What did the movie or discussion prompt you to think about? If you are interested in pursuing one as part of your research this semester for a class paper, check with the library. You may want to start with the materials listed below (films, books, and databases of research articles). I’ll also explain using subject-specific databases to improve your search results on a broad term, such as “justice.”
If you missed the movie, want to watch it again, or share with a classmate, you are welcome to check out the DVD on 4F. Ask at the library desk. We have a viewing room (bring your own headphones; sorry no popcorn allowed) in case your laptop doesn’t have a DVD player. I know mine doesn’t; but it’s so much lighter than my last laptop! You may also check with IT about their DVD player loan.
There are four group study rooms (401, 402, 403, 405) in the library. These Group Study Rooms can be reserved through EMS, the university’s centralized space management system. Follow the video tutorial below for how to reserve a group study room in the library.
Group Study Room Rules
- Group Study Rooms are intended for academic use by groups of two or more people
- Please be respectful of others. Inappropriate behavior will result in your reservation being terminated by Library Staff. Noise levels must be kept to a minimum.
- Group study room users without reservations must vacate the room when requested by individuals who can show a valid reservation on EMS reservation record.
- Personal materials and library books may NOT be left unattended in the rooms for extended periods of time, or overnight.
- Reservations are limited to 1 per day, per individual.
- Group study rooms may be booked for a maximum of 2 hours per day, up to 7 days in advance.
- Maximum 5 requests, per individual for the whole 7 days.
- If no one in your group shows up to a reserved room after 15 minutes, another group may use the room.
- When not reserved, rooms are first come, first served.
Were you expecting the mini-series based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name? Don’t worry, that DVD box is also available to watch in our viewing room on 4F.
Chai Jing felt she had to live under a dome in Beijing, inspired by King’s story. She trained as a reporter, the skills you are learning at university. She asked questions about her daily life. In 2017, Anna Lora-Wainwright wrote a similar perspective for MIT Press: Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China (on the shelf in the library at TD187.5.C6 L67 2017). What questions do you have?
Deep thinking or Critical thinking takes time. It evolves slowly rather than in 2-4 hours of writing a term paper. Critical thinking builds upon skills librarians call information literacy. There are six; let’s focus on two, Reseach is Inquiry and Scholarship is Conversation.