Feb 29th 2016

Search on the internet (EMMA)

In a virtual world in which there are hundreds of millions of pages available with information of all kinds, searching the internet effectively is an increasingly necessary skill. Learn to separate the wheat from the chaff using the tools available and asking the right questions.

In this course you will learn how to plan a search from the beginning, as well as how to use the various tools that the internet provides to help you to find what you need. We will look at tools for finding videos, images, royalty-free content, and institutional information, among many others.


- Unit 1: An overview of information searches on the internet  

- Unit 2: Search engines and generic directories 

- Unit 3: Other sources 

- Unit 4: Social intelligence in internet searches 

- Unit 5: Search engines and specific directories in the field of public administration 

- Unit 6: Resources with guarantees: criteria for qualitatively assessing a website 

- Unit 7: Saving what we have found 

- Unit 8: Searching for free content

- Unit 9: Scientific information on the internet