Research Mini Assignment (in class)
Using the GMU Library online databases find five full text, refereed articles on Digital Rights Management (DRM) or the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).
You will be assigned one of the following databases:
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
ACM Digital Library
IEEE/IEE Electronic Library
Expanded Academic ASAP
For each article, record the following information:
Title of article
Title of Journal
Name of Database
Compare your results to those of someone using another database.
Did you find any sources in common?
If so, why? If not, why not?
Which databases had the most hits on DRM?
Which the most on DCMA?
Try a boolean "AND" using both terms in your database: how many hits?
Try a boolean "OR": how many hits?
Try the two possible "NOTs" (DRM not DMCA; DMCA not DRM): what do you find?
Create and HTML file listing the five sources alphabetically by author's last name and answering the above questions. Upload it to your class web site.
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