Archive for September, 2013

Taking the time to pay attention

Taking the time to pay attention

Image from freeimages.co.uk On TV’s The Mentalist the title character uses his charm and his observational skills to catch criminals.  When he amazes people with one of his displays, he insists that he is simply paying attention.  Paying attention matters in research as well. Take a Google search screen or […]

By September 26, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Banned Books Week 2013: Taking comics seriously

Banned Books Week 2013: Taking comics seriously

This year’s Banned Books Week starts Sunday, September 22.  This year’s website covers, among other challenges, an attempted ban of the graphic novel Persepolis.  This particular case highlights the role of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) in Banned Books Week. The CBLDF has been a regular co-sponsor of […]

By September 19, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
A solid foundation

A solid foundation

Image from http://support.refworkscos.com In the past I would mention citation managers later in the semester.  Now I think we should introduce them early. To define what a citation manager is,  I’ll describe what it does.  Specific details vary, but most citation managers work in four basic steps: Creating an account […]

By September 12, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Highlights and reminders

Highlights and reminders

Image from freeimages.co.uk Welcome back! I hope the summer has treated you wonderfully!  Here are my highlights and reminders: I’ve been decluttering both my work office and my home office.  For more details you can read the July 11 and August 16 posts respectively.  I have taken time for leisure […]

By September 5, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy