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    • Using the Invisible Web Or how to find the information you never knew was there
    • The 2 Parts of the Internet
      • The Visible Web : what can be searched by search engines/directories. Has a static URL.
        • Has over 30 billion pages
        • Can be reached via Google,Yahoo,Bing, Ask
        • Usually free information
        • Like tip of the iceberg
    • The Invisible (Deep) Web
      • The Deep Web : Not easily seen by search engines or directories
        • Over 200 billion pages
        • Often requires a login ID. Examples: WorldBook Online, Wilmington Trust Account, New Castle County Library
        • Results based on your “question” or request for information. Result: long URL. URL changes based on your query (dynamic URL).
    • How to explore the Deep Web
      • Go to Librarian’s Index to the Internet ( Browse through subjects, and find one appropriate to your topic. Then see what databases are available.
      • Go to The Complete Planet (
      • Try . Just launched 9/2008. Clusters (sorts) results.
      • Search for your topic and the word “databases” in Google
    • Or, try your own library
      • New Castle County Public libraries has a great database of information free for you to use.
      • Go to the library webpage, Resource Tools, Search Engines, to Delaware Libraries. Click on the link . You must have a library card and PIN number.
      • Databases available: Britannica Online, Science Online, Newsbank, Ebsco Host, etc.
    • How to cite information found in databases
      • Look at the information itself. Does it tell you how to cite it?
      • Use Noodletools NoodleBib Express in MLA format.
        • Keep your information window open while you work in Noodletools.
        • You may be looking at a general website, or a print source available on the web. It will ask you whether it was from a online database, and the name of the database. Fill in all information and let Noodletools generate the citation.