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Conducting Accurate Internet Research

This course is currently available as E-Learning, or a private instructor-led class scheduled to suit your availabilty. You can click here to inquire further or you ask us for recommendations on similar classes.

Recommended Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Overview

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 course will teach you how to conduct accurate Internet research by creating a search plan, searching both the surface web and the deep web, and staying organized. You will also learn how to think critically and find the best sources for your Internet search.

Learning Objectives

Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
  2. Creating a Search Plan
  3. Key Elements of a Search Plan
  4. Getting Focused
  5. Searching the Surface Web
  6. What is a Search Engine?
  7. Building a Keyword List
  8. Step-By-Step Searching Guide
  9. Performing an Advanced Search
  10. Searching for Quick Facts
  11. Internet Scavenger Hunt
  12. Debrief
  13. Diving Into the Deep Web
  14. About the Deep Web
  15. Making Connections
  16. Searching for Multimedia
  17. Search Techniques
  18. Making Connections
  19. Assessing Research Sites
  20. Analyzing Your Sources
  21. Making Connections
  22. Checking Your Facts
  23. Staying Organized with Research Tools
  24. Citing Sources
  25. Personal Action Plan
  26. Recommended Reading List
  27. Post-Course Assessment

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