Archive for March, 2011

Template for articles

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

As you all are now aware, there are many ways to do things in Wikipedia.  Up to this point, I think it has been fairly easy.  The website references will be easy too.  The periodicals part is a little more sophisticated.  It would be best if you all use the same formula.  I am posting the Wikipedia markup template for you to use with all of your articles.  They will populate in your ‘References’ section and make it easy for me to view and grade.  This is pretty self-explanatory.  Just replace the information after each = sign with the information from your article.  As always, let me know if you have any problems

<ref>{{Cite journal | last1 = Talebian | first1 = M | last2 = Jackson | first2 = J | doi = 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02092.x | title = A reappraisal of earthquake focal mechanisms and active shortening in the Zagros mountains of Iran | journal = Geophysical Journal International | volume = 156 | issue = 3 | pages = 506–526 | year = 2004 }}</ref>

April 6

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

For this class we will discuss Evaluating Internet Resources.

Please make sure that you use the template for periodical resources when you add periodical information to your Wikipedia article.

Due: Wikipedia project Step 5.  References to 5 periodical articles posted on your article.

March 30

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

For this class, we will talk about Search Engines.

Due: Database Exercise

March 23

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

For this class, we will talk about Databases and ILL.

Mr. Bales will be your instructor for this lecture.  Bring your laptop if you have one and want to follow along.  Please do not Facebook, email, surf, etc. while Mr. Bales is taking his time to give your lecture.  You will be able to complete the database exercise easily if you pay attention.

Due: Wikipedia project Step 4.  References to 5 books and cited information posted on your article

March 16th

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

For this class, we will talk about Periodicals.  Please read the following article before coming to class so that you will be prepared to discuss it.

Broad, William J. (1983). Notorious Darsee Case Shakes Assumptions About Science. The New York Times, June 14.

REMINDER: Please make sure that you are signed into your Wikipedia Account when you are editing your Wikipedia article. All of your edits must be credited to you and that is the only way that I can track your edits!