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Review How to Do Research

If you want to refresh the information literacy skills you learned in Introduction of Visual Culture, tutorials are available.

Free Web vs. the Deep Web

Although there is a great deal of good free information available on the free web, there is often better quality and more reliable information available through databases and other sites. Much of that information was first published in books and magazines, then sold and aggregated into online databases. That information is not usually free, no more than the original printed sources were free. Publishers often earn a great deal of money by selling the previously published content to information vendors who, in turn, resells the content to libraries who make it available for their patrons.