The Web allows you to access most types of information on the Internet through a browser. One of the main features of the Web is the ability to quickly link to other related information. The Web contains information beyond plain text, including sounds, images, and video.


When do I use a website?
Use a website to find information about any topic, but especially when you need the following:

    • to find current information
    • to find information about companies
    • to find information from all levels of government - federal to local
    • to find both expert and popular opinions
    • to find information about hobbies and personal interests


      Where do I find a website?
      Look for a website by either using the URL address found in a reference or by using a search engine such as Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo.  

      How is a website organized?
      Some websites are single pages, while others are complex. Some have menus that make their organization easy to use. Others have search fields to find information within their website.

      How do I use a website?
      The important thing to do when using information on the Internet is to know how to evaluate it! ANYONE can publish on the Web! Use the 5 W’s to evaluate website information:

      Who wrote the pages and are they an expert in the field?

      What does the author say is the purpose of the work?

      When was the work created, updated, last worked on?

      Where does the information come from?

      Why is the information useful for my purpose?

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