Google and Paperpile as the Basis for Effective Research

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central

Harness the power of Google Search and Google Scholar to work your way through the research process. From a broad topic, to question, to keywords, evaluation and results conduct efficient searches and get better results without paying for databases.

Learning Outcomes

  • To apply a research method while leveraging the power of Google Search

  • To demonstrate the use of Google Search to investigate what the ‘world is saying’ about a topic

  • To demonstrate the use of Google Search to create keyword lists and hone research questions

  • To use Google Scholar to identify seminal papers in a given field

  • To use PaperPile with Google integration to create a ‘one stop shop’ for students and teachers which includes, research collection, organization, citation and research access

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Christopher Bell

The first 10 years Christopher Bell’s career was spent working for Colorado public schools as a Librarian and a Technology Coordinator. In that time he wrote for School Library Journal online and was a board member for the Colorado Association of Libraries. He was a leader in the opening of two brand new schools. Each time he developed the library program as well as the implementation of technology. Twice he was recognized for exceptional library programming by receiving the Power Library designation in Colorado. He has been overseas for the last 8 years working in international schools. For two years, he was the Head Librarian and Technology Director at Awsaj Academy, followed by six years as the Librarian and Technology Coordinator at the International School in Bangkok. Currently, he is the Librarian at the American School in Japan. He has also consulted for schools internationally for both the libraries and technology. Chris also has organized 6 TedxYouth Events for students, he is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Trainer. His philosophy around libraries is that the library should be a place to investigate, create and collaborate. He favorite time of every day is working with students on research or just talking books.



Attendance during the live webinar is complimentary and open to all.

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How to Register

Register via Zoom. To join the webinar, use the personalized access link included in your registration confirmation or webinar reminders. (Review ALA’s personal data notification [PDN] before proceeding.)

As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from AASL specifically related to this webinar (including, but not limited to, instructions for accessing both the live webinar and its archived recording) as well as information about other upcoming AASL eLearning. 

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


A certificate of participation will be provided to attendees of the live webinar by request. To request a certificate of participation after the webinar, please email Jennifer Habley. Certificates will be sent as PDFs via email within one week of the webinar.


Jennifer Habley
AASL Manager, Web Communications