Information Architecture for the World Wide Web's best-selling Internet book of 1998, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web is the definitive book on the topic. Co-authored by Argus principals Lou Rosenfeld and Peter Morville, published by O'Reilly & Associates.

The Internet Searcher's Handbook
This book teaches you how to find what you're looking for on the Web both practically and philosophically. Written by Peter Morville, Lou Rosenfeld, and Joseph Janes, and published by Neal-Schuman Publishers. The 2nd edition is edited by GraceAnne deCandido.


Lou Rosenfeld is a regular contributor to the "Deconstructing..." feature in Penton's Internet World magazine, in which design experts critique some of the world's best-known sites.

Lou is also a regular contributor to CIO WebBusiness, where he writes A Closer Look: Critical Reviews of Corporate Websites. Each month, he takes on a commercial web site that isn't up to par and lets you learn through his suggestions for improvement.

The "Web Architect" column in Songline Studio's Web Review magazine, written by the staff of Argus Associates, offers a humorous, irreverent, and practical exploration of information architecture topics. A semi-monthly feature that ran from 1995 to 1999.

Articles and Book Chapters

Rosenfeld, L. "Seven Pitfalls to Avoid in Information Architecture." Internet World, December 2000.

Rosenfeld, L. "Information Architecture: Critical for Intranet Environments." Intranet Professional, November/December 2000.

Rosenfeld, L. "A Closer Look: Critical Reviews of Corporate Websites - Going Global in a Centralized Way." CIO WebBusiness Magazine, March 2000.

Rosenfeld, L. "A Closer Look: Critical Reviews of Corporate Websites - Take My Home Page... Please!." CIO WebBusiness Magazine, February 2000.

Toub, S. and Rosenfeld, L. "Navigating Through Stars: An Information Architecture Critique of" The Web Developer's Virtual Library, August 1997.

Rosenfeld, L.B. "Webmaster Beware: Corporations Know They Need a Web Site... but Do They Know Why?." In Ensor, P., The Cybrarian's Manual. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1997.

Janes, J. W. and Rosenfeld, L. B. "Networked Information Retrieval & Organization: Issues and Questions." Journal of the American Society for Information Science, September 1996.

Rosenfeld, L.B. "The Untimely Death of Yahoo." Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine, September 1995.

Janes, J. and Rosenfeld, L. "Finding Information You Want." In Tricks of the Internet Gurus. Indianapolis: SAMS.NET, October 1994.

Rosenfeld, L.B. "Guides, Clearinghouses, and Value-Added Repackaging: Some thoughts on how Librarians can Improve the Internet." Reference Services Review, Winter 1994.

Rosenfeld, L.B. "Internet Resource Guides: Stories for the Net." Proceedings of INET'94/JENC5, 1994.

Rosenfeld, L.B. and Holland, M.P. "Automated Filtering." Online, May 1994.

Rosenfeld, L.B. "Academic Libraries and the Internet." In The Internet Unleashed. Indianapolis: SAMS.NET, 1994.

Janes, J.W. and Rosenfeld, L.B. "And Magellan Thought He Had Problems: 'Navigation' in a Network Environment." LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research, March 1994.

Rosenfeld, L. "Internet Subject Matter Guides Available." Internet Society News Winter 1994.

Lang, W.P. and Rosenfeld, L.B. "Prototyping A Dental Electronic Information Resource (DEIR)" (poster session). Patient-Centered Computing. Seventeenth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC), 1993.

Janes, J.W. and Rosenfeld, L.B. "From Security to Serendipity, Or, How We May Have to Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Chaos." Networks, Telecommunications, And The Networked Information Resource Revolution. Proceedings of the ASIS 1992 Mid-Year Meeting, 1992.

Rosenfeld, L.B. and Holland, M.P. "The Application of Verity TOPIC to Dynamic Data Resources." Listening to Users: Case Studies in Building Electronic Communities. Proceedings of The Faxon Institute, 1992 Annual Conference (electronic file), 1992.