Libraries and the Deep Web

The New York Time recently published the following article: Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ That Google Can’t Grasp. Some very interesting stuff here, but they forgot to mention one of the larger components of the Deep Web: Libraries. The subscription databases libraries provide access to are not indexed by Google, largely b/c you must log-in to use them first. This keeps out any spiders, crawlers, and ‘bots Google and other search engines use to scan and index the web. As the article mentions, the Deep Web represents the majority of information on the internet. Google and other search engines are only able to cover the “tip of the iceberg”. So how do you access the treasure trove of information and sources that is the Deep Web. Use the library!

P.B.

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