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Iml Workshop

  1. 1. Web Based Tools for Writing and Research Institute of Multimedia Literacy’s Academic Success Workshop: Freshman Orientation
  2. 2. Beginning Your Research <ul><li>Google Scholar: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for scholarly literature: papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, universities, scholarly organizations, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can link into subscription databases like JSTOR and Science Direct </li></ul></ul><ul><li>USC e-Resources: /libraries </li></ul>
  3. 3. Beginning Your Research <ul><li>Google Alerts: /alerts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User can receive email updates of relevant Google results based on query terms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add search terms, frequency of email updates and email address </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds (aka “Rich Site Summary”) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users subscribe to a Web site’s feed so any new content will be streamed to them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of content from various Web sources in one place </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Beginning Your Research <ul><li>Bookmarking: Access your personal bookmarks anywhere since they’re located on a network vs. a specific computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foxmarks – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>more personal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mozilla Firefox add-on </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sync your bookmarks on various machines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>del.ici.ous – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>social bookmarking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmark, tag, comment on sites in a collective forum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View lists made by others </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Beginning Your Research <ul><li>Zotero – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect, manage and cite bibliographic materials in the web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stores PDFs, files, images, links and entire web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows notetaking and tagging for organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Output sources into Word documents </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Research Mode <ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use in USC Google Mail (sign in through ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Documents link to upload, create and share documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Calendar link to add entries and share your calendar with others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Docs and Calendar allow you access to your documents and schedule from any computer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Research Mode <ul><li>Blogging: Blogger, wordpress, livejournal, vox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An excellent tool for class projects, documentation, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write posts, comment on other posts, upload pictures & videos, have RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be public or invitation only </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Final Touches to Research <ul><li>Picnik – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online photo/image editing program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload images from your computer or find ones on the Web (Flickr, Facebook, Photobucket, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crop, apply filters, sharpen/soften, fix red-eye, rotate, resize, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert to jpg, gif, bmp, tga, tif or png </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Final Touches to Research <ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your PowerPoint presentations and also download others put on the site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See how others present the same information, the design choices, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations held on network so you can access them anywhere </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Final Touches to Research <ul><li>USC YouTube Channel </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the university’s program to expand its capabilities in technology-enhanced learning and distance learning </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Fair Use & Copyright <ul><li>Fair use is a legal principle that defines certain limitations on the exclusive rights of copyright holders (see below for a definition of the rights of copyright holders). Under the guidelines for fair use in section 107 of the Copyright Act, IML recognizes the right of students to reproduce copyrighted material for educational purposes, when it is necessary for critique and cannot be reasonably expected to adversely affect the potential market for or value of the original work. In general, the use of copyrighted materials should be avoided when it is used only as illustration or adornment. Their use must be integral to the scholarly purpose of a project or assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Duke publication on public domain: http:// </li></ul>