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Going for the Gold: Identifying Academic-Quality Internet Resources

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The purpose of this professional article is to review some of the key directories of Internet resources with a special focus on those that announce new academic-quality resources. Significant facets of the directories which will be incorporated in the discussion include scope of coverage, update frequency, identification of any e-mail alerts or RSS feeds offered, andresource selection criteria. Factors determining whether a site is givenin-depth or brief coverage in this article include authority, currency, andwhether sites are annotated and classified the quality of the metadata. We also consider whether a site is broadly or narrowly selective. Broadly selective sites include many more resources, which can be an advantage, especially if they cover some of the more unusual topics in academia. Atother times, one may be looking for a listing of a few good sites, so themore narrowly selective sites are more appropriate. Subject portals thatcover only one topic are not included as that would require a book; all thesites listed here cover many fields of study. Sites that meet all of our criteriaare covered in more-in-depth reviews.We include shorter reviews for sitesthat, while not meeting all of our criteria, still offer considerable merit and deserve inclusion in our article. Last, in Appendix A, we provide a comparison chart summarizing some of the key facets of the sites reviewed.A literature review was conducted in the early stages of our project, and no comparable surveys of directories of Internet resources were discovered.

Georgia Tech Library Professional Publications and Presentations -

Autor: Axford, Mary - Renfro, Crystal - -

Fuente: https://smartech.gatech.edu/

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