Virtual libraries are websites that provide categorized lists of links that have been screened and selected, usually by individuals or groups of individuals working together. Evaluative descriptions may be included with links. Many have been developed by librarians, using their expertise in selecting and evaluating information sources. Some excellent sites with broad subject coverage are: …
- The Internet Public Library (http://www.ipl.org)
- Librarians' Index to the Internet (http://lii.org/)
- WWW Virtual Library (http://vlib.org/)
- BUBL Information Services -- UK-based, organized by Dewey Decimal classifications (http://bubl.ac.uk/)
Infomine, subtitled "Scholarly Internet Resource Collections" could be considered a "meta-library", providing a searchable collection of links to selective resource lists.
Most academic libraries, and some public libraries, provide more specific lists of recommended subject resources. Subject Guides created by Drexel University Libraries staff are available in most academic subject areas of interest to the Drexel University community.
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Last Updated: 11/27/2012