Readings and Viewings

The required textbook, Research Strategies by William Badke, is for sale in the college bookstore. If you decide not to buy the textbook from the City Tech bookstore, there are other ways to obtain it. You can download the textbook for Kindle, Nook, Kobo or as a PDF from the publisher’s website for under $10. You can also borrow a copy from the City Tech library’s reserve collection. Remember that reserve book loans are 2 hours, in-library use only. You’ll need to present your City Tech ID and the call number of the book (Z 710 B23 2011) to check out the reserve copy. If you buy a copy of the book from another seller, please be sure you get the 4th edition, published in 2011.

Complete list of required readings and viewings

Agostini, Alessandro. “Search Engine Optimization And International Branding.” Multilingual 22.1 (2011): 45-49. Business Source Complete. Web.

Aung-Thwin, Mila, Kat Baulu, Germaine Y. G. Wong, Brett Gaylor, Lawrence Lessig, Cory Doctorow, Gilberto Gil, Marybeth Peters, and Talk Girl. Rip!: A Remix Manifesto. New York, N.Y: Disinformation, 2009.

Baker, Nicholson. “The Charms of Wikipedia.” The New York Review of Books. N.p., 20 Mar. 2008. 55(4).

boyd, danah. “Facebook’s Privacy Trainwreck.” Convergence. 14.1 (2008): 13-20.

Center for Social Media. Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. Washington, D.C.: Center for Social Media, 2008.

Common Craft. Blogs in plain English., 2008. Web.

Common Craft. Social media in plain English., 2008. Web.

Common Craft. Wikis in plain English., 2008. Web.

Common Craft. Web search strategies in plain English., 2008. Web.

Cornell University Library. “Critically analyzing information sources.” 2009. Web.

Dye, Jessica. “Folksonomy: A game of high-tech (and high-stakes) tag.” EContent, 29(3), 38-43: 2006.

Edge, Irene E. “Write it Down!” Tech Directions Oct. 2006: 16+. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 Jan. 2013.

Eland, Thomas. “Critical Thinking, Deviant Knowledge and the Alternative Press.” Minnesota Association for Continuing Adult Education Update Newsletter (2004): 4-6. 2004. Web.

Elton, Serona. “Love For Labels.” Billboard 121.34 (2009): 4. Academic Search Complete. Web.

Faden, Eric. A Fair(y) Use Tale. Film.

Fischetti, M. The Web Turns 20: Linked Data Gives People Power, Part 1 of 4: Scientific American. (2010, November 23). Retrieved September 5, 2012, from

Fister, Barbara. “The Devil in the Details: Media Representation of ‘Ritual Abuse’ and Evaluation of Sources.” SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education. 3.2 (2003): 1-14.

Goodin, Dan. “Managing Content in a Rich Media World.” InfoWorld. 8 Jan. 2007. Web.,0
Grey, C.G.P. Copyright: Forever Less One Day. 2011. Film.

Grimmelman, James.  “The Google Dilemma.” New York Law School Law Review, 53, 939-950, 2008/2009. &context=james_grimmelmann

Harrod, Horatia. “Flickr: The World’s Photo Album.” 26 Mar. 2009. Web.

Hauptman, Robert. Documentation: A History and Critique of Attribution, Commentary, Glosses, Marginalia, Notes, Bibliographies, Works-Cited Lists and Citation Indexing and Analysis. Jefferson N.C.: McFarland & Company, 2008. (in the library on Reserve: call number PN171 .F56 H38 2008)

Isserman, Maurice. “Plagiarism: a Lie of the Mind.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 2 May 2003 : B12.

Lessig, Lawrence. “Larry Lessig on laws that choke creativity.” TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. Web. 2007.

Library of Congress. Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Liddy, Elizabeth. “How a search engine works.” Searcher, 9(5), 39-45, 2001.

Lohr, Steve. “Big Data’s Impact in the World.” The New York Times 11 Feb. 2012. Web.

Malitz, David. “Radiohead’s ‘Rainbows’: Is Free Release A Potential Pot of Gold?” The Washington Post 11 Oct. 2007.

Marshall, Patrick. “Online Privacy.” CQ Researcher 6 Nov. 2009: 933-56. Web.

Martin, Brian. “The politics of research.” In Information liberation: Challenging the corruptions of information power. London: Freedom Press, 1998. (available at:

Mod, Craig. “Post Artifact Books and Publishing.” Web. 2011.

Pavlik, John V. Media in the Digital Age. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.
(in the library on Reserve: call number HM851 .P38 2008)

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). APA Formatting and Style Guide. Web. 2009.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). MLA Formatting and Style Guide. Web. 2009.

Robinson, Christine. “Documentation Dilemmas.” The Journal for Quality and Participation. 31.4 (2009): 35.

Samuelson, Pamela. “Aaron Swartz: Opening Access to Knowledge.” San Francisco Chronicle. 25 January 2013. Web.

Sisario, Ben. “Muve Music, for Mobile Users, Thrives in Shadow of Competitors.” The New York Times. 29 Aug. 2012. Web.
Sloan, Robin. “EPIC 2015 – Museum of Media History.” Web. 2004.                         

Tufte, Edward R. Visual and Statistical Thinking: Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions. Cheshire, Conn: Graphic Press, 1997.

UC Berkeley – Teaching Library Internet Workshops. “Evaluating web pages: Techniques to apply and questions to ask.” Web. 2009.

“Web 2.0.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 25 Jan. 2013.

Wright, Fred. “The History and Characteristics of Zines, Part I.”, 1997. Web. 25 Jan. 2013.

Zine World. “Zines 101—A quick guide to zines.” 2007. Web.

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