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Web 2.0 study tools 02

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Web 2.0 study tools 02

  1. 1. Online Study & Research Tools To Help You Succeed!
  2. 2. Scott A. Gilbert Reference Librarian The library is on the third floor of the LSC-University Center, behind the elevators. My office is room 300a, inside the library. Phone: 936-273-7562 Email: scott.a.gilbert@lonestar.edu LSC-UC Library webpage: www.lonestar.edu/universitycenter/lrc
  3. 3. What’s Wrong With it? Searching: • Too many irrelevant results • Results in no particular order • Results in order according to paid placement • Results from any source, anywhere, no matter how lacking in credibility or authority (same is true of Wikipedia).
  4. 4. What’s Right About It? Google Documents: • Word processing, spreadsheets & presentation applications on the web • Presentations/Slide Show sharing • Email • Calendar application with email reminders • On-line Storage (no more thumb-drives)
  5. 5. Social Bookmarking Web Addresses / Resource Sharing • Save • Store • Organize • Share Delicious (owned by Yahoo) http://www.delicious.com Connotea (designed for scholars and researchers) http://www.connotea.org Diigo http://www.diigo.com/ The Awesome Highlighter http://www.awesomehighlighter.com/
  6. 6. RSS Feeds News Aggregators There are many sources of regularly updated information on the web, such as: • News websites • Blogs • Podcasts • Databases of journal articles Googlereader My Yahoo Bloglines Feedbucket
  7. 7. The HCC Bookstore http://hccs.bncollege.com • Chegg.com http://www.chegg.com • CampusBookRentals http://campusbookrentals.com • BookRenter http://www.bookrenter.com • Safari (mostly technical and computing books) http://my.safaribooksonline.com/ ‘Cause the cost of textbooks is too *&$@* high! Textbook Rentals & Ebooks
  8. 8. FEEDBACK Thank you for listening, and please let me know what you thought of this presentation. • Do you feel these tools will be helpful to you? • Do you feel like you could do more on the web that you did before? • Are there other web tools you would like to know more about? scott.a.gilbert@lonestar.edu

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