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  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications FREE EDUCATIONAL INTERNET RESOURCES AND APPLICATIONS An Internet MiniGuide Compilation Submitted to the Graduate Program in Education Saint Louis University, Baguio City In partial fulfillment of the course Master in Library & Information Technology Submitted to: Dr. Felina Panas-Espique Researchers: Lauren Kipaan Benguet State University Rhea Jade Nabusan Tarlac Agricultural College April 3, 2010 Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications Introduction This free educational internet resources compilation is dedicated to the latest and most competent academic and scholar search engines and other applications. Because of the continuous addition of new and pertinent information coming online every second, it is very easy to go into information overload. The important thing is to be able to find the right information both in visible and invisible world wide web. The following selected academic, scholarly, search engines and other applications offer excellent information retrieval and extraction to help accomplish research goals and teaching strategies. Topics are classified as; Dictionaries and thesaurus, Open access databases and sites, Encyclopedias and wikis, Online catalogs, Collaborative and archiving sites, Virtual learning environment, Social network & utility sites, Electronic books and Educational video websites. Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications A. DICTIONARIES AND THESAURUS 1. KirzeN is a very unique, internationally public dictionary with multimedia content. The community welcome each new member either it want to share its knowledge or gain some. The KirzeN Dictionary contains vocabulary, definitions and even example of usage in a lot of different languages. In addition, multimedia content is attached to entertain the users of KirzeN during language learning. It is very important to see a picture or watch a video about the meaning of a word. Especially in the case when that word is completely new for you. KirzeN’s database is based on mutual help. KirzeN is absolutely free of charge. There is no registration fee or monthly admission. URL:http://www.kirzen.com/dictionaries Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 2. Merriam-Webster is America's foremost publisher of language-related reference works. The company publishes a diverse array of print and electronic products, including Merriam- Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition—America's best-selling desk dictionary—and Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. URL: www.merriam-webster.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 3. It is the ultimate stop shop for all kinds of dictionaries. It indexed all online dictionaries in this OneLook as platform. UR: http://www.onelook.com/ 4. The world's most comprehensive dictionary: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Medical, Legal, and Financial Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Idioms, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one. In addition, you can add your own bookmarks, weather information, horoscope, and RSS feeds from anywhere on the web. URL: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 5. Cambridge Dictionaries Online has been offering these dictionaries completely free of charge since 1999. The dictionaries that appear on Cambridge Dictionaries Online include: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Cambridge Learner's Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge Idiom Dictionary, Cambridge Phrasal Verb Dictionary. URL:http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ 6. AskOxford.com is a website produced by the publishing house Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. URL: www.askoxford.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 7. Wordsmyth Collaboratory and is responsible for this Web site, presenting The Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus to the world with much vigor and hope for its future. It is a dictionary that has several important and distinctive qualities. Chief among the distinctive features are (1) clarity, simplicity, and precision of style resulting in definitions that are more accessible than those of American college dictionaries; and (2) the integration of dictionary and thesaurus data, so that only one entry is required instead of both dictionary and thesaurus entries. URL: http://new.wordsmyth.net/ 8. allwords.com is an english dictionary with multi-lingual search. Available with translation in German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish and English. URL: http://www.allwords.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 9. DICT is a dictionary network protocol created by the DICT Development Group. It is described by RFC 2229. Its goal is to surpass the Webster protocol and to allow clients to access more dictionaries during use. Dict servers and clients use TCP port 2628. URL: http://www.dict.org/links.html 10. Voycabulary is a free online web Dictionary and Thesaurus linking reference tool. Transforms words on any webpage into links to definition and word lookups in Dictionaries. URL: http://www.voycabulary.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 11. VisuWords is a web-based visual dictionary and thesaurus tool. Search for words to look up their meanings and associations with other words in a visual. http://www.visuwords.com/?word 12. The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online is an online version of the CD-ROM of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. URL: http://www.ldoceonline.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 13. The Visual Dictionary is designed to help find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work. URL: http://visual.merriam-webster.com/ 14. Wiktionary (a portmanteau of the words wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. Unlike standard dictionaries, it is written collaboratively by volunteers, dubbed "Wiktionarians", using wiki software, allowing articles to be changed by almost anyone with access to the website. URL: http://www.wiktionary.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 15. Onelook General dictionaries and glossaries indexed by the OneLook® search engine. It has also has a reverse dictionary and translations. URL: http://www.onelook.com/ 16. Free online version of the Newbury House Dictionary of American English, with simple definitions for students and English learners. URL: http://nhd.heinle.com/Home.aspx Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 17. The WordIQ website is based on the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Wikipedia is a Web-based, multi-language, free-content encyclopedia written collaboratively by volunteers and sponsored by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its purpose is to create and distribute a free international encyclopedia in as many languages as possible. URL: http://www.wordiq.com/encyclopedia.html 18. Yahoo! Education offers a handy selection of searchable reference materials to help you find the information you need. Look up the definition of a word in the Dictionary, find its synonym in the Thesaurus, or translate it into Spanish. Search for facts and information in the Encyclopedia, find country and regional maps and flags in the World