Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video Beyond Google, part of Information Literacy.
- When people use the Internet to find information,…by and large they are starting with Google.…Of course, this can be a good way to go,…there is a seemingly endless amount of information…that Google will help you find…and a growing suite of products they offer,…such as Google Scholar, and Google Books,…that will specifically search for academic papers…and books, some of which are even…in the public domain, and you could read write them in there…thanks to Google and its powerful search capabilities.…But as much as we use the Internet for…information gathering, most of us don't really understand…what Google, or other search engines are doing,…when finding your results.…
This is an oversimplification, of course,…but a search engine is the Internet's equivalent…to the Yellow Pages.…You are searching for something, anything,…by a search term,…and your search engine will provide you with…a list of pages that correspond to your search.…There are many search engines out there,…and some are very specific…and index only certain kinds of information.…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
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1. Types of Resources
2. Search Strategies
3. Resource Evaluation
4. Ethical Use of Information
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