|Vol. 18, No. 9||Oct. 29, 1998|
University of Delaware Library web sites were highlighted in the August 1998 issue of Choice magazine.
Choice featured the University of Delaware Library web page <http://www.lib.udel.edu/> and the University of Delaware Library Access to Internet and Subject Resources web page <http://www2. lib.udel.edu/subj/> as part of a national analysis of web sites available at academic libraries.
Choice is the primary source of reviews for academic librarians. It usually presents the first professional appraisal of scholarly works. For more than 30 years, Choice reviews have assisted undergraduate libraries in building their collections. The magazine is addressed to librarians and faculty members who select materials for academic libraries, especially for undergraduate research and teaching.
"Searching for scholarly information on the World Wide Web can require combing through thousands of web sites. The University of Delaware Library, as part of its role in organizing electronic information, has used its staff and resources to organize subject-oriented web pages," Susan Brynteson, libraries, said.
The library offers subject web pages for nearly all disciplines in which the University offers degrees. More than 90 subject web pages created by University of Delaware librarians specializing in each area are now available.
The subject web pages provide links to University of Delaware Library databases, including DELCAT, information on library research guides, links to pertinent University of Delaware web pages and links to many web sites of interest to each discipline throughout the world. The subject pages are updated and reviewed regularly.
The web pages were created through the combined efforts of Collection Development and the Reference Department. A number of the available University of Delaware Library databases are licensed for access only by University of Delaware students, faculty and staff.