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Hackathon : Tech for Social Good

A guide to resources for the NYUAD Annual International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World, specifically for students and faculty at NYU.

Websites

Databases to try

Try Google Scholar

Good for interdisciplinary topics like this.  Remember to use your keywords carefully.  

Do you have more questions?

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NYUAD Librarians are available to answer your questions via chat, email or in person at the Reference Desk.  

Articles/Journals

These journals are relevant to this topic and worth searching.  Try keywords like activism, democracy, social good, development, society...

Books

Keywords to search for:

technology AND society

"information technology" AND activism

technology AND democracy/health/education etc...

Find more in the catalog.

Google Scholar & NYU Libraries

You can configure Google Scholar to:

  • Sense when NYU has access to the full-text of an article:  Under Settings, and under Library Links, search for New York University.  Links to NYU content will appear on the right-hand side of your results page.  

  • Export your citations to RefWorks or EndNote:  Under Settings, and under Bibliography manager, select "Show links..." and select your preferred citation software.  From your results list you can easily export items to RefWorks or EndNote.