Going Beyond Google Again: Strategies for Using and Teaching the Invisible Web

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The Invisible Web, also known as the Deep Web, is a huge repository of underutilized resources that can be richly rewarding to searchers who make the effort to find them. Since Jane Devine and Francine Egger-Sider explored the educational potentials of this realm in Going Beyond Google: The Invisible Web in Learning and Teaching, the information world has grown even more complex, with more participants, more content, more formats, and more means of access. Demonstrating why teaching the Invisible Web should be a requirement for information literacy education in the 21st century, here the authors expand on the teaching foundation provided in the first book and persuasively argue that the Invisible Web is still relevant not only to student research but also to everyday life. Intended for anyone who conducts research on the web, including students, teachers, information professionals, and general users, their book

  • Defines the characteristics of the Invisible Web, both technologically and cognitively
  • Provides a literature review of students' information-seeking habits, concentrating on recent research
  • Surveys the theory and practice of teaching the Invisible Web
  • Shows ways to transform students into  better researchers
  • Highlights teaching resources such as graphics, videos, and tutorials
  • Offers an assortment of tools, both public and proprietary, for trawling the Invisible Web
  • Looks at the future of the Invisible Web, with thoughts on how changes in search technology will affect users, particularly students learning to conduct research

  List of Figures and Tables Preface  Part IWhat Is the Invisible Web Now?  1 | The Invisible Web Today 2 | Studies of Information-Seeking Behavior  Part IIHow Will the Invisible Web Make Students Better Researchers?  3 | Teaching the Invisible Web: A Survey of Theory and Practice 4 | How to Make Students Better Researchers: The Invisible Web in Teaching 5 | Teaching Resources  Part IIITools for Mining the Invisible Web and a Look into Its Future  6 | Looking inside the Invisible Web: A Sampler 7 | The Future of the Invisible Web and Its Implications for Teaching  Appendix: SurveyMonkey Survey Selected Additional Readings Index 

Jane Devine

Jane Devine has been the chief librarian and department chair for the LaGuardia Community College Library since 2004. Before that, she served as LaGuardia's periodicals/government documents/electronic resources librarian and also worked for the New York Public Library as a reference librarian.

Francine Egger-Sider

Francine Egger-Sider has been the coordinator of technical services at LaGuardia Community College, part of City University of New York, since 1989. Previously, she worked at the French Institute/Alliance Fran̤aise in New York City.

"Provide[s] a framework and resources to help teacher librarians integrate the Invisible Web into their current practice. This book is recommended for those who are looking to improve their students' web searching skills."

"The book is well written and persuasively argued, and the authors make a compelling case for why teaching the Invisible Web will make students better researchers, while also addressing the importance of the Invisible Web to academic research and everyday life research … a must read and an invaluable resource for librarians with reference and instructional services duties."
— Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

"Incredibly detailed … The selected resources are carefully annotated and helpful for any researcher trying to do substantial work on the Invisible Web."
— Catholic Library World

"If you are looking for help in teaching the invisible web to others, this is a good book to get you going with concepts and strategies."
— Online Searcher

"Chapter summaries and extensive citations make this an attractive choice for students. It should also be of interest to librarians and anyone interested in optimizing their research resources and strategies."
— Library Journal

"A welcome addition, given the rapid pace at which information technology is transforming higher education … This book is valuable in its own right as a reference work and resource guide."
— Reflective Teaching

"An excellent book for anyone concerned about information literacy and how to maintain the research skills of students at all levels."
— Online Information Review