Types of web resources
There are many different types of online resources, some of them are appropriate for research and some are not. It really depends on the type of content you are looking for. Here are a few that you may find useful for research:
Current information such as stock quotes, sports scores, weather, and news
Books and journal articles can take a long time to publish. For current information and news, the web can't be beat. Examples: CNN, ESPN, NYSE
Information on colleges, museums, government agencies or non-profit organizations
If you're doing research on a specific company or institution, you can find a lot of information directly at the source. Examples: Department of Environmental Conservation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Network for Good
Online job postings, shopping, auctions, or travel services
While these sources may not be used in research often, they're still the best at the type of content they offer.
Examples: Ebay, Etsy, Orbitz
Library databases, scholarly journals, and eBooks
These types of scholarly sources can be found by starting at the RIT library website.
Examples: Ebook Central via ProQuest, ARTstor, Journal of Applied Economics