Power Research with Google

WGoogle Searche’ve often been told that there is a wealth of information at our fingertips through the internet.  This is true.  However, the average user has trouble finding the needed information because he or she doesn’t understand how Google works and how to use it to it’s fullest potential.

Google has recently put together a free online course about why and how to use Google to search the internet called Power Searching with Google.  The course is made up of six modules and three recorded webinars.  It includes video instruction interspersed with interactive activities.

A second “advanced” course provides twelve challenges to help you discover some of the more advanced search strategies.  Help and instruction are provided when you get stuck.

Learn to search the internet more effectively and more quickly with Power Searching with Google and Advanced Power Searching.  This course is a good step on your progress to become an effective researcher in the information and technology age.

For the research-minded, combine this course with OC’s course for beginner researchers on the OC Learning Center called Finding Your Way with OC Research.  FYW is developed by Larry and Stephanie Kraft and Russ Mitchell.  Click here to find out more about Finding Your Way.


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