The Invisible Web

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Resources to Search The Invisible Web :

The invisible web includes many types of online resources that normally cannot be found using regular search engines. The listings below can help you access these resources:

Alexa : A website that archives older websites that are no longer available on the Internet. For example, Alexa has about 87 million websites from the 2000 election that are for the most part no longer available on the Internet.

Complete Planet : Provides an extensive listing of databases that cannot be searched by conventional search engine technology. It provides access to lists of databases which you can then search individually.

The Directory of Open Access Journals : Another full-text journal searchable database.

Find Articles : Indexes over 10 million articles from a variety of different publications.

Find Law : A comprehnsive site that provides information on legal issues organized by category.

HighWire : Brought to you by Stanford University, HighWire press provides access to one of the largest databases of free, full-text, scholarly content.

Infomine : A research database created by librarians for use at the university level. It includes both a browsable catalogue and searching capabilities.

Invisible Web Database : A database maintained by Chris Sherman and Gary Price, authors of the book Invisible Web, that provides a host of links to invisible web resources in a variety of categories.

MagPortal : A search engine that will allow you to search for free online magazine articles on a wide range of topics.

Other Pages in This Section :

  • Searching the World Wide Web : Overview : This section covers finding sources for your writing in the World Wide Web.

  • How the Internet and Search Engines Work : The Internet is made up of a vast amount of computers networked throughout the world via data lines or wireless routers.

  • Kinds of Search Engines and Directories : Web directories (also known as indexes, web indexes or catalogues) are broken down into categories and sub-categories and are good for broad searches of established sites.

  • Searching with a Search Engine : A search engine is a device that sends out inquiries to sites on the web and catalogs any web site it encounters, without evaluating it.

  • Searching with a Web Directory : There are two main types of directories.

  • Search Engine and Web Directory List : The following is a list of some of the most powerful search and metasearch engines and most comprehensive web directories.

  • Other Useful Sites for Finding Information : Other Useful Sites for Finding Information include all.

  • Other Strategies for Web Searching : Don't limit your Internet searching to using search engines. Be creative and think about which Internet sites might have the information you are looking for.

  • English Writing Resources Index

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