World Wide Web Subject Trees
Yahoo is a hierarchical subject-oriented guide for the World Wide
Web and Internet. Yahoo lists sites and categorizes them into appropriate subject
categories. Yahoo is arguably the pioneer Internet guide.
A searchable and browseable database of Internet
sites selected by a team of librarians and scholars, the Scout Report Archives
list and describe quality scholarly and general reference web sites, databases,
listservs, journals, and more.
Originating at Carnegie-Mellon, Lycos is one of the oldest Web
search sites, and one of the best Internet search engines in both quality of information
and relevancy of hits. In April
1999, it shifted to a directory model similar to Yahoo. Its main listings come
from the Open Directory project, and then secondary results come from the FAST
LookSmart is a human-compiled directory of web
sites. In addition to being a stand-alone service, LookSmart provides directory
results to MSN Search, Excite and many other partners.
"By Librarians, for Everyone!" The LII
is another searchable and browseable database of quality Internet sites. Each
entry has a brief description of the site's contents.
Ask.com - the "ExpertRank" algorithm goes beyond sheer volume
of links pointing to a particular page to determine popularity among pages
considered to be experts on the topic of your search. This is known as
subject-specific popularity which offers a unique editorial flavor compared to
other search engines.
Created and maintained by: Deborah Rollins and Sharon Fitzgerald | Revised: 12/09/2008
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