Watching the videos

November 18th, 2008 by jmcclurken

If you have trouble watching the video or listening to the audio of women veterans from the VHP, make sure you have Real Player installed on your computer.  If not you can download it for free from here.  Or you can go to one of the computer labs on campus and watch/listen to the there.

Again, you need to blog about at least three women veterans before Thursday’s discussion.

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Research, Note-taking, and Digital Tools

October 6th, 2008 by jmcclurken

Use the following links to begin research

Simpson Library

Online databases for historical research


Note-Taking Options

  1. Note Cards
  2. Post-It Notes
  3. Word Processor (with or without templates)
    1. Outlines or free-form notes
  4. Citation (or other pay note-taking software like Nota Bene)
  5. Microsoft OneNote
  6. Excel/Access–For information in larger quantities that is consistent in its form (e.g., the census).
  7. Scribe – GMU’s CHNM free note-taking software
  8. Zotero — CHNM’s free Internet research tool [See Demo]

The following list came from suggestions from my HIST299 section last year. This students in this course, a methods class for all history majors, blogged about their methods of note-taking.

  1. Start with the bibliographic info — Jessica & others
  2. Keep track of location of all information and note useful quotes — Justin
  3. Use hanging indents to separate information in early stages — Jessica
  4. Begin to organize materials by argument early on — Jessica & Cheryl
  5. Use a preliminary outline to help organize — Ellen
  6. Use a table to keep track of themes or arguments — Amanda
  7. Color Coding — Kari


Other Digital Tools

Google Reader

tools.umwblogs.org

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Get a del.icio.us account

September 3rd, 2008 by jmcclurken

Delicious is what’s known as a social bookmarking site. In simplest terms it’s a way to keep track of online sites, blog postings, YouTube videos, whatever you want. See http://tools.umwblogs.org/delicious/ for a quick summary.

Sign up for your own account at http://del.icio.us and send me your username via email.

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