Collect and Review: SocialBookmarking and SocialCitation
Social Bookmarking Collect, organise, tag, share and search for useful bookmarks Access bookmarks from any computer Use tags to browse other researchers libraries See who is reading the same as you Annotate and comment upon webpages Many journal providers and websites connect with social bookmarking tools
Social Bookmarking Benefits See what colleagues and researchers with similar interests are reading Share links and copy others’ links “if you make discovering an article and bookmarking it routine… harvesting that information for future retrieval can become a simple, efficient part of your everyday reading” (Citrome et al, 2009) 1 1 Citrome, L. et al. 2009. How to search and harvest the medical literature: let the citations come to you, and how to proceed when they do. International Journal of Clinical Practice 63(11), pp. 1565-1570.
Browser Diigo toolbar or ‘diigolet’ available to automate bookmarking Freely available collections of links Groups and lists features – public or private – make collaboration and sharing easy Privacy control: bookmarks are private, public or shared with a group Add people to your network to keep track of their bookmarks Annotation and highlighting feature – track, record and review websites and articles
Social Citation Tools Sophisticated tools similar to/compatible with EndNote and other reference software Combine networking and reference management Specialised functionality for bibliographic references – integrate with journal providers and databases Certain tools e.g. Zotero connect with word and allow you to store documents
Social Citation Tools Provide add-ins for browsers Can be used collaboratively Allow you to share citations and access those of other people Can comment and review on articles
-C Exports and imports to EndNote and other reference software Discuss topics through group forums and blogs Easy to search for and copy references from other people’s libraries Automated recommendations for articles Export references in a variety of styles ‘Watch’ what other people are adding to their library e.g. http://www.citeulike.org/user/AJCann
Exports and imports to EndNote and other reference software Firefox extension in browser syncs with online account Integrates with Word and open office – Cardiff Harvard style available along with others Groups function allows you to collaborate and share File storage for all types of files and saves links to webpages Collect references quickly and easily from websites and databases Sources of help and guides available
How do you choose a tool?“I’ve found that the most important thing is identifying where other people who share your research interests are located. If you can find the tool that other people you know are using then you should probably use that tool as the biggest benefits are in the social aspects of these tools”Hooley, T. 2011. Citeulike and other social citation tools. Vitae. Available at :http://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers/315451-332831/CiteULike-and-other-social-citation-tools.html
How to choose? Which tools suit you or your subject best? Is there one which is used most by those in your subject area? Are you interested in sharing references? Do you want it to manage documents, allow you to output references etc?
Managing references In pairs or threes discuss: How do you manage your references? What do you think of the idea of sharing references?
Try it out Have a look at a tool of your choice – see tools on Diigo list May need to register for certain tools to search references content• Diigo (www.diigo.com)• CiteUlike (www.citeulike.org)• Bibsonomy (http://www.bibsonomy.org/ )• Zotero (www.zotero.org)• Mendeley (www.mendeley.com)
Zotero: a free alternative to EndNote Course on Graduate College Programme -available on Thursday 21st March 2 – 4 2013