The Invisible Web
THE INVISIBLE WEB
Find Information That Subject Directories & Search Engines Can't
- Much of the Internet cannot be searched by a typical search engine.
- In some instances, you might have to go to a web site and search within it yourself.
- Sometimes a fee is required.
- Rothrock Library's subscription databases are good examples of the invisible web. They are not free or accessible to everyone. Their documents are limited to LCCC students and staff and are searched individually.
- Examples: Occupational Outlook Handbook - information on individual careers, Statistical Abstract of the United States - statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States, Allentown Public Library's catalog – information on individual books, National Center for Education Statistics – specific statistics in the field of education, periodical articles and other documents from subscription databases such as ProQuest and EBSCO.