August 04, 2004

Open Directory Project

From ALA's Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher by Pat Ensor.

Subject Guides

Subject guides involve human intervention in selecting and organizing resources, so they cover fewer resources but provide more focus and guidance for topics they cover. Use them to start searching for broad topics.

Open Directory Project Another human-edited subject resource with well-chosen and annotated sources. My first stop in any general search.

Librarians' Index to the Internet Organized and maintained by librarians, aimed at information of interest in public libraries.

WWW Virtual Library A sprawling network of information guides in a huge array of academic topics.

Internet Scout Project More oriented toward academia, covers resources in business and economics, social sciences, and science and engineering.

Academic Info Not as large as some of the other directories, but a laudable attempt to gather resources of interest in academic research.

BUBL LINK / 5:15 Catalogue of Selected Internet Resources Limited in scope -- tries "to guarantee at least 5 relevant resources for every subject included," but no more than 15 to 35 -- but a good place to go for "a few good resources on" an academic topic. Usable arrangement and good annotations.

Interesting, first stop because of its size compared to the LII? And, where's INFOMINE?

Posted by leita at August 4, 2004 08:36 PM to category Ready Reference