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Discover the invisible web 2011 presentation

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Discover the invisible web 2011 presentation

  1. 1. Discover the Invisible Web<br />Elizabeth Geesey Holmes, M.A., M.S.L.I.S.<br />Law Librarian<br />Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP<br />
  2. 2. How does it differ from the visible Web, and why should we care about it<br />What is the Invisible Web?<br />
  3. 3. Invisible Web Literature<br />
  4. 4. Synonyms<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  5. 5. What is the Surface Web?<br />Tip of the Iceberg<br />
  6. 6. What is the Invisible Web?<br />Tip of the Iceberg<br />The majority of information on the Web<br />
  7. 7. What Types of Content are Invisible?<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Search Engine does not know about the page<br />
  8. 8. What Types of Content are Invisible?<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Search Engine does not know about the page<br />Search Engine decided not to index the content <br />
  9. 9. What Types of Content are Invisible?<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Search Engine does not know about the page<br />Search Engine decided not to index the content <br />Search Engine has been asked not to index the content <br />
  10. 10. What Types of Content are Invisible?<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Search Engine does not know about the page<br />Search Engine decided not to index the content <br />Search Engine has been asked not to index the content <br />Search Engine does not have the technology required to index non-HTML content<br />
  11. 11. What Types of Content are Invisible?<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Search Engine does not know about the page<br />Search Engine decided not to index the content <br />Search Engine has been asked not to index the content <br />Search Engine does not have the technology required to index non-HTML content<br />Search Engine cannot get to the pages to index them<br />
  12. 12. Based on Sherman & Price (2001). <br />Chart created by EGH using http://simplemapper.org/<br />
  13. 13. Finding the content that is “hidden” away within invisible websites<br />Finding Invisible Web content<br />
  14. 14. Tip #1<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Remember that the Invisible Web exists<br />
  15. 15. The “Google-Gap”<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />“The object is not to replace general-purpose search engines but to show how Invisible Web resources complement search engine results.” (Devine & Egger-Sider, 2009)<br />“Google-Gap– the difference between the growing perception that the site is omniscient and the fact that it isn’t” (Salkever, 2003)<br />
  16. 16. Tip #2<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Locate a database or website that contains the information for which you are looking <br />
  17. 17. Tip #2<br />“The point is that often the key to the answer is not locating the answer itself as the first step, but locating the right database in which to search for it.”<br />Diana Botluk, Mining Deeper into the Invisible Web, http://www.llrx.com/features/mining.htm<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  18. 18. Example #1: Find a Database<br />Westlaw for fee results<br />Pages no longer there<br />Not what we are looking for<br />This site looks good<br />
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  20. 20. Example #2: Find a Website<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Find the number of Income taxes filed in the state of Rhode Island <br />
  21. 21. Real 1st hit <br />Tax forms or tax form instructions<br />
  22. 22. Real hit No. 2<br />Tax forms or information on tax filing<br />
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  24. 24. Google’s cached version (captured on May 12)<br />
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  30. 30. Tip #3<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br /> Consult a Web Directory or Invisible Web Portal<br />
  31. 31. http://www.nyls.edu/library/research_tools_and_sources/dragnet/<br />
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  33. 33. http://www.completeplanet.com/ <br />
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  35. 35. http://www.plol.org/<br />
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  38. 38. Tip #4<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br /> Ask a Web research specialist such as a Law Librarian<br />
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  40. 40. Tip #5<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br /> Use tools in a general search engine to sort your results and bring relevant ones to the top<br />
  41. 41. Example #1: Google’s Sidebar<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  42. 42. You can limit further by size, color and more<br />
  43. 43. Example #2: Yippy!<br />©<br />http://yippy.com<br />
  44. 44. Tip #6<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br /> Don’t forget information from the social web<br />
  45. 45. Example: Twitter<br />http://search.twitter.com/<br />
  46. 46. Tip #7<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br /> Make note of websites recommended for legal research<br />
  47. 47. One Standout Resource<br />
  48. 48. And can they be located again?<br />Where do old Web pages go? <br />
  49. 49. The Wayback Machine<br />http://www.archive.org/<br />
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  53. 53. Cached Pages on Google<br />
  54. 54. When & Why to use Invisible Web resources<br /> Conclusion<br />
  55. 55. Use Invisible Web Resources<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />When:<br />You are looking for a precise answer<br />You need authoritative results<br />Timeliness of the content is important<br />You are searching for information in a specific subject area<br />
  56. 56. EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />706-224-1732<br />http://ElizabethGeeseyHolmes.com<br />http://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethgeeseyholmes<br />Twitter: bethgholmes<br />Contact Information<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  57. 57. Tips for finding Invisible Web content<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />Remember that the Invisible Web exists<br />Locate a database that contains the information you are looking for<br />Consult a Web Directory or Invisible Web Portal<br />Do a vertical search of a deep content web site<br />Ask a Web research specialist (Librarian)<br />Use tools in a general search engine to sort your results and bring relevant ones to the top<br />Do not forget information from the social web<br />Make note of websites recommended for legal research<br />
  58. 58. Example No. 1<br />Finding Statistics: No. of Income Taxes Filed in RI.<br />Show example of general Google search<br />Then use Google to search for a database or other site that would have this information<br />Go to RI Division of Taxation <br />Look under Reports<br />©Elizabeth Geesey Holmes ■ EGHresearch@gmail.com<br />
  59. 59. Source: Based on Sherman and Price (2001)<br />
  60. 60. Parts of the Invisible Web<br />

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