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Lakoff, George. Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind. (1990)
What do categories of language and thought reveal about the human mind? This book has repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science.

Lancaster, F.W. Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice. 2nd ed. (1998)
This is a textbook for a course in either an academic or a professional education program for librarians. It reviews the principles, practice, consistency, and quality of indexing; the types and functions of abstracts; natural language in information retrieval; and the future of indexing and abstracting services.

Langridge, Derek Wilton. Classification and Indexing in the Humanities.
The author places the humanities in the context of the whole of knowledge and compares their nature and problems with those of science, technology and the social sciences. The philosophical basis of the classification of knowledge is discussed and modern theory of bibliographic classification is outlined.
Note: Currently out of print.

Larson, Kevin and Mary Czerwinski. Web Page Design: Implications of Memory, Structure and Scent for Information Retrieval. From: Proceedings of the CHI 1998 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (April 21-23, 1998)
The authors describe an experiment to see if large breadth and decreased depth is preferable, both subjectively and via performance data, while attempting to design for optimal scent throughout different structures of a web site. This work is testing the theories of Miller in his classic "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two."
Note: Also available through ACM. Registration is required.

Lie, Hakon Wium and Bert Bos. Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web. 2nd ed. (1999)
This book is an introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for beginning writers of web pages, and the definitive guide for professional web designers.

Locke, Christopher and Rick Levine. The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual.
This resouce includes seven essays filled with dozens of stories and observations about how business gets done in America and how the Internet will change it all. It is for anyone interested in the Internet and e-commerce, and is especially important for those businesses struggling to navigate the topography of the wired marketplace.
Note: The book is available through

Lohse, Gerald L. and Peter Spiller. Quantifying the Effect of User Interface Design Features on Cyberstore Traffic and Sales. From: Proceedings of the CHI 1998 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (April 18-23, 1998)
This article predicts store traffic and dollar sales as a function of interface design features such as number of links into the store, image sizes, number of products and store navigation features. By quantifying the benefits of user interface features, the authors hope to facilitate the process of designing and evaluating alternative storefronts by identifying those features with the greatest impact on traffic and sales.
Note: Registration is required.

Lutes, Barbara. Web Thesaurus Compendium.
The thesauri and classification schemes in this collection are all available on the web with various search and browse facilities, and various degrees of hypertext linking. The term "thesaurus" is used loosely here to refer to any structured collection of interrelated terms; often, but not necessarily, in a certain domain.

Lynch, Patrick J. and Sarah Horton. Yale Style Manual. (January 1997)
This site approachs web page and site design as a challenge that combines traditional editorial approaches to documents with graphic design, user interface design, information design, and the technical authoring skills required to optimize the HTML code, graphics, and text within web pages.
Note: The book is available through