University of Wisconsin–Madison

Online Searching at the Reference Desk

The internet and databases are important tools at every kind of reference desk, but the tool is only as good as the person who uses it. As information experts, librarians are expected to know all of the ins-and-outs of online searching. This practically-focused class gives you the skills  to find the best information as efficiently as possible. Learn about evaluating online information resources, commonly used databases, best practices for searching, and more!

This course is intended for reference services novices, and for those who have had some reference experience but need a refresher.

At a glance

When: Jan 28 – Mar 10, 2019

Where: Online

Cost: $200 (10% Discount if you register by Jan 13!)

CE Credit: 2.0 CEUs / 20 LEUs

Program: #3071

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

This course is almost full; register soon!

Register online

Register by phone: Pyle Center, (608) 262-2451

Register by fax or mail: Print out a registration form

Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins

Course details


Meredith Lowe works in Continuing Education Services at University of Wisconsin–Madison Information School. She holds an MA in Library in Library and Information Studies from UW-Madison (’08).