On first visiting the site, the user is impressed by the simple, friendly layout. The collection is divided into Reference, Verse, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Users can click on drop down menus or tabs for each category to go directly to the title of the work they seek. And each menu or tab is divided into subcategories so users may locate similar formats or subjects with ease. Works can also be found through author, subject, or title keyword searches, or one can browse the “featured” selections that are frequently updated on the home page. The content of every title in the collection can be keyword searched to locate specific quotes or phrases that are of interest to the user within the work.
In addition to the notably simplistic design, the collection itself provides access to a remarkable breadth and depth of both classic and contempora...
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...rary as posed by the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee. While it does not offer any services of a traditional library such as reference help, etc., the searchable full-text documents provide quick, easy access to information that once had to be tediously skimmed by hand. Anyone needing reference information or access to classic literature would be remiss not to employ Bartleby.com’s resources.
Bartleby.com (2000, March 20). Bartleby.com Unveils Web’s Premier Reference Library. Retrieved from http://www.bartleby.com/sv/pr032000.html
Bartleby.com (2011). Facts at a glance. Retrieved from http://www.bartelby.net/press/facts.html
Hane, P.J. (2003, April 3). Bartleby.com relaunches site with modern and classic reference works. Information Today. Retrieved from http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbreader.asp?ArticleID=17824
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