Just as CCC pays to access research databases, individuals can also pay for subscriptions to fee-based Web resources.
Example: Consumer Reports is an organization that conducts product tests and writes indepth, unbiased reviews and reports for consumers to use. Individuals can pay for a subscription to access Consumer Reports.
Many newspapers and magazines require customers to pay for a subscription if they want access to the complete full-text of their issues on the Web. Some will provide free access to some of their stories and content and require a paid subscription to view additional stories on their Web site. Others require free registration to read stories they have posted on the Web.
Example: The Wall Street Journal is only available online by subscription.
Commercial services, providing customized information to individuals, are also available, for a fee.
Example: One such service is Hoover's, which provides company profiles useful for those conducting business and industry research.