CiteULike Devin Hellesen, Nina Bailey, and Melanie Shea
What does the tool do and how does one find it? <ul><li>You can find “CiteULike” by typing www.CiteULike.com into your browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you reach the home page you can log in or join, in the right hand top corner, or you can simply browse the page without joining. </li></ul><ul><li>CiteULike is a FREE service to help you to store, organize and share the scholarly papers you are reading. </li></ul>
What are the features? <ul><li>When you see a paper on the web that interests you, you can click one button (which you can install on your toolbar) and have it added to your personal library. </li></ul><ul><li>CiteULike automatically extracts the citation details, so there is less work for you! You may choose between different ways of citing, such as APA or MLA. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also set up a “watch” list to keep track of new and interesting articles on the website. </li></ul><ul><li>Share references with others who have libraries, see who is reading what you are reading and store and search PDFs. </li></ul>
Why would someone use the tool? <ul><li>This tool is useful in organizing and finding scholarly articles. </li></ul><ul><li>You can join discussion groups or common interest groups and find articles that interest you or that you may need for research. </li></ul><ul><li>It grants you access to all the articles you may be using in your research papers and projects. </li></ul><ul><li>CiteUlike can also serve as a place to do research. </li></ul>
Is it strictly web-based or does one need to download and install software? <ul><li>It all works from within your web browser so there's no need to install any software. </li></ul><ul><li>Because your library is stored on the server, you can access it from any computer with an Internet connection. </li></ul>
How could you use this tool in and out of the classroom? <ul><li>You can access Cite-U-Like from any computer with internet access and use it to organize you scholarly articles/websites for various school projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Cite-U-Like is more of a “classroom” tool because generally speaking, scholarly articles are preferred by teachers, not peers. </li></ul>
Is it easy to set up an account and are there different account levels (i.e. free versus paid). What are the differences in available features between the two? <ul><li>There aren’t different account levels. There is only one free account which is extremely easy to set up. </li></ul><ul><li>All that is needed is your name, email address and password. </li></ul>
Can the tool be used for academic purposes? How? Give some examples. Did you use the tool for any of your classes while you were checking it out? <ul><li>Yes, the tool can be used for academic purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>CiteULike may be a great tool for doing research or writing a paper. The site makes citing easier for you (YOU DON’T HAVE TO MEMORIZE FORMATS!) and it can help you store, organize and share the scholarly papers you are reading and citing. </li></ul>
From a user’s perspective, do you think this tool could be improved? How? <ul><li>I think the site needs more video on how to use all the features because it is quite confusing when you first start. </li></ul><ul><li>On one page, there are too many links and all of the sites could potentially be overwhelming. </li></ul><ul><li>Not all databases and journals are accepted by CiteUlike, but most of the common sites are, although I did find a few sites I wanted to cite, that I could not cite. </li></ul>
Would you use this tool or recommend that others use it? Why or why not? <ul><li>I personally wouldn’t use this tool nor would I recommend it for anyone’s use. </li></ul><ul><li>I feel that there are other more simplistic ways out there to organize and search for scholarly sources </li></ul><ul><li>If you do choose to use the site, I would recommend setting up an account and learning to use the site before you use it for a project. </li></ul>
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