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Updated Super Searcher Class Ready for Launch

Are you interested in improving your Internet search skills?

Interested in learning the latest tips and tricks for getting the most from online search engines?

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the updated Super Searcher: Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers class at the HAM – TMC Library, Houston, TX, on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This updated 4-hour hands-on course his hands-on course focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and the cutting edge of searching. Participants will use various search engines, compare the features of each and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and techniques. Participants will develop search strategies that will increase the precision and scope of their online searching ability. Participants will engage in discussions, exercises and view short demonstrations as a part of the class. The class includes: discussions of web search engines, examples of meta-search engines and directories. The class will also discuss strategies for searching for online media including images, videos and books. The class concludes with examples of real-time searching and mobile search solutions. Super Searcher Icon

Upon successful completion of the class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

The class is free and open to anyone. For more information on the location and how to register, go to:

http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Hurst at emily.hurst@exch.library.tmc.edu or 713-799-7880.

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