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Introduction to Searching Online
In today's world, more and more things are done online. Even if you don't consider yourself a "computer person," you now need computer skills in order to do research, shop online, keep in touch with family, and more.
The ability to search for information online is one of the most important information literacy skills you can possess. By improving your search skills, you can find what you're looking for more quickly, without having to sift through lots of irrelevant results. Throughout this tutorial, we're going to give you some information literacy strategies to help you improve your searches and evaluate your results to find the most reliable information.
Watch the video to learn the right approach to finding things online.
A Closer Look
If you watched the video above, you know that with the right strategy, you can tackle even the most difficult searches. Before we get into more specific tips, review these common misconceptions about using the internet to search for information. We'll take a closer look at the facts as you progress through this tutorial.