Start on the Web 

The web is not always the best place to start for your needs as college students here at RIT

Information on the web:

  • usually does not go through a review process--anyone can publish on the web without passing the content through an editor.
  • isn't always free--some commercial sites will charge a fee to access their information.
  • is not organized--there are too many web pages for any single directory service to organize.
  • is not comprehensive--rarely will you be able to search the web to collect information about your topic from earlier decades and different types of sources.
  •  is not permanent--some sites are frequently updated with very current information, but other sites may become quickly dated or disappear altogether without much notice.