The Best of the Scout Report
The Scout Report is the flagship publication of the Internet Scout Research Group (Scout) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Published every Friday both online and by email subscription, the Scout Report provides a convenient way to discover new and noteworthy resources on the Internet.
Each week, the Scout Report's editors select and annotate ten websites or online resources--five general interest resources that span a variety of topics from science and technology to arts and the humanities; and five carefully curated resources that explore a selected theme in more depth. In addition, every other issue highlights two useful technology tools or features an In the News topic that has captured the interest of the Scout editor.
Each May, Scout staff collaborate to compile an annual "Best of" issue, in order to share some of their favorite resources from the past academic year. Ten websites are selected based on a variety of criteria, including design, content, and creativity as well as popularity amongst Scout's readership.
The Best of the Scout Report collection features a selection of 44 resources highlighted in Scoutís annual "Best of" issue from 2016 through 2020.