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Recycled Research Project: Internet Sources

Let's be honest, ideas are everywhere and research is not what it used to be.  We are no longer confined to only books or encyclopedia sets found only in libraries for information.  The whole world can give us inspiration and ideas.  For your recycled research essay, I expect you to learn how do perform academic research in our library, BUT in this discussion we will use some basic internet search places for research first. 


 

Google Web Search
Google Scholar Search

1.) Use Google and Google Scholar (search bars available above) to search ideas related to your talking to the text ideas from the last discussion.  For example, if you are recycling your forgiveness essay from The Book of Joy, maybe compassion is an area you want to include in your research. 


 

 


Screen capture of TED.com Homepage with embedded link.

2.) Ted Talks--Click on the TED image above.  I know you know TED and if you don't then this will be a treat! Go to Ted.com and explore topics related to anything you found you wanted to research on more in your recycled research essay.  Use the search option on TED and plug ideas in to see what you can find. 


3.) Report back to us on the discussion board in TWO paragraphs:

  • Paragraph 1:  Tell us what you found on Google. What did you search and where did it take you? What new ideas popped up for you? Did you try an image search? What do you notice about the kind of information you can find on Google?  What information was not there or were you unable to access?  Any limitations you came across? 
  • Paragraph 2:  Tell us what you found on TED.  What did you search and where did it take you?  What new ideas popped up for you?  What do you notice about the kind of information you can find on TED?  What information was not there or were you unable to access?  Any limitations you came across? 

4.) Be sure to respond to another classmate's discussion in a paragraph where you discuss their topic/video and offer ideas for more research/sources. Engage in a genuine conversation and help each other research and talk about topics.