Archive for February, 2014

Citation basics for ambiguous citations

Citation basics for ambiguous citations

Image from freeimages.co.uk Sometimes the sources we want to cite don’t neatly fit the examples in the style guides.  For example the reference in my January 16 post resembled a magazine article in some ways and a blog post in other ways.  I could even make a case for the […]

By February 27, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Movies close at hand

Movies close at hand

Videocassette Image from freeimages.co.uk With the Oscars coming up I thought I’d remind you of some films close at hand.  The libraries subscribe to Academic Video Online. There you’ll find films in a number of categories.  As with most resources, the best way to find out more is to try […]

By February 21, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
More research paper alternatives

More research paper alternatives

Image from freeimages.co.uk A recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece urges us to “keep the ‘research,’  ditch the ‘paper” ” (Bousquet, 2014, A25).  Where can we find alternatives to the research paper? The Plattsburgh tip sheet (Heller-Ross, 2004) offers a number of possible assignments.  Davis and Shadle (2000) explore four […]

By February 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Skating scores and info lit scores

Skating scores and info lit scores

Image from Alastair Burt: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/alastairb/3152183240/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License When I think of the  Winter Olympics, I think of figure skating.  When I think of figure skating, I think of the scoring system.  All right, first I think of the gorgeous men and […]

By February 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy