Ch 10: Electronic Research Tools & Information Literacy

About This Chapter

Study electronic research tools and learn how to develop information literacy with this chapter. Watch and read these lessons to learn more about how to locate and use information over the internet.

Electronic Research Tools & Information Literacy - Chapter Summary

You can learn about how electronic research tools are used with this chapter. These lessons will help you understand the importance of information literacy. As you work through this chapter you'll study:

  • Search engines
  • Electronic reference sources and databases
  • Tips for researching, downloading, storing and printing online information
  • Steps to asses if a source is reliable, credible and worthy

Each lesson in this chapter is supported by a self-assessment quiz that will determine if you understand the process of researching electronically. You can return to the lessons at any time if you need further instruction. Our research experts are also available to answer particularly difficult questions you might have.

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Electronic Research Tools & Information Literacy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Using Search Engines for Online Research

1. Using Search Engines for Online Research

The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.

Finding Reliable Electronic Reference Sources & Databases

2. Finding Reliable Electronic Reference Sources & Databases

Did you know that there are over a billion websites? Many of them have inaccurate or incomplete information. In this lesson, you will learn how to find solid information for your research online.

Internet Research: Tools & Tips

3. Internet Research: Tools & Tips

Did you know that with a few keystrokes you can easily narrow your Internet searches? In this lesson, you'll learn some simple but effective ways to target your search results. We'll also talk about how you can access the invisible web.

How to Download, Store & Print Online Information

4. How to Download, Store & Print Online Information

Have you ever heard the excuse, 'The dog ate my homework'? With technology, it is easier than ever to misplace a file or a message. In this lesson, you will learn some pointers about downloading, storing, and printing information.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

5. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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