Introduction to Using the Internet for Research

What you’ll learn to do: describe strategies for successful Internet research

A student sitting and working at a computer as a teacher watches from behind them.

The first step to an effective internet search is being familiar with the terms you are searching for. You search term should be as concise as possible, while still covering the area you would like to find.

—Eric Popkoff, professor

By the end of this section, you’ll be able to describe good practices for reading using technology and explain how to research using technology. You’ll also describe techniques for keeping your personal information safe in an online context and explore additional resources for learning online.