Searching the Web

The Web

The World Wide Web is a part of the Internet that is openly, freely, accessible to any user with an Internet connection. You can think of it as an online marketplace, at which you can find information, ideas, purchase goods and services, and communicate with people.

You can use the Web to find and access materials from proprietary (owned) sources too. For example, library websites are gateways to subscription materials owned by the library, such as journals and eBooks.