Search on the internet - Universitat Politècnica de València



Important information

  • Course
  • Online
  • Duration:
    9 Weeks

In a virtual world in which there are hundreds of millions of pages available with information of all kinds, searching the internet effectively is an increasingly necessary skill. Learn to separate the wheat from the chaff using the tools available and asking the right questions.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

In this course you will learn how to plan a search from the beginning, as well as how to use the various tools that the internet provides to help you to find what you need. We will look at tools for finding videos, images, royalty-free content, institutional information, among many others.


Where and when

Starts Location


What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

  • Unit 1: An overview of information searches on the internet 
  • Unit 2: Search engines and generic directories
  • Unit 3: Other sources 
  • Unit 4: Social intelligence in internet searches 
  • Unit 5: Search engines and specific directories in the field of public administration 
  • Unit 6: Resources with guarantees: criteria for qualitatively assessing a website 
  • Unit 7: Saving what we have found 
  • Unit 8: Searching for free content 
  • Unit 9: Scientific information on the internet