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Consider the following:
- Anyone can build a website, experts and non-experts alike.
- Some information may be outdated or even hazardous to the reader.
- Web searches often retrieve more than 1,000,000 results, many of which are irrelevant to your research.
- Website publishers may be biased and have an agenda, or may be trying to sell you something.
- Since no one supervises the Internet, there's a lack of basic quality and usability standards.
- Website information is not reviewed the same way as published works (books, scholarly articles, encyclopedias).
- The Internet often functions as a place for people to share their unfiltered opinions.
- Scholarly sources are rarely available for free. The library subscribes to research databases that provide access to high-quality research at no cost to you.