|Hundreds of web sites exist that are wholly, or in part, devoted
to topics that are, or might be of interest to psychologists or psychology
students. The trick is to find them when you need them.
There are a number of very good pages that are devoted to providing comprehensive lists of psychology-related sites. Most began in a similar manner.
As I became interested in the Internet as a means of communicating, I began to look for groups of people who shared my interest in teaching psychology. Hoping to learn more about things, I watched for discussion groups devoted to topics in psychology. When I heard about a list, I would write down the information — usually on whatever scrap of paper that happened to be at hand. I joined a list that keep track of new discussion lists and my list of lists grew rapidly. It was not long before I had more scraps of paper than I could handle, so I used a word processor to compile a list of lists. That effort grew into Addresses of Note for Psychology Faculty and Students (AON). As I talked to colleagues about the discussion lists I had found, many of them asked for copies of the list. Originally, I made up paper copies but later posted AON to Tulsa Community College's ftp site so that anyone could access it at any time and see the latest additions.
My own MegaPsych site began as a more attractive way of presenting some of the same information that AON contained, and as the WWW began to develop, as a list of neat places that I had found while surfing the web. I bookmarked them so that I could visit them again later. As I talked to colleagues about the nifty web sites I had found, many of them asked to see my list. When I got into web page construction, the obvious first choice of pages to create was my list of bookmarks.
Other psychologists who have gone through probably very similar experiences,
and who developed some of the early, outstanding list of list sites include
John Krantz (APS's Internet Resources),
Russ Dewey (PsychWeb),
Vincent Hevern (PsychREF),
John Grohol (PsychCentral), and Warren
Cyber-Synapse). These, and other sites developed more recently
on the Web), are all good sources of sites to visit.
Web sites are created or moved every day, so no list can be completely
up-to-date. Sometimes you just have to do the searching yourself.
The web search engines make the task easier. Recently, mega-search
engines have been developed that allow you to search for a topic using
several of the major search engines at one time.
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