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