Factbook, and much more. URL: http://education.yahoo.com/reference/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 19. HyperDictionary.com is a continuation of an educational project to provide free dictionary services to any user on the web. The current version of HyperDictionary.com is new and improved both in design and content. We have given the website a complete makeover to make it look trendy and attractive. We made it easier to use with results being displayed in a more user-friendly way. URL: http://www.hyperdictionary.com/ Note: For more updates , just search “ list of online dictionaries” In any web browser Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications B. OPEN ACCESS DATABASES/ SITES/ JOURNALS 1. AGRICOLA offers vital agricultural information from 1970 to the present. It contains over 3.7 million citations to journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. The most comprehensive source of bibliographic citations covering US agricultural and life sciences information. URL: http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=bbSearch&STARTDB=AGRIDB http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/ 2. The Analytical Sciences Digital Library (ASDL) was founded in 2001 as one of several digital libraries in the National Science Digital Library, funded by the National Science Foundation. The library is a collection of peer-reviewed electronic resources on chemical measurements and instrumentation. The collection also contains materials on active learning and its use for effective instruction in the analytical sciences. The resources in ASDL are freely available and widely used by students, teachers and practitioners of analytical chemistry and its application areas. The site includes a collection of annotated electronic resources. URL: http://www.asdlib.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 3. The arXiv is an archive for electronic preprints of scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics which can be accessed via the world wide web. In many fields of mathematics and physics, almost all scientific papers are placed on the arXiv. On 3 October 2008, arXiv.org passed the half- million article milestone, with roughly five thousand new e-prints added every month. URL: http://arxiv.org/ 4. The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) under SAO/NASA is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 8.1 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints. URL: http://adswww.harvard.edu/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 5. BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library. URL: http://base.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/en/index.php 6. ChemXSeer project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a public integrated digital library, database, and search engine for scientific papers in chemistry. URL: http://chemxseer.ist.psu.edu/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 7. The Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database (CHBD) is a free electronic database of abstracts, citations, geographic and subject indexing, library codes and their links to full text publications, both peer-reviewed and gray literature. Established in 2007, it contains more than four thousand records that describe human health in the circumpolar region. The CHBD is a circumpolar chronic disease prevention project of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. It is maintained by the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. URL: www.aina.ucalgary.ca/chbd/ 8. Citebase Search is an experimental, semi-autonomous citation index for the free, online research literature created by Tim Brody at the University of Southampton, UK. It harvests open access e-prints (most author self-archived) from OAI-PMH compliant archives, parses and links their references and indexes the metadata in a Xapian-based search engine. Citebase went live in 2005. URL: http://www.citebase.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 9. CiteSeerx is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge. URL: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/ 10. CogPrints is an electronic archive in which authors can self-archive papers in any area of Cognitive Science, including Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science (e.g., artificial intelligence, robotics, vision, learning, speech, neural networks), Philosophy (e.g., mind, language, knowledge, science, logic), Biology (e.g., ethology, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, behaviour genetics, evolutionary theory), Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry, Neurology, human genetics, imaging), Anthropology (e.g., primatology, cognitive ethnology, archeology, paleontology), as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition. CogPrints is edited by Stevan Harnad. The archive was launched in 1997 and now contains over 2000 freely-downloadable articles. URL: http://cogprints.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 11. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists open access journals, that is, scientific and scholarly journals that meet high quality standards by exercising peer review or editorial quality control and are free to all from the time of publication based on the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. URL: www.doaj.org/ 12. ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. URL: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 13. Google Scholar is a freely-accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America's largest scholarly publishers. It is similar in function to the freely-available Scirus from Elsevier, CiteSeerX, and getCITED. It is also similar to the subscription-based tools, Elsevier's Scopus and Thomson ISI's Web of Science. Its advertising slogan — "Stand on the shoulders of giants" — is a nod to the scholars who have contributed to their fields over the centuries, providing the foundation for new intellectual achievements. URL: http://scholar.google.com/ 14. GoPubMed is a knowledge-based search engine for biomedical texts. The Gene Ontology (GO) and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) serve as "Table of contents" in order to structure the millions of articles of the MEDLINE database. The search engine allows biologists (and medical doctors) to find relevant search results significantly faster. MeshPubMed was at one point a separate project, but now the two have been merged. URL: www.gopubmed.