|Welcome to These Links Pages|
This page gives information on:
- Navigating the Site
- Background: History and Purpose
- Suggestions for New Links
- Technical and Stats
Pages: The links homepage leads to 17 primary subject pages, which contain the links to external resources. Of course, it is not always possible to make distinct divisions between subjects, and so it is not always obvious where a particular resource may be found: for example, Astronomy and Physics links are on different pages, and so are Visual Arts, Museums, and Architecture, and the Literary page also contains general resources to Higher Education, which may also be of relevance to scientists. To summarise, it is usually clear where to find the most specific information, but perhaps less obvious where to find the more general resources.
Formatting: Resources with exceptional site-depth or information-content are formatted in bold.
Blogs are given a blue background.
New resources, or those of exceptional quality and interest, may be given a yellow background.
Sometimes, groups of links are highlighted by being placed within a
Cambridge Academic Links have been online since 1996,
when they comprised the Faculty of Classics External Gateway to Humanities Resources.
From 1996 to 2000, the Gateway was one of the ten associate sites of the ARGOS search engine,
a searchable collection of metalinks to classical and mediaeval resources.
In 2000, the pages were renamed and moved to be included with the author's
personal pages at Cambridge University. They migrated to the current server in 2007.
This is now a personal selection of links: a major reason for maintaining these pages is to bookmark resources which I consult, and I hope the result may be of use to others with similar interests.
Their contents are the responsibility of the author, to whom any enquiries should be addressed, and they are not in any way endorsed by the University of Cambridge. Thanks.
I'm happy to hear suggestions for further useful online resources, especially beyond the Anglo-American orbit.
But please forgive me if I don't respond to every suggestion. These criteria determine my choice of links:
- As explained above, this is a personal selection of resources which I find especially useful or interesting. Because a mass of links can easily become unreadable, the total number has to be limited, which also helps to maintain some control on quality.
- The title academic links indicates that the collection is primarily directed towards university students and researchers, and doesn't focus on commercial websites. However, I hope that the resources listed will also be of interest to non-academic readers, and websites specifically designed for school audiences are sometimes listed, under the headings Educational or Outreach.
- It's a priority for me to maintain a high signal-to-noise ratio, and so I try to give links to pages which contain substantive information, rather than giving links to other pages of links. (When these are given, they are indicated by the symbol .)
- For similar reasons, advertisement-heavy websites are disfavoured, as are sites which are infrequently updated, or which employ 'Black Hat' SEO practices such as link-farming. Thanks for your understanding.
- Link validity is normally checked every week using the LinkChecker 0.6.6 Firefox Add-on by Kevin Freitas.
- Keywords: Google analysis of these pages on 25/2/14 identified the 10 most searched keyword groupings, in descending order, as: theatre + Aristotle + Plato; archetypal + stories; ekplexis + etymology; Greek + drama; Greek + tragedy; (and variants on these).
- Links: on 25/2/14, the primary subject-pages contained 6,101 links.
- Page Views: Google analysis on 25/2/14 identified the four most popular links pages as Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Museums and Galleries, and Architecture.
The four most popular content pages were Archetypal Stories, The Influence of Greek Tragedy, Greek Tragedies, and Structuralism.
| Bruce Fraser. January 2013 | Links Homepage |