Search Directories
- hierarchically organized indexes of subject categories that allow the Web searcher to browse through lists of Web sites by subject in search of relevant information. best to searching for information about a general subject, rather than for a specific piece of information.
e.g. LookSmart (http://www.looksmart.com) Open Directory (http://dmoz.org) Yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com)

Specialized Search Directories - guide compiled by a subject specialist to important resources in his or her area of expertise is more likely than a general subject directory to produce relevant information and is usually more comprehensive than a general guide. Such guides exist for virtually every topic.
e.g. Argus Clearinghouse (http://www.clearinghouse.net) About.com (http://about.com) WWW Virtual Library (http://www.vlib.org)

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