Library Websites Analysis

Drexel University Libraries Website

We analyzed 100 academic library websites.  To select the libraries, we used the U. S. News & World Report‘s Best Colleges National University Rankings.  For those 100 prominent universities, we found the website of the main library and looked at its homepage navigation, organization, terminology, and search tools.

We looked at trends in these areas:

  1. Navigation menu items to understand terminology and site organization.
  2. Discovery and search tool tabs.
  3. Headings for sections of most-used links.
  4. Headings for News carousels and links.

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Library Websites for the Top 100 Universities

Duke University Libraries

Sometimes, when evaluating your library’s website or services, you’d like to see how things are done at other institutions.  Why reinvent the wheel?  Maybe you just need some inspiration; seeing another’s layout or reading alternative wording can spark a brilliant idea.  Or you might just copy something that works.

U. S. News & World Report’s Best CollegesIf you find yourself wanting to browse other academic websites but don’t know where to start or how to choose them, this list of links can help.  This is not a list of the top 100 academic library websites.  Rather, it is a list of the library websites for the top 100 institutions in the U. S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges National University Rankings.  Use it to check a handful of sites or all 100.

Library Website Links

American University

Baylor University

Binghamton University

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Brigham Young University

Brown University

California Institute of Technology

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Clark University

Clemson University

College of Environmental Science and Forestry

College of William and Mary

Colorado School of Mines

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Drexel University

Duke University

Emory University

Florida State University

Fordham University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Harvard University

Indiana University Bloomington

Johns Hopkins University

Lehigh University

Marquette University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Miami University

Michigan State University

New York University

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Ohio State University

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Princeton University

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rice University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rutgers University

Saint Louis University

Southern Methodist University

Stanford University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stony Brook University

Syracuse University

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

Tufts University

Tulane University

University at Buffalo

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Chicago

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rochester

University of San Diego

University of Southern California

University of Texas at Austin

University of Tulsa

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Vanderbilt University

Villanova University

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest University

Washington University in St. Louis

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Yale University

Yeshiva University