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INF 161: Social Analysis of Computerization: Home


URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/INF161_Fall2018

Background & Introduction

This class takes the approach of a Read/Thiink/Write class which will encourage you to conduct research and ponder about what various authors have written before you respond.It will take you time to effectively reflect on both general and specific issues that are raised.  One of the major themes is the transition to a more digital life and that will introduce you to resources that document and chronicle various facets of that within different contexts.

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Citing Sources - Using APA & other formats

You are asked to use a standard style manual.  Helpful hints for all are located on the Research Guide for Citations. The goal is to be CONSISTENT and follow one standard form. The standard citation for a Journal article in APA format includes: Author (Last, FM. (Date). Title of Article. Journal Title, Volume #,(Issue #), Pages .

The References page should conform to the APA Style (American Psychological Association).  The APA's Publication Manual was released in July 2009. These links are for the sixth edition of the manual.

Locate an available doi here! A doi is a set of numbers (sometimes letters, too) that helps you locate specific texts or objects. Anything can have a doi, but dois are often used to identify articles.

Find out about software to make citing sources easy here.

Key Resources

There are many different resources that will index and abstract information based on the search strategy that you enter.  Some databases will introduce you to the journal literature that is written on a topic, others will lead you to data points that suggest how different digital tools are used.  There is a subject guide for Informatics but this course guide is a selective and edited down version that responds to the assignments you have.  Your weekly assignments reflect important writings on trends and issues in social aspects of computing, and reflects some of the "classical" writings as well as major thought pieces.

For your various assignments, remember you need to cite a specified number of peer-reviewed journal articles and they can be found by searching the various databases.

The following list is organized in the following way: 

  • The first set of bibliographic databases cover scholarly literature (peer reviewed) and reflect content from both the scholarly societies in computer/information sciences and computer/electrical engineering and include journal articles, conference papers/proceedings from the content issued bn society hosted journals and meetings, and some ebooks. 
  • Commercial and global publishers - covers both the output from the for-profit publishers and many society publishers.  Use the UC eLinks icon to connect to the full content, even for Google Scholar.
  • Relevant related sources that give you some data and statistical representation or analysis of an issue/product - some come from marketing surveys, others from different business aggregators.

Additional Subject Research Guides that may be helpiful are: Library & Information Science and Business.

You will need to use the VPN to access most of these resources from off-campus. 

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Contact:
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971

EMail: jgelfand@uci.edu

Library Hours during Fall Quarter 2018

During Fall Quarter, UCI Libraries will have the following Hours.

Monday-Thursday from 8am-11pm

Friday from 8am-6pm

Saturday from 1-5pm - no librarian on duty

Sunday from 1-9pm

Use Study Space Locator to reserve space for group meetings or study rooms.

Gateway Commons will be open Monday-Thursday 8am-3am; Friday from 8am-9pm; Saturday from 5-9pm; Sunday from 5pm - 3am.

The Reference Desk is open only at the Langson Library.  There is no Reference Service at the Science Library. Please contact me with any questions at jgelfand@uci.edu

All Libraries will be closed Monday, January 21 for MLK Day; Monday, February 18 for President's Day and will be open 24 hours from March 14-21 for Final Exams.

If you are leaving the libraries or walking around the campus alone after dark, please contact Campus Safety Escorts at 949-824-7233 for a free ride to any campus residence hall, parking lot or nearby apartment complex.