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600.611.86 Professional Development Workshops: Effective Online Searching

Online Programs for Applied Learning
1st term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Claire Twose
Course Instructors:
  • Claire Joanna Twose
  • Julie Nanavati
  • Lori Rosman
  • Margaret Gross

Would you like to be able to quickly and efficiently find reliable, high quality evidence to support your work?

Introduces and explores freely available online sources for finding high quality, full-text research articles. Alsoprepares students to use advanced search techniques efficiently within these sources and to manage references using tools such as RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley. Finally, students learn about tools available to use to stay current on topics related to the public health field.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify online sources for freely available high quality, full text articles
  2. Apply advanced search techniques within online sources efficiently to locate relevant articles
  3. Explain the role that open access publishing plays in the scholarly environment
  4. Use online tools to store and manage references and full text
  5. Identify online tools to use when establishing yourself as a professional in the field
Methods of Assessment:

Assignments: 50%, Final project: 25%, Article discussions: 15%,
Participation: 10%

Enrollment Restriction:

Enrollment in this course is restricted to students enrolled in an OPAL degree or certificate program.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required