Subject directories are databases that group web sites by subject, so that you can start your research in your topic area. They differ from search engines in that they are produced by people, not by software programs. |
This means that you will get fewer results, but often more useful ones.
Academic Subject Directories
These differ from commercial directories like Yahoo or Google: they are constructed by librarians and other scholars. They evaluate the sites and choose the ones with quality information, which makes doing research easier.
- INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources for faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and many other types of information. INFOMINE is librarian built.
- BUBL LINK
- BUBL LINK is the name of a catalogue of selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas and catalogued according to DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification). All items are selected, evaluated, and described. Links are checked and fixed each month.This site is from Britain.
- Internet Subject Directories
- This is a long list of subject directories. These pages are maintained at the University of Albany Libraries.
- Internet Public Library
- The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.
Commercial Subject Directories
- Google Directory
- This can also be found at the Google Main Page by clicking on the Directory tab near the top of the page.
- Yahoo Directory
- Yahoo was one of the first engines with a subject directory.
- Search Engines
- Go to any good search engine (Google, Ask, Yahoo). Put in the subject you are looking for with the word 'directory' after it . For example, to find various Astronomy sites, put in the search terms 'Astronomy directories' to get a list of big sites on the subject.