http://www.radiolab.org/2012/may/21/sky-isnt-blue/http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/01/ff_solyndra/Information cycle – News-> Articles-> BooksIf you state “The sky is blue” to a friend or in a paper, you are most likely not going to be questioned or asked to cite your source. It’s a statement understood by most people to be true. Most of us even have a vague understanding of why, which has to do with blue light waves having a shorter wave length so when it hits the atmosphere more of it is scattered and made visible. This information has made it into most basic science books since it’s discovery. If you were going to state anything opposing this statement you would require a credible source to back you up. For instance I just heard this podcast discussing why the sky isn’t blue. A podcast is not a standalone credible source, but it is attention grabbing and could lead me to potential resources, if I was writing about why the sky isn’t blue.Attention grabbing, short brief tidbits of information is how a lot of us now learn about new things right? Facebook, twitter, skimming headlines from your smart phone or tablet. Coming up with a topic to discuss can be chosen, but often times I find that as you get started looking your topic will narrow down. For this class, you all are choosing topics and focusing on the chemistry behind it. This interesting news article from Wired about Alternative Energy is more focused on business aspects. But it is a possible starting point. You’re here to learn a bit about where else you can go for high quality information after your interest has been sparked.
Use of FRET (fluorescence resonance energy transfer) in biological research
The Information Cycle
Databases and how to
Find articles/books on
IT’S OUT THERE, WHY NOT REUSE IT?
What does intellectual
property mean to you?
Is it an important idea,
why or why not?
With so much
information out there, is
there such a thing as an
original idea? Does that
mean you have to credit
every single person?
How does plagiarism
Watson, M. (2013, March 4) Copyright –
the right to copy? Lariushin’s
monographs of plant families. Botanic
Stories. Retrieved from
What are you doing to
find the most recent
How do you evaluate
the information you
What are the pros and
cons of traditional
Scicurious. (2013, March 18) Two ships
passing in the night: Neuroscience and
social media. The Scicurious Brain.
BATTLING BAD SCIENCE
What does this video make you think about
Can you think of any examples of bad science?
In ads? On Facebook?
Goldacre, B. (2011) Battling
THE INFORMATION CYCLE
Why is the sky blue? What is the best
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Check for CRAP
Autism and Vaccines
Find a list on the Course Gateway
Choose one to start but do not stop there!
Make it simple for the computer
Try to think of different combinations
AND, OR, NOT
FIND A PARTNER!
Each group choose a different database to
Which words seemed to find the best results?
Is there an advanced search?
Can you access full text?
What features of the database were useful? (time
limit, peer reviewed option, citations etc.)
PRESENT YOUR DATABASE
FEATURES TO REMEMBER
Use the database to find synonyms
Check the abstract
Limitation tools – Time frame, Information type
References Cited/Times Cited
Import to RefWorks
Interlibrary Loan - Illiad
CSE Style Guide from
Diane Hacker website
Young Boy (age 5) Contemplates What To
Write/draw On A Piece Of Paper. [Photo].
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