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Evaluating Information in the Research Process: References

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Online sources below were visited in February 2014. 

Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Alexander, J. & Tate, M.A. The Web as a Research Tool.  Widener University Wolfgram Memorial Library, 2000. (no longer available)

Bradley, P. Search Engines. 2005.

Foundation for Critical Thinking / Critical Thinking Community

Hickey, Lance P. 'Flow' Experiences: The Secret to Ultimate Happiness? Huffington Post, 1/22/11.

Kirk, E. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet. (original no longer available; updated version, 2010.

Lynch, P. & Horton, S. Yale C/AIM Web Style Guide. Yale Center for Advanced Instructional Media, 2011. 

Nielsen, Jakob. "In Defense of Print." Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox, February 1, 1996.

Nielsen, Jakob. "iPad and Kindle Reading Speeds." Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox, July 2010.

O'Mahoney, B. The Copyright Website. 2011.  

Ormondroyd, J., Engle, M. & Cosgrave, T. How to Critically Analyze Information Sources. Cornell University Library, 1995. (No longer available online.)  

Robin, Bernard. Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website. University of Houston, 2014.
Shapiro, J. J. & Hughes, S. K. "Information Literacy as a Liberal Art." Educom Review, Volume 31, Number 2, 1996.  

Smith, A. Evaluation of Information Sources. World-Wide Web Virtual Library, 2012 

United States Copyright Office. Library of Congress. 2013. 

Webber, S. Reviews of search engines. University of Strathclyde, Department of Information Science.1998. (No longer available online.) 

HSL Guides

Introduction to Visual Literacy

Finding Medical & Health Films/Images/ (copyright tab)


Adler, M. & Van Doren, C. How To Read a Book. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972. 

Atchity, Kenneth. A Writer’s Time. New York: Norton, 1986. 

Baer, Marjorie. “Copyright and the Visual Arts.” Macworld,October 1996. San Francisco: Mac Publishing, L.L.C. 

Baron, J. & Sternberg, R. Teaching Thinking Skills: Theory and Practice. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1987. 

Booth, W., Cololmb, G., & Williams, J. The Craft of Research. University of Chicago Press, 1995. 

Brookfield, Stephen. Developing Critical Thinkers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1987. 

Covey, Stephen R. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. 

Frankl, Victor. Man's Search for Meaning. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984. 

Harmon, W. & Rheingold, H.. Higher Creativity. Los Angeles: Jeremy Tarcher, Inc., 1984. 

Macrorie, Ken. The I-Search Paper. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1988.. 

McKibben, Bill. The Age of Missing Information. New York: Random House, 1992. 

Myers, Chet. Teaching Students to Think Critically. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1986. 

Paul, Richard, and Elder, Linda. Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning & Your Life (3rd Edition).
Prentice Hall,  2012

Perkins, David. Smart Schools. New York: The Free Press, 1992. 

Rico, Gabriele. Writing the Natural Way. Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher, 1983. 

Shenk, David. Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut. New York: HarperCollins, 1997. 

Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner's MInd. Shambhala, 2011.