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  • CiteULike Devin Hellesen, Nina Bailey, and Melanie Shea
  • What does the tool do and how does one find it?
    • You can find “CiteULike” by typing www.CiteULike.com into your browser.
    • 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.
    • CiteULike is a FREE service to help you to store, organize and share the scholarly papers you are reading.
  • What are the features?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • You can also set up a “watch” list to keep track of new and interesting articles on the website.
    • Share references with others who have libraries, see who is reading what you are reading and store and search PDFs.
  • Why would someone use the tool?
    • This tool is useful in organizing and finding scholarly articles.
    • You can join discussion groups or common interest groups and find articles that interest you or that you may need for research.
    • It grants you access to all the articles you may be using in your research papers and projects.
    • CiteUlike can also serve as a place to do research.
  • Is it strictly web-based or does one need to download and install software?
    • It all works from within your web browser so there's no need to install any software.
    • Because your library is stored on the server, you can access it from any computer with an Internet connection.
  • How could you use this tool in and out of the classroom?
    • 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.
    • Cite-U-Like is more of a “classroom” tool because generally speaking, scholarly articles are preferred by teachers, not peers.
  • 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?
    • There aren’t different account levels. There is only one free account which is extremely easy to set up.
    • All that is needed is your name, email address and password.
  • 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?
    • Yes, the tool can be used for academic purposes.
    • 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.
  • From a user’s perspective, do you think this tool could be improved? How?
    • I think the site needs more video on how to use all the features because it is quite confusing when you first start.
    • On one page, there are too many links and all of the sites could potentially be overwhelming.
    • 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.
  • Would you use this tool or recommend that others use it? Why or why not?
    • I personally wouldn’t use this tool nor would I recommend it for anyone’s use.
    • I feel that there are other more simplistic ways out there to organize and search for scholarly sources
    • 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.
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