& Sleuthing: Subject
Listings or Directories Subject oriented guides are usually hierarchically arranged subject
trees which lead the user from broad subject categories to more specific
listings. Such services differ from "search engines" in that they are compiled
by humans versus automated systems designed to scan the web. As such, they
are organized along subject lines suited to browsing rather than listings
of "hits" from search engines queries. Most sites also allow the user to
search within the site.
(http://www.clearinghouse.net) "A Selective Collection of Topical Guides." Includes rated guides on
a wide range of subjects. Reviewers (librarians) are experts in their fields,
making this comparatively small database well worth visiting. Good starting
point for browsing topics and in-depth research.
(http://www.eblast.com/) Rated guides in a range of subjects available in a variety of levels
(up to undergraduate level research). Relatively large databse (125 000+
sites) compiled by subject experts.
A searchable database of web sites for children and young adults. Listings
are annotated and assigned reading levels. Some sites suitable for undergraduate
(http://lib-www.ucr.edu) "INFOMINE is intended for the introduction and use of Internet/Web
resources of relevance to faculty, students, and research staff at the
university level. It is being offered as a comprehensive showcase, virtual
library and reference tool containing highly useful Internet/Web resources
including databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards,
listservs, online library card catalogs, articles and directories of research
among many other types of information." Medium size (14 000+ sites) compiled
(http://www.mckinley.com) Rated and reviewed sites arranged by topic. "Green Light" sites do
not contain adult material (family friendly).Offers the ability to search
reviewed sites, Green Light sites and the entire web *by concept* (see
(http://www.yahoo.com) Information available on a vast range of subjects including: Arts and
Humanities, Computers and Internet, Education, Health, News and Media,
Reference and Society and Culture which are further divided into subcategories.
Very large (750 000+ records) and comprehensive database. Sites are *not*