anon above said Smart HTTPS is better though), you can just install and basically done, don't have to think of it again most likely. Sponsorblock and Search by Image you install and tune the settings and done, don't have to think of it again although you'll probably use them daily if you're like me.

Not a substitute for looking through each of the above but I put this starter pack together for you and it's mostly focused on some basic quality-of-life improvements and basic research tools that people may not know of than on stuff like privacy (if you want to start looking at that, SponsorBlock works with some Invidious (YouTube proxying) instances which may be a fun place to start tinkering). There's plenty of stuff that's cut out that's still worth checking out above.

 No.9422

>>9303
Just found this:
https://www.gmailnator.com/
It will give you temporary gmail addresses you can use. This should be better for temporary emails what with so many site blacklisting known temp-mail sites these days.

 No.9426


 No.9467

>>9410
>I put this starter pack together for you
<3


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