Updated 9 January 2002
STARTING POINTS FOR EXPLORING THE INTERNET
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Librarians at Rutgers University have created many
Subject Research Guides for Internet and library resources. Other collections of resources guides include:
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.
Everyone knows of Yahoo! Other sites that offer categories of topics with selected sites are:
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."
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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