Subject Directories

General Directories


Internet Public Library

Internet Public Library * http://www.ipl.org

The IPL provides reference sources, links to recommended web sites, and pathfinders on a wide range of topics. Their literary criticism collection and pathfinders are excellent.

Librarian's Index to the Internet

Librarian's Index to the Internet * http://www.lii.org

LII allows access to their huge database of recommended web sites through a directory and a query box. It is useful for research on all topics.

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Multnomah County Homework Center ** http://www.multcolib.org/homework/

Multnomah focuses their collection of recommended web sites on high school homework topics. The collection on Social Issues is of particular interest.

Scholarly Directories


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About.com http://www.about.com

About.com provides lists of and links to almost every conceivable subject by experts in that field. Advertising can overwhelm the pages.

Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/

Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/

Google is beta testing a new service. As they say so themselves, "Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature."

Infomine http://infomine.ucr.edu/

Infomine http://infomine.ucr.edu/

Organized into nine catagories, this directory to university-level information will be helpful for high school students and teachers as well.

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Those Dark Hiding Places: Searching the Invisible Web *

http://www.robertlackie.com/invisible/index.html

English Directories


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Literary Resources on the Net * http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/

Literary Resources on the Net, also referred to as the Andromeda Project, directed by Jack Lynch at

Rutgers University, is a rich web site for literature research.

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Voice of the Shuttle ** http://vos.ucsb.edu/

This enormous humanities project, maintained at UCSB, is a premier English research portal.

Science Directories


 

Cornell Theory Center: Math & Science Gateway **

http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/ MathSciGateway/

This gateway site provides access to web sites on all science topics, links to magazine and research

articles, history and literature connections, and answers "Ask-an-Expert" questions.

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Voice of the Shuttle: Science, Technology & Culture **

http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2731

"This sub-page includes a selection of resources on science, medicine, technology, and cultural-studies/

historical approaches to science designed for humanists interested in the relation between sci-tech and society."

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World Wide Web Virtual Library: History of Science, Technology & Medicine * http://echo.gmu.edu/center/

This gateway focuses on the history of science, providing annotated lists of web sites.

Social Studies Directories



American History Research Guide http://libguides.rutgers.edu/cat.php?cid=25834

British History Research Guide http://libguides.rutgers.edu/cat.php?cid=25833

Global and Eurasian History Study Guide http://libguides.rutgers.edu/cat.php?cid=29229

From Rutgers University, Archival & Manuscript Guides, General History Portals, Sites Organized by Period, Full-Text Documents by Period, and History Associations & History Listservs.

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Voice of the Shuttle ** http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2713#id2642/

This enormous humanities project, maintained at UCSB, is a useful research portal.

Images and Full-text Directories



Finding Images on the Web http://www.bu.edu/library/instruction/findimages/index.html

Developed by Boston University, this directory organizes strategies and resources for searching for images on the Web.