"Basic Research Skills" teaches you how to determine what you need to know when you need to know it. With all of the information readily available today, it's difficult to decipher good information from bad information. Instead of turning to an Internet search engine for all of your information, there are other sources that can help you learn what you need to learn – quickly and accurately. This course will cover library use, the Dewey Decimal System, dictionary use, thesaurus use, encyclopedias, Internet search engines, Internet news resources, Internet publications, journals, and bibliographies.
With this information, you can research any topic, no matter the purpose or the goal. Instead of simply looking in one place for the answer you need, why not learn how to use all of the tools available? The more you know, the more you can use this information in your everyday life.
"Basic Research Skills" includes real life strategies to help you learn where you need to look for information and how you can be certain the information is accurate.
Each of the 11 lessons include 5 True and False questions and 5 multiple choice questions at the end of each section. These questions are designed to ensure you retain the main concepts before you move onto a new lesson. In each lesson, you will learn what the selected research skill is, how to use it, and other tips as to how to improve your researching abilities.
With "Basic Research Skills," you will be able to find information in a variety of ways, ensuring no question goes unanswered.
- Completely Online
- Printable Lessons
- Full HD Video
- 6 Months to Complete
- 24/7 Availability
- Start Anytime
- PC & Mac Compatible
- Android & iOS Friendly
- Accredited CEUs
- Describe why research is important.
- Describe library use.
- Describe dewey decimal system.
- Demonstrate dictionary usage.
- Demonstrate thesaurus usage.
- Demonstrate encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases usage.
- Demonstrate internet search engines usage for research.
- Identify Internet news sources.
- Identify internet magazines, blogs, and images.
- Identify journals, papers, and more.
- Summarize bibliographies and their usage in research.
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
|Lesson 1 Assignment||2 points|
|An Introduction||1 points|
|Lesson 1: Why Research Is Important||10 points|
|Lesson 2: Library Use||8 points|
|Lesson 3: Dewey Decimal System||9 points|
|Lesson 4: A Dictionary||9 points|
|Lesson 5 Assignment||2 points|
|Lesson 5: A Thesaurus||7 points|
|Lesson 6: Encyclopedias, Almanacs, And Atlases||7 points|
|Lesson 7: Internet Search Engines||10 points|
|Lesson 8: Internet News Sources||9 points|
|Lesson 9: Internet Magazines, Blogs, And Images||10 points|
|Lesson 10: Journals, Papers, And More||10 points|
|Lesson 11: Bibliographies||10 points|
|The Final Exam||50 points|