This illustrated portal comprises a series of information, news, and shopping resources that is designed for North American, English-speaking Internet users. Its resources include a news directory, an informative consumer information and comparison shopping directory, and a regional, categorized website directory. These resources direct their visitors to more than three hundred (300) focused websites that cover a multitude of business and consumer topics, ranging from acne treatment to window curtains. These websites cover topics more fully than a dictionary, but in less depth than an encyclopedia. However, they go beyond traditional dictionaries and encyclopedias by providing descriptive links to relevant manufacturers, service providers, and consumer information resources.