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Dept Accounting & Finance 1 Sharing and building bibliographic capacity in Islamic studies - Web tools for researchers By David Kilgour
Dept Accounting & Finance 2 What I am trying to cover What tools are available? Tools in groups How an Islamic database might work Bibliographic capacity in Islamic studies (See Word references)
Dept Accounting & Finance 3 Communication Most of us are very familiar with using the web in our daily lives. But have you taken full advantage of the web in your research? This guide covers just a few of the tools that you might find helpful; all are available via the web; most are free. Click on any link to navigate to the tool. Or search for the tool name in your preferred search engine.
Dept Accounting & Finance 4 Personalise - Web 2.0 Tools Personalise your start page Keep all your favourite tools and services together on a personalised home page that can be accessed from any computer. iGoogle PageFlakes Netvibes Webwag impact-of-web-2.0-on-scholarly-communication
Dept Accounting & Finance 5 Collaboration Document sharing Google Docs is the most popular tool for collaboratively creating, storing and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations online.Google Docs spreadsheetspresentations Huddle - website for enabling collaborative researchHuddle Various tools – all sorts of social networking tools.Various tools Other tools include Flowchart, PBworks (wikis), VoiceThread (presentations), ShowDocument (various documents). For mind mapping try Bubbl.us, Freemind, Mind42 or Mindmeister. Call for papers mainly science & TechnologyCall for papers
Dept Accounting & Finance 6 Reference management Discover, organise and share bibliographic reference details online using CiteULike Mendeley Zotero - Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work in the web browser itselfZotero Connotea RefWorks - an online research management, writing and collaboration tool - is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.RefWorks
Dept Accounting & Finance 7 References and generate bibliographies Yahoo! Bookmarks: Yahoo's bookmark toolYahoo! Bookmarks Diigo: Diigo makes it easy to highlight, clip, and sticky-note right on a web page.Diigo Notefish: Put all of your web research in one simple page with Notefish.Notefish Qipit: Take a photo of notes and documents, and this service will turn it into a readable, taggable document.Qipit BibMe: Enter books, websites, journals, and other sources into this tool, and it will automatically create a bibliography for you. They'll even let you choose between different formats.BibMe Clipmarks: Clip out important pieces of the web using this neat app.Clipmarks Del.icio.us: Use del.icio.us to organize your bookmarks online, and access them easily with tags.Del.icio.us Google Bookmarks: With Google Bookmarks, you can keep track of sites and add your own searchable notes to them.Google Bookmarks Wizlite: Highlight the Internet like it's paper.Wizlite MyStickies: Sticky note app allows you to put post-its on your desktop, or perhaps most importantly for researchers, on specific web pages.MyStickies
Dept Accounting & Finance 8 Social networks Join a professional social network such as ResearchGate Academia.edu Graduate Junction LinkedIn Or create your own network on Facebook or even Second Life.Facebook Second Life
Dept Accounting & Finance 9 Web conferencing With a webcam and microphone distance is no object: meet fellow researchers or interview participants using a web conferencing tool such as ooVoo Adobe Connect DimDim Elluminate GoToMeeting
Dept Accounting & Finance 10 Blog it Shout about your research as you do it-keep a blog. Useful for reporting progress, reflecting on your research and inviting comment on your work. BloggerBlogger and WordPress are both free.WordPress Use micro blogging to highlight key findings and broadcast milestones achieved: try Twitter Tumblr, Yammer or Ciripmicro blogging Twitter TumblrYammerCirip
Dept Accounting & Finance 11 Wikis Wikis are simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together Maintain a wiki for your research group and let everybody update it. WetPaint and Wikispaces are popular free wiki tools. Tutorials pageWetPaintWikispacesTutorials page
Dept Accounting & Finance 12 Searching All search engines do not produce the same results. Prove it by using Trovando or Turboscout to re-run searches using multiple search engines; or compare sets of results directly using Thumbshots ranking.TrovandoTurboscoutThumbshots ranking Try Yippy for results that are categorised into topics; or for a more visual presentation of results use Search-Cube, Quintura or oSkope.YippySearch-Cube QuinturaoSkope Limit results to those of a more scholarly nature using Google Scholar, Intute, Infomine or Scirus; alternatively, discover the invisible web using Oaister or OpenDOAR Search. Google ScholarIntuteInfomineScirusinvisible web OaisterOpenDOAR Search the blogosphere using TechnoratiblogosphereTechnorati
Dept Accounting & Finance 13 Searching trueknowledge: Get answers to your questions from this search engine built on knowledge.trueknowledge CiteULike: Find academic papers on this site using their easy search and tags.CiteULike ChaCha: Use this human-powered search engine to find what you need. You can even use a live guided search with a real person who will ask you questions to find exactly what you want.ChaCha PennTags: Search through this user-created catalog to find articles and other references.PennTags Footnote: Use this tool, and you'll get access to millions of original documents from archives to shoeboxes.Footnote SiteTradr: Find sites that are ranked socially by the education community on SiteTradr.SiteTradr
Dept Accounting & Finance 21 Keeping up to date Feed readers bring information to your desk-top via RSS feed. Check out Google reader, FeedDemon or AwasuGoogle readerFeedDemonAwasu Awasu is a state-of-the-art feed reader that comes loaded with features for both casual personal use and professional, high-powered information management. alerts Receive updates straight into your InBox. Use Google Alerts to get new results from web searches, join a professional mailing list on JISCmail or get the latest table of contents from your favourite journal or publisher (e.g. Sage)JISCmail
Dept Accounting & Finance 22 The Invisible Web OAIster was a project of the Digital Library Production Service of the University of Michigan University Library The Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW thats not indexed by the search engines. Most of us think that that search powerhouses like Google and Bing are like the Great Oracle they see everything. Unfortunately, they cant because they arent divine at all; they are just web spiders who index pages by following one hyperlink after the other. The size of the open web is about 174 terabytes. The Invisible Web is estimated at 91,000 terabytes.
Dept Accounting & Finance 23 Research Tools The Digital Research Tools wiki has a comprehensive list of tools and resources of interest to researchers.Digital Research Tools wiki Alternatively, some of these might be useful at some point in your research life: Address book: PlaxoPlaxo PDF file editing: PDFHammer or PrimoPDFPDFHammerPrimoPDF Presentations (sharing): SlideshareSlideshare Website creation: Shutterfly or Google SitesShutterflyGoogle Sites Word clouds: Wordle (example below)
Dept Accounting & Finance 24 Thanks for listening - Any questions?