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Web Search Strategies / Evaluating Online Sources

Locating what you want on the Internet can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. You know the information is there, but how do you find it? With the expansive amount of information available online it is increasingly vital for students and faculty to be proficient in both finding resources online and evaluating their reliability.

While search engines permit you to perform keyword searches, not all search engines are alike. Google has references to over eight billion web pages, but what do you do when Google doesn't find what you need? This hands-on session offers many practical solutions for finding the information you are looking for on both the World Wide Web and the "Invisible Web" and will assist you in implementing Web search and evaluation strategies for the students in your class. Click here to view a listing of current programs.