Although many people first go to the Web for information, it is not always the best place for what you need.
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 child.
Many Web pages are free to view, but some commercial sites will charge a fee to access their information.
Some directory services, like Yahoo, provide links to sites in subject lists. But there are too many Web pages for any single directory service to organize and index.
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.