November 2009: ValueNotes made a presentation – The deep web unfolded: Effective use of the invisible web for CI – at a SCIP conference in Chicago. The session highlighted:
The challenges faced while searching for information on the web
The difference between ‘visible web’ and ‘deep web’
Finding deep web resources
Using relevant keywords to find databases
Using directory listings to help locate thematic websites
Using Federated Search Engines
The presentation discussed how using the right sources and traditional searches can be complemented with deep web tools. It also lists various meta-search engines and alternatives to Google and provides pointers on building custom search engines, using federated search engines, and ways to specifically search for people on the internet.