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SEARCHING FOR AUTHORITATIVE BLOGS

It can be difficult to locate authoritative blogs. Here are some starting points:

  • PSYBLOG
    About PsyBlog
    This award-winning website is about scientific research into how the mind works. The studies I cover have been published in reputable academic journals in many different areas of psychology.

    To give you a flavour there is a series on the top 10 social psychology studies, the 7 sins of memory and the psychology of money. There are more links to articles arranged by psychological themes. Individual popular articles are listed in the right-hand column.

    Find out how to follow PsyBlog right here.

    PsyBlog’s author

    Jeremy Dean

    Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean is the founder and author of the popular website ‘PsyBlog’.

What about Blogs?

WHY BLOGS?

Until scholars started blogging, the general reading public had very little access to the conversations of scholars, which are breeding grounds for many of the major ideas that eventually become groundbreaking research studies, articles, and books. These conversations happen at conferences during presentations, but also over coffee near the conference sites, or in department offices, labs, and local hangouts. With blogs, scholars get a chance to let a broader public get a glimpse of ideas as they form, and see how scholars test things out in an environment more open and forgiving (sometimes) than a professional presentation or publication. Blogs also allow scholars a venue for educating a broader public, especially on topics that are misunderstood or misrepresented in the the popular press.

Compared to traditional academic journals, which have existed for over 200 years, blogs are still relatively new, which means that only a few blogs are beginning to be included in article databases.

      

    Teen Blogs

    • Fruitfully alive : Faith, Finance, and Organization
      This is a blog created by a Carrollton Alumnae, Adi Luedeking, a lifestyle blogger, small-business owner, and actor living in Los Angeles.

      Fruitfully Alive.com is a blog about faith, finance, and organization/productivity tips as well as being a resource if you're thinking of starting your own business or want to explore the idea.

    Evolution Blogs

    Blogs can be a great way to find current research and information about a subject.  The key is to follow the links to find the actual studies and reports.

    Use the search boxes and "Blog Roll" features to find relevant information.

     

    • IOI Galapagos
      INTERCULTURAL OUTREACH INITIATIVE:

      Leading conservation efforts through education and social development.

      Make a difference, etch some memories, and tell the story of a lifetime.

      IOI serves as the link between international interest in and the local needs of our host communities. To that end we extend three branches of operation. 1) We run a study abroad andvolunteer program. Via our partner universities, students can spend up to 3 months studying andinterning at our locations. 2) We develop and implement outreach projects with local institutionsaddressing pressing conservation, education, and social development needs;3) We provideopportunities for volunteering in our outreach projects, providing our partners with expertiseand (wo)man power on site.

      Since embarking on our journey in 2006, we’ve transformed and evolved IOI from an academicconservationist dream, to a mature and recognized organization with an innovative design ofmerging academic trav
    • Polartec
      Hello everyone - I am a HS Biology teacher in MA and a NSTA member. In two days, I am leaving for Antarctica as part of the Polar Trec program. I will be journaling about working with scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Old Dominion University and the University of South Florida. Research will focus on Southern Ocean diatom and bacteria colonies. I will be journaling about the experience and ultimately creating lesson plans based on authentic science.

      Feel free to read and/or subscribe to my journal at: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/southern-ocean-diatoms, like my Facebook page: Ms. Pekarcik in Antarctica or follow my Twitter feed @MsPekarcik.

      Photographs and journal questions can be used as writing prompts during class and readers are welcome to ask questions during the expedition!

      Enjoy!

      Cara Pekarcik

    Search for Blogs

    BLOGS IN LEXIS NEXIS

    image of lexis-nexis search box showing the blog search selection One good resource for searching blogs is Lexis Nexis. In the "Search the News" box, select "blogs" in the drop-down.

     

    NOTE: Use blogs with caution. Some are more highly regarded in the field.  

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