Monday, March 15, 2010

Mining the wealth of the deep, dark hidden web

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.”—Jim Rohn 

Are you aware of the invisible web that search engines can’t search? 

The deep Web  (also called Deepnet, the invisible Web, dark Web or the hidden Web) refers to World Wide Web content that is not part of the surface Web, which is indexed by standard search engines like Google and Bing. 

If you think Google, a general search engine, provides the mother load of information, you haven’t seen anything yet. Below you will find ways to mine the wealth of content not searchable by standard search engines.

CompletePlanet provides the front door to hundreds of thousands of Deep Web databases on the Web for topical searches.

DeepPeep enters the Invisible Web through forms covering auto, airfare, biology, book, hotel, job, and rental.

DeepWebTech offers five search engines covering science, medicine, and business.

INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information. INFOMINE is librarian built. Librarians from the University of California, Wake Forest University, California State University, the University of Detroit - Mercy, and other universities and colleges contributed to building INFOMINE.

Infoplease taps into encyclopedias, almanacs, an atlas, and biographies. It includes Factmonster.com for kids and Biosearch, a search engine just for biographies.

IncyWincy indexes thousands of search engines.

Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources for your studies and research.

Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. You can pinpoint scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data on the Web. With over 370 million scientific items indexed, search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, and, a range of subject areas including health, life, physical and social sciences.

TechXtra finds articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, full text eprints, the latest research, thesis & dissertations, teaching and learning resources in engineering, mathematics and computing.

The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Topics include agriculture, the arts, business and economics, communications and media, computing and computer science, education, engineering, humanities and humanistic studies, history, information and libraries, international affairs, law, natural sciences and mathematics, recreation, regional studies, social and behavioural sciences. and society.


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Roxanne Sherwood said...


Are you SURE Tim Berners-Lee created the Web? I thought it was Al Gore. ;-)

Very informative. Thanks for another great post!