FindingDulcinea and Librarian’s Internet Index

Feeling overwhelmed by the mass amounts of information available on the internet?  Having trouble sorting through the good and not so good sites?  Google just not doing it for you anymore?

These sites will help.

Librarian’s Internet Index (LII.org)


“Librarians’ Internet Index (LII) is a publicly-funded website and weekly newsletter serving California, the nation, and the world.
Every Thursday morning we send out our free newsletter, New This Week, which features dozens of high-quality websites carefully selected, described, and organized by our team of librarians. Topics include current events and issues, holidays and seasons, helpful tools for information users, human interest, and more.
You can subscribe to our newsletter by email or RSS, or read us on the Web. We have close to 40,000 subscribers, many from our funding state of California.
You can also search and browse our website for the best of the Web. We have over 20,000 entries, also maintained by our librarians and organized into 14 main topics and nearly 300 related topics.”  
Taken from the overview at: http://lii.org/pub/htdocs/about_overview.htm

You can do a keyword search, an advanced search, or simply browse through the directory for reliable sites.  

 

FindingDulcinea (findingDulcinea.com)

I’ve just reccently found this resource.  “FindingDulcinea selects and annotates credible, high-quality and trustworthy Web sites, saving time for both the novice and experienced user.” — Taken from “site tour” at http://www.findingdulcinea.com/info/main/site-tour.html.

With the mission “to bring users the best information on the Web for any topic, employing human insight and methodical review,” FindingDulcinea can help navigate through the TONS of information available on the Web.  Take a tour of the site:

 

I think the best part about these two sites is the sites they link to and the content provided have been compiled by humans, not through a simple keyword algorithmic search.  With the right keywords, searching through FindingDulcinea can be like working with a Reference Librarian.  And with the right path through LII, you can be sure the information you are looking at is solid, reviewed sources.

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