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  • 1. Using the Invisible Web Or how to find the information you never knew was there
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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).
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.