of Virtual Collections: Key Tools and Guides
A work in progress (updating!!!)
This resource is a collection of
tools that are helpful for developing virtual library collections of Web-based resources.
To keep your collection up to date, be sure to visit the resources in Web-Savvy:
Keeping Current. Your suggestions are welcomed!
read immediately and often!!
"The primary purpose of AlphaSearch is
to access the finest Internet "gateway" sites. The authors of
these "gateway" sites have spent significant time gathering into one
place all relevant sites related to a discipline, subject, or idea." Search by word or phrase
(Boolean enabled) for "gateway" sites or browse them by resource
type, descriptor, discipline, or alphabetical listing.
5 to 15 relevant, librarian-evaluated resources on
a vast array of topics with descriptive
reviews. Search by resource type, author, subjects, Dewey class , date or
Librarians' Index to
Search the evaluated and annotated listings
or browse by subject arranged by resource type. Bound for success: librarians
select and evaluate the resources.
Infomine: Scholarly Internet Resource
Annotated collection of resources of interest to the academic community
"including databases,electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards,
listservs, online library card catalogs" Search across multiple databases or browse the alphabetical
listing of interesting subject groupings.
to Extremely Useful Resources
The Argus Clearinghouse
Sites are annotated, reviewed and rated by subject experts (librarians and
Search or browse the very selective, hierarchically arranged directory.
Enclycopedia Britannica Internet Guide
An information hub resembling a portal; read latest news in selected areas,
search the annotated, reviewed and ranked collection of resources arranged by
topic or review additional suggestions from the Web.
A Subject Launchpad
Compiled by Dave Bond and Roddy
MacLeod, this is an excellent resource for Subject Gateways. See
also Internet Resources .....................
Adam: Art, Design Architecture and Media
Searchable catalog of internet resources. Organized by librarians.
"Biz/ed is a dedicated business and economics information gateway for
students, teachers and lecturers."
"Significant" resources in Science, Technology and related fields arranged
by LC classification. Annotations and mode of access noted (the latter,
from Tufts University. "A rating guide to Nutrition websites."
"the UK's independent gateway to high quality biomedical Internet resources."
Social Science Information Gateway
"SOSIG is an online catalogue of thousands of high quality Internet
resources relevant to social science education and research. Every resource
has been selected and described by a librarian or subject specialist."
Journals with Reviews
In a hurry and want to just search it!
not sure where to start? check out Basic
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