Think Links

My previous posts this week looked at research and expanding the wealth of information you can amass.

Since we’re on the topic, I thought I’d finish up by offering a few links to get you thinking even further.

Happy weekend reading!

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Photo by wolfpix

Harvard Business Review (Editors’ Blog) – Can Google Lengthen Our Attention Span?

[Google doesn’t have to make us dumb.  With curiosity and questioning, there’s plenty to chew on.]

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Photo by gutter

Study Matrix Blog – Becoming an Outstanding Critical Thinker

[The wonderfully detailed Study Matrix Blog comes up trumps again with this extensive post.  Covering the traits of a critical thinker, problem solving and questioning tactics, I suggest you tuck in to this before, during, and after your research sessions.  Questions are more fun than answers and often uncover more in the long run.]

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Photo by SqueakyMarmot

A Don’s Life – Why Research is Fun

[Despite tipping her hat to Google Books, Mary Beard explains here why research can sometimes uncover more than you would expect.  Libraries are still able to surprise…]

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Photo by ARTchemist

Oxford University Press Blog

[Just a bit of fun, or a serious resource?  According to the OUPblog’s page:

“The talented authors, staff and friends of Oxford University Press provide daily commentary on nearly every subject under the sun, from philosophy to literature to economics. OUPblog is a source like no other on the blogosphere for learning, understanding and reflection.”

And it’s not just the postings that are interesting.  There’s also a fantastic collection of links, as well as up to date links to the Oxford English Dictionary’s ‘Word of the Day‘ and other updated dictionary entries.  Whether or not you’re able to make academic use of the posts, they are sure to give you food for thought.  The enlightenment may get you in the mood to discover all sorts of new information in your own field of study.]