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Cost-Effective Searching

Cost-Effective Searching

Learn about tips and strategies for researching in a cost-effective manner, specifically by being mindful, planning, and thinking about your resources.


Before you begin any research project, make sure you understand any limits that may have been set. Is there a research budget dollar amount? How much time do you have to spend on this? Once you know the parameters you’re working within, you make informed choices about exactly what resources to use, whether free or fee-based. It’s always a good idea to have a cost-effective mind-set when doing any research, even when using free resources. There is more to the equation than just money. Any...