<ul><li>Libraries traditionally offer their communities research materials and information </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, th...
<ul><li>Bibliographic management </li></ul><ul><li>Social brainstorming & mind mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Updates & alerts ...
<ul><li>Allows researchers to create databases/libraries of references, with various levels of functionality with formatti...
<ul><li>One of the most powerful citation managers </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE to LSU  graduate students  and  facult...
<ul><li>Create a library </li></ul><ul><li>Search for related  literature </li></ul><ul><li>Create references </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>EndNote can be a frustrating program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Support & Services:  http://www.endnote.com/s...
<ul><li>Provided by ISI Web of Knowledge, so available FREE to ALL students, faculty, and staff at LSU </li></ul><ul><li>A...
<ul><li>Free, web-based reference management option </li></ul><ul><li>Currently only available in Firefox </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Organize your citations using navigable folder system </li></ul><ul><li>Fully searchable (including abstract, if p...
<ul><li>University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a helpful “features comparison” chart that compares RefWorks (not available...
 
<ul><li>Collect and Organize Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Access Notes from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>Typed Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Web Clippings </li></ul><ul><li>Photos & Images </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Clipping </...
<ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Notebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Full-Text Searching (Even handwriting and images!) </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Class Organization & Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research Maintenance & Annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Capture I...
<ul><li>Free Visualization Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Map Ideas, Concepts, Resources, Outlines, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop...
<ul><li>Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Branching Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Colo...
<ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>File Attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks </li></ul>
<ul><li>Outlining Papers & Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Schemes for Brainstorming & Inspiration </li></u...
<ul><li>Just as we saw with ISI, most LSU Libraries databases offer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal accounts </li></ul></u...
<ul><li>ISI Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Ebsco databases (“My Folder”) </li></ul><ul><li>CSA </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCa...
<ul><li>TOCs from new issues of journals you use </li></ul><ul><li>New articles related to research topics </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>To access RSS feeds, an RSS reader is necessary </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds can be sent to email, but that can get...
<ul><li>FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>Access Offline with Gears, Online, on your Phones & PDAs, and from 3 rd  Party Apps. </li>...
<ul><li>Windows Live SkyDrive:  http://home.live.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Drop.io:  http://drop.io/ </li></ul><ul><li>Googl...
Rebecca Miller,  [email_address] Digital Technologies Librarian Jenna Ryan,  [email_address]   Science Reference Librarian...
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  • Tools, Techniques, and Tips for Managing Research

