"Can’t Google That": Tools for Deep Web Search (Digital Media Studio Workshop)
Bingham Humanities, Room 204
Oct 23, 2013
from 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
|Where||Bingham Humanities, Room 204|
|Contact Name||Elizabeth Chamberlain|
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Workshop Description. Maybe the scariest seven words in research: "Your search did not match any documents." What do you do when Google doesn't know the answers? Where else can you look when the library's article databases aren't doing you any good? Some studies estimate that the so-called "deep web," the portion of the web that isn't indexed by traditional search engines, is 500 times as large as the rest. With the right tools, you can mobilize that harder-to-access information.
This workshop will offer some general strategies for finding more information when a line of search inquiry runs cold, a list of discipline-specific resources for deep web search, and guided time to experiment with the tools provided. RSVP appreciated but not required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Digital Media Studio. The digital media studio supports scholar-teachers who are investigating how digital media production might invigorate their teaching and scholarship. Effective digital media projects require both technical skill and thoughtful navigation of the rhetorical situation. Thus, the studio integrates practical activities (e.g. hands-on workshops, one-on-one sessions) and broader theoretical investigations (e.g. into innovative pedagogy, alternative research methodologies).
Support. Digital Media Studio staff will hold open hours in the Mac classroom (HM 204) on Wednesdays from 3-5, where they'd be happy to talk to students working on digital assignments and to teachers who are interested in using the lab in their own teaching or scholarship.