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About Searchwhys

Searchwhys.com is an assessment playground--a test track with built-in hazards--designed by the 21st Century Information Fluency Project. The purpose of the site is to help learners develop 21st Century research skills in online searching, evaluation and ethical use.

This site is used by the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University to prepare students in middle school and high school for college-level research.

Features:

Information Researcher - self-paced tutorials and assessments that lead to Certification in Information Fluency

Quick Reference Guide - immediate help for mastering search strategies and techniques

Misinformation - not all the information contained in the site is accurate, unbiased or complete. It has been deliberately designed this way to strengthen investigative search skills.

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