Academic Researching Skills

For this week’s tutorial assessment, I researched what books by Stephen Stockwell were stocked in the Griffith Library. I found that all of his published books were available at a Griffith library. The Harvard referencing details for his books are:

Isakhan, B., 1977, Stockwell, S., 1954 & Palgrave Connect (Online service) 2011, The secret history of democracy, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, New York; Basingstoke.

Isakhan, B. & Stockwell, S. 2012, The Edinburgh companion to the history of democracy.

Stockwell, S.E. 2010, Rhetoric and Democracy: Deliberative Opportunities in Current Electoral Processes, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

Stockwell, S., 1954 & Informit 2005, Political campaign strategy: doing democracy in the 21st century, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne.

Stockwell, S., 1954 & Scott, P., 1961 2000, All-media guide to fair and cross-cultural reporting: for journalists, program makers and media students, Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy, Nathan, Qld.

Three academic books that could aid in composing an essay on Jean-Luc Goddard’s film Alphaville include:

Brody, R., 2008.Everything is cinema : the working life of Jean-Luc Godard. 1st ed. New York: Metropolitan Books. -This is available at the Nathan and South Bank campuses.

The Gale Group Inc., 2000. Alphaville. In: S. Pendergast & T. Pendergas, eds. International dictionary of films and filmmakers. 2nd ed. – This is available at the South Bank campus.

Temple, M., 1963, Williams, J.S., 1963 & Witt, M. 2004, For ever Godard, Black Dog, London. -This is also available at the South Bank campus.

A book to aid in researching and exploring social media, could possibly be:

Hallam, J. & Palgrave Macmillan 2013, The social media manifesto, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

The latest studies in internet addiction examines the relationships between an individuals level of loneliness, their internet addiction, and the levels of interpersonal trust they display in virtual environments. To find this study I used the database PsychInfo (via Ovid). The full Havard reference is below:

Usta, E., Korkmaz, O. & Kurt, I., 2014. ‘The examination of individuals’ virtual loneliness states in internet addiction and virtual environments in terms of inter-personal trust levels’. Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 36, pp. 214-244.

I found trying to research what IT engineers were thinking about surveillance camera’s very difficult. I tried to look for relevant databases, however I was unsuccessful. Instead I turned to the Griffith Library catalogue, searching ‘surveillance cameras’ and looked and the names of the journal they were published in, to find field-relevant information. From this I found sources mainly discussing progressions on facial recognition technology. It seems that the focus of IT engineers for this particular subject is the progression of this technology. I believe that an essay exploring the use of surveillance cameras on the modern world, and the social implications surrounding their advancement could be very interesting. Personally, from a psychology student perspective, I believe it would be interesting to see if and how the knowledge of the use of surveillance cameras modifies behaviour.

The sources I found relevant for this topic were:

Grgic, M., Delac, K. & Grgic, S. 2011, ‘SCface – surveillance cameras face database’, Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 863-879.

Qureshi, F.Z. & Terzopoulos, D. 2006, ‘Surveillance camera scheduling: a virtual vision approach’, Multimedia Systems, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 269-283.

‘Context-based robust face detection algorithm for surveillance cameras’, 2012, IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 1.

That’s it for this week! I hope some of this information you found useful, feel free to comment if you have any questions,



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