Here are some Web sites that I have enjoyed visiting and would like to recommend. They relate to both my professional and personal interests.

Information Technology

For higher education information technology materials on the web, I find the EDUCAUSE web site to be a tremendous resource.

College and University Home Pages, etc.

The University of Texas at Austin maintains two very useful sites. One provides you with a directory of US college and university homepages, and the other, called the World Lecture Hall, contains many links (from accounting to zoology) to Web pages created by faculty worldwide.

Cycling

Bryn Dole's excellent www.bikelane.com will lead you to a myriad of useful cycling pages.

Another recommended site, specifically covering mountain biking, is iBike.

Lacrosse

If you play collegiate lacrosse, or are a fan of the sport, these three web sites will provide accurate, up-to-date information: College Lacrosse USA, the US Women's Lacrosse Association Home Page, and the NCAA Home Page.

Libraries and Museums

The Library of Congress homepage is a wonderful place to start exploring the rich library-related offerings available on the Web. Here you'll find links to LC's information system, congressional information via the THOMAS system, virtual exhibits, HTML guides and editing systems, and much more.

A few of my favorite WWW museum sites are the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, the Vatican Museum, the Franklin Institute Science Museum, and last but not least, the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

MG Automobiles

MG- the Classic Marque! As a proud owner of a '72 MGB Roadster, the MG Cars Enthusiasts' Club Web page is one of great interest and use to me.

Music and Radio

As a fan of "new contemporary folk music," I rely heavily upon folkmusic.org for providing information and pointers to folk-related Web information.

Keep up to date on what's happening at National Public Radio by visiting their Web site.

Musi-Cal is a free, searchable database that provides access to worldwide live music information.

National and World News

Recommended: CNN's WORLD and U.S. news Web sites.

Philadelphia

Care to take a virtual tour of Philadelphia's historic districts? Looking for information on the cultural offerings of the City of Brotherly Love? Hungry, and in need of some information on good restaurants in town? If so, check out LibertyNet.

Philadelphia Online is also an excellent source for information on Philadelphia, the surrounding suburbs, and southern New Jersey. Here, you will find online versions of the _Daily News_, and the _Philadelphia Inquirer_, and information about local restaurants, business, job opportunities, sports, and the arts.

If it's information on local weather you are seeking, the NBC News Intellicast site is a great source for Philadelphia weather forecasts.

Searching the WWW

Two traditional search engines I recommend are Yahoo, and WebCrawler.

Yahoo can also be utilized as a "current awareness" system. What's New on Yahoo lists newly added Web sites, while Weekly Picks will lead you to some of the "best sites" added each week. Here, you can also subscribe to a Yahoo information service that will automatically send you periodic announcements of new Web sites.

A "next-generation" Internet directory that is also very powerful is LookSmart.

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last updated: 30-SEP-98