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Using Social Bookmarking in Academic Research Adriana Reed J. Willard Marriott Library April 30, 2008
Background Using the Open Web for research is a major component of library instruction. Courses I teach that allow (or require) students to use Open Web sources to develop research products: Educational Psychology – individual/group research paper and group presentation Engineering LEAP – group research paper and presentation Writing – annotated bibliography, individual research paper
Social Bookmarking Store and share bookmarks to your online sources online. Web-based, NOT browser-based. Access and add bookmarks from any computer with Internet access. Tools for social bookmarking: Del.icio.us CiteULike
del.icio.us: What Is It? "a collection of favorites - yours and everyone else's." Uses the following browsers: Firefox Internet Explorer Safari Opera Flock Uses tags, NOT folders to organize bookmarks
Tags? "one-word descriptors... You can assign as many tags to a bookmark as you like and easily rename or delete them later. Benefits of tagging: 1. Track online sources 2. Explore other publications that have the same or similar tag(s)
del.icio.us: How Does It Work? 1. Sign up. 2. Install "my del.icio.us" and "tag this" buttons into browser of your choice. 3. Begin bookmarking and tagging websites.
text box! buttons! tag tools!
CiteULike: What Is It? a free service to help you to store, organise and share the scholarly papers you are reading Uses ANY browser(s) of your choice. No buttons to add-its not bound to one browser. Uses tags and author names to organize bookmarks.
CiteULike: How Does It Work? 1. Sign up. 2. Add the CiteULike bookmarklet into the browser of your choice. 3. Bookmark articles from a supported database using the Post to CiteULike" bookmark, OR post articles manually. 4. Assign priority level.
del.icio.us Versus CiteULike del.icio.us Big community of users = more chances for finding additional sources User-friendly design Ease of use Purpose: Social network CiteULike Focus on scholarly sources Collects and stores bibliographic information Purpose: Academic network