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    • 1. Rebecca K. Miller Allison Scripa University Libraries Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
    • 2.
      • Libraries traditionally offer their communities research materials and information
      • Currently, these materials come in a wide variety of formats, and are distributed through many channels
      • Virginia Tech and other ACC Libraries offer guidance in navigating, understanding, and organizing this new information landscape
    • 3.
      • Bibliographic management
      • Social brainstorming & mind mapping
      • Updates & alerts
      • These tools, and consultation with Virginia Tech or other ACC librarians, are FREE for affiliated faculty, staff, and students.
    • 4.
      • Allows researchers to create databases/libraries of references, with various levels of functionality with formatting and organizing the references
      • Examples include:
        • EndNote & EndNote Web
        • Zotero
        • Mendeley
        • RefWorks (won’t be discussed)
    • 5.
      • One of the most powerful citation managers
      • Available FREE to Virginia Tech students and faculty members . Check your institutional subscription.
      • Functionalities include:
        • Unlimited number of citations
        • 48 reference types (more available for download)
        • Direct database searching
        • Linking to PDFs, other types of
        • literature
        • Creating notes and tags (keywords)
        • Filters for importing citations
        • Create “new” styles
        • “ Cite while you write” (CWYW)
        • Reformat entire papers in various styles
    • 6.
      • Create a library
      • Search for related literature
      • Create references
      • Cite While You Write
      • Not GREAT for sharing
    • 7.
      • Many helpful EndNote resources are available
        • Technical Support & Services: http://www.endnote.com/support/
        • EndNote Online Tutorials: http://www.endnote.com/training/
        • UNC-HSL Tutorial: http://www.hsl.unc.edu/Services/Tutorials/ENDNOTE/intro.htm
        • Cornell University Tutorial: http://www.mannlib.cornell.edu/workshops-instruction/tutorials/endnote-tutorial
        • Through your library: http://www.lib.vt.edu/endnote/
    • 8.
      • Provided by ISI Web of Knowledge, so available FREE to ALL students, faculty, and staff at subscribing institutions
      • Available via the database, OR simply http://www.myendnoteweb.com
      • Will require login, which you can setup through ISI
      • Functionalities:
        • Will hold up to 10,000 citations
        • Totally web-based
        • 47 different reference types
        • Can link to PDFs
        • Direct searching of databases
        • Filters available for importing
        • references
    • 9.  
    • 10.
      • Free, web-based reference management option (currently only for Firefox)
      • Citation library lives at bottom of your browser at all times, but is also accessible online, through any computer
      • One-click citation capture from within databases, WorldCat, Amazon, YouTube. Anything captured is fully searchable.
    • 11.
      • Create full bibliographies in various styles by simply selecting the entries you want added, tag items, and add them to folders or share-able libraries
    • 12.
      • Like Zotero, Mendeley is a free reference manager.
      • Must download a Mendeley Desktop, can use Web Importer to sync libraries
      • Can tag, search, and import citations that you may have in other bibliographic managers
      • Offers an automatic “Zotero Sync” for updating Mendeley whenever your Zotero is updated
    • 13.  
    • 14.
      • Adapted from:
      • http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/endnote.html#Compare
    • 15.  
    • 16.
      • Collect and Organize Notes
      • Access Notes from
        • Desktop
        • Online
        • Smart Phone or PDA
        • (Limited Access on other phones with Internet)
      • Collaborate with Sharing Functions
    • 17.
      • Typed Notes
      • Web Clippings
      • Photos & Images
      • Screen Clipping
      • Voice Notes
      • Handwritten Notes
      • Documents
    • 18.
      • Tags
      • Notebooks
      • Full-Text Searching (Even handwriting and images!)
      • Saved Searches
    • 19.
      • Class Organization & Collaboration
      • Research Maintenance & Annotation
      • Capture Ideas & Inspirations
    • 20.
      • Free Visualization Tool
      • Map Ideas, Concepts, Resources, Outlines, etc.
      • Desktop Application, Online Sharing
    • 21.
      • Outlining Papers & Presentations
      • Organizational Schemes for Brainstorming & Inspiration
      • Collaborate Online or with Alternative Export Formats
    • 22. And, a few more ideas for helping you manage your research…
    • 23.
      • Just as we saw with ISI, most databases offer:
        • Personal accounts
        • Alert/update services
        • Saving searches
        • Saving specific resources/items discovered
        • Collaboration options (groups, shared libraries)
    • 24.
      • TOCs from new issues of journals you use
      • New articles related to research topics
      • New books
      • New patents
      • News
      From JAMA & Archives: http://pubs.ama-assn.org/misc/rssfeed.dtl#howdoiget
    • 25.
      • To access RSS feeds, an RSS reader is necessary
      • RSS feeds can be sent to email, but that can get cluttery
      • Reader options include:
        • RSS Reader
        • Feed Reader
        • Sharp Reader
        • NewsFire (Mac)
        • Google Reader
    • 26. Your librarian!
    • 27. Rebecca K. Miller, [email_address] College Librarian for Science, Life Sciences, and Engineering Allison Scripa, [email_address] College Librarian for Science Relevant updates delivered via: Facebook.com/Virginia Tech Libraries Facebook.com/VT SciTech Lib Team