A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites

A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites

by Paul R. Burden
     
 

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The Web is always moving, always changing. As some Web sites come, others go, but the most effective sites have been well established. A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites provides a list of key web sites in various disciplines that will assist researchers with a solid starting point for their queries. The sites included in this collection are stable and have… See more details below

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The Web is always moving, always changing. As some Web sites come, others go, but the most effective sites have been well established. A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites provides a list of key web sites in various disciplines that will assist researchers with a solid starting point for their queries. The sites included in this collection are stable and have librarian tested high-quality information: the most important attribute information can have.

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Paul R. Burden (Director of Library services at DeVry University, Tinley Park, Illinois, USA) has collated more than 4,200 web links into a single publication. The author’s intention is to present a collection of quality web sites to enable researchers to make more informed choices while collecting data on their chosen subject area. During the process of evaluating each resource Burden used five criteria; navigation, authority, currency, relevancy, and scope, in order to assess the resource’s overall legitimacy. Burden has produced a comprehensive resource that is recommended for public, school and academic libraries, especially those with a bias towards US research.
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Burden (director, library svcs., DeVry Univ., Tinley Park; "A Brief Bibliography" in Knowledge Management Lessons Learned: What Works and What Doesn't) has assembled some 4200 links arranged by subject. Sites were evaluated according to ease of navigation, authority, currency, relevance, and scope; cross-references are used throughout, including See and See Also pointers. The list of subjects covers everything from architecture to terrorism and counterterrorism, indexed at the end by entry name and subject. While the listings are current, lasting relevance is a major concern for a guide of this nature—websites change quickly, and within the next few months, some of the links may no longer work. As something of a precaution, the author has included here not only site URLs but also the name of the publishing organization. This might at least allow users who discover a broken link to search for the name of the organization and find the information. BOTTOM LINE Even if the links become outdated, the topical information providers listed here could serve as a nice print analog to any library's online resource list.—Diane Fulkerson, Univ. of West Georgia, Carrollton

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ISBN-13:
9780810876958
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/17/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
778
File size:
1 MB

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