Using web for research effectively The right tools, right places and the right knowledge Dominik Luke š University of East...
UEA’s Research Facilities <ul><li>Library Catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Broadsearch </li></ul><ul><li>MetaLib </li></ul><ul>...
Online Reference Sources <ul><li>Google Books </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon.com Search Inside </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.org <...
Tools: Firefox over Internet Explorer <ul><li>Use s earch and bookmark shortcuts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Right click on any ...
General Online Services <ul><li>Academic Search Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Scholar (set up for preferences) </l...
Understand URLs <ul><li>Use bookmarklets to submit information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us and Connotea have  </li><...
Keep current with RSS <ul><li>Set up an account with RSS aggregator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader, iGoogle </li></ul...
Some sites with education content <ul><li>Research and policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPPI,  ESRC, TLRP, HEFCE, ERIC, WWC, …...
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Using the web for research (Oct 2008)

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