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Resiliency: Technology and Social Media

This LibGuide provides materials about resiliency in relation to technology, the internet, and social media.

Navigating this LibGuide

Please see below for instructions on how to navigate this guide:

  • To the left, you will find your main menu, which includes three sections: ProQuest Materials / NC Live Materials / Additional Resources
  • You will find many materials about each topic on their subject page. Each item will have a link that will take you to NC Live or ProQuest.
  • To access the ProQuest Materials, you can either:
    • Type in the e-ISBN in the search bar on your university library's webpage OR
    • Click the title to follow the link directly to the ProQuest Webpage for this item. Use your university single sign on credentials to access the materials.
  • To access Additional Resources:
    • Click on the title/name of the item to load it
  • To Access the NC Live Materials:
    • Go directly to the NC Live website and enter the information on the search bar OR
    • Click the title to follow the link directly to the NC Live Webpage for this item. NC Live will ask you the name of your institution through a drop-down menu. Scroll through the menu until you locate the name of your library. Select the name of your library to to log into NC Live. 

About this LibGuide

We use technology in our everyday lives for variety of tasks. Technological innovations continue to be made, moving us into the future. 

While using this LibGuide, or in your own research, you may come across the following terms:

  •  Artificial Intelligence (AI) (noun) (Merriam-Webster, 2024a) is the capability of computer systems or algorithms to imitate intelligent human behavior. AI enables computers and digital devices to learn, read, create, and analyze (IBM, 2024).
  • Digital Literacy (American Library Association, 2024) is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills 
  • Social Media (Oxford University, 2024) is a broad genre of communications media which enable social interactions among groups of people, whether they are localized or geographically dispersed; it includes media such as social networking sites, MMOGs, and newsgroups
  • Technology (noun) (Merriam-Webster, 2024b):
    • the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area
    • a capability given by the practical application of knowledge
    • a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge
    • the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor

American Library Association. (2024). Digital literacy.

IBM. (2024). What is artificial intelligence (AI)?

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (2024). Artificial intelligence.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (2024). Technology.

Oxford University Press. (2024). Social media.

Looking for more information on your campus?

Use the following search terms in your library's search engine:

  • technology AND higher education
  • social media AND college students
  • artificial intelligence AND education
  • privacy AND technology
  • social media AND mental health