Internet Accuracy Project
Internet Accuracy Project works to improve the accuracy of the reference sources we all rely on. In addition to offering error corrections and clarifications, our organization is also dedicated to the presentation of thoroughly-vetted educational materials and classic literary works.
The Internet has changed everything -- how we communicate, get our news, play, shop, and conduct research. It has forever changed the manner in which the public accesses, seeks and views reference work. Unfortunately, it has also brought about the widespread dissemination of erroneous
information. The vast available resources and rapid speed of information delivery is precisely what attracts most researchers to the Web. It is that same incredible speed that allows factual errors to spread around the globe in the blink of an eye.
Literally millions of research
man-hours are wasted as a result of errors, and inaccurate data contained in reference sources. It is estimated that errors in general cost U.S. businesses about $600 billion a year.
Contrary to our organization's name, ceasing the flow of errors in reference books remains one of our
primary concerns. Internet Accuracy Project brings to the attention of publishers, erroneous data contained in their publications, while supplying corrected data.
Founded to help make research a more satisfying, error-free experience for all researchers, businesses, and students, we also
bring to the attention of the general public via our website -- accuracyproject.org -- inaccuracies, in print, to make reference work more accurate, and less frustrating. The removal of erroneous information online is far easier than in the case of reference books. Even after we apprise a publisher of faulty data in a publication, thousands, and in some cases, millions of volumes containing the
errors remain in use in libraries and homes around the world for many years. Since many readers sell or donate their old books, the mistakes those books contain may be unknowingly referenced for many years to come by subsequent owners of the volume. That is precisely the reason for the errors in reference books section of our site.
Search engine hits = accuracy?
Far too many people use the number of hits received from a simple Google search to determine the validity of information. They theorize that the greater the number of hits, the more accurate the information must be. What they fail to take into account is that many hits are simply the same erroneous data repeated by different sources. In many cases, this
data may have originated from the same original flawed source information.
Contrary to popular belief, the sum total of human knowledge is not available on the free, searchable Web. There are literally billions of pieces of useful information hidden away in libraries,
university archives and private collections that have never appeared on the Net. Yet, many mistakenly believe that data must be in error, if a Web search returns little or nothing. Conversely, a majority of sites or reference books reporting the same data does not necessarily mean it's accurate.
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. This page was last updated February 2, 2012.
A sampling of our reference and educational pages
A sampling of our eBooks, short stories, and poetry
We also provide free access to literary materials. Our index of free literature offers links to a variety of free online books, short stories and poetry. You'll find everything from literary classics, to memorable short stories and poems.
Be sure and check back regularly, as the site is frequently updated. Thank you for visiting!
More To Explore
- U.S. Presidents in chronological order with their respective Vice Presidents
- Table of Contents - Internet Accuracy Project
- U.S. Postal Service Mail Holidays - UPS Holidays - FedEx Holidays - DHL Holidays
- U.S. Postage Rates and Postal Service State Abbreviations
- Index of free books, short stories and poetry (A - D) - Internet Accuracy Project
- Perpetual Calendar Index (1801 - 2100) - Internet Accuracy Project
- Unusual, bizarre or humorous names of towns in the United States - Internet Accuracy Project
- Commonly Misspelled Words - Commonly Confused Words - Easily Misused Words
- 2012 Calendar and a Perpetual Calendar for 1888, 1928, 1956, 1984, 2040, etc. - Internet Accuracy Project
- Record High and Low Temperatures in the United States - Internet Accuracy Project
- Creative, Unusual, Witty or Humorous Acronyms
- 2013 Calendar and a Perpetual Calendar for 1974, 1985, 1991, 2002, 2019, etc. - Internet Accuracy Project
- Time Zones for U.S. Cities and Towns - U.S. Time Zone Map - Internet Accuracy Project
- Roman Numerals - Internet Accuracy Project