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Using the web for research (Oct 2008)
Using the web for research (Oct 2008)
Using the web for research (Oct 2008)
Using the web for research (Oct 2008)
Using the web for research (Oct 2008)
Using the web for research (Oct 2008)
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Using the web for research (Oct 2008)

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  • 1. Using web for research effectively The right tools, right places and the right knowledge Dominik Luke š University of East Anglia, School of Education and Lifelong Learning http://www.dominiklukes.net
  • 2. UEA’s Research Facilities
    • Library Catalogue
    • Broadsearch
    • MetaLib
    • Online Collections
  • 3. Online Reference Sources
    • Google Books
    • Amazon.com Search Inside
    • Wikipedia.org
      • history
      • discussion
    • Citation standards for online resources
      • access time
      • URL
      • archive.org for reference
  • 4. Tools: Firefox over Internet Explorer
    • Use s earch and bookmark shortcuts
      • Right click on any search field and choose a bookmark
    • Install add ons:
      • Google Notebook
      • Zotero
      • Scrapbook
    • Install on your flash drive / USB key
      • Use http://portableapps.com
  • 5. General Online Services
    • Academic Search Services
      • Google Scholar (set up for preferences)
      • Live Academic (now defunct)
      • Find Articles
    • Social Bookmarking
      • http://citeulike.com
      • http://del.icio.us
      • http://connotea.com
      • http://tinyurl.com
      • http://slideshare.net
  • 6. Understand URLs
    • Use bookmarklets to submit information
      • Del.icio.us and Connotea have
    • Use tags to organize information (take the time to tag in EndNote as well as Connotea)
    • Edit URLs of dead websites
      • Delete last file
      • Delete folder levels
      • Delete third level domains
  • 7. Keep current with RSS
    • Set up an account with RSS aggregator
      • Google Reader, iGoogle
    • Look for RSS feed icons on websites (better on Firefox)
    • Subscribe to search updates from Google News
    • Subscribe to tag updates from del.icio.us/Connotea
    • Subscribe to journals and searches on academic publishers’ websites (ScienceDirect, InformaWorld, LEA Online)
  • 8. Some sites with education content
    • Research and policy
      • EPPI, ESRC, TLRP, HEFCE, ERIC, WWC, …
      • OFSTED, BECTA, JISC, HEAcademy, DCSF, …
    • News
      • Guardian Education, TES, THES
      • BBC Education, Google News on Education
    • Commentary and discussion
      • Education Blogs, Podcasts, YouTube, Slideshare
      • Teachers TV, BBC, Intute, TeacherNet, …

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