ALWAYS ask yourself where you would most likely find type of information? Then go straight to the source.
Select most appropriate type of search vehicle
ALWAYS type more than one word in the query field
Remember to use advanced search features
Search for words that should be on a web page, not broad keywords
Frustrated? Seek help. Contact a librarian.
Beyond Search Engines: What is the Invisible Web?
“ Text pages, files, or other often high-quality authoritative information available via the World Wide Web that general-purpose search engines cannot, due to technical limitations, or will not, due to deliberate choice, add to their indices of Web pages. Sometimes also referred to as the ‘Deep Web’ or ‘dark matter.’ “
[Chris Sherman and Gary Price. The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can’t See . Information Today, Inc., 2001, p. 57.]
Beyond Search Engines: How to Find Content on the Invisible Web
Pay attention to links found on Web sites from Government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations
Use industry gateways/portals
Check resource links in library guides
Build a favorites/bookmark list of Web sites you find
Bates, Mary Ellen. Mining for Gold on the Internet: How to Find Investment and Financial Information on the Internet . McGraw-Hill, 2000.
Hane, Paula J. Super Searchers in the News: The Online Secrets of Journalists and News Researchers. Information Today, Inc., 2000.
Kapoun, Jim. “Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction.” C&RL News, July/Aug. 1998, v. 59, #7. [Accessed 5/20/04 from: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues1998/julyaugust6/teachingundergrads.htm ]
Mintz, Anne P. (editor) Web of Deception: Misinformation on the Internet . Information Today, Inc., 2002.
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