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Explores writing, applications of thought and theory, solutions, engineering, design, DIY, Interesting approaches to problems, examples of interdisciplinary explorations and solutions.
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11 Tools to Verify that Online Info - Julie Smith

11 Tools to Verify that Online Info - Julie Smith | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
With all of these tools available (and I’ve only listed 11!) there is no reason to believe, share or retweet anything you see that might be suspicious.  Even if you WANT it to be true, your online credibility is too valuable.

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It is time for full disclosure of author contributions

It is time for full disclosure of author contributions | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Online databases could increase fairness and transparency by fully documenting the role of each contributor to a paper, says Sebastian Frische.
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OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available To All Through Penn Libraries’ New Online Platform

OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available To All Through Penn Libraries’ New Online Platform | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Press Contact: Elina Tonkova Assistant Director of Development Communications, Penn Libraries 215-746-2521 etonkova@upenn.edu OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available To All Through Penn Librarie...

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12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines

12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

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Words of Praise For Microfilm, An Overlooked But Essential Library Tool

Words of Praise For Microfilm, An Overlooked But Essential Library Tool | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Said the Muncie Public Library:

One of our most valuable pieces of technology are our microfilm machines. Most technologies have a huge throwaway culture surrounding them—smartphones are obsolete after a year or less—but microfilm has staying power. According to Archives.gov: "Microfilm is a low-cost,reliable, long-term, standardized image storage medium. The equipment needed to view microfilm images is simple, consisting of light and magnification. The medium has a life-expectancy of hundreds of years."

... Our digital microfilm machine has the added benefit of providing greater control over "cleaning up" the quality of the archived image compared to traditional microfilm readers. The software allows users to control the brightness/contrast/sharpness of individual sections of the page. If a photo on a page is too dark but the text on the page is too light, for example, the user can select the image and text separately and customize the image settings of those sections independently to improve the clarity of the overall image. This is especially useful when trying to read the oldest newspapers.
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Digital Library Collections and Activities - University of Chicago Library

Digital Library Collections and Activities - University of Chicago Library | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
List of digital collections made available through the University of Chicago, as well as the partnerships and other activities that undertake to produce digital resources.
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Magazines, trade journals, and scholarly journals | University Libraries | Virginia Tech

Magazines, trade journals, and scholarly journals | University Libraries | Virginia Tech | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Periodicals are usually separated into several major groups: popular, trade, and scholarly. If you are able to recognize the differences between these sources, you can focus your research to retrieve only the type of information you need.

 
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Handouts: database and research guides | University Libraries | Virginia Tech

PDF copies of all research, subject, database, and services guides available from the University Libraries. 

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Researching guides for use of databases.

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A Twitter Search Trick You Didn’t Know About

A Twitter Search Trick You Didn’t Know About | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

An undocumented Twitter search operator helps you find the best tweets for any search term based on the retweeted or the favorited count.

 

... The engagement filter surfaces the best tweets and removes the noise from Twitter search results but the most surprising part is that Twitter has not made this filter available outside Tweetdeck. You don’t even have it inside the official Twitter app.

 

Well, here’s the trick. You can actually filter tweets by engagement level on the Twitter website or inside any Twitter app using an undocumented search operator that Twitter doesn’t want us to know about....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 25, 2014 10:54 AM

 Amit Agarwal shares one of those great tips to help you find useful data on Twitter. Recommended.

Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, July 27, 2014 1:33 PM

Pretty slick.

Martina Patone's curator insight, July 29, 2014 7:52 AM

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Weird Shit

Weird Shit | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Forming somewhere between old English to the modern uncanny, weirdness is its own language. Erik Davis offers a brief etymological look at weird, the word, and the place where it lurks in our imagination.
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excerpt: "The roots of weirdness lie in the noun wyrd, an Old English term that pops up in Beowulf and denotes the (usually grim) demands of destiny. The adjective first appears in the phrase weird sisters, which was used by Scottish poets to describe the classical Fates before Shakespeare attached the term to the witches ofMacbeth. But Shakespeare’s spelling of weird is, well, a bit weird—“weyrd”, “weyward”, and “weyard” appear in the first folio, but never “weird”. These alternate spellings, again, suggest the term wayward, a word used by Shakespeare to denote the capricious refusal to follow rule or reason. This suggests to someMacbeth scholars that, in addition to their oracular knowledge, the witches are also defined by their willful resistance to the norm, a perverse and chaotic twist away from the law. Early on, then, weirdness already covers two contrasting but related forces: necessity and anomaly."

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Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled

Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

"Unfortunately, most world political maps aren't telling you the whole story. The idea that the earth's land is cleanly divvied up into nation-states - one country for each of the world's peoples - is more an imaginative ideal than a reality. Read on to learn about five ways your map is lying to you about borders, territories, and even the roster of the world's countries."


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