Computer Literacy Fall 2010 Research Project
Approved Databases/Websites for Beginning Research
Encyclopedia Britannica Online is accessible from on-campus only through Fairfield University's Databases.
ProQuest Computing is accessible from on-campus only through Fairfield University's Databases.
Opposing Viewpoints is offered to you by Thomson Gale. You will need a password to log in.
Social Studies Databases are offered to you by ABC-CLIO. You will need a password to log in.
Computer Viruses: Definition, name/describe 2 big ones in History, how can we protect against them?
Computer viruses: description, prevention, and recovery Microsoft Office
Security Software Article from ProQuest Computing is accessible from on-campus only through Fairfield University's Databases.
WiFi networks and malware epidemiology Article (PDF)
Turnitin.com & issues of Plagiarism – how many students use other people’s thoughts/ideas and call it their own? Is it important to properly cite your work?
Turnitin.com - preview the Company Info links on the right of your screen
The Plagiarism Court: You be the Judge - Fairfield University
Music Piracy and Copyright – what issues can you find about illegally downloading music files or music file sharing?
Can piracy lead to higher prices in themusic and motion picture industries? Article (PDF)
Internet Privacy: At Home and At School – should we share accounts, passwords? How do you protect your identity online and avoid ID Theft?
Fairfield Prep's Acceptable Use Policy
Family Online Safety Institute
Online Privacy CQ Researcher Report (PDF) - don't print - it's a long article!
Cyber Saftey resources
Social Networking Sites: What are the dangers of Facebook? What are the appropriate uses of Social Networking?
Cyber Socializing CQ Researcher Report (PDF) - don't print - it's a long article!
Blogging/Twitter – What is blogging? What is Twitter? How many people use these forms of online communication?
Media Bloggers Association: The Media Bloggers Association (MBA) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and educating its members; supporting the development of “blogging” or “citizen journalism” as a distinct form of media; and helping to extend the power of the press, with all the rights and responsibilities that entails, to every citizen.http://www.mediabloggers.org
Functionality of Google – what can Google do? Explain the different features Google has to offer.
Wikipedia: What is it? Pros/Cons –should it be used for academic research?
Article from Opposing Viewpoints: "Wikipedia or Wickedpedia?" under Academic Journals results
Online Textbooks – pro’s/ con’s
Article on Opposing Viewpoints called "More Texas school districts look at whether to switch to online textbooks"
Article: "In a Digital Future, Textbooks are History"
Schwarzenegger's Push for Digital Textbooks Article PDF