I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but as far as the
Internet as a research tool, I find it's
invaluable if you want information on a subject that you are out of touch
with- it brings you up to date on current issues, concerns. I'm amazed
how much you can find on topics that you would normally be cut off from if
you weren't taking a class in the field. It's the best "continuing ed"
program in existence. On the other hand, if you have a really specific
topic you're interested in, there may or may not be reliable information
available.... and it's almost impossible to know if you've covered all of
the bases or not.