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  • Single statementExplanation of deep web
  • http://news.netcraft.com/archives/web_server_survey.html
  • Airplane ticket prices & schedules, products, specific data like climate records, census records
  • Graphics of fish, each with a name of a different resource
  • Sunken ship? Other graphics?
  • Non-static material (comments, discussion sites, social web, streaming material)Non-webpage material (pdf files, eg)Non-text files
  • Add more pages to show examples of different tools and how to use themInclude sites like IPL here?
  • Add more online resources– like IPL2
  • Go beyondgoogle

    1. 1. Go Beyond Google <br />How to Search the Deep Web<br />Lia Vella, Special Project Librarian<br />lia.vella@oit.edu<br />
    2. 2. Question<br />What are some examples of information you have been unable to find using a search engine like Google?<br />
    3. 3. What is the Deep Web?<br />Also called the hidden or invisible web, the deep web consists of content that cannot be found by standard search engines like Google.<br />
    4. 4. How Much Information is Online?<br />graph from Netcraft web server survey: http://news.netcraft.com/archives/web_server_survey.html<br />
    5. 5. Some Examples of Things that are Hard to Find with a Search Engine<br />
    6. 6. What’s in the Deep Web?<br />UW Digital Libraries<br />Internal websites for companies or organizations<br />Articles in research databases<br />Blogs<br />Links on social bookmarking sites<br />UW Digital Libraries<br />Dynamic content (such as search results)<br />US government<br />Images, music, video<br />Full text articles and books<br />
    7. 7. Where is the Deep Web?<br />Schools, universities, corporations<br />Intranets<br />Restricted/password protected sites<br />Database content<br />Photo credits here<br />
    8. 8. Where Else is the Deep Web?<br />Non-webpage materials (such as pdf documents)<br />Non-text content, such as images<br />Content that changes often, such as posts on social websites and discussion boards<br />
    9. 9. How Google & other search engines search<br />Google is like a fishing trawler, dragging a net over the top few hundred feet of the world-wide web.<br />Photo by Maciej Lewandowski<br />It is not designed to catch deep-web resources.<br />from Bergman, M. (2001). White Paper: The deep web: Surfacing hidden value. Journal of Electronic Publishing 7: 1. doi: 10.3998/3336451.0007.104<br />
    10. 10. Use Special Google searches<br />Many of the alternative Google search pages are designed to look in deep web sources.<br />A visual representation of Google’s specialty searches can be found at: http://springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com/Google+Search+Options<br />
    11. 11. Google Advanced Search<br />
    12. 12. How Can You find resources in the deep web? Use your library’s resources!<br />Free resources pages identified by OIT librarians:<br />http://www.oit.edu/libraries/web/selected-subject-pages<br />http://www.oit.edu/libraries/articles/free<br />Search the library catalogs<br /><ul><li>OIT Library: http://hedgehog.oit.edu/search
    13. 13. Summit/Worldcat: http://summit.worldcat.org/
    14. 14. OAIster: http://oaister.worldcat.org/</li></ul>Find image at NOAA website<br />
    15. 15. Try Specialty Search Engines<br />Specialized search engines<br />Surfwax: http://www.surfwax.com/<br />Hakia: http://www.hakia.com/<br />Complete Planet: http://aip.completeplanet.com<br />Internet Scout: http://scout.wisc.edu/index.php<br />Lists of specialty search engines<br />Lim, H. (2009). 100+ alternative search engines you should know. Message posted to http://www.hongkiat.com/.<br />Miller, A. (n.d.). 100 useful tips and tools to research the deep web. Article posted to http://www.online-college-blog.com.<br />
    16. 16. Investigate Organizations That Specialize in your Topic<br />Some examples:<br />American Geological Institute<br />Eating Disorder Referral and Information Ctr<br />American Society of Civil Engineers<br />Society for Technical Communication<br />From Goode & Bean (1896), Oceanic Ichthyology. View it here.<br />
    17. 17. Remember to evaluate the material you find!<br />One easy way to remember what to look for in a web source is the acronym CRAAP<br />C: Currency– is the information timely?<br />R: Relevance– does the information suit your needs?<br />A: Authority– who is responsible for this website? <br />A: Accuracy– are sources cited?<br />P: Purpose– why is the information there?<br />From Goode & Bean, Ocean Ichthyology. View it here<br />
    18. 18. More reading and some recommended sites<br />He, B., et al. (2007). Accessing the deep web. Communications of the ACM 50:5, 95- 101. doi:10.1145/1230819.1241670<br />Perez, S. (2008, May 14). Digital Image Resources on the Deep Web. Article posted to http://www.readwriteweb.com.<br />Wright, A. (2009, February 23). Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ that Google can’t grasp. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/23/technology/internet/23search.html.<br />Online Resources<br />Online Tutorials: several tutorials on searching the internet for scholarly content, multi-media, and more.<br />http://www.internettutorials.net/<br />Internet Public Library: a directory of online resources selected by librarians, categorized by topic area.<br />http://www.ipl.org<br />Digital Resources from Libraries, Museums, and Archives: a list compiled by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.<br />http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/<br />
    19. 19. Questions?<br />Lia Vella<br />lia.vella@oit.edu<br />Find this image at NASA<br />