This 3-hour, non-credit course will provide students with the means to be able to conduct academic-level research using academic-level resources. Students will learn how to efficiently and effectively find, identify, select, and acquire quality, authoritative, relevant resources and material for research projects. We will discuss the issues of academic honesty, citation styles and formats, and how to avoid plagiarism. Topics covered include distinguishing academic databases from search engines, basic and advanced database searching skills, and effective Internet search strategies. Skills will apply to all disciplines at all academic levels.