Course Duration: One Day

The Internet is constantly changing, and this course make sense of the chaos with this one-day program focused on developing core skills for conducting accurate Internet research.

You will be guided through each step of the research process: crafting a research strategy, performing different types of searches, organizing notes, and citing sources.

Session 1: Course Overview

Session 2: Creating a Search Plan

  • Key Elements of a Search Plan
  • Getting Focused

Session 3: Searching the Surface Web

  • What is a Search Engine?
  • Building a Keyword List
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide
  • Performing an Advanced Search
  • Searching for Quick Facts
  • Internet Scavenger Hunt
  • Debrief

Session 4: Diving Into the Deep Web

  • About the Deep Web
  • Making Connections

Session 5: Searching for Multimedia

  • Search Techniques
  • Making Connections

Session 6: Assessing Research Sites

  • Analyzing Your Sources
  • Making Connections
  • Checking Your Facts

Session 7: Staying Organized with Research Tools

Session Eight: Citing Sources

  • Summary
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys
  • Personal Action Plan