FIGPen the Xtreme Fall 2010
FIG:Pen the Xtreme
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
- Wilson, E. O. (1998). Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. Knopf.
This page should help you with your library research. Feel free to contact me with questions.
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How do you start your research? Answer here.
Evaluating sources: Popular or scholarly?
1. William L. Jungers, Biomechanics: Barefoot running strikes back, Nature 463, no. 7280 (January 28, 2010): 433-434. Article for UO students here.
2. Daniel E. Lieberman et al., Foot strike patterns and collision forces in habitually barefoot versus shod runners, Nature 463, no. 7280 (January 28, 2010): 531-535. Article for UO students here.
3. Amy Cortese, Wiggling Their Toes at the Shoe Giants, The New York Times, August 30, 2009, sec. Business, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/business/30shoe.html.
Barefoot professor video
If you have time look at these and fill in the rubric:
In class topics:
- Does chia provide a good source of energy?
- How do shoes make feet weak?
- What is the physiology of the Tarahumara ?
- How do runners react to high temperatures?
Start a simple search with PubMed & some others:
The box above is searching these databases (you can search them one at time too):
THE database for medical sciences. Published by the National Library of Medicine, free to anyone, but use THIS link to get the UO holdings information via the FINDTEXT button.
A terrific place to get sport and exercise resources. Almost all of the dissertations and thesis are available through OregonPDF eclectronically. Feel free to email me with questions.
Web of Science
The Web of Science includes articles from many aspect of the sciences. Highly recommended.
Academic Search Premier
Broad general database.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Journals focusing on many medical disciplines and especially nursing and allied health.
You could also try these:
OregonPDF in Health and Performance (was Kinesiology Publications)
Lists theses and dissertations in all fields of health as it relates to physical activity, physical fitness, activities of daily living, work, sport and athletics, recreation, dance, and play.
Google for academics.
Wrap up question:
Name 2 things you learned in today's class (and/or ask me a question). Answer here.
Reading in the Sciences
Learn How to Read a Science Textbook on this Wittenberg University site. It was written specifically for an introductory Chemistry class, but has applications to other science courses.The Cuesta College Academic Support Center describes a step-by-step process for reading and comprehending scientific texts.
How to read a scientific journal article