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MAY, 1996

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The Smithsonian
http://www.si.edu/

A CONTENT:
From this site, you can access every museum and research center that is affiliated with The Smithsonian.

B AESTHETICS:
The graphics are reasonably sized and placed appropriately, they just have no strong graphic appeal.

B ORGANIZATION:
The 4 major buttons on the home page graphic take the user to fairly insignificant pages... a bit difficult to navigate, but it's worth the struggle.

REVIEW:
The Smithsonian home page will lead the user to greener pastures... on its own site. One really nice feature is that below the graphics, they give a description of where each link will take you. "Places" is the choice you want, then Museums or Research Centers. Some excellent resources are the National Museum for American Art, the Museum of Natural History, and the National Zoo (the Zoo offers educational games i.e. crossword puzzles for students). If you are taking a field trip, you can find all scheduling information very easily.