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 15. The Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information provides free public access to over 230,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature. Documents are primarily from 1991 forward and were produced by DOE, the DOE contractor community, and/or DOE grantees. Legacy documents are added as they become available in electronic format. It contains documents and citations in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics of interest related to DOE's mission. URL: http://www.osti.gov/bridge/ 16. OAIster was a project of the Digital Library Production Service of the University of Michigan University Library. Its goal is to create a collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources that are easily searchable by anyone. OAIster harvests from Open Archives Initiative (OAI)- compliant Digital Libraries, Institutional Repositories, and Online Journals using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) protocol. In early 2009, OCLC formed a partnership with the University of Michigan in order to provide continued access to open-archive collections through OAIster. URL: http://www.oclc.org/oaister/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 17. Open J-Gate is a free database of open access journals, launched in February 2006, hosted by Informatics (India) Ltd. Informatics started the metadata aggregation from OA journals as part of the development of J-Gate. J-gate links to full-text of articles from more than 18,000 journals at present. URL: http://www.openj-gate.com/Search/QuickSearch.aspx 18. The OpenSIGLE repository provides open access to the bibliographic records of the former SIGLE database. The creation of the OpenSIGLE archive was decided by some major European STI centres, members of the former European network EAGLE for the collection and dissemination of grey literature (European Association for Grey Literature Exploitation). OpenSIGLE was developed by the French INIST-CNRS, with assistance from the German FIZ Karlsruhe and the Dutch Grey Literature Network Service (GreyNet). URL: http://opensigle.inist.fr/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 19. PhilPapers is an international, interactive academic database of journal articles for professionals and students in philosophy. It is maintained as a combined project of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University , Canberra and the Institute of Philosophy in the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. As of 2009, the site was maintained by David Bourget (ANU and University of London) and David Chalmers (ANU). PhilPapers receives financial support from other organizations, including a substantial grant in early 2009 from the Joint Information Systems Committee in the United Kingdom. URL: http://philpapers.org/ 20. Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 57 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The "heart" of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, preprints, journal articles and software components. The project started in 1997. Its precursor NetEc dates back to 1993. URL: http://repec.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 21. Scirus is a comprehensive science-specific search engine. Like CiteSeerX and Google Scholar, it is focused on scientific information. Unlike CiteSeerX, Scirus is not only for computer sciences and IT and not all of the results include full text. It also leverages its scientific search results to Scopus, an abstract and citation database covering scientific research output globally. Scirus is owned and operated by Elsevier. URL: http://www.scirus.com/ 22. The SPIRES-HEP database has been run by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center(SLAC) since the late 1960's as a database of particle physics literature. SLAC also collaborates with other physics institutions around the world on SPIRES. In 1991 it became the first web-site in North America and now attracts around 50,000 searches per day from particle physicists. URL: http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 23. VADLO is a life sciences search engine, privately owned by Life in Research, LLC., based in Illinois, USA. VADLO caters to life sciences and biomedical researchers, educators, students, clinicians and reference librarians. In addition to providing focused search on biology research methods, databases, online tools and software, VADLO is also a resource for powerpoints on biomedical topics, mainly for which, VADLO was named one of the top 10 Health Search Engines of 2008 by AltSearchEngines. URL: http://vadlo.com/ 24. Bentham Science Publishers are launching more than 200 peer-reviewed open access journals, under the banner of "BENTHAM OPEN". These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, and medicine. It also offers free online trials and ebooks. URL: www.bentham.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 25. Philippines Journals OnLine (PhilJOL) is a service to provide access to Philippine published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship. PhilJOL is a database of journals published in Philippines, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of PhilJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey. URL: www.philjol.info/ 26. CDSware supports the creation of electronic preprint servers, Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs) and document systems on the web. It complies with the OAI-PMH (Open Archive Initiative – Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) and uses MARC 21 as its underlying bibliographic standard. It is open source software, licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. URL: ttp://cdsweb.cern.ch/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 27. Librisource is an indexing database which is similar to Directory of Open Access Journals or DOAJ. The librarian administrator can add and index sites that are academic in nature. Created at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and is being adopted and used by Benguet State University thru Local Area Network access only at http://192.168.25.20/search.php 28. Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic" (J-STAGE), developed by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). It aim to maintain and develop Japan's science and technology research at an international level and to disseminate outstanding research and development results to the world instantaneously. http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/_journallist Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 29. The Scientific Electronic Library Online - SciELO is an electronic virtual library covering a selected collection of Brazilian scientific journals. The library is an integral part of a project being developed by FAPESP - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, in partnership with BIREME - the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information. URL: http://www.scielo.br/ 30. AnthroSource is the premier online portal serving the needs of educators, students, researchers, and practitioners. An online service of AAA, AnthroSource offers access to more than 100 years of anthropological knowledge. URL: http://www.aaanet.org/publications/anthrosource/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 31. E-journals.org is the 41748:th largest site within .ORG. The site is using the Apache web server. The main language used for the site's textual content is English. The site was launched on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. The server that hosts e-journals.org is located in Norman, United States and is running Linux (CentOS). The server is located on the University of Oklahoma network. URL: http://www.e-journals.org/ 32. PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. URL: http://www.plos.org/ 33. BioMed Central (BMC) is a UK-based for-profit scientific publisher specialising in open access journal publication. BMC, and its sister companies Chemistry Central and PhysMath Central, publish 205 scientific journals. BMC describes itself as the first and largest open access science publisher. http://www.biomedcentral.