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Titles to Possibly Kickstart Your Thinking

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Encyclopedia of Cybercrime - McQuade III, Samuel C. (ed.)
Call Number: 364.16 ENC
ISBN: 0313339740
Publication Date: 2009
Contains over eighty alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on topics related to cybercrime, covering online banking, child pornography, election and voting fraud, intellectual property, piracy, and many other issues, and including a resource guide and index.

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Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food - Smith, Andrew F.
Call Number: 641.5 SMI
ISBN: 0313335273
Publication Date: 2006
Alphabetically arranged entries explore a wide range of issues related to Americans' obsession with junk food and fast food, discussing the most popular types of junk food, the negative impact these foods have on nutrition and health, the ingredients used to make them, and other related topics.

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Scrapbooks: An American History - Helfand, Jessica
Call Number: 818 HEL
ISBN: 0300126352
Publication Date: 2008
Explores the history and evolution of scrapbooks from the early nineteenth century to the present, including entries from over 200 scrapbooks by such personalities as Zelda Fitzgerald, Lillian Hellman, Anne Sexton, Hilda Doolittle, and Carl Van Vechten.

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Everything Bad is Good for You - Johnson, Steven
Call Number: 306 JOH
ISBN: 1594481946
Publication Date: 2006
Presents an examination of popular culture in America, and suggests--with examples from research--that vehicles of mass media and entertainment such as television and video games are evidence of an increasingly sophisticated cognitive culture that makes the mind measurable sharper than in the past.

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America's global influence - Merino, Noel (ed.)
Call Number: 327.73 AME
ISBN: 0737757078
Publication Date: 2012
Discusses America's global influence providing access to a wide diversity of opinions by stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Also selections by experts, policy makers, concerned citizens including complete articles and speeches, long book excerpts, and occasional cartoons and boxed quotations.


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Resource & Activity Links

These are links to activities and resources we will be using during this course.
  • eyePlorer - a visual search engine
    Try this visual search engine to generate connection ideas, potential questions or ideas for further research.
  • The Questioning Toolkit
    During this course we will often refer to questioning and different types of questions. This Questioning Toolkit put together by Jamie McKenzie will help remind you and give you examples to reference of the different kinds of questions that can occur to you during the course of research/life.
  • Exploratree
    Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups too.
  • - A Brainstorming & Mind Mapping Tool
    Brainstorm online with Easily create colorful mindmaps to print or share with others.
  • Finding?Using Primary Sources from the Web --RUSA/ALA
    From the Reference and User Services Division of the American Library Association, this explanation of finding and evaluating primary source materials on the web gives good specific examples and includes links to sites that contain primary source materials.
  • Identifying Primary and Secondary Sources
    This page from Indiana University at Bloomington gives a good, concise description of primary and secondary source materials for students to reference at any time during their research process.
  • Assessing the Credibility of Online Sources
    This information was adapted from several references about assessing Internet sources by Karen Struthers for the Write Place and LEO, St. Cloud State University. It was updated by Judith Kilborn.

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