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Free Research Sites

Free research sites are Web sites that provide research materials or links to these materials. Some of these services, such as Amazon, also provide reader reviews. Others, such as Google Scholar, feature links to other works that cite its scholarly content. They are distinguished by their ability to provide or link to in-depth information in one or more areas. While the sites themselves are free, they may lead to information that needs to be paid for or subscribed to.

Examples: LibraryThing, Amazon, Google Scholar

To evaluate a free research site, consider the following:

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