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 34. Intute is a free online service. All material returned by Inture is evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists. Intute does not make it clear whether this involves peer review of the material. Regardless of that technicality, the seems to work as the quality of the results are good. URL: http://www.intute.ac.uk/ 35. JURN is a search-engine of over 3,500 ejournals in the arts and humanities. URL: http://www.jurn.org/ Note: to get new updates on open access sites, just type “List of academic databases and search engines” in any search engines. Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications C. ENCYCLOPEDIA AND WIKIS 1. Encyclopedia.com is the premier online library and research Web site, Encyclopedia.com puts millions of articles from some of the world’s most authoritative and highly respected publications. A free online encyclopedia that features premier titles like The Columbia Encyclopedia, Oxford’s World Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography. URL: http://www.encyclopedia.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 2. Compton's Encyclopedia and Fact-Index is a home and school encyclopedia first published in 1922 as "Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia". The word "Pictured" was removed from the title with the 1968 edition.The encyclopedia was founded by Frank E. Compton in 1922. Publishing rights to the F.E. Compton & Company products were acquired by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. in 1961. In March 2002 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. "acquired an exclusive license to publish and distribute Compton's Encyclopedia in print and CD-ROM from Broderbund LLC and Success Publishing Group". In the creation of Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994), the company was able to build on experience from the aforementioned multimedia edition of Compton's Encyclopedia. URL: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/130392/Comptons-Encyclopedia- and-Fact-Index Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 3. Frequently asked questions, or FAQs are listed questions and answers, all supposed to be frequently asked in some context, and pertaining to a particular topic. Since the acronym FAQ originated in textual media, its pronunciation varies; "fack," "fax," "facts," and "F.A.Q." are commonly heard. Depending on usage, the term may refer specifically to a single frequently asked question, or to an assembled list of many questions and their answers. URL: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/ 4. The unabridged Hutchinson Encyclopedia is a wide-ranging, comprehensive, and up-to-date family encyclopedia. A total resource of 12 million words, with over 75,000 articles as well as 5,000 photos and illustrations, 700 sound files, 70 animations, and over 40 videos, it is an online companion for all general research, from homework assignments to simple curiosity. A wealth of supplementary material is also included: thousands of quotations, historical documents, country facts and chronologies, tables and lists, and an extensive atlas, all linked to the main articles. A subset of the content (concise set) is provided for free, the access to the rest of the Hutchinson Encyclopedia requires subscription. URL: http://encyclopedia.farlex.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 5. Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938—first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet at www.infoplease.com. URL: http://www.infoplease.com/ 6. New World Encyclopedia designed for the general reader and is available online and is free to all people with internet access. It is greatly indebted to Wikipedia pioneers. This path-breaking foundation combines with the devotion of NWE editors and writers who use Wikipedia articles as the basis for their articles and work to improve them based on training and expertise in their respective subject areas, and compliance with strict writer guidelines for this project. URL: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Info:Main_Page Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 7. Probert Encyclopaedia is a concise online encyclopedia containing over 110,000 entries organized topically, written and published by Matthew Probert under the name Probert Publishing. It has unusual search functions which create pages containing the text of all the articles matching the search, rather than giving a list of results. http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/ 8. Scholarpedia is an English-language online wiki-based encyclopedia that uses the same MediaWiki software as Wikipedia, but has features more commonly associated with open-access online academic journals. Scholarpedia articles are written by invited expert authors and are subject to peer review. Scholarpedia lists the real names and affiliations of all authors, curators and editors involved in an article: Scholarpedia articles are stored in an online repository, and can be cited as conventional journal articles (Scholarpedia has the ISSN number 1941-6016). URL:http://www.scholarpedia.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 9. The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia has provided the most comprehensive, objective and accurate source of information on Canada for students, readers and scholars across Canada and throughout the world. URL:Http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCESubjects&Params=A1 10. Encyclopedia of Earth, a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public. URL: http://www.eoearth.org/eoe/about Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 11. WikiDoc is an online medical wiki encyclopedia where contributors are not required to have credentials in a biomedical field (see for comparison Medpedia). WikiDoc was started in December 2005 by C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D., of Harvard Medical School.The original content came from Dr. Gibson's chief residency notes, board review notes, and content from a variety of copyleft sources including The National Library of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control, Wikipedia and Ask Dr Wiki.WikiDoc differs from Wikipedia in the following ways: • WikiDoc is oriented more to medical professionals • WikiDoc has medical news • WikiDoc has expanded images and videos • WikiDoc has greatly expanded differential diagnoses in a list format and a differential diagnosis project • WikiDoc has toolbar to search internet on the right hand side to gather articles, guidelines and slides • WikiDoc has toolbar on left to see what page most people looked at next • WikiDoc has a board review course (in Beta testing) • WikiDoc has editors who proctor the content There is bidirectional flow of content between WikiDoc and Wikipedia. URL: http://wikidoc.org/index.php/Main_Page Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 12. Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly-editable model. The name "Wikipedia" is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information. Wikipedia is written collaboratively by largely anonymous Internet users who write without pay. Anyone with Internet access can write and make changes to Wikipedia articles. Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or with their real identity, if they choose, though the latter is discouraged for safety reasons. The Wikipedia community has developed many policies and guidelines to improve the encyclopedia, however, it is not a formal requirement to be familiar with them before contributing. Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference web sites, attracting nearly 68 million visitors monthly as of January 2010. http://www.wikipedia.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 13. Wikinews is a free-content news source wiki and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The site works through collaborative journalism. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has distinguished Wikinews from Wikipedia by saying "on Wikinews, each story is to be written as a news story as opposed to an encyclopedia article." The neutral point of view policy espoused in Wikinews distinguishes it from other citizen journalism efforts such as Indymedia and OhmyNews. In contrast to most projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikinews allows original work under the form of original reporting and interviews. The English Wikinews is the only Wikimedia site that grants press passes to reporters endorsed by the local community. URL: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Main_Page 14. Wikispecies is a wiki-based online project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. Its aim is to create a comprehensive free content catalogue of all species and is directed at scientists, rather than at the general public. Jimmy Wales, chairman emeritus of the Wikimedia Foundation, stated that editors are not required to fax in their degrees, but that submissions will have to pass muster with a technical audience. Started in August 2004, with biologists across the world invited to contribute, the project had grown a framework encompassing the Linnaean taxonomy with links to Wikipedia articles on individual species by April 2005. URL: http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 15. Medpedia is a collaborative project launched on 17 February 2009. Its aim is to create an open access online medical wiki encyclopedia in association with Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School, the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) as well as other contributors. Content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) license and runs on MediaWiki software. Harvard Medical School does not have a role in, nor is it responsible for, the content that appears in the “wiki” section of Medpedia. URL: http://www.medpedia.com/ 16. CollegeWikis.com is the leading group messaging and information platform for students by students. Since its launch last year, CollegeWikis has become the group messaging platform of choice for over 50,000 students in more than 200 colleges, with over 600,000 topics. URL: http://www.crunchbase.com/company/collegewikis Note: Search also List of encyclopedias by branch of knowledge List of online encyclopedias Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications D. ONLINE CATALOGS 1. Benguet State University Online Public Access Catalog ( BSU-OPAC ) or online catalog. URL: http://portal.bsu.edu.ph:1050/webopac/main?siteid=1 2. Saint Louis University-Baguio webpage for libraries. URL: http://libraries.slu.edu.ph/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 3. LibraryLink is a one-stop resource center for Filipiniana resources. It aims to provide one search engine or point of entry for researchers and students who are doing research on Filipiniana. URL: http://www.librarylink.org.ph/ 4. WorldCat is a union catalog which itemizes the collections of 71,000 libraries in 112 countries which participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative. It is built and maintained collectively by the participating libraries. URL: http://www.worldcat.org/ 5. United States Library of Congress URL: http://catalog.loc.gov/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications E. VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ( Course management system, Learning management system ) 1. Moodle: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment is a free and open-source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As of January 2010 it had a user base of 45,721 registered and verified sites, serving 32 million users in 3 million courses. Moodle is developed by Martin Dougiamas to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content. URL: http://moodle.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 2. Sakai is a community of academic institutions, commercial organizations and individuals who work together to develop a common Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE). The Sakai CLE is a free, community source, educational software platform distributed under the Educational Community License (a type of open source license). The Sakai CLE is used for teaching, research and collaboration. Systems of this type are also known as Course Management Systems (CMS), Learning Management Systems (LMS), or Virtual Learning Environments (VLE). Sakai is a Java-based, service-oriented application suite that is designed to be scalable, reliable, interoperable and extensible. URL: http://sakaiproject.org/ 3. Bodington is a free open source Virtual Learning Environment/Learning Management System in use at Universities and Colleges worldwide. The Bodington project exists to provide an open source environment to support learning, teaching and research. It is particularly suitable for complex, multi-disciplinary and large organisations and for inter institutional collaboration. It delivers controlled access using open standards. URL: http://bodington.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 4. COSE is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) COSE allows tutors to create Learning Opportunities which provide "something to do" along with Resources (both inside and outside COSE), Media Objects, Assessments, and References to traditional non-electronic resources. This allows learners: to see the link between assessment and learning activity, to view resources in the context of learning activity, to mix traditional and "e" learning, By allowing www-based and traditional non-electronic resources and lecture programmes to be referenced in the context of specific learning opportunities, COSE provides the focus for a blended approach to learning, to use the VLE as more than just a the delivery mechanism. URL: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/COSE/ 5. Second Life (SL) is a virtual world developed by Linden Lab that launched on June 23, 2003. A free client program called the Second Life Viewer enables its users to interact with each other through avatars. Residents can explore, meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another, or travel throughout the world (which residents refer to as "the grid"). Second Life is for people aged 18 and over, while Teen Second Life is for people aged 13 to 17. Built into the software is a three-dimensional modeling tool based around simple geometric shapes that allows a resident to build virtual objects. URL: www.secondlife.com Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications F. SOCIAL NETWORK AND UTILITY SITES 1. Facebook is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Since September 2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid e-mail address (and not residing in one of the countries where it is banned) can become a Facebook user. Users can add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks organized by workplace, school, or college. The website's name stems from the colloquial name of books given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the US with the intention of helping students to get to know each other better. Rank number 2 in Alexa. http://www.facebook.com 2. Friendster is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Sydney, Australia. The service allows users to contact other members, maintain those contacts, and share online content and media with those contacts. Users may share videos, photos, messages and comments with other members via their profile and their network. Friendster has over 115 million registered users and over 61 million unique visitors a month globally. Over 90% of Friendster's traffic comes from Asia. The top 10 countries accessing Friendster, according to Alexa, as of May 7, 2009 are the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, the United States, Singapore, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia and India. URL: www.friendster.