This hands-on course focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and the cutting edge of searching. Participants will use various search engines, compare the features and utility of each and develop search strategies that will increase the precision and scope of their searching. The students will have discussions, exercises and view short presentations as a part of the class. The class includes: discussions of web search engines, indexes and hybrids of the two, commercialism and how it influences searching, finding current events information with search engines, specialized databases for special needs and topics suggested by the participants. This class will be taught by a librarian from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Advanced registration is required. Tompkins-McCaw Library - LIMERC, Rm. 2-012, MCV Campus.
* Friday, October 27, 2006, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
* Friday, October 27, 2006, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Session Full)
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