A hypertext-based, distributed information System originally created by researchers at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, to facilitate sharing research information. The Web presents the user with documents, called web pages, full of Links to other documents or information systems. Selecting one of these links, the user can access more information about a particular topic. Web pages include text as well as Multimedia (images, video, animation, sound). Servers are connected to the Internet to allow Users to traverse (or "surf") the Web using a Web browser. In addition, many other resource formats such as Gopher are accessible by Web browsers.