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 3. Blogger is a blog storage service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It is funded by on-screen ads. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003.The service itself is located at www.blogger.com. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at subdomains of blogspot.com. Until May 1, 2010 an FTP service allows pages edited through Blogger to be published to other hosts. If this service ceases, all blogger blogs will be hosted by Google, though domains other than blogspot.com may be used. Rank number 7 in Alexa. URL: www.blogger.com/ 4. WordPress is an open source blog publishing application powered by PHP and MySQL which can also be used for content management. It has many features including a plugin architecture and a templating system. Used by over 2% of the 10,000 biggest websites, WordPress is the most popular blog software in use today. It was first released in May 2003 by Matt Mullenweg as a fork of b2/cafelog. As of September 2009, it was being used by 202 million websites worldwide. www.wordpress.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 5. Blogista.com is a Philippine Based Blog website that focuses on whats happening in the Blogista Community. http://blogista.com/ 6. Ning is an online platform for people to create their own social networks, launched in October 2005.Ning was co-founded by Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini. Ning is Andreessen's third company (after Netscape and Opsware). The word "Ning" is Chinese for "peace". Ning started development in October 2004 and launched its platform publicly in October 2005. www.ning.com/ 7. Hi5 is a social networking website. The company was founded in 2003 by Ramu Yalamanchi. As of January 2009, Hi5 claims to have over 60 million active members. In Hi5, users create an online profile in order to show information such as interests, age and hometown and upload user pictures where users can post comments. Hi5 also allows the user to create personal photo albums and set up a music player in the profile. Users can also send friend requests via e-mail to other users. Rank 51 in Alexa. http://hi5.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 8. Tagged.com is a social networking site based in San Francisco, California, Founded in 2004, Tagged members can play popular and exclusive social games, meet new people based on suggestions, and share tags and virtual gifts. Tagged was the subject of numerous customer complaints for sending deceptive bulk mail. In November 2009, Tagged settled a court case with Texas and the New York Attorney General over its practices. As part of the settlement, Tagged has adopted privacy reforms and changed its invitation processes. Rank 129 in Alexa. http://www.tagged.com/ 9. MySpace is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California, where it shares an office building with its immediate owner, News Corp. Digital Media, owned by News Corporation. MySpace became the most popular social networking site in the United States in June 2006. According to comScore, MySpace was overtaken internationally by its main competitor, Facebook, in April 2008, based on monthly unique visitors. MySpace employs 1,000 employees, after laying off 30% of its workforce in June 2009; the company does not disclose revenues or profits separately from News Corporation. The 100 millionth account was created on August 9, 2006, in the Netherlands. MySpace rank 14 in Alexa. http://www.myspace.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 10. i.ph is the latest innovation from DotPH, the Philippine Domain Registry. The domain name for individuals, i.ph is a comprehensive, easy-to-use solution for people who want a presence on the Internet. i.ph packages range from just a domain and personalized mailbox to full-featured blogging and photo gallery capabilities with webhosting. http://i.ph/ 11. Multiply is a social networking service with an emphasis on allowing users to share media - such as photos, videos and blog entries - with their "real-world" network. The website was launched in March 2004. Multiply has over 11 million registered users. The company is headquarterd in Boca Raton, Florida. On Multiply, a user's network is made up of their direct contacts, as well as others who are closely connected to them through their first- degree relationships. Additionally, users are encouraged to specify the nature of their relationship with one another, making it possible to share content with their entire network of closely-related people, or subsets thereof including friends, family, professional contacts, and so on. Multiply is also known for stronger user security than most social networking sites. Users can limit if their item can be viewed by setting security settings to Public, Private (network only), or Private (invite only) for each item on their site. http://multiply.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 12. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 11 February 2010, LinkedIn had more than 60 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. The people in the list are called Connections. Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection. URL: http://www.linkedin.com/ 13. Netlog (formerly known as Facebox and Bingbox) is a Belgian social networking website specifically targeted at the European youth demographic. The site was founded in July 2003 in Ghent, Belgium, by Lorenz Bogaert and Toon Coppens, and as of December 2009 has 59 million registered users across 25 languages. On Netlog, members can create their own web page, extend their social network, publish their music playlists, share videos, post blogs and join groups. URL: http://en.netlog.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 14. Eduspaces is considered as one of the world's first and largest social networking site dedicated to education and educational technology. Launched in 2004 and with over 20,000 members. URL: http://eduspaces.net/ 15. Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Since late 2009, users can follow lists of authors instead of following individual authors. All users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. While the service itself costs nothing to use, accessing it through SMS may incur phone service provider fees. Since its creation in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Twitter has gained notability and popularity worldwide. It is sometimes described as "SMS of the Internet. URL:htt://.twitter.com Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 16. Tumblr is a blogging platform that allows users to post text, images, video, links, quotes, and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users are able to "follow" other users and see their posts together on their dashboard. Users can "like" or "reblog" posts from other blogs on the site. The service emphasizes customizability and ease of use. URL: http://www.tumblr.com/ 17. Plurk is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as plurks) through short messages or links, which can be up to 140 text characters in length. Updates are then shown on the user's home page using a timeline which lists all the updates received in chronological order, and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Users can respond to other users' updates from their timeline through the Plurk.com website, by instant messaging, or by text messaging. Plurk is very popular in Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia and the United States. According to Alexa, as of February 11, 2010, 34.4% of Plurk's traffic comes from Taiwan, and about 30% of Plurk's traffic comes from Southeast Asia.Plurk is also ranked 24th in Taiwan and 1,062nd worldwide. URL: http://www.plurk.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 18. Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a nominal fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for their additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing. http://www.skype.com/intl/en/ 19. Google Talk (GTalk) is a free Windows web-based application for instant messaging and voice over internet protocol (VOIP), offered by Google Inc. The first beta version of the program was released on August 24, 2005. http://www.google.com/talk/ 20. Yahoo! Messenger is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. http://messenger.yahoo.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 21. Yahoo! Groups is one of the world’s largest collections of online discussion boards and mailing list. Group messages can be posted and read by e-mail or on the Group homepage, like a web forum. Rank 3 in Alexa. http://groups.yahoo.com/ 22. Google Groups is a service from Google that supports discussion groups, including many Usenet newsgroups, based on common interests. Users can also set up mailing list archives for e-mail lists that are hosted elsewhere. http://groups.google.com/ 23. WAYN is a social networking website with a goal to unite travellers from around the world. WAYN has top 1000 in Alexa Internet traffic ranking and was launched in May 2003. http://www.wayn.com/waynsplash.html Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications G. COLLABORATION AND ARCHIVING SITES 1. SlideShare is a business media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs. SlideShare features a vibrant professional community that regularly comments, favorites and downloads content. Content also spreads virally through blogs and social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter. Individuals & organizations upload documents to SlideShare to share ideas, connect with others, and generate leads for their businesses. Anyone can view presentations & documents on topics that interest them. The site is growing rapidly with over 25 million monthly visitors. http://www.slideshare.net/ 2. MediaFire is a free file and image hosting web site that started in 2006 and is located in Harris County, Texas, United States. The domain mediafire.com attracted almost nine million visitors annually by 2008 according to a Compete.com study. Rank 64 in Alexa. URL: http://www.mediafire.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 3. Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Google Docs combines the features of two services, Writely and Spreadsheets, which were merged into a single product on October 10, 2006. A third product for presentations, incorporating technology designed by Tonic Systems, was released on September 17, 2007. Data storage of any files up to 1GB each in size was introduced on January 13, 2010. https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=writely&passive=true&nui=1&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2F&followup=http %3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2F&ltmpl=homepage&rm=false 4. Wikispaces is a hosting service (sometimes called a wiki farm) based in San Francisco, California. Launched in March 2005, Wikispaces is owned by Tangient LLC and is among the largest wiki hosts, competing with PBworks, Wetpaint, Wikia, and Google Sites (formerly JotSpot). http://www.wikispaces.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 5. Google Sites is a structured wiki offered by Google as part of Google Apps. It was launched on February 28, 2008. It replaces Google Pages, Google's previous webpage creation service. Google Sites started out as JotSpot, a software company that offered enterprise social software https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?continue=http%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2F&followup=http%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com %2F&service=jotspot&passive=true&ul=1 6. YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos. Three former PayPal employees created YouTube in February 2005. In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google Inc. for $1.65 billion, and is now operated as a subsidiary of Google. The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated content video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos. www.youtube.com 7. Electronic mail or e-mail, is a method of exchanging digital messages. E-mail systems are based on a store-and-forward model in which e-mail server computer systems accept, forward, deliver and store messages on behalf of users, who only need to connect to the e-mail infrastructure. Email account can store unlimited files using the folder feature. Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 8. EPrints is an open source software package for building open access repositories that are compliant with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. It shares many of the features commonly seen in Document Management systems, but is primarily used for institutional repositories and scientific journals. http://www.eprints.org/ 9. CiteULike is a free online service to organize academic publications, now run by Oversity. It has been on the Web since October 2004 when its originator was attached to the University of Manchester, and was the first Web-based social bookmarking tool designed specifically for the needs of scientists and scholars. http://www.citeulike.org/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 10. Wikimedia Commons (or simply Commons) is an online repository of images, sound and other media files. It is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation, from which uploaded files can be used across all Wikimedia projects in all languages, including Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikisource and Wikinews, or downloaded for offsite use. The repository contains over 6 million media files. