Become a Google Power Searcher: Free Online Course

ImageGoogle Search Education is offering the free online course "Power Searching with Google," showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems.

Register here:
(You need a Google / Gmail account to register; you can create your free account here.)
Registration closes July 16, 2012

Here's what it entails:

  • Six 50-minute class lessons will be released daily starting July 10, 2012.
  • You can take them according to your own schedule during a two-week window, alongside a worldwide community.
  • Course-related activities will end on July 23, 2012.
  • The lessons include interactive activities to practice new skills, and many opportunities to connect with others using Google tools such as Google Groups, Moderator and Google+, including Hangouts on Air, where world-renowned search experts will answer your questions on how search works.
  • Googlers will also be on hand during the course period to help and answer your questions in case you get stuck.
  • Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

New classes will become available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting on July 10, 2012 and ending on July 19, 2012.


  • Pre-class assessment
  • Class 1 - Introduction [ available July 10 ]
  • Class 2 - Interpreting results [ available July 11 ]
  • Class 3 - Advanced techniques [ available July 12 ]
  • Mid-class assessment
  • Class 4 - Find facts faster [ available July 17 ]
  • Class 5 - Checking your facts [ available July 18 ]
  • Class 6 - Putting it all together [ available July 19 ]
  • Post-class assessment

Note: for Winnefox librarians, this course is eligible for earning technology-related Category B continuing education contact hours; attach the Certificate of Completion to your Activity Report form.