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LIB160 Effective Web Search


Brief Description:

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries, information literacy (IL) is defined as a set of skills which requires an individual to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information. The ability to make the best use of the information in the information overloaded era is crucial. This workshop will introduce the difference between internet resources and library subscribed databases. Advanced skills on searching internet resources will be demonstrated. Criteria on evaluating the reliability of web search resources will be examined. The acquired skills will form the basis for student’s future levels of education as well as for their lifelong learning.



To provide students with knowledge on various aspects of using internet resources.


Duration: 60 min.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training session, students will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between Internet resources and Library subscribed databases in order to use the appropriate tools in doing research.
  • Apply advanced web search skills in order to search internet resources efficiently and effectively.
  • Examine the web search resources based on different criteria in order to evaluate the reliability of information.


Teaching Method

  • In-class presentation
  • With student interaction
  • Hands-on practice



  • In-class questions (2 – 4)
  • After-class feedback


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