Web2 0 & Academic Research & 15 Tools


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[Note: updating during summer 2010] Yes! This is for the academic researcher who wants to step into the tools of social networking for primary research results.

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  • The            setup            in            the            video            no            longer            works.           
    And            all            other            links            in            comment            are            fake            too.           
    But            luckily,            we            found            a            working            one            here (copy paste link in browser) :            www.goo.gl/i7K0s4
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  • 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!”
  • SEPT 01, 2009
  • 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

    1. 1. Lissa Lord [email_address] Regents Center Library, University of Kansas, Edwards Campus March 2010 Web 2.0 & Academic Research & 15-Tools
    2. 2. How do we keep track of all the bits and ?
    3. 3. Tool #1 iGoogle Web 2.0 organization tool
    4. 4. Google.com and click on more ▼
    5. 6. Search Twitter http://search.twitter.com http://www.Topsy.com http://collecta.com http://crowdeye.com Tool #2
    6. 7. Are your search terms being talked about on Twitter? Try Twitter search from your Twitter page
    7. 8. RSS feed for this query Twitter Search box
    8. 9. RSS feed? The results of your search will be updated automatically. Click: RSS feed for this query Tool #3
    9. 10. Google homepage is your iGoggle
    10. 12. iGoogle http://www.google.com/ig I direct current RSS notices of my research topics to iGoogle. Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader I direct general RSS notices to Google Reader Tool #4
    11. 13. I put a GoogleReader widget on my iGoogle page so I could follow all “worthy things to know”
    12. 14. Websites and RSS Subscribe to a website if you want to follow its updates if it has the option of RSS or Subscribe
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    15. 17. Google Blog Search Tool #5 http://blogsearch.google.com/
    16. 18. http://www.google.com  More  Blogs
    17. 19. Add blogurl:edu to the search and you’re looking at blogs coming from an education domain. (gov, com, web, org) RSS Health care debate blogurl:edu
    18. 20. From my iGoogle: www.google.com/ig Blog Searches I posted to my iGoogle page. This is how RSS looks when active.
    19. 21. KEOTAG.com http://www.keotag.com It works: keyword social networks individually Search across 14 different sites Tool #6
    20. 22. A twitter search brought up an academic resource I didn’t know existed!
    21. 23. The second result is exactly what I hoped to find. A twitter statement leading straight to a presentation on academic libraries and Web 2.0
    22. 24. “ I’ve learned to follow the hunch but never assume where it will go.” Even Williams
    23. 25. You Tube for Academic Research Tool #7
    24. 26. Search: academic libraries web 2.0
    25. 27. Web 2.0 is all about sharing. I want to share this video with my Twitter followers. Tool #8
    26. 28. The share feature wrote the text and put in the link. I merely clicked enter.
    27. 29. 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
    28. 30. Share the Dissertation Research Blog on Twitter? Sure!
    29. 31. Have you ever wished that the URL you want to send to someone was not so long? Check out Bitly.com Tool #10
    30. 32. Long URL Now a Short URL
    31. 33. Long URL
    32. 34. 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
    33. 35. 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
    34. 36. 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
    35. 37. 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
    36. 38. 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
    37. 39. 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
    38. 40. Search: university libraries
    39. 41. Small town link to newspapers http://bit.ly/dg7zMd The main site for US newspapers http://bit.ly/95hQEH Site International newspapers http://bit.ly/bgY8ui Tool #15
    40. 42. There is No The End The journey continues. . .
    41. 43. Thank You ! Who knows what will happen in the information seeking world during 2010?. Stay tuned, it is sure to be exciting! . . . Lissa [email_address] http://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com