Freeware For Research V2 Mar 09

749 views

Published on

some of the freeware tools that i use for helping me be organized for doing research! hope it helps you too...

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
749
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
6
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
18
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Freeware For Research V2 Mar 09

  1. 1. Ideation aspects Closing notes Retrieval & Application aspects Storage aspects Searching aspects Personal Knowledge Management Srinivasan Tatachari Using IT for Research Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln
  2. 2. pptPlex Section Divider Personal Knowledge Management The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  3. 3. Is there a choice? <ul><li>Information is moving to electronic versions </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a choice? </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidating? Faint-hearted?? </li></ul><ul><li>Learn new tools? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Personal Knowledge Management <ul><li>Stages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Artifacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research papers, Ideas, electronic versions of books, handbooks, snippets from websites …. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. pptPlex Section Divider Ideation aspects The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  6. 6. Ideation <ul><li>Scribbles, notes </li></ul><ul><li>Mind-mapping tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps in abstraction, conceptualization and collation of ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorming & collaborating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xmind Mindmap tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogging ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mind Map (example Xmind)
  8. 8. pptPlex Section Divider Searching aspects The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  9. 9. Seek & Receive <ul><li>You search on-need or receive when ready </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library visits, journals by mail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google – the God of search? – Scholar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes just old Google.co.in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other databases: JSTOR , EBSCO … </li></ul><ul><li>Usage of search keywords is ‘ key ’ to the search! </li></ul>
  10. 10. References -> A to Z of EBSCO Respective journals’ website
  11. 11. Seek & Receive <ul><li>Email subscriptions for notifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New articles, journals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Mailing lists like those of AOM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions, information sharing </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. RSS feeds directly from journal sites Subscribing to RSS
  13. 13. Bloglines.com
  14. 14. MS Outlook 2007
  15. 15. Email/RSS feed from Google Alerts OR Google Scholar Alerts using yahoo pipes Pipes: Google Scholar RSS/email
  16. 16. pptPlex Section Divider Storage aspects The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  17. 17. Storing <ul><li>Print documents – physical archive , highlight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight in PDF (License?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manual classification: Folder structure, Filenames </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Knowledge Management: e.g. KnowledgeTree software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag, classify, keywords, type of documents </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Store snippets, urls, images… in Evernote
  19. 19. Zotero for Firefox stores PDFs,citations and others Zotero is incorporating automatic extraction of citation info from existing PDF files! With beta 1.5b2. Very useful feature. Also syncs up with an online account to backup your database!! As of now beta
  20. 20. Mendeley <ul><li>Mendeley features automatic extraction of citation info from your existing pdf! Allows you to sync this lib with an online mendeley server. Can even backup pdf files to this server. So you can research from anywhere! </li></ul>
  21. 21. pptPlex Section Divider Retrieval & Application aspects The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  22. 22. Retrieval & Application <ul><li>B(u)y memory  ! </li></ul><ul><li>Go by manual classification and open each file to search </li></ul><ul><li>OR…. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Use desktop search tools: Copernic Desktop Search Similar to (better than?) Google Desktop
  24. 24. Retrieve snippets from Evernote
  25. 25. Use references from Zotero for citation in Word
  26. 26. Use references from Mendeley for citation in word
  27. 27. RSS feed readers – Bloglines, MS outlook, snackr !
  28. 28. pptPlex Section Divider Closing notes The slides after this divider will be grouped into a section and given the label you type above. Feel free to move this slide to any position in the deck.
  29. 29. Closure <ul><li>You may need administrative privileges </li></ul><ul><li>May not be the best tools/methods available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some are experimental – beware of crashes!!  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>pptPlex – from Microsoft Labs! </li></ul>
  30. 30. Thanks <ul><li>Email: srini [dot] tata [at] gmail [dot] com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/srinitata </li></ul><ul><li>Now it would be great if you could share your ideas from your experience/ experiments!! </li></ul>

×