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Untangling the Web ā€“ Jennie Burke, Libraries

Feb. 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET, Zoom

$100 for all 4 or $30 for each session

Does it ever seem like finding solid, reliable information on the internet is a mess? Finding the best information doesn't have to be frustrating! Butler University Librarians will guide you through the process of identifying misinformation, navigating consumer health issues, and using basic and advanced search skills on Google, Google Scholar, and other publicly accessible databases. From the best restaurants to detailed scientific research, learn to untangle the knots using the strategies and skills of professional researchers.

Week 1 - Misinformation:

  • Concepts and the psychology of misinformation
  • How to spot misinformation
  • How to find reliable popular website sources
  • How to identify bias in news

Week 2 - Consumer Health Information:

  • Understand the basics of health literacy
  • Best practices when evaluating online health resources
  • Review reliable online health information resources

Week 3 - Google

  • Identifying your information needs
  • What is Google and Google Scholar
  • Structure of Google and Google Scholar
  • Basic search strategies
  • Advanced search strategies

Week 4 - Databases

  • Identifying your information needs, part two
  • What is a database
  • Structure of databases
  • How to find publicly accessible databases
  • Basic database search strategies