Volume 8, Number 4 • April 2000
Classified with class: superior subject sites
by Irene E. McDermott

INTERNET EXPRESS column presents a guide to academically oriented Web subject directories. Says that there are librarians that have taken it upon themselves to handcraft intricate subject trees along academic lines. Calls these sites something halfway between a portal and a vertical subject search engine with an academic twist, perhaps "academic subject guides," "virtual libraries," or "meta-indexes," meaning collections of pointers to information organized by subject. Lists some of the best, including Librarians' Index to the Internet and The Internet Public Library. Also lists several single subject portals covering many disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, governments and statistics, economics and business, law, science and engineering, and medicine. Notes that this is a selective, not an exhaustive list, as an exhaustive one would be an exhausting list. Includes three screen displays and one sidebar.
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