Finding info on
technology and identity
Presented by Gricel Dominguez
St. Thomas University Library
Go to the library…
Learn the difference between different
Understand and find keywords
Search for sources
Read, take notes, start writing!
The library offers different kinds of
resources. We have:
Online databases with access to millions of
InterLibrary Loan (for whatever we don’t have)
Librarians and friendly staff to help you along the
First, go to the library’s homepage
The rest of this presentation will show you how to:
Find books and eBooks in the library catalog.
Find and use appropriate databases to find
information on your research topic.
You can use the
books and e-books
available from the
Databases are found on the library’s page and
the e-Research box on the homepage
Some of the databases that can help you find information
on tech and identity include:
Academic Search Premier
Issues & Controversies
InfoTrac or InfoTrac OneFile
You can also use many of the databases listed
link on the .
Found on the e-Research
Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture
Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
Encyclopedia of Social Networks
Encyclopedia of Sociology
Access World News
New York Times
Why bother with a keyword list?
Some points to consider while brainstorming:
What are you writing about?
What aspect of technology and identity are you going
What kind of technology?
What is the purpose of that technology?
How do people normally interact with that
What are some of the ways in which this technology
affects people’s daily lives?
Gender and social
Blogging and communication
Smartphone and/or tablet
ownership as status symbol
Video game and immersion
experiences (you are who
Online communities and
Culture and technology,
minorities and technology
Visual art online – web as
space for artistic
expression, instagram and
Selfies, self-portraits and
girls online (safety, age,
Pinterest and ideals of
Bullying/Victims and social
First, we’ll find a book or e-book
Next, we’ll find some relevant articles
Let’s go to the library’s homepage to start