1000 Search Engines help you find
The Invisible Web also known as The Hidden Net
Learn how to Find and Use
the Invisible Web and Meta Search Engines
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ASK A LIBRARIAN
"The art of Searching and evaluating Online Data" Searching is an art, and a skill that we should be teaching.
What do you know about regexp and can you guestimate what google just might be storing in it's databases?
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Facebook the world's largest social network already has its own unique stockpile of data—courtesy of its users' social lives—that could power a new kind of search engine altogether. By mining users' updates about vacations, music listening interests, online habits, and more, Facebook Search could be better at answering subjective questions, about what products, experiences, and businesses you might be interested in, than a traditional search engine. The social network has amassed a huge amount of data (see "What Facebook Knows") because, in a sense, its users are crawlers that index tiny fragments of both the Web and the offline world. As well as recommending Web pages, videos, and songs by sharing them with friends, and labeling those recommendations with relevant descriptions, Facebook users check into restaurants and other businesses, and post photos tagged to real locations.
Since 2009, Microsoft has spent more than $5 billion on Bing. Although the quality of Bing's results come close to Google's by some measures, Microsoft has struggled to turn Web users' heads. It serves only 15 percent of U.S. searches, compared with Google's 65 percent.
Use a Privacy Search Engine duckduckgo
VPN Virtual Private Network creates your own private, encrypted channel that runs alongside the normal Internet from within any country.
- Learn How the Google Search Engine searches the internet.
- HOW TO WORK WITH GOOGLE
- Find free Search Engine databases, Tools, Share Ware, and Data Mining sources.
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ASK AN ANNONYMOUS QUESTION
Undergraduates are often reluctant to approach a librarian - and often they might have a question where they want to remain anonymous. It used to be an actual bulletin board at one time. There was an article on QB in College & Research Libraries News a few years back. Apparently the service is fondly remembered by alumni. It also serves to give UIUC library school students experience with reference.
ASK AN ipl2 LIBRARIAN QUESTION FORM Use this form if you are under 13 years of age.
2007 Saint Mary's College of California,
did a report on students' research habits says the worry over students' overreliance on Google and Wikipedia to complete assignments found that most students started their research by turning to course readings or the library Web site, not Web search engines or Wikipedia. Many students are overwhelmed by research assignments, "especially selecting and evaluating information and figuring out professors' expectations for quality research." --
Kidtopia.info http://www.kidtopia.info for elementary students
Invisible Internet Project (I2P) underground black market
Add the newhosts.txt to your subscriptions, and use a jump service by typing themarketplace.i2p in the address bar. Click enter go to TheMarketplace. TheMarketplace runs not on Tor but on i2p—an anonymous computer network built by developers in 2003. It also uses a complex “Bitcoin escrow” process, whereby no Bitcoin is actually held by one party until a transaction is confirmed on both ends.
Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government "The United States government can’t simply run an anonymity system for everybody and then use it themselves only. Because then every time a connection came from it people would say, 'Oh, it’s another CIA agent.' If those are the only people using the network." ~ Roger Dingledine, co-founder of the Tor Network, 2004
NSA? DoD? U.S. Navy? Police surveillance? What the hell is going on? How is it possible that a privacy tool was created by the same military and intelligence agencies that it’s supposed to guard us against? Is it a ruse? A sham? A honeytrap? Maybe I’m just being too paranoid… Unfortunately, this is not a tinfoil hat conspiracy theory. It is cold hard fact.
In 2013, the Washington Post revealed that the NSA had figured out various ways of unmasking and penetrating the anonymity of the Tor Network.
In his e-mail, Snowden wrote that he personally ran one of the “major tor exits”–a 2 gbps server named “TheSignal”–and was trying to persuade some unnamed coworkers at his office to set up additional servers. He didn’t say where he worked. But he wanted to know if Sandvik could send him a stack of official Tor stickers. (In some post-leak photos of Snowden you can see the Tor sticker on the back of his laptop, next to the EFF sticker).
the Tor Project more resembles a spook project than a tool designed by a culture that values accountability or transparency.
If wikileaks can pull off of this: WikiLeaks Was Launched With Documents Intercepted From Tor then you know others can. Spy attracts spy, so its probably been tracked for a long time. 2014 Blackhat... You Don't Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget
Join NetHappenings the oldest newsletter for the education community and others in the U.S. started by Internet Pioneer Gleason Sackman hosted by the Educational CyberPlayGround.
The WELL is one of the oldest online communities in the world and it is centered in San Francisco so it's a terrific way to make connections.
How to disable Java in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari.
Unless you have a particular reason that you have to have it in your browser — and I really hope you don’t — please, get Java out of your browser. It’s a horrible security risk.
The Internet Archive
Internet Archive was founded in 1996 and is not a start-up.
“You could turn all the books in the Library of Congress into a stack of disks that would fit in one shopping cart in Best Buy,” Mr. Kahle said. He estimates that the Internet Archive now contains about 9,000 terabytes of data; by contrast, the digital collection of the Library of Congress is a little more than 300 terabytes, according to an estimate earlier this year. The act of copying all this news material is protected under a federal copyright agreement signed in 1976. That was in reaction to a challenge to a news assembly project started by Vanderbilt University in 1968.
The archive has no intention of replacing or competing with the Web outlets owned by the news organizations.
Brewster Kahle has a grand vision for the Internet Archive, the giant aggregator and digitizer of data, which he founded and leads. The archive has already digitized millions of books and tried to collect everything published on every Web page for the last 15 years (that adds up to more than 150 billion Web pages), is intended not only for researchers, Mr. Kahle said, but also for average citizens who make up some of the site’s estimated two million visitors each day.
It is financed mainly through outside grants rom the National Archives, the Library of Congress and other government agencies and foundations made up the bulk of the financing for the project.
The archive’s online collection will include every morsel of news produced since 2009 capturing not only every edition of “60 Minutes” on CBS but also every minute of every day on CNN and "The Daily Show". All of this will be available, free, to those willing to dive into the archive. The user simply plugs in the words of the search, along with some kind of time frame, and matches of news clips will appear. The system has an interface that makes it easy to browse quickly through 30-second clips in search of the right one. If a researcher wants a copy of the entire program, a DVD will be sent on loan.
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Academic Search Englines
- Find information on rare diseases on FindZebra which is better than google.
- Database of Hospital Inspection Reports
- Academic Info best and most useful links and resources within a specific subject area
- Archival Research Catalogue online catalog of NARA's nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries.
- BASE especially for academic open access web resources
- CiteuLike free service for managing and discovering scholarly references.
- Eric provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
- Infotopia A Google alternative safe search engine for students offering information and reference sites: art, social sciences,social issues,social problems, history.
- Lib Guides Community all the librariarians
- Refseek for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone.
- The Virtual LRC best academic information websites,selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teachers current, valid information for school and university academic projects.
- Shodan allows users to find internet-connected devices
using simple search terms. Tutorial
- The Virtual LRC High school/college level sites which has been in existence since 1998
- Academic Index which is constantly updated to include more special collections.
- BullsEye, meta search engine
- Ask a Librarian - Directories Information You Can Trust
- FedSpending.org Government Spending on Contracts and Grants.
- From the New York Times: a new database of hazardous building materials
- GOOGLE Public Data available
- GovPulse is a Federal Register browser. The Federal Register is the official journal of the federal government of the United States. In it, you find any kind of notice, notification and solicitation that a federal agency puts out. GovPulse parses it and gives you a way to browse the tens-of-thousands-of-pages-log register by agency, category or date. What's also compelling about it is the visualizations and analysis the software does on top of the register. For instance, check out the agency page to see sparklines of the notices from each agency, or the map of places mentioned by an agency.
- Wolfram Alpha
- TeacherTopia.info teacher resources designed especially for K-12 teachers and students. All subject areas and grades are included.
- "National Archives and Records Administration" AND (collection:FedFlix)
- Department of Defense Videos produced by the Armed Forces and the Pentagon.
- This we know is probably best described as the EveryBlock for federal data. Type in your zip code or city and state, and ThisWeKnow will provide you with details that the federal government has about your community. The depth of information in the site is incredible.
- Open Educational Resources Center for California, brings together information on free and open textbooks and course materials in one location. Though the Web site was designed for California's community-college faculty members, it could be a useful resource for anyone trying to find learning materials in the public domain.
