information you find on the Web is as varied as the people
who put it there. Groups that publish information on the Web
- The Library of Congress puts copies of important historical
photographs and documents on their site called The American
Memory Project. STLCC Libraries spend a
lot of money on quality sources--such as databases--that
it makes available on the Web.
and Universities - Many colleges and universities
offer online classes as well as provide space for faculty
and students to produce Web pages. Information you need to
register for classes can be found on the Web.
Agencies - In order to make information widely available,
federal, state and local governments publish many documents
on the Web. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) puts copies of
tax forms on the Web.
- Organizations publish information about their purposes on
the Web. For example, the American Lung Association educates
about the dangers of smoking on its Web page.
Companies - Many companies
publish financial documents and press releases on their sites.
They use the Web as a major marketing tool.
- With a computer and a phone connection, anyone,
anywhere in the world, can publish on the Web.