4.1 What is a Subject Directory?

To locate information on the Web, you either know Web address for a specific site, or search for a topic of interest.

When searching by topic, a huge number of pages will often be retrieved and makes it difficult to identify the relevant resources. Subject directories help to alleviate the problem.

Subject Directories:

  • are created and maintained by the directory's staff
  • allow you to browse Internet resources by different subject categories
  • enable you to search by keywords within the contents of the directories