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Have you ever found yourself struggling to find information online that isn’t located behind a pay wall? Are you trying to do business research but don’t know where to start? Do you want to utilize the Library of Congress’ resources but live far from D.C.? The Library of Congress wants to assist you with your research needs, no matter where you are in the country or where you stand in your research process. The Library of Congress Business Reference Services is pleased to announce its new webinar: “Caught in the Web? Online Tools for Business Research.” This webinar, which is freely accessible and available to all users with an internet connection, is meant to inform participants about business research on the web.
Topics discussed will include: types of business information, effective use of online search engines, the importance of the deep web, identifying reliable sources of business information, and more. By the end of this program participants will be able to successfully search a research topic online, navigate selected Internet sources, and discover resources and services offered through the Library of Congress Business Reference Section. Please see the Library of Congress Virtual Programs and Services page for the details of the program.
We welcome any and all to attend this upcoming, free webinar. We hope to (virtually) see you there!
Date: Wednesday, April 3
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm EDT
Registration: Please register via Eventbrite
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