The government posts a large volume of information

some statistical, some educational or informative. One of government's most important functions is dissemination of information, and the Web has become a way to get information to those who need it--state and local governments, businesses, taxpayers, educators. The results of government-funded studies are increasingly disseminated via the Web as well as in print, and these are often a great source for research material. The National Park Service, Library of Congress and many other government agencies are using the Web both to fulfill the functions for which they were formed and to promote their agencies' work. For example, a quick search for John Wilkes Booth turns up several nice pages of information from the Park Service at Fords' Theater in Washington, D.C. This information is comparable in scope and reliability to the information you'd get at a library.

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