There are more links below than will actually be used as assigned reading or viewing for each lesson. You may, however, find them quite helpful in pursuing the course and doing research.
In support of your TWU Studies:
A 15 Minute Crash Course in Notetaking (@TWULearn Support for Students)
Things We (Might) Believe About University Research (Prezi Presentation) Put in full screen and use the arrow keys at the bottom to navigate.
No One Knows for Sure What Information Is Anymore (Prezi Presentation)
What is Scholarship? (Prezi Presentation)
Information in the Academy (Prezi Presentation)
https://www.softchalkcloud.com/lesson/serve/cjZu50G8xqXJfH/html (an interactive tutorial on scholarly vs. popular)
http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/peerreview/ - Quick guide to peer review
Google and Wikipedia for Research: What's the problem?
http://libguides.twu.ca/ - Link to TWU's Research Guides, with information on locating reference sources (dictionaries, encyclopedias) on various topics; use the Books/E-Books tab in each guide.
Research Model Presentation (Google Slides)
Finding a Research Problem
Research Questions - The Good and the not so Good (Prezi Presentation)
Creating Preliminary Outlines from Research Questions
O'Callaghan, S. (2014). Cyberspace and the Sacralization of Information.Online-Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, 6. Retrieved from: https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/religions/article/view/17361/11172.
Example of a scholarly discussion carried out through a blog
How Does the Internet Work? - Brilliantly clear 20 minute YouTube video explaining the structure and functions of the Internet.
Eli Pariser: Beware Online Filter Bubbles
Video: “How Does Google Know Everything about Me?” from Scientific American
Search engines that don't track you:
DuckDuckGo (based on the Google search engine but not affiliated with Google)
OneSearch - A search engine released by Verizon in January 2020. It is based on the Bing search engine and offers, “No cookies, no personal profiling, pure - unfiltered results, and keyword encryption.” Thus it does not track you, nor does it remember or share your search history (this is not the same as TWU's Library OneSearch.
Want to play a game about how easy it is to create fake news? Try this: https://www.getbadnews.com/
Want to know more about the cost of academic literature and the rise of open access? Watch Paywall the Movie (just over an hour)
Video: What are databases and why do you need them?
Academic Search Ultimate - Try a search on Servant Leadership
Guides to using WorldCat to format book citations:
NOTE: If you are not using EndNote and want to create citations for books, use Citation Machine - http://www.citationmachine.net/. Choose a style (APA), type in the book title (and maybe an author last name), find the book from the list, click on Select, check out the information, then click on Create Citation.
Guide to TWU's Library OneSearch: http://libguides.twu.ca/LibraryOneSearch
Tutorials for specific article databases: http://libguides.twu.ca/library_research/articles
The Dimensions Database: https://app.dimensions.ai
- Google Scholar (Click on the quotation mark sign below any citation; note that this is a login link to GS from the library home page)
- Citation Machine: http://www.citationmachine.net/ (Choose "Popular styles" at the top, and the style you want from the drop-down. Find the type of resource you are citing (e.g. book or journal) and copy/paste the title into the box. Follow the steps until you create a citation. Check it for accuracy and correct form).
Pirates in Academia
Statistics and Government Documents (not covered in class):
Prepublication articles (e.g. https://www.biorxiv.org/) - special sites that put up articles not yet published in a journal. How does this affect credibility and authority?
Retraction Watch - ""Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process" [retractions are scholarly articles that have been removed by their publishers due to faulty or fraudulent research.] Their database is at http://retractiondatabase.org/RetractionSearch.aspx?. If you want to see a pretty full list of retracted articles, just click on the Green search button without entering anything in the form.
http://www.ufos-aliens.co.uk/cosmicapollo.html - This site challenges the reality of moon landings. What are the signs of bias, illogical thinking, and lack of scholarly authority? Do the old-fashioned graphics and style demand that you discount it?
Note Organization and Outlines:
Copyright and Plagiarism: