- Find two newspaper or popular magazine articles that relate to nanotech
or nanotechnology. For this assignment look for information in print written for the general public. Please exclude references with fewer than about 750 words
since they will be harder to evaluate.
Databases available through the College library are at http://www.beloit.edu/library/find/alphabeticallist/
Try Lexis-Nexus Academic Universe and click on Search the News (lower left.)
Try EBSCO Newspaper SourcePlus and set publication type to Magazines and Newspapers.
Try World News Connection for translated and English language news and information from non-U.S. media sources.
Academic ASAP, Expanded is a good source for academic information but
most entries are the wrong scope for this assignment.
Another possibility is to go directly to an individual publication
The New York Times
The Huffington Post
Los Angeles Times
- Evaluate their likely reliability (See Evaluating Sources.) Should we believe what they
tell us? Why or why not? This assignment does not require you to summarize
their content! Write a paragraph for each and attach one printed page of
the original article. Feel free to
refine the evaluation criteria but be prepared to share your reasoning.
- Include a complete citation for the source.