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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