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Links for Research—Web Directories

Use the tools on this page when you’re doing a broad search to get an overview of a subject and when you want to find out what kind of internet resources are available in a particular topic area. Search engines, though some also contain subject directories, are not listed here.

Note: the links below take you further down on this page.

Major Web directories
Other collections of subject-classified links

Major Web directories

About
http://www.about.com/
Human guides find and organize web resources on more than 50,000 topics.
 
Bulletin Board for Library Systems (BUBL)
http://bubl.ac.uk/
A subject-based internet resource intended for the academic and research community. There is an alphabetical subject tree and one classified by UDC (Universal Decimal Classification, the British alternative to Dewey Decimal).
FAQ – http://bubl.ac.uk/admin/faq.htm
 
The Internet Public Library Subject Collections
/div/subject/
Long list of subject-classified links, annotated by librarians. Some of the classifications are: Education, Arts & Humanities, Science & Technology, Computers & Internet, Business, Law & Government.
 
Open Directory
http://www.dmoz.org/
Created and maintained by volunteers, Open Directory is “the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web.” There is a special category with information for Teens.
Help – http://dmoz.org/help/helpmain.html
 
Yahoo!
http://www.yahoo.com/
Huge database of subject-classified sites with helpful annotations written by staff.
Search help – http://search.yahoo.com/search/help?
Info – links to HelpFAQFeatureshttp://www.yahoo.com/docs/info/
 

Other collections of subject-classified links

Best Information on the Net
http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/
Selected internet sites, classified by college major and hot paper topics. Maintained by O’Keefe Library at St. Ambrose University.
 
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections — (U California, Riverside)
http://infomine.ucr.edu/
23,000+ subject classified links to internet sites with valuable information for students and scholars.
 
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
http://www.lii.org/
A directory of more than 10,000 websites selected by librarians with public library users in mind.
Help – http://www.lii.org/search/file/help
 
Multidisciplinary WWW Subject Directories for Scholars—(Houston CC)
http://info.lib.uh.edu/wsub.htm
This page links to about two dozen libraries and organizations which have posted collections of subject-classified links suitable for scholarly research.
 
My Virtual Reference Desk – Table of Contents
by Bob Drudge
http://www.refdesk.com/toc.html
Long list of links on popular and current events topics as well as more scholarly sites. Features My Virtual Newspaper, My Virtual Facts on File and My Virtual Encyclopedia, all filled with subject-classified links.
 
Scout Toolkit – InterNIC Net Scout
http://wwwscout.cs.wisc.edu/scout/toolkit/index.html
Selected subject-classified bookmarks and links to web authoring tools, search engines and Web directories.


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A+ Research & Writing for high school and college students was created by Kathryn L. Schwartz