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The Ivory Firewall: A Meditation on the Digital Divide in Academ. To say that the digital revolution has utterly changed access to knowledge would be the understatement of the millennium. Thanks to online magazines, encyclopedias, and books, it is now possible to spend your entire waking life (such as it is) cramming for that appearance on Jeopardy. But the Internet has done more than revolutionize the ownership of knowledge by putting entire libraries’ worth of useless information at everyone’s fingertips: For scholars, it has made access to online resources such as JSTOR (Journal STORage), a repository of digitized articles from academic journals, absolutely indispensable. These sources are qualitatively different from what the masses get to read: Compared to the rich, peer-reviewed, and extensively-researched and -documented foie gras of the academic world, what comes up in a Google search seems like so much generic store-brand potato chips: Filling, but really low-quality.

Cui bono? Now, I don’t mean to vilify an entire industry by this. Comments. Welcome to the JSTOR Showcase — Showcase. Daily Usage Map — Showcase. Every day, users from around the world view articles in fifty fields of study on the JSTOR web site. As with many web sites, JSTOR collects this usage data for a variety of reasons. We take this usage data and build an animated map of that activity, daily. We generalize the activity data in two ways. First, in order to have sufficiently distinct symbols on the map, the fifty different fields get combined in to six groups (plus one 'other' for activity that doesn't include a field) that provide broad categories of study. Each circle on the map represents one or more views of an article in JSTOR, with the size of the circle increasing with more activity at a given location. Each 'day' is in the U. The Questia Online Library. Located in downtown Chicago, Questia is the premier online research and paper writing resource.

Since its founding in 1998, Questia has helped students find and cite high-quality, scholarly research. With emphasis on subjects related to the humanities and social sciences, Questia provides the resources needed to complete most college-level, core-curriculum course assignments. The Questia library contains books and journal articles on subjects such as history, philosophy, economics, political science, English and literature, anthropology, psychology, and sociology. It also includes magazine and newspaper articles. In January 2010, Questia was acquired by Cengage Learning, the leading provider of innovative teaching, learning, and research solutions for professional, library, and academic audiences worldwide. Since then, Questia's library has continued to grow, and advanced tools for research and writing have been fine-tuned to meet the needs of the academic community. Questia at a glance. Questia Journal List. Susan Reed: Some Basic Research Tips.

© 1997 Susan Reed Welcome to the world of research! James Burke, the creator of Connections, once said something to the effect of “Any job that has me sitting in a library every day for 7 hours, is my idea of heaven.” He certainly captured my idea of heaven as well. Of course, there is more to research than just sitting in a library... . Historiography I like to think of historical research as a personal mystery story. What I am researching is a puzzle to be solved, and the research process is finding the clues and putting them together in order to solve the puzzle. What is history? Since all historians have biases (we all have certain cultural biases that form our “ground of being”), most good historians try to find ways to work around their biases and make their work as objective as possible. Back to top Define and focus your topic or interest area You should first do some general reading to acquire background and context for your topic.

Source Types Primary and Secondary Sources Internet. Creating Successful Research Skills Assignments. Main Content Purpose of Creating Assignments to Teach Research Skills Many students never develop good research skills during their years at Penn. These students are often unaware of research tools or don't understand the expectations of scholarly disciplines. Assignments that teach research skills can help students gain confidence and facility in using research tools, a better understanding of disciplinary criteria, and a sense of how scholars use resources in their research.

What is a Research Skills Assignment? The most common research skills assignment is the research paper or project, which helps students learn to synthesize, analyze and interpret information using appropriate disciplinary content and methodology. Research skills assignments help students answer the following sorts of questions: What is a scholarly article? These are not remedial skills! Tips on Creating Library Research Skills Assignments Set Clear Goals Be clear about what the assignments are meant to accomplish. How to Do Research. RSD Framework.

Click here for a PDF version of the RSD, an editable Word version, and the article describing the RSD. You can watch series of short video or read for detailed explanation as well. Visit the Interactive RSD Framework for a navigatable document that leads to numerous discipline examples of RSD use in 5 universities. Find the Researcher Skill Development (RSD7) framework.

Also check for Sister Frameworks such as Work Skill Development (WSD) and Clinical Reflective Skills (CRS) which were developed from the RSD. Content Providers – Publishers.