Cornell Style Note Taking
Detailed Example of a couple of ways that you can take notes. The Cornell method is best when the information is given in a sequential, orderly fashion and allows for more detail. The semantic web/map method works best for instructors who skip around from topic to topic, and provides a "big picture" when you're previewing materials or getting ready to study for a test.
How to Find Quality Information
Searching for information today is both easier and harder than it was when your only choice was the library and its massive card catalog. More information is available than ever before, and you can access information from across the country or around the world. But finding what you want requires more skill on the part of the researcher.
This website covers these critical research techniques:
Learning to Research in the Library
Information Found—and Not Found—on the Web
Learning to Research on the Web
Search Strategy: Getting a Broad Overview of a Subject
Skills for Online Searching
Search Strategy: Finding Specific Information
Is this Quality Information?
...considered large, human, randomized placebo-controlled trials in our data scrape – wherever possible. No animal trials. No cell studies. Many of the health claims made by the $23 billion supplements industry are based on non-human trials. We wanted to cut through that.
This piece was doggedly researched by myself, and researchers Pearl Doughty-White and Alexia Wdowski. We looked at the abstracts of over 1500 studies on PubMed (run by US National Library Of Medicine) and Cochrane.org (which hosts meta-studies of scientific research). It took us several months to seek out the evidence – or lack of.
You can see our key results in this spreadsheet. (It’s the same spreadsheet that generates the interactive image).
Google Search Literacy
Also see Google's Search Literacy lesson plans at http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation/lessons.html
Skills and Strategies for Web Researching
A great, succinct overview of web searching for scholars by Michael Leng at Crucial Cloud Hosting in Australia. Learn how to:
- Use a Search Engine
- Search with Advanced Search Commands and Strategies
- Use Subject-Specific Catalogs and Databases
- Search Through the Invisible Web