Social Bookmarking

http://help.diigo.com/home Diigo - get started - tutorials of how to use this free tool to tag, highlight, save, share favorite websites
http://www.diigo.com/teacher_entry/console free for teachers - use for yourself or set up a class to access and save favorite sites
http://sheldonworkshops.wikispaces.com/Diigo presentation on how to get started using Diigo http://etoolbox.wikispaces.com/Diigo tutorials on how to use social bookmarking sites

21st Century Information Fluency - Search Wizard, Evaluation Wizard, Citation Wizard http://21cif.com/tools/ (free resources)



Website Evaluation

http://ndaresearchcentral.wikispaces.com/Web+Evaluation Tips for finding dependable information on the Web - includes a ppt
Website Evaluation Sheet.doc A checklist to help determine if the information found on the internet is valid
**http://etoolbox.wikispaces.com/Internet** Wading Through the Web: Teaching Effective Internet Search Strategies





Specialized Directories – Web Searching at its Best!
General:
http://refdesk.com news headlines, links to valuable reference resources – reference tools are located at the bottom of the page
http://infomine.ucr.edu well-organized, categorized, searchable collection of more than 100,000 links – focus is on scholarly internet resources
http://bubl.ac.uk/link good search capabilities, strong focus on library and information science – more than 12,000 resources
www.intute.ac.uk more than 125,000 sites by 7 U.K universities – 19 main categories with broad range of academic disciplines – searchable
http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/gateway.html Library of Cogress Gateway to Library Catelogs – searches online catalogs for nearly 500 libraries

Educational:
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide links to hundreds of sites for K-12 teachers and parents, browse by subject or alphabetic index
www.education-world.com browsable and searchable 500,000+ sites, articles, lesson plans, links
www.educationatlas.com early childhood, K-12, higher education, distance learning, special education, teacher’s corner, home schooling, instructional technology, regional
www.kidon.com/media-link arranged by continent then country, 19,000+ links to newspapers, news agencies, magazines, radio, TV

History:
www.besthistorysites.net annotated and rated links to 1200+ history-related websites – themed, lessons plans, maps, research
http://virtualreligion.net/vri Virtual Religion Index -focus on scholarly sites academic study of the world’s major (and minor) religions and issues

Physical and Life Science:
www.chemdex.org 7,000+ chemistry related links – scholarly sites, links to chemical companies and suppliers – WebElements has online periodic table
www.healthfinder.gov reliable health information aimed at consumers – medical encyclopedia, background on diseases, directories
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus medical conditions, diseases, wellness, drug information, medical encyclopedia, health news, directories, local

Business and Economics:
www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/busi/business.shtml
links to 3,000+business and management resources (pathfinder)
www.nytimes.com/ref/business/business-navigator.html marketing, investing, company information, banking & finance, government, news, directories
http://ceoexpress.com business news sites, main site is free
http://globaledge.msu.edu annotated links to 1000s of sites on global business activities
http://rfe.org Resources for Economists on the Internet: 2000+ links

Government and Governments:
www.gksoft.com/govt links to 17,000+ govt and multinational organizations, parliaments, law courts, embassies, cities, central banks…
www.lib.umich.edu/government-documents-center/explore federal govt, foreign govts, international organizations
www.usa.gov government and state sites
www.direct.gov.uk links to U.K. public sector information
http://canada.gc.ca services, resource centre, specific services for citizens, news
www.politicalresources.net links for international parties and related resources

Legal:
www.findlaw.com best legal resources on the internet - mostly U.S. related
www.nyulawglobal.org/clobalex GlobaLex - research guide, legal systems of 100+ countries and international jurisdictions

Genealogy:
www.cyndislist.com links to 260,000+ sites browse through 180 categories or search for beginners and experienced genealogists
Travel:
http://extremesearcher.com/trave internet travel resources, 500+ links

Work Cited

Hock, Randolph. The Extrememe Searcher’s Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Teacher. 3rd ed. Medford: CyberAge, 2010. Print.


http://www.thegateway.org/ the Gateway to 21st Century Skills – excellent search responses for specific topics – great for teachers and students