Sharpen your search skills Join a free course to help you become a better searcher

Knowing how to find answers on Google is an important skill in today’s digital age. Taught by Google’s Search experts, this online class will help you search smarter, so you can find the information you need — even in the most challenging situations.

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What you'll learn

This is an online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how you can use them to solve real, everyday problems. Dan Russell, a senior research scientist at Google, will cover topics that will help you:

  • Find just what you’re looking for, faster
  • Get right to the most credible sources
  • Solve even the most challenging questions

How it works

The course begins on September 24 and ends on October 10.

  • Lessons and activities will be released three times a week and you can complete them at your own pace.
  • You’re not alone! We provide plenty of opportunities to connect with our search experts and other Power Searching participants.
  • Upon passing the course, we’ll email you a printable certificate so you can show off your Power Searcher status!


  • Pre-class assessment available 2012-09-24
  • Class 1 - Introduction available 2012-09-24
  • Class 2 - Interpreting results available 2012-09-26
  • Class 3 - Advanced techniques available 2012-09-28
  • Mid-class assessment available 2012-09-28, deadline 2012-10-10 11:59pm PT
  • Class 4 - Find facts faster available 2012-10-01
  • Class 5 - Checking your facts available 2012-10-03
  • Class 6 - Putting it all together available 2012-10-05
  • Post-class assessment available 2012-10-05, deadline 2012-10-10 11:59pm PT