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Beyond Google: The Invisible Web: Teaching Tools

Sampler of Tools for Teaching the Invisible Web

I. Graphics

Some examples of graphics used to picture the Invisible Web<> - How Deep Is Your Web graphic by Brandpower, October 3, 2011.

II. Books

Devine, Jane, and Francine Egger-Sider. Going Beyond Google: The Invisible Web in Learning and
Teaching. New York: Neal Schuman, 2009. Print.
Devine, Jane, and Francine Egger-Sider. Going Beyond Google Again: Strategies for Using and
Teaching the Invisible Web. NewYork: Neal-Schuman, 2013.
Henninger, Maureen. The Hidden Web: Quality Information on the Net. Sydney, Australia: UNSW P,
Second edition, 2007. Print.
Pedley, Paul. The Invisible Web: Searching the Hidden Parts of the Internet. London: Aslib-IMI, 2001.
Scheeren, William O. The Invisible Web: A Sourcebook. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited,
Sherman, Chris, and Gary Price. The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search
Engines Can't See. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2001. Print.

III. Videos

A Guide to: The Deep Web. Alltime Conspiracies. 6 July 2014. YouTube. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.
The Deep Web. U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information. YouTube. June
Mashable Explains the Deep Web? By Armand Valdes. YouTube. 17 Mar. 2014. Web. 23 May 2014.
Pariser, Eli. "Beware online 'filter bubbles'." TED Talks. May 2011. TED Conferences. Web. 9 Aug.
Pedley, Paul. "Finding the Hidden Treasure." The Future Just Happened: Black Holes in Cyberspace:
The Invisible Web. Annabel Colley and Matthew McDonnell. BBC News. 2001. Web. 26 Jan.
Prabhkar, K., and P. Subha. "Deep-Hidden-Invisible Web." Slideshare. Web. 11 June 2010.
Price, Gary, and Chris Sherman. "Web Research: What's New in 2004." Luminary Lectures @ your
library. Lib. of Congress. 29 Jan. 2004. Web. 20 Jan. 2009. < rr/program/lectures/gpcs.html>.
Searching the Deep Web. U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Jan.
What is the DarkNet? Anonymous Online Marketplaces. [2013] Vimeo. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.

IV. Tutorials

Boswell, Wendy. "The Invisible Web: How to Find and Search the Invisible Web." 2009.
"The New Invisible Web: on Searching Wikis and Tweets and Blogs and More." School Library
"Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web." Online Education Database. OEDb, 11 Nov. 2013. Web. 18 Dec
University of California Berkeley Library. Invisible Web or Deep Web: What It Is, How to Find It, and
Its Inherent Ambiguity. 2008. Regents of the University of California. Web. 9 Jan. 2009.
What is the Invisible Web? How Can You Search It? Why Would You Want To? 21st Century
Information Fluency. 2005 Web.<>.

V. Workshops and PowerPoint Presentations

McDonald, Shirley, and Hilda Donaldson. Sometimes Google Isn't Enough: Finding Information on
the Invisible Web. Louisiana Assn. of School Libraries. 7 June 2005. Web. 21 Jan. 2009. <>.
Sellors, Wendy. "Dig into the Deep Web: Going on a Treasure Hunt." Slideshare. March 2008. Web.

VI. Blogs

The Invisible Web Revisited -
Maintained by Francine Egger-Sider
Also maintained by Francine Egger-Sider
Mansourian, Yazdan. The Invisible Web Weblog: A Weblog about the Invisible Web and Information
Availability on the Web. 2009. Web. 21 Jan. 2009. <>.

Updated August 2015

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