A world-wide network of interlinked networked computer systems enabling the exchange of information between individuals and organizations on a global scale. Connection to the internet is made through Internet Service Providers (ISP). The internet has no ownership and no formal management organization.
There are number of internet tools for communication such as e-mail, news groups etc. Information retrieval where access to library catalogues, corporations, governments, and non-profit organization databases is possible. The World Wide Web (WWW) is a universally
accepted standard of storing, retrieving, formatting and displaying information using a client- server architecture.