Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

April 2008

Document Type



Studies show that faculty members, particularly those in social sciences, arts, and humanities, question the accuracy, reliability, and sufficiency of web resources for research. Undergraduate students, on the other hand, report that the web provides them information that they use to complete assignments. The purpose of this study is to find free web sites of value for humanities researchers and librarians. The study uses a content analysis of the annotated lists of librarian-evaluated free websites published in Reference & User Services Quarterly from 1999 to 2005 to determine the ones of value for Humanities researchers. Findings to date include approximately 20 websites of value for humanities researchers.