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HUMA 1905 Dangerous Visions, Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Culture and Our Scientific Age

This page: http://bit.ly/yorkhuma1905

 

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FREE Citation Management Software

  • RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
    • For off campus use, get the York group code here.
    • FAQ and Instructions for various databases
    • RefWorks Tutorial
    • For ACM Digital Library & other databases like dblp, you can import from the bibtex format.
      • Use the References–>Import Feature
  • Key points:
  • Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
  • Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
  • Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!

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STS 6405 Science & Technology in Canadian Development

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STS 4501 Research Resources Notes

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NATS 1840 — Science, Technology and the Environment (Carl Wolfe)

Fun Stuff

FREE Citation Management Software

  • RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
  • For off campus use, get the York group code here

Key points:

  • Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
  • Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
  • Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!

My topic: local food or solar power and carbon footprint

Some footprint calculators:

Some Recommended Links

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  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as York user
  • Information here on logging in
  • Remember: Use the library web page or this blog post for the link as it will prompt for login

Finding Books

  • All this information is also available in the various research guides here.
  • Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Fuel cell power for transportation 2004
    • by author: Ceruzzi Paul
    • by journal title: Scientific American
    • by keyword:
      • local and food
      • locavore
      • local food and carbon footprint
      • carbon footprint and power usage
      • carbon footprint and power minimization
      • carbon footprint and transit
      • solar cell and efficiency
      • solar power and cost savings
      • solar power and carbon footprint
    • Google Books Searchis a great way to search inside the contents of books, many of which might be at York
      • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer
    • Scholars Portal eBooks — a great big pile of ebooks
    • Books 24×7 — 1000′s of technology & engineering ebooks, usually something for every topic

Finding Articles

These online databases can also be found in the eResources Quick Links or Search boxes on the library home page. All the info below is selected from the Find Articles by Subject page

  • all the databases are similar, so try searches like these
    • local and food
    • locavore
    • local food and carbon footprint
    • carbon footprint and food
    • embodied energy and (manufacturing or food or transportation or biofuels)
    • energy intensity and automobile
    • carbon footprint and transportation
    • solar cell and efficiency
    • solar power and cost savings
    • solar power and carbon footprint

General Resources Useful for all Topics

Using the Internet Wisely

  • Using Googleas a scholarly research tool:
    • strategy: find good portal sites
    • strategy: make sure you know exactly who produced the content
  • Wikipedia — a free, open source encyclopedia. Surprisingly good for background info but not for more serious reference
  • Google Scholar
    • issues: currency (don’t update often), comprehensiveness (won’t say what isn’t in their database)
  • Google Book Search
    • great for searching inside all the books and then checking to see if we have the one you want
    • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer

Office: Steacie 102H
Email: sshujah@yorku.ca

You can also friend me or send me a message on Facebook.

And on FriendFeed & Twitter.

Steacie also has a page on Facebook — become a fan!


NATS 1720 — Light & Sound

Just for fun

FREE Citation Management Software

  • RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
  • Key points:
    • Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC.  It’s in the Tools menu
    • Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
    • Lastly, don’t forget to  use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!

My topic:

  • ground penetrating radar
  • plus some ideas on musical instruments and concert halls, etc.

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as York user
  • Information here on logging in
  • Remember: Use the library web page or this blog post for the link as it will prompt for login

Finding Books

  • All this information is also available in the various research guides here.
  • Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Fuel cell power for transportation 2004
    • by author: Ceruzzi Paul
    • by journal title: Scientific American
    • by keyword:
      • ground penetrating radar
      • ground penetrating radar and landmines
      • ground penetrating radar and (landmine or land mine)
      • acoustic and design
      • sound and recording and engineering
    • Google Books Searchis a great way to search inside the contents of books, many of which might be at York
      • concert hall and acoustics
    • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer
    • Books 24×7 — 1000′s of technology & engineering ebooks, usually something for every topic
    • Scholars Portal eBooks– wide range of topics covered
      • lots of books on acoustics

Finding Articles

These online databases can also be found in the eResources Quick Links or Search boxes on the library home page. All the info below is selected from the Find Articles by Subject page

  • all the databases are similar, so try searches like these
    • ground penetrating radar
    • ground penetrating radar and mars
    • architecture and acoutics
    • acoustic and design
    • concert hall and acoustics and design
    • sound and recording and engineering

General Resources Useful for all Topics

Using the Internet Wisely

  • Using Googleas a scholarly research tool:
    • strategy: find good portal sites
    • strategy: make sure you know exactly who produced the content
  • Wikipedia — a free, open source encyclopedia. Surprisingly good for background info but not for more serious reference
  • Google Scholar
    • issues: currency (don’t update often), comprehensiveness (won’t say what isn’t in their database)
  • Google Book Search
    • great for searching inside all the books and then checking to see if we have the one you want
    • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer

Office: Steacie 102H
Email: sshujah@yorku.ca

You can also friend me or send me a message on Facebook

And on FriendFeed and Twitter.

