More about the World Wide Web . . . The Web can be a good research source for: learning more about companies and organizations information from the U.S. government finding quick facts catching up with current news gathering opinions of people And connecting to library resources The bottom line is: the Web can be a useful tool for finding certain kinds of information (if you are very specific & really know how to use a web search engine effectively!) but it is usually not the best place to begin your academic research.