Researching Outside the Box
An introduction to freely available resources
Presented by
Anthony DeMinico
Photo courtesy of Blake Patterson (blakespot).
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakespot/4691074131/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Image by Zachary Johnson, http://www.zachstronaut.com/posts/2009/01/27/canvas-404.html
So. . .
Where do we go now?
But first, a commercial break!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmx4twCK3_I
Sift Through The CRAAP
 Currency
 Relevance
 Authority
 Accuracy
 Purpose
Some Places To Start
 The Internet Public Library
ipl2.org
 Infomine
infomine.ucr.edu
 FirstGov
usa.gov
 Directory of ...
But Wait, There's MORE!
 Google Books
books.google.com
 Google Scholar
scholar.google.com
 Wikipedia
wikipedia.org
Reme...
Now for Something Completely
Different
 Multimedia Education Resource for Learning
and Online teaching (MERLOT)
merlot.or...
Is Science Scary?
 Scientific Research: Open Access
scirp.org
 Wiley Open Access
wileyopenaccess.com
 Elsevier's “Sciru...
A Nod to Nurses
 The National Library of Medicine
nlm.nih.gov
Bringing you PubMed and PubChem!
 PubChem
pubchem.ncbi.nlm...
Want Some Government Support?
 The Federal Digital System
gpo.gov/fdsys
Courtesy of the Government Printing Office
 THOM...
What About Social Sciences?
 The World Bank Group
worldbank.org
 Historical Statistics of the United States
hsus.cambrid...
Bridge to Business and Economics
 Palgrave Macmillan Open Access Journals
palgravejournals.com/palgraveopen/index
 The A...
Extending Education
 Connexions
cnx.org
 Applied Math and Science Education
Repository (AMSER)
amser.org
 MERLOT
Worth ...
Oh, the Humanities (and Arts!)
 JURN
jurn.org
 Hathi Trust
hathitrust.org
 Project Gutenberg
gutenberg.org
Cite Your Sites!
Always remember:
when in doubt, cite your sources!
Don't know how?
Check the (Perdue) OWL!
owl.english.pu...
Questions, Comments, Concerns?
Here's your chance to speak up!
Want to give me some feedback? Take the
survey!
http://www....
Rockford University Presentation - 7/30/2013
Rockford University Presentation - 7/30/2013
Rockford University Presentation - 7/30/2013
Rockford University Presentation - 7/30/2013
Rockford University Presentation - 7/30/2013
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  1. 1. Researching Outside the Box An introduction to freely available resources Presented by Anthony DeMinico
  2. 2. Photo courtesy of Blake Patterson (blakespot). http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakespot/4691074131/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  3. 3. Image by Zachary Johnson, http://www.zachstronaut.com/posts/2009/01/27/canvas-404.html
  4. 4. So. . . Where do we go now?
  5. 5. But first, a commercial break! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmx4twCK3_I
  6. 6. Sift Through The CRAAP  Currency  Relevance  Authority  Accuracy  Purpose
  7. 7. Some Places To Start  The Internet Public Library ipl2.org  Infomine infomine.ucr.edu  FirstGov usa.gov  Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) doaj.org  Google google.com
  8. 8. But Wait, There's MORE!  Google Books books.google.com  Google Scholar scholar.google.com  Wikipedia wikipedia.org Remember, watch for CRAAP!
  9. 9. Now for Something Completely Different  Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online teaching (MERLOT) merlot.org  data.gov Yes, it is simply called data.gov, and is available at data.gov
  10. 10. Is Science Scary?  Scientific Research: Open Access scirp.org  Wiley Open Access wileyopenaccess.com  Elsevier's “Scirus” scirus.com  Worldwide Science.org, The Global Science Gateway worldwidescience.org
  11. 11. A Nod to Nurses  The National Library of Medicine nlm.nih.gov Bringing you PubMed and PubChem!  PubChem pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov  OMICS Publishing Group Open Access Journals omicsonline.org/open-access-journals-list.php
  12. 12. Want Some Government Support?  The Federal Digital System gpo.gov/fdsys Courtesy of the Government Printing Office  THOMAS – from the Library of Congress thomas.loc.gov
  13. 13. What About Social Sciences?  The World Bank Group worldbank.org  Historical Statistics of the United States hsus.cambridge.org/HSUSWeb/HSUSEntryServle t  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) usgs.gov
  14. 14. Bridge to Business and Economics  Palgrave Macmillan Open Access Journals palgravejournals.com/palgraveopen/index  The American Economic Association vanderbilt.edu/AEA/  Econpapers econpapers.repec.org
  15. 15. Extending Education  Connexions cnx.org  Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSER) amser.org  MERLOT Worth mentioning again!
  16. 16. Oh, the Humanities (and Arts!)  JURN jurn.org  Hathi Trust hathitrust.org  Project Gutenberg gutenberg.org
  17. 17. Cite Your Sites! Always remember: when in doubt, cite your sources! Don't know how? Check the (Perdue) OWL! owl.english.purdue.edu/owl Or The Norton Field Guide to Writing http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/write/fieldguide /index.asp
  18. 18. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Here's your chance to speak up! Want to give me some feedback? Take the survey! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CS6CJFD

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