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Tuesday, July 26

  1. msg Historic Killer Tornado message posted Historic Killer Tornado Some observations: a) Tab says Dorothy and Toto. b) Metro Goldwyn Mayer released Wizard of Oz in …
    Historic Killer Tornado
    Some observations:
    a) Tab says Dorothy and Toto.
    b) Metro Goldwyn Mayer released Wizard of Oz in 1939, a few months, supposedly, after the event.
    c) The Fugita Scale of Tornadoes did not begin until 1950, so it could not have been rated F1 by an article in 1938.
    d) All of the forward links refer back to the original site. No external links.

    e) Path of home, Figure 5, is a picture from the Wizard of Oz.
    f)Linkable author, Harold Brooks, links to a phony course said to be at the University of Oklahoma.
    g)Using easywhois, we find it is a personal web page by a man named Doswell at CIMMS, a cooperative institute at NOAA.
    h)We cannot find any independent evidence of this tornado of 1938.
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  2. msg Lobster Liberation message posted Lobster Liberation PETA site definite bias seems legit content is good/complex links go right back to PETA site s…
    Lobster Liberation
    PETA site
    definite bias
    seems legit
    content is good/complex
    links go right back to PETA site
    scientists credentials unverifiable
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Monday, February 21

  1. page Determining Authority edited ... Determining Authority and Reading a URL Currently, this webpage appeared sixth on Google when…
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    Determining Authority and Reading a URL
    Currently, this webpage appeared sixth on Google when searching for the term great depression: http://www.amatecon.com/greatdepression.html. How can you determine if this source is from a reliable person?
    Check contact information
    Go back to home page
    Copyright information
    When it was updated
    Examine content
    Cited Information

    URL Breakdown: You can learn a lot of information just from looking at the URL. Domain names, extensions (aka Top Level Domains or TLDs), and symbols can tell us a lot about a site before we even click on it. In his terrific book, Web Literacy for Educators, Alan November explains the breakdown of a URL and how to use it to evaluate a webpage. He suggests three questions to ask about a URL:
    Do you recognize the domain name?
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Friday, February 18

Thursday, December 9

  1. page Importance of Language edited ... FYI: In a research study of the way people label concepts and objects, "it was found that…
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    FYI: In a research study of the way people label concepts and objects, "it was found that two persons agreed on the same term for an object less than 20% of the time, and that an average of 15 terms was needed to achieve an average of 80% agreement" (Wellisch 48).
    Wellisch, Hans H. (1995). Automatic Indexing. Indexing from A to Z. Second edition. New York: H. W. Wilson. 41-52.
    OpenACTIVITY: Open up ProQuest,
    Controlled Vocabulary
    Many databases employ controlled vocabulary to organize and index their materials. Controlled vocabulary is not an unnatural language; it does use many of the same terms as natural language, but it consists of a restricted list of terms chosen by human indexers. When you see list of subject headings on a Yahoo! subject directory, a suggested search terms at the bottom of a Google search, entries in a thesaurus, a back-of-the-book index, or a listing of subject headings within an article that is retrieved in a subscription database, you are most likely looking at a controlled vocabulary chosen by people!
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  2. page Importance of Language edited ... FYI: In a research study of the way people label concepts and objects, "it was found that…
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    FYI: In a research study of the way people label concepts and objects, "it was found that two persons agreed on the same term for an object less than 20% of the time, and that an average of 15 terms was needed to achieve an average of 80% agreement" (Wellisch 48).
    Wellisch, Hans H. (1995). Automatic Indexing. Indexing from A to Z. Second edition. New York: H. W. Wilson. 41-52.
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    and Google. Put in the following question: What is the effect of moving on students? How do your results differ?
    Controlled Vocabulary
    Many databases employ controlled vocabulary to organize and index their materials. Controlled vocabulary is not an unnatural language; it does use many of the same terms as natural language, but it consists of a restricted list of terms chosen by human indexers. When you see list of subject headings on a Yahoo! subject directory, a suggested search terms at the bottom of a Google search, entries in a thesaurus, a back-of-the-book index, or a listing of subject headings within an article that is retrieved in a subscription database, you are most likely looking at a controlled vocabulary chosen by people!
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  3. page Importance of Language edited ... FYI: In a research study of the way people label concepts and objects, "it was found that…
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    FYI: In a research study of the way people label concepts and objects, "it was found that two persons agreed on the same term for an object less than 20% of the time, and that an average of 15 terms was needed to achieve an average of 80% agreement" (Wellisch 48).
    Wellisch, Hans H. (1995). Automatic Indexing. Indexing from A to Z. Second edition. New York: H. W. Wilson. 41-52.
    Open up ProQuest, EBSCO, and Google.
    Controlled Vocabulary
    Many databases employ controlled vocabulary to organize and index their materials. Controlled vocabulary is not an unnatural language; it does use many of the same terms as natural language, but it consists of a restricted list of terms chosen by human indexers. When you see list of subject headings on a Yahoo! subject directory, a suggested search terms at the bottom of a Google search, entries in a thesaurus, a back-of-the-book index, or a listing of subject headings within an article that is retrieved in a subscription database, you are most likely looking at a controlled vocabulary chosen by people!
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  4. page Subscription Databases edited ... Subscription databases have a collection scope. That means they usually have a limited collect…
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    Subscription databases have a collection scope. That means they usually have a limited collection. For example, Gale Cengage's Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center contains materials about current events, social issues, and controversial topics. Facts on File's American History database covers over 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history of the United States. Neither of these databases contains materials outside of this scope, and the materials within these databases range from periodical articles to excerpts from books to images to selected webpages.
    The Web's collection scope, however, is essentially limitless. With Internet access, users worldwide have fast and free access to an enormous amount of information on the Web. And anyone who wants to purchase a domain to add to the Web, or has access to publish to already existing pages on the Web, or wants to build a website through a free Web 2.0 technology (like we are doing with this page), can do just that. The Web has basically made information decentralized.
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    Premier contains 8,302 indexed and abstracted serialsmore than 8,500 journals and the
    *The types of sources in databases and on the Web are important to consider for source requirements when developing assignments.
    Hunterdon Central's Subcription Databases
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