The Catalog vs. the Homepage? Best Practices in Connecting to Online Resources

American Association of Law Libraries
Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July 23, 2002

Selected Web Sites of Interest

These websites are listed in the order in which they appear in the companion PowerPoint slideshow. A Microsoft Word version of this page is also available; see

Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library:
Automatically generates electronic journal web pages from information contained in catalog's MARC bibliographic records (field 956). For details, see: Frances L. Knudson, et al., “Creating Electronic Journal Web Pages from OPAC Records,” Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship no. 15 (Summer 1997). Found at:
University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville:
Uses cgi scripts to “harvest” title and coverage data from aggregator databases and uses this data to populate the catalog with “brief” bib records until full cataloging can be accomplished. Details in forthcoming article in Serials Librarian’s 2002 NASIG Conference Proceedings issue. Or contact Maribeth Manoff:
University of California, San Diego Libraries:
Creates dynamic subject lists of electronic resources by using data from MARC 690 fields as html search strategy strings connected to hotlinks on a subject list. For details, see Chapter 6, pp. 153-7 in: Donnelyn Curtis, Virginia M. Scheschy, and Adolfo R. Tarange, Developing & Managing Electronic Journal Collections: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians (New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2000).
University of Saskatchewan Library:
Web page arranges electronic journals by Library of Congress subject headings.
University of Minnesota, University Libraries:
Provides quick links to material by type.
University of Alabama, Bounds Law Library:
Databases page arranged by type of material: major legal databases (LexisNexis & Westlaw); articles-law; articles-general; articles-news; books; government information; international; Internet sites; papers & proceedings; reference; statistics; and tax.
Hamline University School of Law Library:
Online collections organized by type of material and function: find cases; find statutes and legislative history; find foreign and international materials; find articles and books; KeyCite.
University of Minnesota Law Library:
Browse by subject includes antitrust & trade regulation; criminal law & justice; economic policy research; family law; etc.