Steacie also has a page on Facebook — become a fan!


Publishing Articles in Scholarly Journals in the Sciences (FGS Scholarly Communications Series)

Links for some of the stuff I’ll be talking about!


SOCI 4930 Sociology of Science & Technology

This post: http://bit.ly/yorksoci4930

 

FUN STUFF!

FREE Citation Management Software

  • RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
    • For off campus use, get the York group code here.
    • FAQ and Instructions for various databases
    • RefWorks Tutorial
    • For ACM Digital Library & other databases like dblp, you can import from the bibtex format.
      • Use the References–>Import Feature
  • Key points:
  • Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
  • Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
  • Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as a York user
  • Information here on logging in

Continue reading


NATS 1840 Science, Technology & the Environment (Slater)

Fun Stuff!

FREE Citation Management Software

  • RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
    • For off campus use, get the York group code here.
    • FAQ and Instructions for various databases
    • RefWorks Tutorial
    • For ACM Digital Library & other databases like dblp, you can import from the bibtex format.
      • Use the References–>Import Feature
  • Key points:
  • Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
  • Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
  • Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!

My topic: Are biofuels good for the environment

Source: Green Metropolis by David Owen

Also: books by Richard Dawkins

Backup plan: shipping industry and recycling old ships

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as York user
  • Information here on logging in
  • Remember: Use the library web page or this blog post for the link as it will prompt for login

Finding Books

  • All this information is also available in the various research guides here.Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Fuel cell power for transportation 2004
    • by author: Ceruzzi Paul
    • by journal title: Scientific American
    • by subject: fuel cells
    • by keyword:
    • biofuel*
    • biodiesel
    • biofuel and economics
    • biofuel and (efficiency or viability)
    • biofuel and efficiency and carbon footprint
  • Google Books Search is a great way to search inside the contents of books, many of which might be at York
    don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer
  • Books 24×7 — 1000′s of technology & engineering ebooks, most environmental subjects are covered
  • Scholars Portal eBooks — more 1000s or ebooks.
    Don’t forget to search with Full Text checked

Finding book reviews

Finding Articles

These online databases can also be found in the eResources
Quick Links or Search
boxes on the library home page.

All the info below is selected from the

Find Articles by Subject
page

  • all the databases are similar, so try searches like these
  • ethanol
    • ethanol and production
    • biofuels and efficiency
    • biofuels and cost
    • biodiesel and food and cost
    • (biodiesel or biofuel*) and cost and corn
    • ethanol and cost and corn

General Resources Useful for all Topics

Using the Internet Wisely

  • Using Google as a scholarly research tool:
    • strategy: find good portal sites
    • strategy: make sure you know exactly who produced the content
    • example: waste to energy
  • Wikipedia — a free, open source encyclopedia. Surprisingly good for background info but not for more serious reference
  • Google Scholar
    • issues: currency (don’t update often), comprehensiveness (won’t say what isn’t in their database)
  • Google Book Search
    • great for searching inside all the books and then checking to see if we have the one you want
    • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer

Office: Steacie 102H
Email: jdupuis@yorku.ca
MSN IM: john_dupuis@hotmail.com
You can also friend me or send me a message on Facebook.

And on FriendFeed.

Steacie also has a page on Facebook — become a fan!


COMN 2312 Information and Technology research session

Fun Stuff!!!

FREE Citation Management Software

  • RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
  • For off campus use, get the York group code here

Key points:

  • Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
  • Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
  • Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as a York user
  • Information here on logging in
  • Remember: Use the library web page or this blog post for the link as it will prompt for login

Continue reading


STS 3561 — History of Computing and Information Society

FREE Citation Management Software

  • RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
  • For off campus use, get the York group code here

Key points:

  • Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
  • Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
  • Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as a York user
  • Information here on logging in
  • Remember: Use the library web page or this blog post for the link as it will prompt for login

Continue reading