Digital Print ResourcesIntroductionOnline newspapersE-zines and online magazinesTalk About ItYour TurnTech Tool in this presentation• Google News
IntroductionWriting a good research paper is like being a savvydetective.You have to analyzeand synthesizeinformation from avariety of sources andthen decide whichinformation can betrusted.
IntroductionAs an online researcher, you must find trustworthydigital print resources to use in your writing.Digital print resources can be• Online magazine articles• Digital editions of newspapers• Online journal articles
Online newspapersAlmost every major newspaper today has an onlineedition in addition to the print edition. Digital editionsof newspapers are excellent resources because theyofferinteractive chartsand graphsthe option toe-mail the authorfrequent updates
Online newspapersAdditional features provide opportunities for fullerunderstanding of a story. Online newspapers includesearchablearchivesmultimediacontentlinks torelated content
Research Tip Online newspapers Use the following questions to evaluateeach digital newspaper you use in your research.• Who is the author of this article? What are his or her qualifications? Is there a way to contact him or her?• What institution publishes this article? Is that institution reliable?• Is the source site current and updated regularly?• Is the information presented objectively, without bias?
Online newspapersYou can use an online newspaper to search forinformation that you need to find.For example, you can searchfor articles about rockclimbing by using the onlinenewspaper’s search field.
Research Tip Online newspapers Many national newspapers archivearticles online as far back as the early 1980s. Somewill allow you to search for even older articles andwill e-mail you copies for a small fee.For example, here isthe archive searchscreen from theChicago Tribune.
Tech Tool: Google NewsGoogle News is a Web site that catalogues recentnews articles from 4,500 news sites all over the world.You can browse articles organized by region, topic, orpopularity, or you can use the site’s search features.
Tech Tool: Google NewsYou can locate articles relating to your research topic byentering keywords and clicking Search News.
Tech Tool: Google NewsGoogle News includes a timeline feature that displaysarticles chronologically. You can access this feature byselecting News archive search from the home page.Then enteryour keywordsand click ShowTimeline.
Tech Tool: Google NewsHere are the Google News timeline search results for“rock climbing.”The results aregrouped byyear-spanand arrangedfrom oldest tonewest.You can use this feature to analyze how your researchtopic has changed over time.
E-zines and online magazinesYou can also use e-zines and online magazines assources for research.An e-zine is a magazine that caters to a niche or specialinterest and is published electronically, especially on theInternet.An online magazineis electronic in formand is usually aversion of a magazinethat is also publishedin print.
E-zines and online magazinesPrint magazines differ from e-zines and online magazines.Print magazines E-zines / Online magazinesIn-depth analysis Searchable databaseLinear content Frequent updatesDeeper narrative Bookmarking Search boxExtended content RSS feeds InteractivityRe-readable format Video PodcastsMany photos Blogrolls (links to blogs) Message boards/forums Reporter blog/reader comment
E-zines and online magazinesYou can look at both e-zines and online magazines whenyou are doing your research.Rock and Ice isan e-zine aboutrock and iceclimbing.Outside is anonline magazineabout outdoorrecreation.
E-zines and online magazinesNewsLink is an online database of online newspapers,magazines, radio shows, and television broadcasts.You can useNewsLink tosearch for onlinemagazinesrelevant to yourresearch topic.
E-zines and online magazinesYour search can yield articles that will provide essentialinformation.
ConclusionIn this lesson, you have looked at several kinds ofdigital print resources: Online newspapers and archives Different ways to search for news, including Google News Online magazines and e-zinesThese resources can help you with your researchprojects by providing up-to-date information, the abilityto search archives, and details in a more interactiveformat.
Talk About ItDiscuss these questions with your classmates.1. Do you read any news Web sites, online magazines, or e-zines regularly? If so, which ones?2. How do the similarities and differences among online magazines, e-zines, and print magazines relate to your needs as a researcher?3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of searching for and reading online text as opposed to printed text?4. How could you use the timeline feature of Google News to help you in your research?
Your TurnYou have been assigned a research project on therisks involved in extreme sports. Describe ways thatyou could use each of the following types of resourcesto get information on this topic.• an online newspaper• an online magazine or e-zine• Google News
Your Turn: Possible Responses• I could search one of my city’s online newspapers or the online newspaper of a city in which extreme sports events are probably held.• I could use NewsLink to find online magazines about extreme sports and then search each magazine’s Web site for articles about the risks of extreme sports.• I could plug the keywords extreme sports risk into the Google News search to find current articles. I could also do a timeline search to find out how risks have changed over time.