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Free resources on the web have been a lifesaver for librarians that have to fill in gaps left from budget cuts & other restraints on paid databases that libraries have been experiencing the past ...

Free resources on the web have been a lifesaver for librarians that have to fill in gaps left from budget cuts & other restraints on paid databases that libraries have been experiencing the past couple of years. Find new resources from an expert on the topic.

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  • Tech Tools for Reference
    Holly Hibner
    hhibner@plymouthlibrary.org
    http://hollyhibner.com
    http://slideshare.net/hhibner
    Twitter: @hhibner
    http://www.delicious.com/hhibner
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    http://pdfaid.com
    Create PDFs
    http://www.anything2pdf.com
    Read PDFs without Adobe
    https://docs.google.com/viewer
    Merge single PDFs into one multi-page PDF
    http://foxyutils.com/mergepdf
    Free, no downloads, no installations, no accounts
    Replaces: expensive Adobe software
  • Join together several PDF files into one
    Split a multi-page PDF file into several
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  • Citation Tools
    Create citations
    Son of Citation Machine http://citationmachine.net
    Easy Bib http://www.easybib.com
    Bib Me http://www.bibme.org
    Free, no downloads, no installations, no accounts
    Replaces multiple copies of APA/MLA handbooks
  • If you click the link it goes to WorldCat.org record for this item.
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    Print What You Like
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    Google Cloud Print
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    http://www.media-convert.com/
    Convert Files
    http://www.convertfiles.com/
    Zamzar
    http://zamzar.com
    Convert PDF to Word
    http://www.convertpdftoword.org
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    Vertex42 (templates for spreadsheets, calculators, calendars
    http://www.vertex42.com
    Open Office
    http://openoffice.com
    280 Slides
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    Zoho
    http://zoho.com
    Prezi
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    Google Docs
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    Google Chat
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    Pidgin
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    AJAX
    https://blueimp.net/ajax/
    Trillian
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    http://www.change-images.com
    FotoFlexer
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    Crop & add affects, frames, and more
    http://www.picnik.com
    Resize Pictures
    http://rsizr.com
  • Connect with Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, etc.
  • Free Images
    Ookaboo – public domain/creative commons
    http://ookaboo.com/o/pictures
    Public Domain Clip Art
    http://www.pdclipart.org
    RGB Stock
    http://www.rgbstock.com
    OpenPhoto.net
    http://openphoto.net
    Icon Archive
    http://www.iconarchive.com
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    Bundlr
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    Linkbunch
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    Awesome Highlighter
    http://awesomehighlighter.com
  • Music
    Lala
    http://www.lala.com
    Pandora
    http://www.pandora.com
    Spotify
    http://www.spotify.com
    • Last.fm
    http://www.last.fm
    • Replaces expensive subscriptions and listening stations
    • Also great for music advisory and helping patrons discover new music.
  • Other Internet Tools
    Copy Paste Character
    http://www.copypastecharacter.com
    TypeIt – type accent marks, diacritics, foreign language characters, etc.
    http://www.typeit.org
    How Secure Is My Password?
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    Got Free Fax
    http://www.gotfreefax.com
    Down for Everyone or Just Me
    http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com
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