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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, …