IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

Benefit of Being a Student

Your library pays the subscription fee

ProQuest is an example of a database that cannot be searched using a search engine because it is protected by password. The information in ProQuest, and any other databases you library has, is part of the deep web.

If you try to go to another school and log in to their databases, you won't be able to get in. Why? Because your college library pays a subscription fee that allows students at your college to access the information in databases like ProQuest.

Think about it: Your library is paying a lot of money so that you have access to quality information that's part of the deep Web. Doesn't it make sense to take advantage of that service? Why skim when you can go deep?

Savvy students know that in addition to databases at their college library, they also have access to databases at their local public library. This knowledge means you can go even deeper into the deep Web.Next >>