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Relative vs Absolute

scratchIn ICT we see the concepts of absolute and relative in a range of situations, including URLs, spreadsheets and programming. Although hard for students to grasp, the distinction is important. With absolute referencing, we always know what we are going to get (e.g. go to …

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Project Gutenberg

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Project Gutenberg is an online repository of books that are out of copyright, and thus freely available for anyone to use. With over 30,000 books currently available, this site provides a great source for gratis reading material. However, more important than this, it provides …

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Snopes: Urban Legends Reference

www.snopes.com

Snopes is a fantastic website that has gathered together a massive number of urban legends, hoaxes and scams and provides information on their validity and origins. Think of it as Mythbusters for the web.

Whenever a concerned acquaintance forwards me an email telling me …

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snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages

http://snopes.com/

A useful site for debunking urban legends and myths: can be used to teach information literacy to students.…

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BibMe: Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker

http://www.bibme.org/

Whilst citing references is certainly a vital part of academic research, it is also very tedious. By helping to create and format references according to a given system (e.g. Harvard, APA, etc), BibMe makes this task a lot easier. Simply search for the item …

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Google Scholar

http://scholar.google.com.au/

Search the Web for journal articles and books. This site is extremely useful for serious research of the kind that students might be asked to undertake in their final years of high school and throughout university. If you are on a university campus, the …

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CIA World Factbook

http://cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

Almanac of world information from the US Government’s CIA.…

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