Please visit two research web sites and report on them for the rest of the class. Make sure your report is appropriate for your audience, fellow adult learners who will be doing a fairly comprehensive research project. RESEARCH SITES http://www.umuc.edu/library/ols.html University College Library Services http://www.bedfordbooks.com/rd/index.html Diana Hacker, Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age http://www.businesswire.com Business Wire electronically disseminates full-text news releases for public and investor relations professionals to news media, online services and databases, the Internet, and the investment community. http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/HSG/Ref.html Martindale’s: The Reference desk. This award-winning website contains links to thousands of reference resources; more efficient for some searches than using web search engines. http://www.americancomm.org/ American Communication Association. Communications law, including First Amendment issues; communication studies, including organizational, management, and intercultural communication; Internet resources. http://lcweb.loc.gov/ Library of Congress http://www.hbs.edu/dor Harvard Business School Search engine available to search among the documents in the Division of Research. http://search.amcity.com/baltimore Baltimore Business Journal, weekly publication on business news in Baltimore area. http://www.umuc.edu/library/evaluate.html Evaluating Internet Resources GUIDES TO ONLINE COLLOBORATION http://uclink.berkeley.edu:1607/11/NN/D.Richards Peer Editing Guide to Peer Editing (Richards) http://www.collaborate.com Home page of Collaborative Strategies: Strategies for Electronic Communication and Knowledge Management. Click on Publications and Resources.
DOCUMENTATION INFORMATION http://www.bedfordbooks.com/rd/index.html Diana Hacker, Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age http://www.psych web.com/resource/apacrib.htm APA Style Resources: Writing Manuals, Documentation, and Style Guides http://www.uvm.edu/~ncrane/estyles Xia Li and Nancy Crane, Bibliographic Formats for Citing Electronic Information. When you get the home page, select American Psychological Association (APA) Embellished Styles. (UMUC teachers usually prefer APA style over MLA style.) http://www.cas.usf.edu/english/walker/mla.html Janice Walker, MLA-Style Citations of Electronic Sources http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/citation/table .html Introduction to Basic Legal Citation by Peter W. Martin, Cornell Law School.