- OPEN SOURCE FREE CLASSROOM COURSEWARE TOOLS
- Datamasher allows you to take two different public data sources and mash them up with an operator (+ - * /). Then you can share them with your friends and comment on the mashups of others. Mashups include: High School Graduation vs. Guns in Household, % Total Population in Prison, and People per US Representative.
- Full video courses from leading universities. Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world class education.
- Encyclopedia of Life this site takes forever to load you have to patient.
"Welcome to the first release of the Encyclopedia of Life portal. This is the very beginning of our exciting journey to document all species of life on Earth. Comprehensive, collaborative, ever-growing, and personalized, the Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world." Learn how this got started. A Web Page For Every Species
- Paper of Record Conceived by electronic publishing and web pioneer, R.J. (Bob) Huggins in a local Ottawa, Mexican restaurant in 1999, PaperofRecord.com® is a Global pioneer of searchable newspaper image documents presented in their original published form. The Toronto Star, (circulation 650,000) became the first newspaper in the world to have its entire history from 1892 to present, digitized for the world to see and search. This revolutionary process changed forever how large metropolitan newspapers conduct their research and became the genesis for PaperofRecord.com®
- File WAtcher - FTP Search Engine very interesting!.
- "Bare Bones 101
A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web," created by Ellen Chamberlain, head librarian at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, for professors and students who just want a quick overview to get them started.
- SciCentral Gateway to 50,000 Science Sites http://www.scicentral.com/ : Gateway to the best science and engineering online resources. This site is maintained by professional scientists whose mission is to identify and centralize access to the most valuable scientific resources online. SciCentral currently constitutes a gateway to over 50,000 sites pertaining to over 120 specialties in science and engineering.
- CiteSeer focuses on computer science material, info tech content
- Scirus - latest scientific news
- City Data - just plug in your zip code and learn everything about it.
- National Sex Offender Registry
- Infomine A database that includes a broad range of educational collections. Governemnt, science, social science, maps, regional resources and visual and performing arts are all covered here.
- The Virtual Technical Reports Center The Center provides links to either full-text or searchable, extended abstracts of technical reports and other types of research publications (preprints, reprints, dissertations, and theses). The site, which is updated weekly, is organized alphabetically. Links consist mainly of governmental and university-based research institutions from around the world.
- Internet Archive
Natural Language Searching
- FEE based database publishers are specialized database tools that are no longer necessary!!!
- Who Is Everyone @ the LOC FEDERAL LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTER
- EVERY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY in the US is available for free
- Paratext "A single search through 28000+ authoritative printed and online reference works--linked to each library's local reference collection."
- NYPL Science, Industry, Business Research Guides here
- Grey Literature, Grey Water
A podcast from George C. Gordon Library, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, about grey literature. One of a series, found here.
- Read How Google Books is Changing Academic History
- EDUREF The Educators Reference Desk and Resource Guide
- Jimmy Wales' Wikipedia the free encyclopedia comes close to Britannica in terms of the accuracy of its science entries, a Nature investigation finds.
- Scribd.com - Upload and share books and papers.
- MegaSearch.cc, which lets potential buyers discover which fraud sites hold the cards they're looking for without having to first create accounts at each one. This free search engine aggregates data about compromised payment cards, and points searchers to various fraud sites selling them. The site is domiciled in the Cocos Islands, an Australian territory, but was offline at time of publication. According to its creator, the search engine does not store the compromised card numbers or any information about the card holders. Instead, it works with carders' market owners to index the first six digits of all compromised account numbers that are for sale. These six digits, also known the "Bank Identification Number" — or BIN — identify which bank issued the cards. Searching by BIN, MegaSearch users are given links to different fraud sites that are currently selling cards issued by the corresponding bank. This gives cyber criminals an easy way to search for multiple stolen cards in a particular location, helping their fraud efforts.
- GPX2KML *nix shell script that will help you audit websites for any potentially sensitive GPS data that may be compromising your organizational security.
- EXIF Data Embedded In Your Photos
- Old Maps Online The world’s single largest online collection of historical maps Cooperating institutions include the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Czech Republic’s Moravian Library and the San Francisco Bay Area’s David Rumsey Map Collection.