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Invisible web


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Invisible web

  1. 1. Using the Invisible Web Or how to find the information you never knew was there
  2. 2. The 2 Parts of the Internet <ul><li>The Visible Web : what can be searched by search engines/directories. Has a static URL. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has over 30 billion pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be reached via Google,Yahoo,Bing, Ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually free information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Like tip of the iceberg </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Invisible (Deep) Web <ul><li>The Deep Web : Not easily seen by search engines or directories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 200 billion pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often requires a login ID. Examples: WorldBook Online, Wilmington Trust Account, New Castle County Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results based on your “question” or request for information. Result: long URL. URL changes based on your query (dynamic URL). </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How to explore the Deep Web <ul><li>Go to Librarian’s Index to the Internet ( Browse through subjects, and find one appropriate to your topic. Then see what databases are available. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to The Complete Planet ( </li></ul><ul><li>Try . Just launched 9/2008. Clusters (sorts) results. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for your topic and the word “databases” in Google </li></ul>
  5. 5. Or, try your own library <ul><li>New Castle County Public libraries has a great database of information free for you to use. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Databases available: Britannica Online, Science Online, Newsbank, Ebsco Host, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to cite information found in databases <ul><li>Look at the information itself. Does it tell you how to cite it? </li></ul><ul><li>Use Noodletools NoodleBib Express in MLA format. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your information window open while you work in Noodletools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>