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 featureWeaknesses:• Steep(ish) learning curve• No group/shared library function• EndNote Web is a bit clunky• Expense (if researcher leaves VT)
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 communityWeaknesses:• 100 MB limit for attachments• Support (since it’s not proprietary)
Strengths:• Free• Desktop & web-based versions• Syncing across devices• Cite While You Write plug-in• Social networking aspect• Has an iPad/iPhone appWeaknesses:• 500 MB limit for attachments• Support
This is the “web”side—Mendeleyalso has a desktopversion that willsync with your“web” version andmake sure that youalways have a localcopy of your library.
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. (2011). 7 things you should know about…organizing files in the cloud. Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7073.pdf Pinola, M. (2011). Dropbox v. the alternatives: which one is right for you? Lifehacker. Retrieved from http://lifehacker.com/5818908/dropbox-vs-the- alternatives-which-online-syncing-service-is-right-for-you Summary: • Consider how much storage space you will need • Consider the security and privacy issues • Consider collaboration • Consider syncing • Consider organization options
2 GB of space freeStore anythingyou need tosave. Access itfrom anywhere.Share in groups/collaborate
5 GB for free Sync across devices Folder selections & privacy settings at the folder level Collaboration and sharing at the folder level Includes media streaming
Stillin early beta Shares data across your devices (unlimited amount of “storage”) Gives you an option of whether you want it backed up in the cloud File sharing at the folder level
5 GB storage space free Mobile app access Sharing and collaboration at the folder level No password protected sharing at the free level Syncing across devices
Develop here at Virginia Tech Libraries, LibXis a tool used by libraries around the world inorder to help their users gain access to theirresources as efficiently as possible.It lives in your browser, and quickly connectsyou to VT Libraries information resources.http://www.lib.vt.edu/libX/
Read about RSS feeds: http://www.lib.vt.edu/help/alerts/rss/ Read about email alerts: http://www.lib.vt.edu/help/alerts/publisher/i ndex.html
View the tutorial on RSS in Summon:http://www.lib.vt.edu/help/screencasts/summon/summon-rss-feeds.html
PubMed offers BOTH email alerts and RSS feeds for saved searches.You must create a (free) account with MyNCBI to do this.