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There are several new techniques that improved my research habits. The one I will continue using (learning from this class) is the search engine EBSCO, not only is the information accurate but its reliable. I also made use of the library catalog, more in this class then any of my other classes. In the past, I used the traditional way of visiting a real library and searching for hand held books *I stress not e-books. Now, after last weeks lesson, Ive come to the conclusion that scholarly books are posted on Google Books/Scholar as well as different search engines. As my research continued I actually kept a research journal consisting of links and sources I found and the keywords I used–to remember for next time I surf the web..

Research Journal Post

The topic I chose for research as most know is- internet security/privacy. I chose this topic to become more aware on precautions we should all take when surfing the net stress free. While creating the brainstorming map in class, I realized this topic is far to broad and when narrowing it down, the lines of my map kept extending. There are several conflicts with internet usage, such as viruses, hackers, anti-virus protection programs,  information storage, advertisements, Google searches, Google maps, cookies, java-script, and of course the list goes on. They’re all relevant and they all should be addressed in my research but it seems writing aspect will be quite long. Internet security-in general, is an enormous amount to take in, there seems to be plenty of academic research, journals and articles on this subject and its quite difficult to decide which to use as reference. I do in fact feel that the topic chosen, is a bit to technological, and I might have to rethink this over a bit more.

Being so, the research I’ve done so far, seems to provide insightful tips on internet protetcion and did you know that there are actual laws that protects us on this issue?