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Pa 11. Docstoc is the premier online community to find and share professional documents. Docstoc provides the platform for users and businesses to upload and share their documents with all the world, and serves as a vast repository of documents in variety of categories. http://www.docstoc.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 12. E-International Scientific Research Journal Consortium (E-ISRJC) was established with an aim to provide a platform to State and private Universities/Colleges worldwide to develop their own research journals and publish through the consortium. http://www.eisrjc.com/ 13. Scribd is a document-sharing website which allows users to post documents of various formats, and embed them into a web page using its iPaper format. Scribd currently has more than 50 million monthly users and more than 50,000 documents are uploaded daily. http://www.scribd.com/ 14. JSTOR (short for Journal Storage) is a United States-based online system for archiving academic journals, founded in 1995. It provides full-text searches of digitized back issues of several hundred well-known journals, dating back to 1665 in the case of the Philosophical Transactions. http://www.jstor.org/ Note: See also http://sixrevisions.com/tools/15-free-tools-for-web-based-collaboration/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications H. ELECTRONIC BOOKS 1. Google Books (previously known as Google Book Search and Google Print) is a service from Google that searches the full text of books that Google scans, converts to text using optical character recognition, and stores in its digital database. The service was formerly known as Google Print when it was introduced at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2004. URL: http://books.google.com/books 2. Project Gutenberg, abbreviated as PG, is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks." Founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart, it is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 3. AskSam is the ideal application organize your information. AskSam is a different kind of database - a free-form database designed for users rather than programmers. It is free-form database, provided a fluid, flexible, and fast way to organize information. Dr. Mack McKinney created asksam for a better way to handle information. URL: www.asksam.com/ebooks/ 4. Bookyards goal/dream is to be "The Library To The World", in which books, education materials, information, reference materials, documents, and content will be provided freely to anyone who has an internet connection. Its mission objectives also is to provide the same information and content that one can receive at any large public library, and to provide it through the world wide web. URL: http://www.bookyards.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 5. Wikibooks (previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks) is a Wiki hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation for the creation of free content textbooks and annotated texts that anyone can edit. URL: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page 6. BookRags is an educational website that provides summaries and study guides for literary works. Based in Hamden, Connecticut, US, the website is a subsidiary of Ambassadors Group. URL: http://www.bookrags.com/ 7. The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission: "universal access to all knowledge." It offers permanent storage and access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, music, moving images, and books. The Internet Archive was founded by Brewster Kahle in 1996. URL: http://www.archive.org/details/texts Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications I. EDUCATIONAL VIDEO WEBSITES 1. Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world-class education. A high quality educational content available online for free as the answer to the barriers to achieving a world class education. At Academic Earth, they find innovative ways to use technology to increase the ease of learning. It is also a user- friendly educational ecosystem that will give internet users around the world the ability to easily find, interact with, and learn from full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars. Academic Earth is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. URL: http://academicearth.org/ 2. iTunes U is a powerful distribution system for everything from lectures to language lessons, films to labs, audiobooks to tours — is an innovative way to get educational content into the hands of students. URL: http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 3. ResearchChannel was founded by a consortium of leading research and academic institutions to share the valuable work of their researchers with the public. ResearchChannel is now available to nearly 38 million satellite and cable television subscribers and our Web site is visited by 2 million visitors each year. The channel is also available on more than 80 university-and school-based cable systems in the United States and in other countries. ResearchChannel is headquartered at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. URL: http://www.researchchannel.org/prog/ 4. TeacherTube is a video sharing website similar to, and based on, YouTube. It is designed to allow those in the educational industry, particularly teachers, to share educational resources. The site contains a mixture of classroom teaching resources and others designed to aid teacher training. URL: http://www.teachertube.com/ Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 5. TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize. URL: http://www.ted.com/ 6. YouTube EDU is a “volunteer project sparked by a group of employees who wanted to find a better way to collect and highlight all the great educational content being uploaded to YouTube by colleges and universities“.The new section, launched last March 26, 2009, contains videos on university lectures, seminars, documentaries, video references, lessons, and other videos that areeducational by nature. YouTube EDU simply aggregates all the educational videos uploaded to YouTube by different colleges and universities in the world. URL: http://www.youtube.com/edu Master in Library & Information Technology
  • Nabusan, R & Kipaan, L / Awareness of BSU faculty on Free Educational Internet Resources and Applications 7. Yovisto is an academic video search engine specialized in academic content. Yovisto's search index is based on the combination of automated content based video analysis with user generated collaborative annotation (collaborative tagging, discussions, and comments). In difference to traditional video search engines, Yovisto enables pinpoint access within video data by providing fine-granular, time-dependent metadata. URL:http://www.yovisto.com/ 8. Discovery Channel (formerly The Discovery Channel) is an American satellite and cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, terrestrial television and internet television in other parts of the world), founded by John Hendricks and distributed by Discovery Communications. It provides documentary programming focused primarily on popular science, technology, and history, similar to that of the National Geographic Channel and History. URL: http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/ Note: Search also “ List of video hosting websites ” Master in Library & Information Technology
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