Going Beyond Google Again

Going Beyond Google Again : Strategies for using and teaching the invisible web

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The invisible web is growing - but users' knowledge and awareness of it isn't. This highly practical guide focuses on strategies and teaching tools for getting more out of the `deep' or `invisible' web, enabling students and users to tap into the wealth of material that isn't to be found on Google or other mainstream search engines.

This book builds upon the authors' previous well respected book, Going Beyond Google, which placed teaching the invisible web into information literacy programmes. Going Beyond Google Again expands on the teaching foundation laid in the first book and continues to document the invisible web's existence and evolution, and suggests ways of teaching students to use it.
Focusing on up-to-date materials and tools on the web and recent research into search habits, this book covers key topics including:

* the invisible web today
* studies of information seeking-behaviour
* teaching the invisible web: theory and practice
* how to make students better researchers
* teaching resources
* tools for mining the invisible web
* the future of the invisible web.

Readership: Librarians, teachers and LIS lecturers will find ample support, research and resources to take students beyond the limitations of traditional web searching. Students and researchers will find new tools and techniques to unlock the power of the invisible web and go even further beyond Google.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 16mm | 280g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1856048381
  • 9781856048385
  • 1,354,012

Table of contents

PART I: WHAT IS THE INVISIBLE WEB NOW? 1. The invisible web today 2. Studies of Information-seeking behaviour PART II: HOW 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 III: TOOLS FOR MINING THE INVISIBLE WEB AND A LOOK AT ITS FUTURE 6. Looking inside the invisible web: a sampler 7. Future of the invisible web and its implications for teaching.
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Review quote

"...a very good start for librarians seeking to guide students beyond Google." -- MmIT Journal "Devine and Egger-Sider make a convincing case in arguing that educators and librarians need to hammer home the importance of using a toolbox of search techniques rather than simply relying on one or two that only skim the web's surface." -- Times Higher Education
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About Jane Devine

Jane Devine is Chief Librarian and Department Chair for the LaGuardia Community College Library, part of City University of New York. Prior to that appointment she served as LaGuardia's Periodicals/Government Documents/Electronic Resources Librarian. Before joining the LaGuardia faculty, she worked for the New York Public Library as a Reference Librarian. She holds an MLS degree and a master's in English, both from St John's University in New York. She is the author, with Francine Egger-Sider, of Going Beyond Google: the Invisible Web in Learning and Teaching (2009).

Francine Egger-Sider is Coordinator of Technical Services at LaGuardia Community College. Previously, she worked at the French Institute/Alliance Francaise in New York City. She received her MLS from Columbia University and an MALS in International Studies from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
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