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Post-Apocalyptic Research

barclay_barrios
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Most university libraries now have extensive electronic resources, but what other research tools are still in use and how can students use them?  Ask your students to imagine that a disaster has occurred (something as simple as the computers being down on campus).  How can they continue their research?  Does your library still have a card catalog?  How is it used?  At my institution, it turns out that no research can be done any more without computers, which provides an opportunity to discuss the role of technology in research.
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Barclay Barrios is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the world wide web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and currently serves on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of Emerging.