Blogs and blog streams are regularly-updated sources of information. They are published by individuals, independent sources, mainstream media, students, professionals, or just about anyone. You want to get a sense of the role a blog holds in the public conversation before you rely heavily on it in your research.
The sites listed below focus on a single author. These have been evaluated for accuracy. If you have any further suggestions, please let us know.
Most of us use social media every day. We keep up with friends, entertain ourselves, follow celebrities, or look to stay caught up on what's happening in the world. It's important to realize that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube aren't just ways to connect with friends. We can use social media networks to find information for our courses as well.
On this page, you'll find ideas for incorporating a variety of social media platforms into your information seeking and research processes. In particular, you'll find ready-made content streams that you can plug into the following platforms:
You'll also discover ways to discover how to have information come to you from the best sources online including:
You might find that much of the information is duplicated across platforms, and that's okay. You don't need to follow the same organization on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube (although you are welcome to do so). Instead, use the network that already fits within your online interactions.
If you have questions about any of the content, or about social media in general, please don't hesitate to contact a librarian at Carmichael. You also might want to explore our other subject guides on interactions with social media.
Any organization worth its salt will have a Facebook presence. Simply visit these pages and "like" the organization or publication. Then, regular updates will appear in your news stream.
The English Literature Twitter List includes many sources (blogs from mainstream media sources, independent organizations, and public intellectuals). The list is constantly updated.
Some members of this list are: