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The paper explores research concerned with improving aspects of the Web information gathering task. This type of task involves finding source of information on the Web, comparing different types of information, and re-finding information for reasoning and decision making. Research in Web information retrieval has explored visualization, clustering, and re-finding for improving the effectiveness of Web search tools. Investigations concerning aspects of the Web information gathering task are discussed in this paper. In addition, the paper provides practical research recommendations for improving the design of Web information gathering tools.