many people first go to the Web for information, it is not
always the best place for what you need.
information on the Web does not go through a review process.
Anyone can publish on the Web without passing the content
through an editor. Pages might be written by an expert on
the topic, a journalist, a disgruntled consumer or even a
information on the Web is not free.
Many Web pages are free to view, but some commercial sites
will charge a fee to access their information.
on the Web is not organized.
Some directory services, like About.com, provide links to sites
in subject lists. But there are too many Web pages for any
single directory service to organize and index.
information on the Web is not comprehensive.
Rarely will you be able to use a search engine on the Web
to collect information about your topic from earlier decades
and different types of sources.
information on the Web is not permanent.
Some well-maintained sites are updated with very current information,
but other sites may become quickly dated or disappear altogether
without much, if any, notice.