Prerequisite skills: Basic familiarity with a computer mouse, keyboard, Web browsing techniques and the Windows XP operating system. After completing this class, you should:

  • Understand how a search engine works
  • Understand the difference between an index search engine and a directory search engine
  • Select and use the appropriate search engine for your needs
  • Formulate your query by defining your search terms and key words
  • Evaluate the results of your search and refine your search terms if necessary
  • Evaluate the quality and credibility of the sites produced by your search