By Lisa Laughy - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant April 7th, 2009
Ohrstrom Library is now collecting links to high-quality web sites and storing them in our own Delicious account. For those of you unfamiliar with Delicious, it is the leading social bookmarking website where users store, share and discover bookmarked websites. The links stored in the “OhrstromLibrary” Delicious account are selected based on quality, stability, relevance to SPS curriculum, authority and currency of information.
Students will find this collection of links very useful when pursuing a wide range of research projects. Working on your Humanities V paper topic? Click on the “Humanities5” tag and see all the links helpful for starting your research. Looking for those seemingly elusive primary sources? Now you can click a tag and have access to a number of great websites chock full of primary sources. Library staff have pre-selected only the best online sites, and organized them in a way that makes them immediately useful for students. “Tagging” organizes the links into useful subgroups, allowing easy access to web resources without a lot of browsing. New links are being added all the time, so the collection, while selective, will continue to grow.
For quick access to the latest links, a page has been added to the Ohrstrom Blog sidebar to the left. Look for the “Selected Websites” link under the Research Guides heading.