How Google Is Changing Our Brains

A few weeks ago I explored the negative implications of social media addiction on mental health, today I wanted to discuss some of the other implications of technology on the human brain. While there is no doubt that we are being heavily impacted by the technology that surrounds us, experts continue to debate the consequences.…
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May 30, 2018 0

Artificial Intelligence: What it Means for Careers of the Future

  Throughout the course of history, humanity has seen a gradual evolution of technology. Technology represents a new implementation of tools or machinery which helps the user to achieve a goal, or complete a task, with ease. As the years of human existence have progressed, so has the technology we use; and with new technology…
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May 18, 2018 0

The Impact of Social Media Addiction on Mental Health

  In the 21st century everyday internet use has become commonplace among Americans. Everyone has access to the internet; if not in their home, at the local library, at school, or at work. Internet access has grown so rapidly that it is becoming increasingly difficult to function without it; many people having access right in…
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March 29, 2018 0

Understanding Bitcoin in Under Five Minutes

  Bitcoin is a unit of cryptocurrency. Simply put: digital money, independent of government created/controlled currency, and immune to inflation. It is a highly secure, stored by users in encrypted online bank accounts; and globally universal. While bitcoin is the first widely adopted variety, is not the only form of cryptocurrency. There are three ways…
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March 9, 2018 0

Reddit: The Front Page of the Internet

  Hello EMERAC followers. I am finally back from a long hiatus! As I mentioned in my last post, I have many exciting topics in the works. However I wanted to start the year with a mini post about a resource I find immensely fascinating, and I think you will too: Reddit! Reddit subtitles itself…
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January 14, 2018 0


  Over the past month and a half there has been a bit of a gap in new content on the EMERAC blog and website. On September 23rd I got married, and was out of the country for a few weeks following that. Starting in November, the EMERAC will be blog will be back up…
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October 24, 2017 0

Exploring Open Access

  Over the past two decades, open access publishing has become an integral and controversial factor in advancing the interests of scholars, researchers, and, in many cases, information professionals. Open access is a publishing model offering free and immediate access to online scholarly research articles, with no copyright or licensing limitations. The growth of open…
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August 26, 2017 1

The Evolution of the Information Profession

  In 1957 Katharine Hepburn starred opposite Spencer Tracy, in the Twentieth Century Fox film Desk Set. Desk Set is about reference librarians who work for the research department of a broadcasting network. When the network plans the acquisition of another company, a computer is brought in to assist the librarians with the additional work.…
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August 11, 2017 1

The Freedom of Information Act: What can it do for you?

The present state of affairs in the United States has many Americans in a constant state of uncertainty. As we discussed in my previous blog post, we are inundated with information; morning, noon, and night. The question of what information is real and what news if fake is everpresent. Often times individuals are left with…
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July 28, 2017 0

Fake News: How to Avoid Being Fooled by the Media

Freedom of the press is the right to publish information and opinions without fear of government persecution. This concept is protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Most basically, this can be defined as the separation of journalism from government constraint or restriction. The three branches of government provide checks and balances in…
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July 14, 2017 0