Category Archives: communication studies

One Million Book Move

Books

LotBookss of you have had questions for me about getting books while we’re in the process of moving. Never fear! All these materials are still available. If you need something that is not on the shelf, fill out an … Read more

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Why you should check your sources

This article from the LA Times talks about a hoax from Swedish Tech company, Day4.

Here’s a quote from the article:

Day4, as the Swedish production company is called, said it was disturbed by how ready people were to believe

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How to read a citation in APA format

I was thinking about this, and I actually cannot remember when, exactly, I learned to read citations. This is an important skill to develop because it will help you track down more resources for your research and writing and prevents … Read more

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How to find an article when you have a citation

How to find an article when you have a citation

One of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) I get as a librarian is in the vein of “My professor told me I had to find this article (student points … Read more

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TCU Library YouTube Channel

Hey everyone!

The library now has a YouTube channel with lots of information about how to find resources, services we offer, and some “how to” videos about certain tasks you might be trying to accomplish.

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A Google a day

Just saw this new puzzle site from Google called a Google a day. Basically, Google will ask a daily trivia question to solve. This is a fun way to improve your Google searching skills. This, in turn, should also … Read more

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Power Scholar Searching

Learned Helplessness Scholar Search

Occasionally, I will actually get stuck in a search I’m doing. I will feel like I am just not finding enough recent sources on a topic. That can be frustrating especially when I know the resources are out there somewhere, … Read more

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Using Wikipedia

Last summer, I shared a presentation with some of my colleagues about Wikipedia. Most professors and librarians would tell you not to use Wikipedia at all, that it is bad source because anyone can change any information at any … Read more

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Research Process

As I was thinking about how I teach research, I realized that I’m not always as clear as I could be about a method for how to do research. So here’s a brief breakdown of my process:

  1. Determine what information
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Evaluating Information

I realize that the midterm elections were back in November. I am originally from CA, and the governor’s race there was full of mudslinging political ads. There were lots of those here in TX as well.

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