How to find information for academic study using the Internet and Web 2.0 ?
How do we keep track of all the bits and pieces of our research findings? We need a place to store this Web 2.0 information. Does anyone have an extra desk?
Why iGoogle? I can’t think of a better tool to help me keep my current work up front and visible. Since I’ve discovered the research possibilities within Web 2.0, I have needed a place to keep the RSS alerts and searches. iGoogle’s many options offer organizational necessities to be added to your screen with the click of a button. Listen to this: fully functional calendar, gmail, twitter widget, GoogleBlogger and Twitter search results are shown in on the desktop. And, I can customize these tools to look and read as I so choose. My iGoogle page also includes a task list, weather conditions, newsletters I subscribe to, a customized search engine to compliment my research interests.
Twitter is the place where people with something to say GO Are there people saying things that would add to your collection of research facts, tips, documents?
It is not all that obvious but here it is: RSS for this query now Click . . .
The concept of RSS used to be a big deal in Web 2.0 classes. Now? It is a no brainer. Basically, RSS is like an alarm clock that rings every time specific sites (specified by you) are updated. If the administrator of the site wants to let folks know when new information is added, an RSS code is added to the site. If I wanted to follow the updates for the dissertation research blog, I’d look for the RSS icon or a Share button, click and insert which reader I am using. Updates will then be sent to that reader. Usually, the option of receiving notice via email is also offered within the site of interest. A SELECTION of READERS: Google Reader works with the Google system of login and password (same for all Google Web2.0 sites: iGoogle, Gmail, Reader, Docs, YouTube, etc.) Bloglines http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloglines FireFox directly on the browser
A choice to save the twitter search to Google homepage (iGoogle) or Google Reader—it is up to you.
Click on Google Homepage and the twitter search is immediately added to my iGoogle page and will continue updating the results until I change the settings.
Why is Google Blog Search a top tool for academic research on Web 2.0? It breaks in to the world of blogs. It crashes through lines of demarcation bringing academic research into the social web. Go to Google Blog Search http://blogsearch.google.com/
The is so much more to Google than everything. Keep track of what is under “more”. Lets go to Blog Search by selecting http://google.com
Add blogurl:edu to the search and you’re looking at blogs connected with education. (edu, gov, com, web, org)
This ability to keep up with stuff, lets you go out to eat once in a while!
Keotag, a simple site that lets users easily search for tags across 14 different sites. Try it, I think you’ll find it most useful.
Twitter is as current as we write it and read it. Sometimes that is 24 times a day sometimes 1.
3. Addthis http://addthis.com/ There would be no need for Web 2.0 without the desire to share information with others. Addthis is a share button which allows you to send specific information from the sites what have the information to your site homepages like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
I found a great article in Proquest Research Library database and I want to send the link to a friend. This is what I’m talking about when I say “long URL!”
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Google Alerts < http://www.google.com/alerts > Use Google Alerts to repeat your good search automatically and when results turn up Google will email you and include the annotated links in the message. It is like having a reliable research assistant!
Web2 0 & Academic Research & 15 Tools
Lissa Lord [email_address] Regents Center Library, University of Kansas, Edwards Campus March 2010 Web 2.0 & Academic Research & 15-Tools
Web 2.0 is all about sharing. I want to share this video with my Twitter followers. Tool #8
The share feature wrote the text and put in the link. I merely clicked enter.
Addthis http://addthis.com/ There would be no need for Web 2.0 without the desire to share information with others. Addthis is a share button you add to your own site (your twitter, your facebook, your blog) which allows your readers to share with their readers. Another sharing Tool #9
Share the Dissertation Research Blog on Twitter? Sure!
Have you ever wished that the URL you want to send to someone was not so long? Check out Bitly.com Tool #10
Bitly.com will take this long URL http://proquest.umi.com.www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/pqdweb?index=0&did=1961761271&SrchMode=1&sid=1&Fmt=2&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1267816216&clientId=42567 And, shorten it to this URL http://bit.ly/bh5PLZ Now a Short URL
delicious.com social bookmarking website What is delicious A collection of favorites - yours and everyone else's. Your favorites are assigned a specific URL See my site (RefLibrarian): http://del.icio.us/RefLibrarian/ Everything on delicious is someone's favorite Tool #11
Can I bookmark a result from a saved twitter search to delicious ? Yes You are on twitter search result page Copy its URL and save in delicious
slideshare share your slides and borrow others’ <ul><li>Sign-up for slideshare at www. slideshare .net </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your presentation slides </li></ul><ul><li>Your slideshare web address allows access </li></ul><ul><li>You don ’ t need Powerpoint to show a Powerpoint presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/lissalord/web20-academic-research-ten-tools </li></ul>Tool #12
Google Alerts YOUR search alert <ul><li>Google Alerts < http://www.google.com/alerts > </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google Alerts to repeat your good search automatically and when results turn up Google will email you and include the annotated links in the message. </li></ul><ul><li>It is like having a ٨ research assistant! </li></ul>reliable Tool #13
Tool #14 Tedtalks Get bright ideas from those who have them Give power to your presentation To inspire you during a dry intellectual phase Tedtalks are 15min video talks