Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Blog as a DISCONTINUED Archive....

This site remains as an archive of the blog aspect of LBSU 302 Information Literacy & Academic Integrity for Brandman University. Since this has not been a requirement since the summer of 2016, It is not longer in use. The posts will remain as a archival guide to some of the work still used in the course.

Thank you,

Mr Mac

Monday, June 6, 2016

Week 6 Open Access Journals

I want to make sure all of the class is on the same page for week 6. For this week you will NOT use Leatherby Libraries instead you will choose one of these open Access databases listed here and find an article.

Since these databases are free for all their usability is somewhat lacking when compared with the EBSCO databases from Leatherby Libraries.
In Directory of Open Access Journals for example
It is sometimes hard to navigate through the wide range of full text scholarly journals from many different countries. Even with the language option chosen many different articles are from other countries and it is sometimes difficult to navigate the wide array of articles. 
Here is a listing of the top Open Access Journals that you can use for this week 6.

Important to note that some articles may be abstracts and not the full and complete text. A citation or article may lead outside the database to another source that requires purchase. Email me if you have problems navigating to find an article related to your topic.

Also you may have a broad range of articles at your disposal numbering in the thousands or very few that are not relevant to your topic. These databases are not as fluid as Leatherby Libraries and the databases like Academic Search Premier.

Make sure you choose a database closer to your topic. For week 6 both DOAJ -Directory of Open Access Journals & OAJSE - Open Access Search Engine, are your best bet to find articles across multiple subjects.


Open Access: This definition means researchers/students have means free, open, unrestricted access, to peer-reviewed and scholarly journals.

CORE (COnnecting REpositories) aims to facilitate free access to scholarly publications distributed across many systems. As of today, CORE gives you access to millions of scholarly articles aggregated from many Open Access repositories.

(DOAJ) - Directory of Open Access Journals  
Welcome to the Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

Open access journal in biology and medicine.


Open Access Journals Search Engine.

PubMed is the publicly accessible version of MEDLINE developed by the National Library of Medicine. It contains citations from over 3,900 international biomedical journals. Journal coverage is provided from 1966 through the present. In most cases, an abstract is included with the citation.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Create your new blogspot blog!

Creating your new Research blog!

How to Create a Blog

Go to Mr Mac’s LBSU 302 Research blog or blogger.com.
Sign in using your gmail account. If you do not already have a Google account sign up for one.

For our first week we are setting up our research blogs on the website blogger.com
This site will be used for our reflection posts after you finish your weekly assignments. For week one please send me your new URL through email which should look like

When setting up your blog you have the option to choose your blog name before the title blogspot.com

You will add your title and add the URL name for your new blog.

To make sure you are signed into your site confirm that your email account is listed in the top right of the screen. From here you can see the link for new post or on your blog desktop click the orange pencil compose button to add a new post and complete this weeks first assignment.

You will receive credit 60 points this week
30 points for your website

30 points for your first post

Good luck, Mr Mac.

after you send me your blog links by email I will add them to the list here on the blog..