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1. What three things that you learned this semester about doing research have been the most useful to you (or are likely to be the most useful to you)? Please explain why for each of those things.
Narrowing down on a topic was a useful research skill. I was reminded that, instead of trying to discuss everything, focusing on a smaller, more specific topic is easier to research and find information about. Learning to evaluate sources was also another helpful skill. It helps in knowing whether or not the source would be good to use for a paper and what kind of source it is. The BEAM was helpful as well. It makes it simpler to know how to use the source.
2. What is one thing that you wish we had spent more time covering in class or that we failed to get to in class? Why do you wish we had gotten to that?
I wish we looked at other search engines other than Google and maybe compare them. I remember a librarian at my high school showing us a site that compared search results of different search engines.
Google Scholar was first introduced in October 2004 and formally launched the following month, November.
The first kinds of articles that were published were newspapers.
“Technology Brief — Google Inc.: Tool to Search Scholarly Papers Is Set to Be Launched Today.” The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, Inc. 16 November 2011 Factivia. Web. 15 Nov. 2011
“Google introduces new tool for scholarly research.” Associated Press Newswires. The Associated Press, 18 November 2004. Factivia. Web. 9 Nov. 2011
The earliest magazine article was published November 22, 2004.
Albanese, Andrew. “Google Launches Scholarly Search Service.” Publishers Weekly 251.47 (2004): 13. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 9 Nov. 2011.
The earliest journal article was from January 2005.
Abram, Stephen. “Google Scholar: Thin Edge of the Wedge?.” Information Outlook 9.1 (2005): 44-6. Library Lit & Inf Full Text. Web. 9 Nov. 2011.
The earliest book published about Google Scholar was in 2005 from WorldCat.
Miller, William, and Rita M. Pellen. Libraries and Google. Binghamton, NY, USA: Haworth Information Press, 2005. Print. 9 Nov. 2011
To what extent has the availability of Google search or other search engines affected memory retrieval of people with access to such services? —>
To what extent has the availability of Google search and other search engines, such as, Yahoo and Bing, affected memory retrieval of people who with access to such services?
NAXOS- This database specializes in music. The database provides information mostly by an audio format. There is controlled vocabulary available. One unique feature in this database is that it is a library for music and it also has playlist making features.
Counseling and Therapy in Video- This database has information available specializing in the area of counseling. The database provides the information by videos. There is controlled vocabulary. This database only has videos, which is not common in many of the databases we usually use.
To what extent has the existence of Google changed the way our memory works?
I just thought of a question I may have more interest in: To what extent has the existence of Google’s online social world effect communications?
Now a days, if you want to know domething, you google it. It surely helps us find a lot of information you could not easlliy find without the web. However, there are opposing opinions about the use of the internet. Nicholas Carr tries to explore the problems the internet has put upon thi world. He tries to say that the use of the internet is playing with out brains. But, throughout the article, he contradicts his opinions. The way he writes also, seems to be mostly just hs opinion and his colleages who are literature people. Of course, if he asks the people with the same jobs as him, they’ll have similar says to this issue because they are so book friendly. His article really goes no where at the end. He does not have clear evidence to support that the internet is really making us stupid. He goes off track a little when he dicusses the plasticity of the brain. He shows that the brain can adjust to change and that we are uing a difernt part of the brain by usinf the computer. He fails to clearly show us a connection between his main purpose of the article. Overall, his article does not follow up with his title of the article.
I first take a look at assigned topic. If I don’t know much about the topic, I search online and see what I can write about it. Then, I come up with the basic idea of what to research. I go onto databases and other places to find sources using keywords. From the results, I find sources and skim to see if it is relevant to my topic. If I find the source useful, I use the source for the assignment.
A good research begins with a question. The question is what you want to find out more about. You would usually want an answer after finishing the research on the question but you end up with more questions. When, one part is answered, there are more things that we become curious about. Lt’s say your research question is: who made google? The answer would be the two stanford students. But then, you wonder why they made google and who they really are. So, you end up learning more.
I don’t think I answered the question…
I found the privacy issue the most shocking part of today’s video. I did not know that google stores all your searches. It was understanding that they use such information to evaluate their system and such, but it can be used to track people down and know the darkest secrets of a person. Especially, if you are using a google account, it stores your searches under the IP address and the user’s account. It made me think that I should think about what I enter into the search box before I search anything.
Despite the privacy stuff, Google has become part of everyone’s lives and influence the world and will continue to be for quite some time.
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Rowling, J. K.
call number: PR 6068 .O93 H4 1998
status: Regular Loan-on shelf