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1. Make sure to develop controlled vocabulary for your research.
2. Use the library’s databases.
3. Make sure to check out all of google’s features (i.e. google scholar, books).
4. Get to know field searching (searching for title, author, keywords, etc.)
5. “And” includes all searches that have both (or more) keywords that you entered. Usually less results.
6. “Or” includes all searches with your keywords, but don’t require for both to be in the same result. Usually more results.
7. Get used to making concept maps.
8. DO NOT PLAGIARIZE!!! Cite your sources in proper citation format.
9. Use encyclopedias to get a general gist of your topic. Wikipedia provides great links for sources.
10. The Baruch general database (BearCat database) searches within some other databases. It’s good if you are unsure of which topic to choose and are looking for ideas.
|Lessig, Lawrence. Free culture : how big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity. New York : Penguin Press, 2004. Print.
2. Yardi, Sarita, and Danah Boyd. “Dynamic Debates: An Analysis of Group Polarization Over Time on Twitter.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 30.5 (2010): 316-327. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 29 Nov. 2010.
3. Boyd, Danah. M., & Ellison, Nicole B. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), article 11. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/boyd.ellison.html
4. NewYorkPublicLibrary. “The New York World’s Fair, 1939-40 – Treasures of The New York Public Library”. 01 October 2008. Online video clip. Youtube. Acessed 29 November, 2010.
6. Sisario, Ben. “U.S. Shuts Down Web Sites in Piracy Crackdown.” New York Times 26 Nov. 2010: n. pag. nytimes.com. Web. 29 Nov. 2010.
Background: Abu-Lughod (1991)
Exhibit: Poplin (1972)
Argument: Jones (1997)
Method: Dalt, Elias, & Wandersman, 2001; Sarason, 1974
Three things that I learned about research today are: 1. you can use google to find biographical information about authors or professors. 2. By using the Who’s Who database, you can find a quick overview of the person you searched for. 3. You can also search different databases to see how many times, if at all, the person you searched for has been cited in another work.
Everything seems pretty clear on evaluation of sources.
Does the use of texting and social networking sites affect the level of comfort with face-to-face communication amongst teens?
Subject headings are an important part of the research process. The use of subject headings helps a trained researcher look for information without wasting time on useless terms. By identifying the controlled vocabulary of a certain topic, one can easily use it to search for subject headings. A lot of subject headings for information technology are divided according to countries, and even go further to subdivide the countries. It was also done alphabetically.