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    2. 2. <ul><li>Libraries traditionally offer their communities research materials and information </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, these materials come in a wide variety of formats, and are distributed through many channels </li></ul><ul><li>LSU Libraries offers guidance in navigating, understanding, and organizing this new information landscape </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Bibliographic management </li></ul><ul><li>Social brainstorming & mind mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Updates & alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling & task lists </li></ul><ul><li>File storage and backup </li></ul><ul><li>These tools, and consultation with LSU librarians, are FREE for LSU affiliated faculty, staff, and students </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Allows researchers to create databases/libraries of references, with various levels of functionality with formatting and organizing the references </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EndNote & EndNote Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zotero </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RefWorks (not available through LSU, but one of the “major” products on the market) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>One of the most powerful citation managers </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE to LSU graduate students and faculty members through TigerWare </li></ul><ul><li>Functionalities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlimited number of citations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>48 reference types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct database searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking to PDFs, other types of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating notes and tags (keywords) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filters for importing citations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create “new” styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cite while you write” (CWYW) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reformat entire papers in various styles </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Create a library </li></ul><ul><li>Search for related literature </li></ul><ul><li>Create references </li></ul><ul><li>Cite While You Write </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>EndNote can be a frustrating program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Support & Services: http://www.endnote.com/support/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EndNote Online Tutorials: http://www.endnote.com/training/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNC-HSL Tutorial: http://www.hsl.unc.edu/Services/Tutorials/ENDNOTE/intro.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cornell University Tutorial: http://www.mannlib.cornell.edu/workshops-instruction/tutorials/endnote-tutorial </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Provided by ISI Web of Knowledge, so available FREE to ALL students, faculty, and staff at LSU </li></ul><ul><li>Available via the database, OR simply http://www.myendnoteweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Will require login, which you can setup through ISI </li></ul><ul><li>Functionalities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will hold up to 10,000 citations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Totally web-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>47 different reference types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can link to PDFs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct searching of databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filters available for importing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>references </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Free, web-based reference management option </li></ul><ul><li>Currently only available in Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Citation library lives at bottom of your browser at all times. </li></ul><ul><li>One-click citation capture from within databases, WorldCat, Amazon, YouTube, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Create full bibliographies in various styles by simply selecting the entries you want added. </li></ul><ul><li>Create item tags or import subject headings from databases. </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Organize your citations using navigable folder system </li></ul><ul><li>Fully searchable (including abstract, if provided) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates with the Internet Archive to locate broken webpages. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieves database records with one click. </li></ul><ul><li>Access your library from any computer. </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a helpful “features comparison” chart that compares RefWorks (not available at LSU), EndNote, EndNote Web, and Zotero: </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.wisc.edu/citation-managers/comparison.html </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Collect and Organize Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Access Notes from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Phone or PDA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Limited Access on other phones with Internet) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with Sharing Functions </li></ul><ul><li>FREE!! (Go Pro for a Fee.) </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>Typed Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Web Clippings </li></ul><ul><li>Photos & Images </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Clipping </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Handwritten Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul>
    14. 15. <ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Notebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Full-Text Searching (Even handwriting and images!) </li></ul><ul><li>Saved Searches </li></ul>
    15. 16. <ul><li>Class Organization & Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research Maintenance & Annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Capture Ideas & Inspirations </li></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>Free Visualization Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Map Ideas, Concepts, Resources, Outlines, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop Application, Online Sharing </li></ul>
    17. 18. <ul><li>Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Branching Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Colors & Shapes </li></ul><ul><li>Summaries & Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Labels & Markers </li></ul>
    18. 19. <ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>File Attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks </li></ul>
    19. 20. <ul><li>Outlining Papers & Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Schemes for Brainstorming & Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate Online or with Alternative Export Formats </li></ul>
    20. 21. <ul><li>Just as we saw with ISI, most LSU Libraries databases offer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alert/update services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving specific resources/items discovered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration options </li></ul></ul>
    21. 22. <ul><li>ISI Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Ebsco databases (“My Folder”) </li></ul><ul><li>CSA </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat </li></ul><ul><li>Also worth mentioning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PubMed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CQ Researcher </li></ul></ul>
    22. 23. <ul><li>TOCs from new issues of journals you use </li></ul><ul><li>New articles related to research topics </li></ul><ul><li>New books </li></ul><ul><li>New patents </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul>From JAMA & Archives: http://pubs.ama-assn.org/misc/rssfeed.dtl#howdoiget
    23. 24. <ul><li>To access RSS feeds, an RSS reader is necessary </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds can be sent to email, but that can get cluttery </li></ul><ul><li>Reader options include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharp Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NewsFire (Mac) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul>
    24. 25. <ul><li>FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>Access Offline with Gears, Online, on your Phones & PDAs, and from 3 rd Party Apps. </li></ul><ul><li>Manage Tasks with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due Dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority Settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attachments (File or URL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing Tasks </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. <ul><li>Windows Live SkyDrive: http://home.live.com </li></ul><ul><li>Drop.io: http://drop.io/ </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs: http://docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>TigerBytes II, of course </li></ul><ul><li>Backup, remotely collaborate, and store research-related documents and works-in-progress </li></ul>
    26. 27. Rebecca Miller, [email_address] Digital Technologies Librarian Jenna Ryan, [email_address] Science Reference Librarian Angela VandenBroek, [email_address] Reference, Web Genius Updates on tools like these delivered via: Facebook.com/lsulibraries Twitter.com/lsulibraries

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