Saturday, April 24, 2004
Saturday, April 17, 2004
- Choose any topic of interest to you and show how it has been helped or enhanced by the Internet. What has been the effect of the Internet on your topic? How does your topic relate to the Internet? Once your topic is approved, write 10 typed (word processed), double-spaced pages (word count 2500 min.) Include a Works Cited, section which has at least three (3) fully cited web sites plus references to books, magazine articles and any other sources such as email, newsgroups, and newspaper articles. Determine the topic you will be researching and submit first as Assignment 8.
Some topic examples: Genealogy research and how the Internet has changed it.
Learning to play the banjo and how this has changed since the advent of the Internet
Diabetes and how the Internet has changed access and information for patients
Media, before and after the Internet
Advertising and how the Internet has changed it
Banking and how it has changed with the Internet
How the Internet has changed how people receive the news and how information gathered from the news can be vital in education
Finding out more about diseases using the Internet
The Impact of the Internet on the Public Library
In other words, you must show how the Internet has had an impact on your topic. First chose a topic in your head, make it simple, and then show how it was before the Internet and how it is now, since the Internet.
Friday, April 16, 2004
Some examples are here below. Do not use just the website URL as that is not a complete citation.
Book by a Single Author
Author's Last name, First name (if any). Title of the Book. City of publication: Publisher, Year.
Example: Wilson, Frank R. The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture. New York: Pantheon, 1998.
Article in a Magazine (Monthly/Bimonthly/Quarterly)
Author's Last name, First name. Title of Article. Title of Magazine Month Year: Page numbers.
Example: Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. The Creative Personality. Psychology Today July-Aug. 1996: 36-40.
Page within a Web Site
Author's Last name, First name (if any). Title of Page or Entry. Title of Project or Database.
Name of Editor (if any). Date of last update. Name of Sponsoring Organization (if any).
Date of access and Internet address with brackets.
Example: Dove, Rita. Lady Freedom Among Us. The Electronic Text Center. Ed. David Seaman. 1998.
Alderman Lib., U of Virginia. 19 June 1998 http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/subjects/afam.html.
Check out the Cyberlibrary!
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
I have extended the time to take the test until April 19. As I said before, you need to take it by the 18th to meet the automatic deadline. Don't assume that it will be open until midnight of April 20, okay?
Next week you need to check my feedback on your Research Paper and complete it.
I will be working at the library on Saturday April 24 from 10 AM-2 PM. Please come in and get help. You need to drop the class if you cannot catch up with your assignments by the 29th as that is the last day to avoid getting an F. You will get a W indicating withdrawal. Try to get all your work done this weekend. Those of you who are keeping up with the class are doing great! Thank you!