Web Links: Catalogs & Indexes


Bookmarks for Matthew Edney: Yes, this is a personal web page but it contains links for a lot of research sites and some that are just plain interesting.  Since it is a personal link site, please understand that the sites listed are Mr. Edney's personal favorites and may not be yours.  He is big into maps and history.  (But he also has a link to the Washington Post Comics page.  Very eclectic.)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: If you think you may be eligible for a grant, loan or other assistance from the Federal Government, this is the place to look.  Links from the General Services Administration go all over the Federal bureaucracy.

Catalog of U. S. Government Publications: a search and retrieval service that provides bibliographic records of U.S. Government information products. Use it to link to Federal agency online resources or identify materials distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. Coverage begins with January 1994.

The Educator's Reference Desk face="Albertus Medium"> :  "Provides access to the following resources: Resource Collection - Links to over 3000 resources on a variety of educational issues. This collection includes Internet sites, educational organizations, and electronic discussion groups; Lesson Plans - The Lesson Plan Collection contains more than 2000 unique lesson plans which were written and submitted by teachers from all over the United States; Question Archive - A collection of over 200 responses to popular questions on the practice, theory, and research of education. These responses may include citations from the ERIC database, Internet sites, discussion groups, and/or print resource information; and ERIC Database - The ERIC database, the world's largest source of education information, contains more than one million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. This web-based version of the ERIC Database, provides access to abstracts which are also found in the printed medium, Resources in Education and Current Index To Journals in Education. The database is updated monthly, ensuring that the information you receive is timely and accurate."  The Educator's Reference Desk is a project of the Information Institute of Syracuse.

FedStats: Searchable site for Federal Government statistics.

Google Web Directory: subject organization of web pages by the popular dot.com search engine (expect advertising).

Houston Public Library list of web sites: they have put a lot of effort into developing their list of links.  This site is extremely well designed and maintained.

INFOMINE: "Search 117,025 Academically Va>luable Resources." (4-23-04)  Searches may cover the entire collection or be limited to a topical group of databases.  Response time at this review was vastly improved (even considering all the variables).

The Internet Public Library  ">The Internet Public Library (IPL) is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information." (From the IPL Mission Statement)  Includes a "Reference Center", "Exhibit Hall" over 3,000 magazines (arranged by subject), newspapers from around the world, sections for teen and youth, "Services for Librarians", and a page with links to facts on all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  An excellent resource for the internet browser.

Librarians' Index to the Internet  >"Our motto: 'Information You Can Trust.'  The Librarians' Index to the Internet (LII) is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 9,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. LII is used by both librarians and the general public as a reliable and efficient guide to Internet resources."

Online Reference & Research >Provided by Freeality.com, this site has links to some great online reference tools.  There is a lot of up-front advertising but the access should be worth it.

Refdesk: "Refdesk aims to index, review, and publish quality, credible information-based Web sites and to assist readers in navigating and extracting needed data from these sites.  Since 1995,  Refdesk free and family friendly."

Search Adobe PDF's: search through more than a million summaries of AdobeĀ® Portable Document Format (PDF) files on the Web. Your search results will allow you to see the summaries before deciding to view the original Adobe PDF. (expect advertising)

The Texas State Library: "The Texas State Library & Archives Commission Web site and its project site for the Texas State Electronic Library are merging to form a newly integrated and redesigned Web site. ...  Our new Web site is built is to appeal to our three main audiences: the general public, librarians, and state government employees. Our Web design also addresses our dual roles as library and government agency. We focused heavily on making our pages accessible to everyone. Continued effort is being made to make our site fully accessible to all of our patrons." [4-2-02]