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    1. 1. Rebecca K. Miller Heather Moorefield-Lang Virginia Tech February 2012
    2. 2. Rebecca is the College Librarian for Science, Life Sciences, and Engineering Heather is the College Librarian for Education and Applied Social Sciences
    3. 3. APA Citations & Style Guide Citation Management Tools Organization & Task Management Tools Research & Information Management Q & A
    4. 4. Full Sized Manual (Also comes in Spiral Bound)
    5. 5. Concise Rules. Comes in Spiral Bound (Smaller book, smaller print, easy to carry) Essentially picks up at Chapter 3 from the full manual
    6. 6. Training Guide and instructional exercises to help you with your APA training
    7. 7. Author(s) Date Title Information Source Pages Any other information
    8. 8. Example: Print Book Friere, P. (2005). Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York, NY: The Continuum International. Author Date Title (In Italics) Publisher location Publisher (Without the Publisher, Group, or Inc part of the name)
    9. 9. Friere, P. (2005). Pedagogy of the oppressed. Retrieved from Online information(You will notice that they are no longer asking for retrieved from dates) No period for electronic references Remember only first word is capitalized.
    10. 10. If you have found the article in print you will reference it as a print item. But if it is found in an electronic format then you will give as much online information that you can. (URL, DOI). Database information is not needed.
    11. 11. Print Journal Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896. Title of article Journal title (In italics) Page Numbers
    12. 12. Kenneth, I. A. (2000). A Buddhist response to the nature of human rights. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 8. Retrieved from Website
    13. 13. Brownlie, D. (2001). Toward effective poster presentations: An annotated bibliography. European Journal of Marketing, 41(11/12),1245-1283. doi:10.1108/03090560710821163 doi: Digital Object Identifier. A 12-18 digit # assigned to an Adobe Acrobat PDF.
    14. 14. Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from
    15. 15. Virginia Tech. (2010, September, 29). Undergraduate admissions: Is Virginia Tech right for me? Retrieved from
    16. 16. EndNote Zotero Mendeley
    17. 17. Strengths: • Very sophisticated, robust product • Available to all faculty and students at VT through a site license • No space limit for PDFs and other attachments • Supported by VT Libraries, and a strong network of other users • Cite While You Write feature Weaknesses: • Steep(ish) learning curve • No group/shared library function • No real web component (other than EndNote Web) • Expense (if researcher leaves VT)
    18. 18. Image from:
    19. 19. Strengths: • Group library function • Free • Open source • Intuitive/ease of use • Cite While You Write Plug-ing • Includes stand-alone & web-based components • Syncing across devices • Active user community Weaknesses: • 100 MB limit for attachments • Support (since it’s not proprietary)
    20. 20. On the web In your browser
    21. 21. Strengths: • Free • Desktop & web-based versions • Syncing across devices • Cite While You Write plug-in • Social networking aspect • Has an iPad/iPhone app Weaknesses: • 500 MB limit for attachments • Support
    22. 22. This is the “web” side—Mendeley also has a desktop version that will sync with your “web” version and make sure that you always have a local copy of your library.
    23. 23. From:
    24. 24. The collaboration aspect is HUGE. Consider whether or not the tool is capable of creating group or shared libraries.
    25. 25. Evernote LiveBinders icyte Instapaper To-Do List Tools
    26. 26.  Easy to add in notes, bookmarks, sites, anything you want to remember  Create notebooks to categorize your material  Use multiple devices
    27. 27.  Download an Evernote Web clipper that will be a part of your toolbar. Click on it to save any website. Designate notebooks.
    28. 28. • Allows you to organize webpages, images, videos, and other documents • Includes an easy web clipper • You can view examples of LiveBinders that have been made public: • Great for collaboration, organizing websites and other resources • Often used as resource guides for students or within instruction
    29. 29. iCyte Lets users capture “photo” of webpage the way it was documented that day. Bookmarking tool where users can annotate, highlight, cite and save. Keep cites together.
    30. 30. Doesn’t save sites by web address it saves them by image. The way you remember them the day you used them.
    31. 31. Instapaper gives you a “read later” bookmark You clip webpages, and then read them when you have the time! Instapaper is available on laptops, desktops, iPhone, iPad, and e-readers
    32. 32. Remember the Milk Toodledo TeuxDeux  42Tasks
    33. 33. • Syncs with Google, Outlook, Twitter, the RMT app • Collaboration/sharing lists and tasks • Data can be backed up/exported
    34. 34. • Integrates with Google, outlook • Data can be backed up/exported • Has collaboration/share option • Has many levels of organization • Has a strong user forum
    35. 35. • Simple, minimalistic • Tasks roll over from day to day • Does not integrate with Google Calendar or Outlook, but is accessible via the www and its app
    36. 36. Manage projects and share with others. Assign tasks to yourself or to others and monitor them. Multiple platforms from desktop to various Smartphone apps.
    37. 37. Simple to do lists. Organize by project Simple drag and drop features Easy Edit
    38. 38. LibX Email search alerts & RSS feeds • Addison • Summon • PubMed • Engineering Village • Ebsco • Google RSS readers Google Scholar
    39. 39. Develop here at Virginia Tech Libraries, LibX is a tool used by libraries around the world in order to help their users gain access to their resources as efficiently as possible. It lives in your browser, and quickly connects you to VT Libraries information resources.
    40. 40. Read about RSS feeds: Read about email alerts: ndex.html
    41. 41. Help page:
    42. 42. View the tutorial on RSS in Summon:
    43. 43. RSS Feed for a Search
    44. 44. Mark search Save Searches and alerts
    45. 45. Sign up for an Ebsco Account Free for VT users Can create alerts Can save searches Very user friendly
    46. 46. Simply go to:
    47. 47. Google Reader Outlook Other Readers
    48. 48. Associated with your Google account Is available as a gadget
    49. 49. Use your email client to have RSS feeds delivered directly to your inbox
    50. 50.  Web • Bloglines • My Yahoo! • NewsGator  Windows • FeedDemon • Awasu  Mac OS X • NetNewsWire  Mobile devices • Viigo • Search for more apps!
    51. 51. You can use Google Scholar to help find VT Libraries resources and send citations to your reference manager. You can set your preferences so that it works for you…
    52. 52. Contact us: Rebecca Miller Heather Moorefield-Lang
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