Chapter 1 - What is the Dark Web? What is the dark web? Ways to access the dark web What is the value of the dark web? What can it do for me?
Chapter 2 - History of the Internet and Dark Web Beginner's overview of Information Theory Basic history of the Internet Understanding privacy needs on the early Internet From the deep web to the dark web Freenet I2P Tor
Chapter 3 - How It Works: The Dark Details Introduction Understanding the Internet The Dark Web
Chapter 4 - Distinguishing Fact from Fiction: Is the Dark Web Really Dark? How do we define the dark web? Myth 1: The Dark Web is the place where terrorists go to buy weapons and plan attacks Myth 2: The Dark Web is mostly a marketplace for illicit drugs Myth 3: The Dark Web has no value to an "upstanding" citizen Myth 4: It is illegal to use the Dark Web Myth 5: The dark web will steal my personal information Myth 6: I need to buy some special hardware or software in order to use the dark web Some prominent reports on the dark web
Chapter 5 - How to Access the Dark Web How to Install Tor How to Install Freenet How to Install I2P Similarities and Differences Between Platforms How to Choose Which Platform to Use Is Installing the Dark Web Legal? Should I Let My Child Download the Dark Web?
Chapter 6 - How to Browse Using the Dark Web How to Browse Tor How to Browse Freenet How to Browse I2P Brief History of Dark Websites Major Dark Websites
Chapter 7 - Addressing Legal and Ethical Concerns History of legal and ethical issues on the dark web Examples of the illegal content on the dark web How to avoid illegal content on the dark web Limiting others' access of illegal content on the dark web Can the dark web be "taken down" and why you should care
Chapter 8 - Research and Advocacy on the Dark Web Dark web research Infrastructure Advocacy Financial opportunity
Chapter 9 - Your Future With the Dark Web A Tale of Internet Past The big pitch Final Words The End
Matthew Beckstrom was born and raised in Montana. He received an Associate's degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana, and then later, a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Montana State University. After working in various technology jobs, he finally settled into the job of systems manager at the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena in 1999. In 2012, he received his Master's degree in Information Science from the University of North Texas after receiving a grant from the Montana State Library to attend library school. Brady Lund is a PhD student at Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management. He holds a Master's of Library Science from Emporia State and a Bachelor's in Communication Science and Disorders from Wichita State University. He has previously published articles in several major Library and Information Science Journals on topics ranging from information security to knowledge organization and initially presented on the topic of the dark web at the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference.