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Alphabetical Index on Information Studies

These contents may also be viewed sequentially, as covered in the course. See Course Readings, or Assignment Schedule.


Abstracts
Academic disciplines and fields of study
Almanacs & Directories
Alternate News Sources to Help in Critical Thinking
The Annotated Bibliography
APA bibliographic style
Bibliographies
Biographical Sources
CHANGE, THE 7 LEVELS OF CHANGE/THINKING
----Doing the right things (effectiveness)
----Doing the right things right (efficiency)
----Doing things better (improving)
----Doing away with things (cutting)
----Doing things other people do (copying)
----Doing things no one else is doing (different)
----Doing things that can't be done (impossible)
Chat
College skills needed for this course
College Student: An Introduction to becoming one
College, Succeeding In College: The Student Lifestyle
College, Why Go To College?
COMMUNICATING INFORMATION
----Legal considerations
----Effectiveness considerations
----Written communication
----The MLA style paper
----The APA style paper
----Other considerations
----Web presentations
----PowerPoint presentations
----Other forms of communications
----Improving your writing
----The Book Review
----The Critical Essay
----The Synopsis
----The Annotation
Computer, Operating the Computer
Copying, Doing things other people do (see CHANGE)
Copyright--see ETHICS
Copyright considerations
Copyright laws
CRITICAL THINKING
----What is it?
----Characteristics of critical thinking
----How do you do it?
--------Think in Different Terms
----Mistakes to avoid? (logical fallcies)
----What is critical thinking?
----Why we don't think straight (Sutherland)
----Teaching Critical Thinking
----Defining Critical Thinking
----Criteria for Critical Thinking
----Good thinker vs. poor thinker
----Characteristics of critical thinkers
----Logical Fallacies in thinking
----Humorous Example of Fallacious Thinking
----Strategies for Critical Thinking
----A Hidden Reality --example of need for critical thinking
----Out of Control --another example of the need for critical thinking
----Self-Deception
----Debunking
----Checklist for thinking about an issue
----How to Ask a Question
----Dissent, Civil Disobedience, Other Applications of Critical Thinking
----Alternate News Sources to Help in Critical Thinking
----Other Ways to Help Yourself Think Critically
----Applications of Critical Thinking
--------The news
--------Your life
--------Your research topic
Cutting, Doing away with things (see CHANGE)
Debunking
Decision making
Dictionaries
Different, Doing things no one else is doing (see CHANGE)
DOCUMENTATION
----The necessity of recording information
----Note taking methods
----MLA bibliographic style
--------MLA Exercises --------APA bibliographic style
----The Annotated Bibliography
----Copyright considerations
----Not getting lost
Doing the right things (effectiveness -see CHANGE)
Doing the right things right (efficiency -see CHANGE)
Doing things better (improving -see CHANGE)
Doing away with things (cutting -see CHANGE)
Doing things other people do (copying -see CHANGE)
Doing things no one else is doing (different -see CHANGE)
Doing things that can't be done (impossible -see CHANGE)
Effectiveness, Doing the right things (see CHANGE)
Efficiency, Doing the right things right (see CHANGE)
Electronic Indexes
E-mail
Encyclopedias
ETHICS & COPYRIGHT LAW
----Definitions of information, knowledge, data, facts, etc.
----Ethics of Information
----Theories of Information Storage and Retrieval
----Theories of Information Organization
----Theories of Information Dissemination
----Copyright Law
EVALUATING INFORMATION
----The need to evaluate
---- Evaluating materials--Differentiating good from bad information
---- Evaluating online resources
---- Evaluating other sources of information
Evaluation of materials
Exams, How to take an exam
Fallacies, logical.. Mistakes to avoid
Geographical sources
Goals, The Goal System: Motivation , see also Time Management, Planning
Gopher
Government Documents
Group Dynamics, Working with Others
GROUPS, WORKING IN
----The value of working in teams
----Group dynamics
----Cooperative learning
----Tips and tricks
Guides to research
How to Ask a Question
Impossible, Doing things that can't be done (see CHANGE)
Improving, Doing things better (see CHANGE)
Indexes
INFORMATION, ACCESSING
----Establish a need
----Understand your purpose
----Narrow the topic
----"Cycling" and "soaking," the immense value of the literature review
INFORMATION ORGANIZATION
----How information is generated
----Academic disciplines and fields of study
----Guides to research
----Channels of information dissemination
--------Academic/scholarly
--------Popular
INFORMATION STUDIES
---- Information Studies, INTRODUCTION to
---- Information, What is it and why study it?
----Information, Why do we need it?
----Information, How do we use it?
INNOVATION, INNOVATIVE THINKING, THINKING "OUTSIDE THE BOX"
