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Fee-Based or Subscription Web Sites

Some information on the Web may not be available for free. This information may be restricted to paid subscribers.
  • Library/Organizations subscriptions

    Often, libraries and other organizations such as law firms, businesses, subscribe to specialized databases on the Web. These databases can only be accessed by members of the organization

  • Individual/Personal subscriptions

    Subscriptions to fee-based Web resources are also available to individuals. for example, some newspapers and magazines provide the full-text of their issues on the Web to subscribers who are willing to pay.

    Commercial services, providing customized information to individuals, are also available, for a fee. An example of one such service is Hoover's company profiles.

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