Professional Development Workshops: Effective Online Searching
- 1st term
- Online Programs for Applied Learning
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2021 - 2022
- Instruction Method:
Would you like to be able to quickly and efficiently find reliable, high quality evidence to support your work?
Introduces and explores online sources for finding high-quality, full-text research articles. Also prepares 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:
- Identify online sources for finding high-quality literature and data
- Evaluate websites and research studies to ensure that they are reliable and of high-quality
- Apply advanced search techniques to efficiently locate relevant articles from bibliographic databases
- Explain the role that open access plays in the scholarly environment
- Use online tools to store and manage references
- Identify online tools to use when establishing yourself as a professional in the field
- Methods of Assessment:
Assignments: 60%, Final project: 20%, Article discussions: 15%,
- Enrollment Restriction:
Enrollment in this course is restricted to students enrolled in an OPAL degree or certificate program.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required