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guide : a person or thing that leads or directs a way — Webster

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Guide A person who leads someone through unknown or unfamiliar locations. The term can also be applied to a person who leads others to more abstract goals such as knowledge or wisdom. . — Wikipedia

Pathfinder is a bibliography created to help begin research in a particular topic or subject area. The goal of a pathfinder is to gather all of the most useful, relevant, reliable and authoritative resources on a variety of academic, work-related or general-interest topics. — Wikipedia

Subject guide is a kind of map to the resources of the library; it is an information locator for the library user whose search for recorded materials on a subject of interest. — N. Tchangalova & A. Feigley


How to Make a Good Library Pathfinder (Amy C. Mann)
Subject Guides: Putting a New Spin on an Old Concept (N. Tchangalova & A. Feigley, Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship)


Library of Congress Bibliographies & Research Guides
Internet Public Library Pathfinders

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




Study guides are learning aids designed to facilitate learning in a number of areas and can include resources that foster comprehension of literature, history, and other subjects. — Wikipedia

Building Effective Study Guides for Online Learning and Assessment (Shalin Hai-Jew, Kansas State University)
Guide: how to find content (Maria Minard)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


For Dummies: Learning Made Easy





The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, also known simply as the Guide or the book, was a guidebook for hitch-hikers throughout the Universe which featured heavily in the sci-fi series of the same name. It was produced by Megadodo Publications, which employed Ford Prefect as one of its researchers; eventually leading him to become stranded on planet Earth for fifteen years while writing a Guide entry about Earth. — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhikers Wiki!)

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: 40 years of parody and predictions (Shamini Bundell, Nature)


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form




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