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.