NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Research Methods

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Angela Houser

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019

Meet Thursday & Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with course completion July 12, 2019

Location: ND State Library, 604 E. Blvd. Ave., Bismarck, ND

Available Seats: 14 of 20

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $50

Course Description:

This course will explain the difference between search engines and library databases. It will teach how to properly search the databases for the most relevant information. Not only will the student learn how to do proper research but they will learn the best way to find and use Creative Commons and Open Education Resources in their research and lesson plans.


  1. Learn how to find, evaluate, and use information for academic research, professional development, and decision making.
  2. Learn effective searching and evaluation techniques for internet resources and various educational subscription databases.
  3. Learn how to incorporate educational resources into classroom instruction and student assignments.
  4. Learn how to access Open Education Resources, use Creative Commons, and increase Digital Literacy.

"A wealth of resources were provided for students and teachers to conduct research."

"I learned about resources that I did not know were available - I feel that I can help my students better with research and will be more apt to have them do it."

"The instructor did a wonderful job. The teachers attending hit the ground running and she did not disappoint!"

"I valued learning how to navigate the deep web and bring it to my classroom."

"It completely opened my eyes to myriad resources available to me not only to enhance instruction as an English teacher, but for my personal growth as well!"

"I had no idea all of the databases were available. It was interesting as a teacher to learn how to access all of the information. I appreciated Angela's knowledge and passion and took the time to break down each individual database so we could learn how to navigate through them properly."

About The Instructor

Angela Houser

Angela received her Master of Library & Information Students from The University of Alabama; Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University, and currently is the ND State Library Continuing Education Coordinator.

CARMEN REDDING received her LMO2 as well as earned an MME from Valley City State University and currently is the School & Youth Services Specialist in Bismarck. She was the recipient of the Allegro Band Award and the Golden Apple Teaching Award. She has 40+ years teaching experience.

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