This guide serves as an entryway for information sources related to the Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems. The tabs above will lead you to useful resources available through the Armacost Library, Esri Library, and elsewhere.
Critical Habits of Mind -- Research Questions
- Can I identify standard GIS information sources, their unique contributions and roles in my research, and the ways they may overlap? Do I know how to find and use them effectively?
- How will I strategically use books, scholarly articles, newspaper articles, magazine articles, conference proceedings in my research?
- How shall I take full advantage of the two libraries (Armacost and Esri) at my disposal?
- Do I realize that I may need to look in different places for different information formats?
- Throughout my research process, am I thinking strategically, creatively, reflectively? Am I flexible in my approach? Do I understand that research is an iterative process?
- When searching the free web, do I opt to pay to access full text or do I pursue options freely available to me as a MSGIS student?
Adapted from "Information Literacy at Carleton: Six Critical Habits of Mind." Gould Library, Carleton College. Available at http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/library/about/infolit/principles
2011 National Map Users Conference
To learn more about the conference in Golden, Colorado visit their Details page.