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Introducing Librarians' Internet Index

Librarians' Internet Index (LII) is a publicly-funded website serving the world

Open Librarians' Internet Index

You can search and browse the website for the best of the Web. There are over 20,000 entries, maintained by librarians and organized into 14 main topics and nearly 300 related topics.

The mission of Librarians' Internet Index is to provide a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected websites.

Key Selection Criteria: The Big Five Factors:

  • Availability. A key issue is whether the information is freely available. LII does not include sites that are fee-based or sell a product unless the site also offers important informational content for free.
  • Credibility. The site should contribute current, accurate information about the topic. The site author(s) should be qualified to present the content provided.
  • Authorship. Content should be competently written, with few if any grammatical or spelling errors.
  • External links. For all sites, links should lead to appropriate content. For directories--sites that primarily provide links to other sites--a strong majority of the links should be functional.
  • Legality. The author should be legally entitled to present the content within copyright and fair use guidelines.


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