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    Invisible Web Invisible Web Presentation Transcript

    • NO
      • FREE Web
      • (Google, etc.)
      • Results from general search engines
      • Results can be from virtually anyone, anywhere (hobbiest? or scholar?)
      • Results can be accessed by anyone with the Internet
      • Makes the individual solely responsible for determining whether the info is accurate.
      • Invisible Web
      • (database subscriptions)
      • Results not “seen” in the free web.
      • Results have been through an editing process (scholars)
      • Most can only be accessed via a paid subscription to certain databases
      • Helps the searcher insure all info is accurate.
      • When it’s OK
      • Searching for popular culture/current news
      • Looking for multimedia regarding a particular subject
      • Shopping
      • Searching for personal use
      • Searcher is a personal expert on topic, can evaluate effectively for accuracy
      • When it’s NOT
      • Searching for purely academic results
      • Looking for primary sources and documents
      • Searching for photos, etc. that are not in the public domain
      • Searcher is a novice to the subject and needs assistance in finding authentic information
      • Credible
      • http://www.dhmo.org/
      • Current
      • http://www.who.int/docstore/tobacco/ntday/ntday96/
      • Objective
      • http://www.martinlutherking.org/
      • http://www.thekingcenter.org/
      • Accurate
      • http://www.malepregnancy.com/
    • How can the LMC help?
      • Present web-evaluation techniques to your classes
      • Use our web-site evaluation form
      • http://lswhs.leesummit.k12.mo.us/lmclsw/research.htm