Thursday, February 9, 2017

New HeinOnline instructional modules

HeinOnline is an enormous database of legal materials, including over 2200 law journals. Use it to find articles, discover who cited them, and what they cited. HeinOnline also gathers historical primary sources from the UK and USA, including bilateral and multilateral treaties.
To find out more, and to find out how to get the best out of HeinOnline, a suite of training videos has been made by Quimbee, and are available on the HeinOnline YouTube Channel.
Links to these video and other training materials are also on HeinOnline, and the Law Subject Guide, Research Strategies page.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Learning in the 'Post-Truth' Era

The Oxford English Dictionary chose 'post-truth' as the word of the year in 2016 .

The other phrase to hit our ear-drums, social media pages, and the TV is Fake News. We are drowning in it. Google it, and you are spoiled for choice! Snopes is running a select archive.

To combat all of this, and help us learn how to make up our own minds is a fantastic new syllabus from two scientists from University of Washington, Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West

You can read their interview in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science

January 16, 2017 

And take a look at their syllabus, course outline, and case studies here.