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List: Online Information that can become Overwhelming…
How do you manage info online?
Objectives <ul><li>Learn about 3 information management tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of Contents Alerts </li></ul></u...
Table of Contents Alerts <ul><li>Updates sent directly to your email </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the most recent table of co...
RSS – Really Simple Syndication <ul><li>RSS is a web format that presents information in its simplest form </li></ul><ul><...
But what does this really mean? Websites (news, weather) Journals and Databases Blogs and Twitter RSS Reader
My NCBI <ul><li>Allows you to save, organize, and customize searches in PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic email updates! ...
Simplify! <ul><li>Organize your RSS reader </li></ul><ul><li>Not interested in a feed? Delete it! </li></ul><ul><li>My NCB...
Questions? [email_address] Quick Library Straw Poll: What are your thoughts on Electronic Books (e-books)?
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Information Overload Workshop

  1. 1. Information Overload http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/2595497078_4f6d5367bc_z.jpg?zz=1
  2. 2. List: Online Information that can become Overwhelming…
  3. 3. How do you manage info online?
  4. 4. Objectives <ul><li>Learn about 3 information management tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of Contents Alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS readers and RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My NCBI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Begin to recognize our own information needs and simplify </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the importance of managing information </li></ul>
  5. 5. Table of Contents Alerts <ul><li>Updates sent directly to your email </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the most recent table of contents </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up on journal homepage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Journal of the American Medical Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The British Medical Journal </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. RSS – Really Simple Syndication <ul><li>RSS is a web format that presents information in its simplest form </li></ul><ul><li>RSS readers are used to collect and display these RSS documents (also known as RSS feeds) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Readers automatically update the RSS feeds you subscribe to, so that you always have the most up to date information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS readers make it easy to organize information – and they keep everything all in one place! </li></ul>
  7. 7. But what does this really mean? Websites (news, weather) Journals and Databases Blogs and Twitter RSS Reader
  8. 8. My NCBI <ul><li>Allows you to save, organize, and customize searches in PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic email updates! </li></ul><ul><li>Registering for My NCBI </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in finding out more about </li></ul><ul><li>My NCBI? Check out our PubMed workshop on November 18, </li></ul><ul><li>12 noon – 1! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Simplify! <ul><li>Organize your RSS reader </li></ul><ul><li>Not interested in a feed? Delete it! </li></ul><ul><li>My NCBI search not pulling in the right info? Revise it! </li></ul><ul><li>For Table of Contents Alerts, file useful updates into corresponding folders in your email inbox </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions? [email_address] Quick Library Straw Poll: What are your thoughts on Electronic Books (e-books)?

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