Certificate In Conducting Accurate Internet Research Online Course

Learn the Basics on how to Conduct an Accurate Internet Research

Certificate In Conducting Accurate Internet Research Online Course

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Learn the Basics on how to Conduct an Accurate Internet Research

We’ve all used the Internet to search for the answer to a question we might have. The question could be as simple as “Who won last night’s ball game?” or an in-depth query for our university research paper. This course provides a road map for searching the Web without getting lost, sidetracked, or getting the wrong information. It provides simple tips and examples and points us in the right direction.

This Conducting Accurate Internet Research course is going to provide you with the skills you will need to get the most of an Internet search. You will learn where to look for information, how to find it, and the types of information that you can, and cannot, find online. It looks at the surface web and then takes you further in your searching skills to the deep web.

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • 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.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Creating a Search Plan

  • Key Elements of a Search Plan, Part One
  • Key Elements of a Search Plan, Part Two
  • Making Connections
  • Expanding the Question
  • Where Am I Going to Find the Answers?
  • How Deep Should I Go?
  • Getting Focused

 Session 3: Searching the Surface Web

  • What is a Search Engine?
  • How Search Engines Work
  • Metasearch Engines
  • Graphic Search Engines
  • Specialized Search Engines
  • Building a Keyword List
  • Sample Search
  • Making Connections
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part One
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Two
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Three
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Four
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Five
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Six
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Seven
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Eight
  • Performing an Advanced Search, Part One
  • Performing an Advanced Search, Part Two
  • Using Advanced Search Tools, Part One
  • Using Advanced Search Tools, Part Two
  • Overview of the Options
  • About Boolean Operators
  • Searching for Quick Facts
  • Weather
  • Stock Information
  • Movie Information
  • Word Tools
  • Flight Information
  • Internet Scavenger Hunt
  • Debrief

 Session 4: Diving Into the Deep Web

  • About the Deep Web
  • Searching the Deep Web
  • Making Connections

 Session 5: Searching for Multimedia

  • Search Techniques
  • Searching for Images, Part One
  • Searching for Images, Part Two
  • Searching for Images, Part Three
  • Searching for Images, Part Four
  • Searching for Audio and Videos
  • Making Connections

 Session 6: Assessing Research Sites

  • Analyzing Your Sources
  • About Top-Level Domains
  • About Wikipedia
  • Making Connections
  • Checking Your Facts
  • Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Double-Check Your Facts
  • Check Out the Site
  • Identify Advertisements

 Session 7: Staying Organized with Research Tools

  • Understanding the Options
  • Organizing Information
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Evernote
  • Zotero
  • CiteULike
  • EasyBib
  • Advanced Software Packages

 Session 8: Citing Sources

  • Don’t Plagiarize!
  • Information to Gather
  • Documentation Styles
  • Sample Citations

 Session 9: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Learn the Basics on how to Conduct an Accurate Internet Research

We’ve all used the Internet to search for the answer to a question we might have. The question could be as simple as “Who won last night’s ball game?” or an in-depth query for our university research paper. This course provides a road map for searching the Web without getting lost, sidetracked, or getting the wrong information. It provides simple tips and examples and points us in the right direction.

This Conducting Accurate Internet Research course is going to provide you with the skills you will need to get the most of an Internet search. You will learn where to look for information, how to find it, and the types of information that you can, and cannot, find online. It looks at the surface web and then takes you further in your searching skills to the deep web.

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • 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.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Creating a Search Plan

  • Key Elements of a Search Plan, Part One
  • Key Elements of a Search Plan, Part Two
  • Making Connections
  • Expanding the Question
  • Where Am I Going to Find the Answers?
  • How Deep Should I Go?
  • Getting Focused

 Session 3: Searching the Surface Web

  • What is a Search Engine?
  • How Search Engines Work
  • Metasearch Engines
  • Graphic Search Engines
  • Specialized Search Engines
  • Building a Keyword List
  • Sample Search
  • Making Connections
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part One
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Two
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Three
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Four
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Five
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Six
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Seven
  • Step-By-Step Searching Guide, Part Eight
  • Performing an Advanced Search, Part One
  • Performing an Advanced Search, Part Two
  • Using Advanced Search Tools, Part One
  • Using Advanced Search Tools, Part Two
  • Overview of the Options
  • About Boolean Operators
  • Searching for Quick Facts
  • Weather
  • Stock Information
  • Movie Information
  • Word Tools
  • Flight Information
  • Internet Scavenger Hunt
  • Debrief

 Session 4: Diving Into the Deep Web

  • About the Deep Web
  • Searching the Deep Web
  • Making Connections

 Session 5: Searching for Multimedia

  • Search Techniques
  • Searching for Images, Part One
  • Searching for Images, Part Two
  • Searching for Images, Part Three
  • Searching for Images, Part Four
  • Searching for Audio and Videos
  • Making Connections

 Session 6: Assessing Research Sites

  • Analyzing Your Sources
  • About Top-Level Domains
  • About Wikipedia
  • Making Connections
  • Checking Your Facts
  • Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Double-Check Your Facts
  • Check Out the Site
  • Identify Advertisements

 Session 7: Staying Organized with Research Tools

  • Understanding the Options
  • Organizing Information
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Evernote
  • Zotero
  • CiteULike
  • EasyBib
  • Advanced Software Packages

 Session 8: Citing Sources

  • Don’t Plagiarize!
  • Information to Gather
  • Documentation Styles
  • Sample Citations

 Session 9: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 002CAIROC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Qualification: Certificate

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