Updated 9 January 2002

STARTING POINTS FOR EXPLORING THE INTERNET


What's New | Guides | Reviewers | Categorizers | Indexers | Specialized | Manuals

I. WHAT'S NEW ON THE INTERNET

II. INTERNET RESOURCE GUIDES

Librarians at Rutgers University have created many Subject Research Guides for Internet and library resources. Other collections of resources guides include:

III. REVIEWERS

The Internet Scout Project puts out The Scout Report each week, and maintains a searchable archive of all reviews back to 1994.

Another excellent source of site reviews is the Librarians' Index to the Internet, which is organized by topic but includes a search facility.

IV. CATEGORIZERS

Everyone knows of Yahoo! Other sites that offer categories of topics with selected sites are:

V. INTERACTIVE INDEXERS

Four multi-engine or parallel search tools (which query other search engines) are: The best individual search engine is Google. Other excellent search engines are: So how do you choose among all of the above? You can consult the resources at Search Engine Showdown which is subtitled "The User's Guide to Web Searching."

VI. SPECIALIZED SEARCH ENGINES

VII. INTERNET MANUALS & RESOURCES

Trying to cite an Internet resource? Refer to Style Manuals. Want to learn more about searching the Internet? Teach yourself with Bare Bones 101.

If you are composing a webpage, there is an excellent Web Style Guide at the Yale Center for Advanced Instructional Media. To check your completed webpage for correct syntax, use the WC3 HTML Validation Service. There are lots more HTML Resources available at the HTML Writers Guild.

Finally, an excellent collection of pointers, called Explore the Internet, is at the Library of Congress.
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