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  • We're going to look at productivity and collaboration tools that will help work with these resources that Lisa has outlined – the journal articles and the book chapters.
  • You've found all these great resources to help you in your research.The next step is organizing these readings to help you write and then share your writing.But there are problems with each of these tasks.Organizing your articles is difficult – your collection of articles can get messy, it’s hard to organize a group of pdf’s that have strange file namesAs you read, you take notes and capture ideas – but often times our notes are in different files, and it can be inconvenient to write a noteWriting citations is difficult – it is a detail-oriented and time intensive taskSave your writing - computer crashes, don't lose your work, your files are stored across different machinesSharing your writing for other’s review - limitations on email attachments, keeping version control
  • Here are the solutions.<distribute handout>Here are free tools that will help you:Create organized collections of what you've read Take notes and capture ideas on what you've read Preparecitations automatically and painlesslySave your writing and sync files across your machinesSharing your files with other people
  • I am going to demonstrate how these tools can help


  • 1. Productivity and collaboration tools
  • 2. PROBLEMS Organize Messy collections Notes here and there Write Citations (ugh!) Computer crashes Files on different machines Share Attachments are too large Version control
  • 3. SOLUTIONS Organize Organize your readings Capture ideas/notes Write Prepare citations automatically Store and sync files Share File sharing Project content/collaboration services
  • 4. Show and tell
  • 5. Sync, share, automate citations – many free tools for efficient work