Subject Directories - Characteristics

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Uses for Subject Directories. General or broad topical questions ... Finding Subject Directories. Try Internet gateway sites/portals. Add terms to search ...

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Subject Directories - Characteristics

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Slide 1:Subject Directories - Characteristics

Subject categories Browsable Human editors Smaller database Limited search features Annotated search results

Slide 2:Uses for Subject Directories

General or broad topical questions Getting to know your topic Narrowing down a subject Popular topics, organizations, commercial sites, and products

Slide 3:Sample Subject Directories

Gateway Site Academic Focus Practical topics, recreation, hobbies, etc. Volunteer Editors Popular Sites

Slide 4:Finding Subject Directories

Try Internet gateway sites/portals Add terms to search statement – “directories,” “databases,” “guides” Follow the subject headings

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