In the last couple of decades, the Web has grown to be the biggest repository of information available to most of us and plays an increasingly important role in research, both in academic contexts and in everyday life.

Websites can be very good sources of information. They are good at providing up-to-the minute news and information about current events, trends, and controversial topics. They can provide information about almost any topic, including many scholarly subjects. They also allow you to get information directly from companies, organizations, and government agencies.

Because anyone can publish anything on the Web, however, information can often be inaccurate, biased, or outdated. When using information on the Web, it is important to evaluate whether the information is credible.

Use websites to...

  • find ideas, opinions, and personal information.
  • find government information and statistics.
  • find company information.
  • find images and multimedia.
  • find current news and information.
  • share and discuss information.