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The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See

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The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See

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* * * 1/2 The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See ISBN: 0-910965-51-x

Published: 2002

Pages: 439 pp.; softcover

Price: $29.95

Available from: CyberAge Books,

Information Today, Inc.

143 Old Marlton Pike

Medford, NJ 08055

609/654-6266; www.infotoday.com.

What a massive job creating this book must have been. It is hard enough to find the resources you want when they are indexed in one place, but having to go from Web site to Web site in search of hidden data takes a tremendous amount of time. The authors-Gary Price was a librarian at George Washington University and is now a freelance researcher, while Chris Sherman was the Internet search engine guide at About.com and now edits the SearchDay newsletter for SearchEngine Watch.com-have provided a great service to identify and organize so many of these sources.

The first half of the book provides background information on the birth of the Web and the technology that drives the search engines. The authors state that this is provided to help users understand how the search engines do and don't work, in order to help them improve their search methodologies. …

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