information you find on the Web is as varied as the people who put
it there. Groups that publish information on the Web include:
- The Library of Congress puts copies of important historical photographs
and documents on their site called The American Memory Project. WMU
spends a lot of money on quality
sources--journals, indexes, and electronic books--that it makes available
on the Web.
- Many 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
- 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.