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Research tips and tricks from State Library of NSW Teaching and Learning, Technology and Libraries Day 2014

Research tips and tricks from State Library of NSW Teaching and Learning, Technology and Libraries Day 2014

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  • 1. Research skills: online tips & tricks Apps for managing research & the art of searching Google
  • 2. Apps from this session NAME DESCRIPTION COST AVAILABLE DEVICE Popplet lite/ Popplet Mindmap: brainstorm your ideas, connections between topics, add pictures from camera roll, email as pdf or jpg Popplet lite Free; Popplet $6.49 Apple app store iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Good reader Save webpages, videos, images and other online docs to folders for reading offline later; save, annotate and email pdf's; save emails from your inbox for offline reading; create sticky notes and search text $6.49 Apple app store iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Camscanner HD Scanner: scans books, whiteboards, notes etc; enhances image quality and convert to PDF to email or annotate, search PDFs and merge mutilple docs into one Free; iOS Pro $6.49 Apple app store; Google Play iPhone & iPad; Android Evernote Create notes and organise into folders and access later (on or offline); syncs between browsers and devices; capture photos, record voice reminders; search across all note formats Free Apple app store; Google Play; or website iPhone, iPad & iPod touch; Android; PC & Mac Dropbox & Dropvox Sync and save: Dropbox can be used for syncing your work between devices and backing up; Dropvox records audio e.g. interviews and automatically uploads them to your dropbox account Dropbox Free; Dropvox $2.49 (iOS) Apple app store; Google Play; or website iPhone, iPad & iPod touch; Android; PC & Mac Awesome note HD Create and edit notes, sort in folders, attach pictures and maps, calendar, to do list; sync to Google Docs and Evernote $6.49 Apple app store iPad
  • 3. Other useful apps for managing research
  • 4. Other useful apps for managing research NAME DESCRIPTION COST AVAILABLE DEVICE Paperport Notes Notetaking & PDF annotate: make typed or freehand notes; voice recognition to capture notes by speaking; annotate notes including pdfs; search & bookmarking Free Apple app store iPad; PC & Mac FreeNote Combine handwriting and typing; note down text, paint, voice, photo, video; highlight; calendar and to do list; sync to Dropbox Free Google Play Android TPA project app Show all your appointments, tasks and milestones in one place; synchronises with your calendar Free; full version $8.99 Apple app store iPad Historypin Location based images across time organised on a map view - use for inspiration, research Free Apple app store; Google Play; or website iPhone, iPad & iPod touch; Android; PC & Mac Moodboard Lite /Moodboard Ideas: virtual pinboard to organise text, website, images etc: great planning/ideas tool for visual learners Moodboard Lite Free; Moodboard $12.99 Apple app store iPhone Simplemind+ Mind map: brainstorming app, connections between topics/ideas; full version allows you to share maps for others to add to and edit Free; f full version $7.49 (iOS), $4.99 (Android) Apple app store; Google Play; or website iPhone, iPad & iPod touch; Android; PC & Mac
  • 5. NAME DESCRIPTION COST AVAILABLE DEVICE Pocket (Read it Later) Builds a list of websites, videos, images and articles that you can view offline later; syncs between devices and computer; save from browser or various apps Free Apple app store; Google Play; or website iPhone, iPad & iPod touch; Android; Kobo; PC & Mac Genius scan Document scanner: quickly scan documents on the go and email as pdf or jpg Free Apple app store; Google play iPhone, iPad & iPod touch; Android Pages Word processing: create and edit documents; edit word docs, add images, footnotes and endnotes, create charts and tables, export as word doc, pages doc or PDF. $12.99 Apple app store iPhone, iPad & iPod touch; Mac eZPDF Reader save and read PDFs offline, annotate PDFs, bookmark $4.58 Google play Android Drafts for iPad quickly and easily capture text; search text; share via email, Dropbox or Evernote $6.99 Apple app store iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Notability take notes, mark up PDF's, record presentations, audio recordings linked to noted; sync to Dropbox and others $3.79 Apple app store iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Instapaper save and store articles; read offline; organise in folders, save as text only; search articles; browse within app $3.07 Android; $4.99 iOS Apple app store; Google Play; or website iPhone, iPad & iPod touch; Android; PC & Mac Cite this for me Online bibliography/reference list make in Harvard style http://www.citethisforme.com/ Free website PC & Mac Inkflow Notetaking: take notes with your finger or stylus, then drag your ideas around to rearrange and order them, sketch; good for brainstorming; export as pdf or jpg Free: full version $7.99 Apple app store iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Simplenote Notetaking: note taking on the go; also syncs through a web browser; use tags, pins and share notes Free (has ads) Apple app store; Google Play; or website iPhone, iPad & iPod touch; Android; PC & Mac
  • 6. 2,161,530,000,000
  • 7. google verb search for information about (someone or something) on the Internet using the search engine Google.
  • 8. How does Google search work?
  • 9. Challenge What is the definition of the word “erinaceous?”
  • 10. Challenge Who wrote this in The New York Times: "Playing with a net really does improve the game"?
  • 11. Challenge In the mid-1800’s literate people in the United States and elsewhere often carried a notebook with them to copy down passages of text or quotations that were particularly valuable or interesting to them. This notebook had a very particular name. What was this kind of notebook called?
  • 12. Challenge Bonus (for Math lovers!) If you came home from a trip with 150 South African rand, 350 Kuwaiti dinars and 200 Japanese yen, how much would you have in U.S. dollars?