FIA is exploring a “search mastery” initiative for enabling students to detect “BS” and find quality information online across disciplines, and has started compiling a list of resources for mastering online search. In the quest for solutions to the future of facts in a post-truth world, search mastery is an important tool.
“Improve your Google search skills with our Power Searching and Advanced Power Searching online course” by Dan Russell, Google
An undergraduate course for learning to detect and defuse bullshit by Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, University of Washington. It is not currently available as an online course but the full syllabus and videos of the lectures are available on their website.
Workshop on how to become a power search user and continue down the path of being a lifelong learner taught by Dan Russell, Google (April 2016). Worksheet handout and search tipsheet available on-line.
Finding Information by Subject
On-line module on how to use resources provided by the UM Libraries and available for free on the Internet to find appropriate resources to answer research questions. Developed as part of the Professional Writing Program.
“A blog about search, search skills, teaching search, learning how to search, learning how to use Google effectively, learning how to do research” by Dan Russell, Google