As the Internet grows, it becomes more challenging to find the correct information from a reliable source in a timely manner. As research expert Gary Price puts it, “The haystack is growing and finding the needles takes more time and requires greater skill.”
This one-day course will teach students how to conduct accurate Internet research by creating a search plan, searching both the surface web and the deep web, and staying organized. Students will also learn how to think critically and find the best sources for their Internet search.
What Will Students Learn?
Describe why Internet research skills are important
Create a search plan
Identify what resources are the most appropriate for your search
Search the surface web and the deep web using a variety of tools
Assess the credibility and validity of a website
Organize research notes
Cite sources and avoid plagiarism
What Topics are Covered?
Creating a Search Plan
Searching the Surface Web
Diving Into the Deep Web
Searching for Multimedia
Assessing Research Sites
Staying Organized with Research Tools
Instruction by an expert facilitator
Small, interactive classes
Specialized manual and course materials
A personalized Certificate of Completion