Wired.co.uk is where science, technology and culture collide.
Their mission is to "explore the next big ideas in science, culture, business – wherever innovation and new thinking are reshaping our world", and will bring you cutting edge news about developments in AI, machine learning, robotics and the 'next big thing.'
We also hold a print copy of the magazine in the Drill Hall Library journals collection (located in the Quiet Zone).
Universities will have their own digital repository to store, provide access to and preserve work produced by their academics. These repositories can be a valuable source of information to you when you are writing a dissertation or postgraduate-level project.
The three universities at the Medway site each have their own repository which you can explore:
Have a go at this multiple choice quiz compiled by the BBC and test your fake news spotting skills. It's harder than you think!
Did you know that the BBC has extensive guidelines for their reporters, which they must follow to check the authenticity and accuracy of news stories. The relevant part of the website is BBC Editorial Guidelines section 3 - accuracy.
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In general, we recommend that you use verified, peer-reviewed academic books and journal articles as sources for your essays and reports. However, increasingly we can also find a lot of good quality information online.
But with the good always comes the bad - plenty of stuff with a home on the Internet is not reliable, for academic purposes or any other! Here are some top tips to help you quickly assess whether you should give your attention to a piece of research, news report or product review.
It's easy to invest in a good website builder, but a lot harder to gather the data and knowledge you need to be an authority on a subject!
If not, the website you found is probably a fake!
This is just as relevant in academia. Remember that genuine major breakthroughs will always find their way to mainstream news channels.
In the age of algorithms showing us more content that they know we like, you can be manipulated into thinking that everyone around you likes the same things and thinks the same way, and you also start to only see one side of the story. For instance - being pro-Trump or pro-Brexit or anti-MMR: people in communities are likely to share similar opinions and use one another to legitimise them.
The latest news from the world of physics. The publications link provides access to the e-zine Inside Science and blog post-style updates from Physics Today.
Providing access to The Biochemist, Biochemical Society Symposia and a wide range of free-to-access books.
Providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries.
Internet links for the sciences collected by the British Library. You can also view a list of online journals etc. available to access on-site at the British Library Reading Rooms.
Contains industry-standard information about chemical processing, chemical synthesis, chemical reactions and reactors and much more. News, regulations and technology updates for chemistry professionals.
Easy access to abstracts, papers books, conferences, news, forums and the Alchemist newsletter. You must become a member to see content.
Providing online access to articles published in a number of Ecology and Environmental Sciences journals.
Comprehensive site from the Institute of Physics Publishing including physics news, company, career and events information.
Comprehensive information about developments in chemistry, offering access to various tools for education and research including Chemspider.
A peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia, where knowledge is curated by communities of experts. Focus on physics topics.
A global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals - links out to other relevant websites.
An interactive period table interface that contains comprehensive chemical information about the elements.
British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences - full of useful info, including a section for students.
British Athletics - the national governing body for athletics.
CASE database (last updated 2012) - a great source for information about "studies that examine the drivers, impact and value of engagement in culture and sport". It does not contain the full text of the studies, but once you have identified something interesting, you can check to see whether the University has access to the journal.
HEPA Europe - European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity, part of the World Health Organization.
These sites provide info about clinical trials: