FS 161 Technology and Ethics

Instructor: Michael Battig

Researching Library Resources for your FS161 Paper

Librarian:Steve Burks, 654.2354, Library 210

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COVERAGE:

  • Reference Sources
  • Books
  • Journals - Scholarly / Periodicals
  • Primary Sources
  • Citing Sources - MLA, Zotero citation manager
  • Evaluating Sources
  • In-Class Research Bibliography

A. Starting your research

Example - broad search statement:

Human cognition enhanced or amplified through video game experience

Start by identifying your search terms in the statement above and break them down into narrower, synonymic and broader terms. You will use these terms for searches in journal article databases.

Human Cognition Video games
cognition
memory
auditory
visual
knowledge
learning
mood
videogames
computer games
fighter games
gaming
gamers
gameplay
  • CITING SOURCES

    Citation Guides

    EasyBib

    Zotero citation manager

     

    PRIMARY SOURCES

    Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred.  Memoirs and oral histories produced many years after these events are also considered to be primary sources.  A primary source provides a first hand account of an historical event and is valued in historical research for the insight it may provide to times past.  Some examples of primary sources are:

    • letters, journals, or diaries  
    • manuscripts
    • newspapers or news film footage - SeeHistorical Newspapers
    • speeches or interviews
    • memoirs or autobiographies
    • government documents produced by Congress or the President such as laws, minutes of meetings, transcriptions or recordings of conversations
    • photographs
    • audio recordings, video recordings, or films
    • research data 
    • artifacts such as works of art including paintings, sculpture, fiction
    • memorabilia, antiques, clothing, relics, jewelry, pottery, buildings

     

      EVALUATING SOURCES

    Evaluating Your Sources:

    First Step - Identify and Evaluate the Information

    What is "it" - book, periodical article, reference source, newspaper, blog, wiki, "gray literature", masters thesis, correspondence, statistics, etc

    Scholarly vs Popular

    Primary vs Secondary

Learn What Matters