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VIC 112: Puzzles, Discovery and the Human Imagination

This guide is intended to support the course taught by Prof. Marcel Danesi with Teaching Assistant Stacy Kosta in 2019-2020

Popular Databases

ProQuest - sample search:

  • sample search: creativity and puzzles
    • results include:

Akin, Omer, and Cem Akin. "On the Process of Creativity in Puzzles, Inventions, and Designs." Autom Constr, vol. 7, no. 2-3, 1998, pp. 123-138, Technology Collection,

  • subject = "problem solving" (not puzzles)
  • sample search: puzzles and thinking
    • select: peer-reviewed
    • select subject: include "creativity"
    • results include:

Klymchuk, Sergiy. "Puzzle-Based Learning in Engineering Mathematics: Students' Attitudes." International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, vol. 48, no. 7, 2017, pp. 1106-1119, Technology Collection,, doi: