The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See / Edition 1

The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See / Edition 1

by Gary Price, Chris Sherman
     
 

ISBN-10: 091096551X

ISBN-13: 9780910965514

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.


Enormous expanses of the Internet are unreachable with standard web search engines. This book provides the key to finding these hidden resources by identifying how to uncover and use invisible web resources. Mapping the invisible Web, when and how to use it, assessing the validity of the information, and the future of Web searching are topics covered in detail.…  See more details below

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Enormous expanses of the Internet are unreachable with standard web search engines. This book provides the key to finding these hidden resources by identifying how to uncover and use invisible web resources. Mapping the invisible Web, when and how to use it, assessing the validity of the information, and the future of Web searching are topics covered in detail. Only 16 percent of Net-based information can be located using a general search engine. The other 84 percent is what is referred to as the invisible Web—made up of information stored in databases. Unlike pages on the visible Web, information in databases is generally inaccessible to the software spiders and crawlers that compile search engine indexes. As Web technology improves, more and more information is being stored in databases that feed into dynamically generated Web pages. The tips provided in this resource will ensure that those databases are exposed and Net-based research will be conducted in the most thorough and effective manner.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910965514
Publisher:
Information Today, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Copyright,
Dedication,
Figures Tables,
Foreword,
Acknowledgments,
Introduction,
About www.invisible-web.net,
Chapter 1 — The Internet and the Visible Web,
Chapter 2 — Information Seeking on the Visible Web,
Chapter 3 — Specialized and Hybrid Search Tools,
Chapter 4 — The Invisible Web,
Chapter 5 — Visible or Invisible?,
Chapter 6 — Using the Invisible Web,
Chapter 7 — Case Studies,
Chapter 8 — The Future: Revealing the Invisible Web,
Chapter 9 — The Best of the Invisible Web,
Chapter 10 — Art and Architecture,
Chapter 11 — Bibliographies and Library Catalogs,
Chapter 12 — Business and Investing,
Chapter 13 — Computers and Internet,
Chapter 14 — Education,
Chapter 15 — Entertainment,
Chapter 16 — Government Information and Data,
Chapter 17 — Health and Medical Information,
Chapter 18 — U.S. and World History,
Chapter 19 — Legal and Criminal Resources,
Chapter 20 — News and Current Events,
Chapter 21 — Searching for People,
Chapter 22 — Public Records,
Chapter 23 — Real-Time Information,
Chapter 24 — Reference,
Chapter 25 — Science,
Chapter 26 — Social Sciences,
Chapter 27 — Transportation,
Glossary,
References,
About the Authors,
Index,

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