About.com – Site has several hundred annotated guides to areas of interest on the internet. Each is maintained by a human “guide” with subject area expertise. Each directory is maintained by a different person, but the same design templates and server are used to handle them all.
Academic Info – Searchable subject directory of internet resources selected for the college and university community. Each guide is an annotated listing of the best general Internet sites in the field, as well as a gateway to specialized and advanced research tools.
All the Web – One of the largest search engine databases.
Best Search Tools Page – From the InFoPeople Project, this page has search forms for some of the best subject directories, search engines, and meta search engines.
Digital Librarian: A Librarian’s Choice of the Best of the Web – Directory of online resources, organized by topic, and maintained by a librarian. Most of the links are briefly annotated. The “see” and “see also” markers are of particular assistance. Simplicity of the page makes it load quickly. A good starting place for academic Web researchers.