From 1993: New Topical Internet Guides Available

New Topical Internet Guides Available
From: Louis Rosenfeld (,
School of Information and Library Studies,
University of Michigan

I’m pleased to announce the availability of eleven new subject-
specific guides to the Internet. These guides were created
between September and December of this year by students enrolled
in the course “Internet: Resource Discovery and Organization” at
the University of Michigan School of Information and Library
Studies, taught by Prof. Joe Janes and myself. Students were
instructed in Internet tool usage and resource discovery
approaches with the goal of creating ASCII text guides
identifying and evaluating the quality of the resources in
specific subject areas. Some of these guides will be available
as HTML documents as well.

Titles and authors of these guides follow:

* Aerospace Engineering: A Guide to Internet Resources
Chris Poterala Dave Dalquist

* Archives on the Internet (available 12/28)
Nika Kayne Denise Anthony

* Internet Guide to Book Discussions and Book Reviews
Shannon Allen ( Gretchen Krug (
(ftp file name adultread:allenkrug)

* Government Sources of Business and Economic Information
Kim Tsang Terese Austin

* A Guide to Environmental Resources on the Internet
Toni Murphy Carol Briggs-Erickson

* Film and Video Resources on the Internet
Lisa Wood Kristen Garlock

* Neurosciences Internet Resource Guide
Sheryl Cormicle Steve Bonario

* Personal Finance Resources on the Internet
Abbot Chambers Catherine Kummer

* Internet Guide to Popular Music
Rolaant MacKenzie Vicki Coleman

* Guide to Theater Resources on the Internet
Deborah Torres Martha Vander Kolk

* US Technology Public Policy
Steve Kirk David Blair

Unless otherwise mentioned, these guides are now available from the
Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides. Jointly
sponsored by the University Library and the School of Information and
Library Studies at the University of Michigan, the Clearinghouse provides
access to subject-oriented resource guides created by members of the
Internet community. There are currently over 60 guides available via
anonymous FTP, Gopher, and WorldWideWeb/Mosaic. Information on accessing
the Clearinghouse follows:

anonymous FTP:
path: /inetdirsstacks

menu: What’s New and Featured Resources=>Clearinghouse…

Gopher .link file:
Name=Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides (UMich)

Uniform Resource Locators (URL): or

There is also descriptive information about these projects
available from the Clearinghouse. Other questions, suggestions,
and comments regarding this course and the Clearinghouse are