Education - References (Libraries)
Argus Clearinghouse, The
Categorizes and rates hundreds of indexes on the Internet, using an intelligent interface
and five-star rating system. Either browse through categories or search for specific
Library posts thousands of carefully reviewed resources about, well, everything. To
customize the database, click on Teachers, Kids, Teens, Parents or Community. You may also
scan general topics and the index or conduct a direct search.
A small fee per month buys you unlimited online access to such diverse publications as The
Ukrainian Weekly, Journal of Biological Rhythms and hundreds more full-text magazines and
newspapers, including thousands of books, photos and images.
Internet Public Library
It's a bit like a real-life public library: friendly, helpful and sort of dowdy. Browse
the list of hundreds of online books and periodicals, then check out special exhibits and
the children's section.
Guide points kids right to the interesting, useful stuff. Organized into obvious
categories, listed links include one or two lines of description. More of a homework
helper than a playground, it has a small section with comic strips, MUDs and crafts.
Librarians Information Online Network
Philadelphia's school district posts warehouse of info containing anything from a summary
of the Dewey Decimal system to advice for technophobic librarians who want to automate
school systems. Ironically, LION is not as well-organized as it could be.
Small site answers fundamental questions about libraries and library science and posts
uncommon information on library culture, training and education.
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Unusual homage to 20th-century writers who have created complex virtual worlds within
their books by alluding to and generating interconnectivity and nonconsensual reality:
James Joyce, Thomas Pynchon, Kafka, Umberto Eco, more.
Encyclopedia of antiquities contains classic Greek literature rendered in both English and
ancient Greek with copious hypertextual footnotes. Virtual museums post art images. Huge
searchabe database of resources.
SunSITE Digital Collections
Sun Computer and Berkeley University team up to bring you a sizable storehouse of images
and texts from a variety of eras. Take a tour of historic images from California's past,
or access the full text of numerous Medieval classics.
UT Library Online
University of Texas at Austin's online library posts general resources such as newspapers,
stats, demographics and electronic journals. Includes tax forms, national directory of law
firms and a list of Pulitzer Prize winners. Searchable.
Wiretap Electronic Text Archive
Electronic archive taps into our accumulated knowledge. It remains true to its First
Amendment-activist roots by focusing on fringe documents; however, literary classics and
government papers appeal to mainstream sensibilities as well.
WWW Virtual Library
Subject Catalog, The
Topically categorized links to sections of the virtual library. The library itself is a
distributed resource -- meaning that individuals or institutions maintain the subject
pages, which cover areas spanning from aboriginal studies to zoos.
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