Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Microsoft Academic Research

Microsoft's Academic Research appears to be the software giant's answer to Google Scholar. To see its full capabilities, observe its treatment of the scholarly article co-authored by Bill Gates. Presently Academic Research is still in the "beta" stage of development, and at this point it seems to focus on scholarship in technical or information processing fields, as my searches for humanities scholars at my institution only showed a couple entries compared with Google Scholar.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mapping Scholarship

Jennifer Howard, in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that mapping the relationship of cited works in JSTOR databases revealed interesting patterns in academic scholarship.


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Friday, September 02, 2011

Not All Statistics Are Valuable

Sharon Machlis noted in her ComputerWorld blog that minor usage changes are often statistically insignificant.