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SDS 236: Data Jounalism: Internet Resources

Spring 2018: A. McNamara

The Deep Web

A vast majority of the web (90%!) cannot be accessed via search engines like Google. From Mashable. About 2 minutes.

Google

 

Google - If you are using Google as your search engine try Advanced Search.

You can limit your searches in several ways:

 

Search within a site or domain - type .edu

Use flexible vocabulary - if one phrase or combination of words doesn't work, perhaps another will.

Limit by Language, etc.

Google Advanced Search Screen

 

Google Search Tips (MIT Libraries)

 

BEWARE:  Always remember to evaluate the quality of the site you are viewing.  Don't believe everything you read unless the information comes from a reputable or reliable source.  

See Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask  (Univ. of California Berkeley Library) Consider authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and completeness as you evaluate whether to utilize the information found on a particular Web page.

Google Power Tips

Power Tips (Tech Insider) - Video (about 2 minutes)