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Invisible Web


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Invisible Web

  1. 1. NO
  2. 2. <ul><li>FREE Web </li></ul><ul><li>(Google, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Results from general search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Results can be from virtually anyone, anywhere (hobbiest? or scholar?) </li></ul><ul><li>Results can be accessed by anyone with the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Makes the individual solely responsible for determining whether the info is accurate. </li></ul><ul><li>Invisible Web </li></ul><ul><li>(database subscriptions) </li></ul><ul><li>Results not “seen” in the free web. </li></ul><ul><li>Results have been through an editing process (scholars) </li></ul><ul><li>Most can only be accessed via a paid subscription to certain databases </li></ul><ul><li>Helps the searcher insure all info is accurate. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>When it’s OK </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for popular culture/current news </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for multimedia regarding a particular subject </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for personal use </li></ul><ul><li>Searcher is a personal expert on topic, can evaluate effectively for accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>When it’s NOT </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for purely academic results </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for primary sources and documents </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for photos, etc. that are not in the public domain </li></ul><ul><li>Searcher is a novice to the subject and needs assistance in finding authentic information </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Credible </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. How can the LMC help? <ul><li>Present web-evaluation techniques to your classes </li></ul><ul><li>Use our web-site evaluation form </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>