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Best bets

EBSCO Research Library this is one of the databases that Argos does not search, so I would recommend looking here, it covers many areas of focus. To narrow the focus, click "Show all" after the green Academic Search Premier above the search boxes 


Opposing Viewpoints in Context a good resource for finding a clear layout of viewpoints, academic articles, primary resources, images, and news about a topic. Start by going to Browse Topics on the upper left corner of the home page


CQ Researcher is a good resource for finding in depth reports on popular news topics. Try Hot Topics on the right hand side of the page, or the Browse Topics and Browse Reports drop down menus on the top of the page 

General OneFile covers news and periodicals focusing on wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, humanities, law, literature and art, social sciences, sports, and technology. Start with a Subject Guide search          

ProQuest Research Library includes Proquest Education, Health Management, Psychology, Social Science journals, and Ebrary Ebooks

ScienceDirect provides full-text articles and books in science, math, education, communications, economics and more.

PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines such as psychiatry, education, business, computers, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work

Tips for searching

  • Use quotation marks around phrases or names
  • Brainstorm keywords and terms before you start your search
    • Recommended terms: technological innovations, future, trends, forecasting 
  • Look at the limiters offered by databases (typically on the left, or right hand side after a search)
  • You can narrow by source type, publication date, subject, language, and more
  • Use Google or Wikipedia as a starting point, not an ending point
  • Use subject headings and indexes attached to articles to explore more terms 

Relevant Journals

Four leading journals on the future and technology are available:

Technological Forecasting & Social Change (1995-present in ScienceDirect)

Futures (1995-present in ScienceDirect)

Technovation (1995-present in ScienceDirect)

Scientific American (1845-present)

Concept Mapping


Using the ACCORD Rubric

You’re writing a paper for a class.  You need sources.   How do you know which ones are the best?  In evaluating a source, you should keep in mind the context in which you will use it. Most sources are not inherently good or bad, but some are more appropriate than others in a given context. 

The Library's Guide on Evaluating Resources  explains the ACCORD rubric, developed by Ithaca College Librarians, that we will use in this session.

Briefly ACCORD means:

Agenda - Why was this information made available?
Credentials - Is the author of the source credible?
Citations - Does the author cite sources?
Oversight - Has the information been reviewed or refereed? 
Relevance - Does the source fit your needs?
Date - When was the information published/updated?

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Recommended podcasts

TEDTalks Technology Podcast: Nearly 100 technology related TED Talks, that are about fifteen minutes each

This Week in Tech: Discussions around current events in technology. Each week offers a different panel with different backgrounds  

Future Thinkers Podcast: A tech-based transcendentalism show where hosts Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova analyze life through the paradigm of technology as opposed to nature

MLA Citation and Writing Style Resources

MLA is the citation style used by most disciplines in the Humanities. Here is my guide to the latest (2016) update of the MLA style.

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