If I were doing research would I be able to locate papers of relevance exclusively from the web(and also bibliographies of papers I've looked at)? There are some fairly large databases on the web, such as citeseer. At the worst, I would call these resources "good." I'm not sure that I can depend on them though. Must I make the hour long trip to my local university library? For that matter, I don't know what reference I would have to look in there either.