Online refers to the use of the internet and the World Wide Web to access and share information. When something is online, it can be accessed through a computer or other device that is connected to the internet. Online resources can include websites, databases, e-books, streaming video and audio, social media, and other types of digital media. The term “online” is often used to distinguish between information that is available on the internet and information that is available in print or through other traditional means.
Electronic information resources are digital materials that are used for research or other purposes. They can include electronic books (e-books), electronic journals (e-journals), databases, websites, and other types of digital content. Electronic information resources are typically accessed via a computer or other electronic device with an internet connection. They can be accessed remotely, from anywhere with an internet connection, and can often be accessed through a library or other subscription service. Electronic information resources have several advantages over traditional print materials, including the ability to search for specific words or phrases, the ability to access materials from anywhere with an internet connection, and the ability to access older materials that may not be available in print.