Ok, so maybe I missed a few lectures in college. Perhaps quite a few. But via deep web research, I’ve found an excellent deep web science lecture resource for high authority, peer reviewed, lectures covering science and technology. Known at videolectures.net and provided free of charge to the public. The library contains 15,000 lectures of which 66% are in English. Provided to us for free courtesy of the Center for Knowledge Transfer subsidized by Slovenia. Hats off to those guys.
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So we’ve been looking for mega deep web engines tied into non-US technical papers. And we hit a beauty. It ties into Italian, Russian, Indian, Finish, Chinese and all kinds of others. Here is a snapshot of the databases it backs into.
It can be found at
There are many ways to use the deep web. Both good, evil, and in between. The Google Hacking Diggity Project is all three.
In this case, a deep web tool-set was developed to aid penetration testers (white hat), hackers (black hat), and hobbyist (want a hat) to gather open source intelligence (OSInt) on potential targets to aid their hacking attempts.
The focus was to use Bing and Google to the max to dig out some kind-of-deep-web assets to the fore.
Almost everyone who is anyone knows about the massive video catalog of YouTube. You can find almost anything there.
But YouTube represents the Shallow Web. Almost a 99.9% / 0.1% rule. Lots of low authority junk (99.9%) with a little bit of high quality stuff (0.1%).
Alto, YouTube is really good at hitting the SEO and getting first place in google. Therefore shallow web.
But what is a video site with high authority – university, military, and government lectures is videolectures.net. This site doesn’t do a very good job on their SEO and therefore it doesn’t show up in the first few pages of most search engines. As we all know, when your site is pushed way back in the list of returns, you become a kind-of-deep-web site. But this site is phenomenal for its content and should be known by serious researchers.
An excellent example is a lecture on OSInt (open source intelligence) by a European Commission staff member
Open Source Intelligence
Wanting to educate your office on Deep Web stuff? Need to show how important it is but don’t have the time to make a slideshow? Your in luck.
We’ve found a good collection of Graphics, Books, Blogs, Videos, etc. for the sole purpose of teaching folks about the power and use of the Deep Web. Head over to Laguardia to get what you need for your talk.
Found a nifty tutorial site called Deep Web University. It may be a bit of a stretch as it really is just beginner level stuff. However, it will be useful to my readers.
Stumbled upon an unlikely online book archive while looking for a rare history book. India, being an english speaking county, also has online archives. Definitely a deep web resource to add to your tool box.
Archaeological Survey of India – Has a comprehensive index of Asian books regarding history. Only a few are in PDF, but at least you can identify new sources.
Many projects require some research depth into events in the past. Newspapers are good sources for such research as they report on events-of-the-day and often include primary source material.
We’ve added these resources to the deep web search engines page
Deep Web Newspaper Archives Online
US newspaper coverage – ResearchGuides lists links to many newspapers
Library of Congress Newspaper Resource List – LOC does a great job getting the list together of wonderful newspaper archives.
NewspaperArchive.com – (commercial) – Known for a large collection. I haven’t used it, so I can’t confirm this.
xooxleanswers.com – Great list of newspaper archives from Xooxle. Good list and a funky name. Two thumbs up.
University of Penn Newspaper Archive – List of US newspaper archives and dates. Looked like a deeper list of Texas newspapers, so this effort may be a deep comprehensive list.
A good example of a useful deep web asset is historic aerial imagery
there are some tutorials on using USGS to obtain historic imagery for GIS or other purposes.
Thursday I presented the first of a 3 part series on the use of Deep Web for finding leads for treasure hunters. This will be made into instructional videos available online soon.
Part 1: Deep Web 101 -Basics of Deep Web, how to do good research, how to do Deep Web research, how to vet sources, and an example problem.
The main take aways are:
- Deep Web is anywhere in the Internet where Bots can’t index
- 90% won’t show up in Google.
- Up to you to figure out what possible databases may have relevant materials
- Some of your research will be off line in a library or collection
Part 2: Digging in the Deep Web – Will go back and show how to get the most of the Surface Web before delving more about Deep Web resources. At the end I’ll tease with some aerial photographic resources that can be used.
Part 3: Deep Web Aerial Photography – Covering the main resources for finding historic aerial photos, and then we’ll go deep into how to do remote sensing to find the footprint of houses long gone. If time permits, we’ll cover aerial archeology to find other man man features.