NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Research Methods

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Angela Houser

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018

Meet Thursday & Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with course completion July 6, 2018

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

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $50

Course Description:

Search engines and databases are useful research tools. However, choosing the right tool for research can be challenging. An internet search engine, like Google, may be the right tool for some information needs but there is no control over the quality of information found in a general search inquiry. Thus, learning how to judge the information found online is an essential research skill. When doing academic research, the most appropriate tools are library databases. Information retrieved from a database is manageable, cited, and often gives opposing viewpoints. This course will focus on research as a process of inquiry and evaluation.


  1. Learn how to find, evaluate, and use information for academic research, professional development, and decision making in a democratic culture.
  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, student assignments, and professional development. 

"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."

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.

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