SELECTING

While NetFirst(tm) also includes significant monographic and serial works, files, databases and search services, it too does not differentiate between discrete resources and entire web sites in its selection process. While value has been added by an assessment of included resources and by a concise description of selected items, as with the InterCat database, users are still required to search within sites to identify and locate useful resources. NetFirst(tm) does not differentiate between individual resources and more comprehensive or complex collections. While descriptions are provided, they are typically superficial, and in many cases, no better than the profiles provided by any of the Internet search engines. While lacking in these areas, NetFirst(tm) is to be commended for the use of an online form to solicit user recomendations and suggestions for candidate Web sites for inclusion within its service.

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