Search and Site Map
Unit 1: Foundations
A. Read the following selections from the
Margin Notes by clicking on each link.
Watch these presentations. When you click on one of the links below, a new screen will pop up. Use the scrollbar on the side of the
new screen to navigate.
You need Adobe Reader to view PDF files.
C. (Optional) Read the following chapters from the
The Introduction and Chapters 01 - 03
The following Optional Links
are not required. Some are just for fun and some are designed to help you do
better in your course.
as described in the 1st announcement on the
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first assignment. Successfully sending your test email is a course
requirement. Your course schedule gives you the date by which I prefer you
send it. If you must send it late, I will accept it without penalty but I
will not accept any assignments or questions about the course from you until
you successfully send your test email.
Study Guides, Strategies
and Search Sites
Wired Study Tips from TAMU
made things more complicated. If you don't have iTunes,
download it for free. When you use this link, you’ll get a not
available message on your iTunes player. In the search box on the
upper right of the player, type wired study tips. You’ll get a list of
podcasts. When you mouse over a title, you’ll get a blue arrow on the left.
Click the arrow to play.) You might also try Blair’s blog at
Read Irving Hexham's
The Plague of Plagiarism if you are uncertain what constitutes plagiarism.
Five-Step Search Strategy
Your Search Skills
Search Engine Resources
From Google: Better Search Results
Google and Beyond
Getting the Most from Google
Beyond Google: Other Good Search Engines
Web Evaluation Questions
Recommended Search Engines
What Makes a Search Engine Good?
Invisible or Deep Web: What
It Is, How to Find It and Its Inherent Ambiguity
Recommended Subject Directories
to Do Boolean Searches in One Minute Flat
For more general reference sites, see also the
Tools page (See especially, the
Table of References
on that page.) or the
Free Resources to Download