----Transform yourself through thinking
----The search for a meaningful life
----Why people don't think
----Improving your thinking abilities
----Become a critical thinker
----Learning to live creatively
----Eliminating constraints
----Success is a habit
Interactive databases
Internet
Learning, Lifelong
Learning, Requirements for Effective Learning
Learning, Super- (metanoia)
LIBRARIES
----Introduction to Libraries
----The Value of Knowing the Library
----History of books
----History of libraries
----Purpose of libraries
----Types of libraries
----Library humor
----PAC and ACCD libraries
----Basic Library organization & Terminology
----Classification Systems and Library Catalogs
--------Classification systems
--------Library Catalogs
--------Call Numbers
Library as source of information
Library, Information in, introduction
Lifelong Learning
Listservs
Logical fallacies, Mistakes to avoid
Manuals & Handbooks
Memory Aids
Metanoia (Super-learning)
Mistakes to avoid? (logical fallacies)
MLA bibliographic style
Motivation, The Goal System: Motivation , see also Time Management, Planning
News Sources, Alternate.. to Help in Critical Thinking
Newspaper Indexes
Note taking methods
Note-taking, Taking Notes In Class
Not getting lost
Online, as source of information
ONLINE INFORMATION
----The Internet
----E-mail
----Listservs
----Chat
----Interactive databases
----Telnet
----Gopher
----The World Wide Web
--------How it works
--------Resources available
--------Methods for searching
--------Evaluation of sites and information
--------Web Copyright issues
Online resources, Evaluating quality of
PC, Operating the Computer
Planning Effectively , see also Goals, Time Management
Post-Test, Course
Pre-Test, Course
Print Indexes
PROBLEM SOLVING
----Intro.
----Defining the issue
----Clarifying your purpose
----Setting criteria
----Establishing priorities
----Searching for solutions
----Testing the Alternatives
----Troubleshooting
Question analysis; how to ask a question
Question, How to Ask a Question
Reading for learning
RECORDING INFORMATION
----The necessity of recording information
----Note taking methods
----MLA bibliographic style
--------MLA Exercises --------APA bibliographic style
----The Annotated Bibliography
----Copyright considerations
----Not getting lost
REFERENCE MATERIALS
----Introduction to using reference materials
----General encyclopedias
----Specialized subject encyclopedias
----Indexes
----Abstracts
----Using Print Indexes
----Using Electronic Indexes
----Using Newspaper Indexes
----Bibliographies
----Dictionaries
----Yearbooks
----Manuals & Handbooks
----Biographical Sources
----Geographical sources
----Almanacs & Directories
----Government Documents
----Subject reference sources
Research. For the whole topic, see Course Readings
Research, Guides to
RESEARCH PAPER, THE
----From research to paper ("soaking in the literature")
----The necessity of an outline
----Moving information from notes to outline
----Creating a coherent whole
----The necessity of re-writing
RESEARCH PROCESS
----An overview of the process
----Strategy
----Keeping track of what's been done
----Topic selection
--------Analysis of information needs
--------Evaluation of information sources
----Paradigms and models for research papers
----Managing research results
--------Control of research records
--------Copyright laws
--------Documentation
----When are you finished?
Research strategy
SCIENTIFIC/ANALYTICAL METHOD
----How to solve any problem
SEARCH STRATEGIES
----Question analysis; how to ask a question
----Research strategy
----Evaluation of materials
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
----Library
----Online
----Other Sources
Student: An Introduction to becoming one
Study Environment (place): Your Desk and Files
Studying, Introduction & Basic Skills Needed
Succeeding In College: The Student Lifestyle
Super-Learning (Metanoia)
SYNTHESIZING
----Combining alternatives
----The Quaker approach to decisions
----3-sigma thinking tools
----Mind mapping
----Mind shift
SYSTEMS THINKING
----Metanoia
Taking Notes In Class
Telnet
Textbook, using the
Thinking. For the whole topic, see Course Readings
Time Management , see also Goals, Planning
Topic selection
Topic, Your research topic
Vocabulary, Learning
Web, as source of information
WEB INFORMATION
----The Internet
----E-mail
----Listservs
----Chat
----Interactive databases
----Telnet
----Gopher
----The World Wide Web
--------How it works
--------Resources available
--------Methods for searching
--------Evaluation of sites and information
--------Web Copyright issues
Web resources, Evaluating quality of
Web, Using the Web
When are you finished?
Working with Others, Group Dynamics
World Wide Web
----How it works
----Resources available
----Methods for searching
----Evaluation of sites and information
----Web Copyright issues
Writing, see COMMUNICATION INFORMATION
Yearbooks

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