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Tech Tools for Reference: Enhancing the Research Experience in the Health Sciences Library

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Tech Tools for Reference: Enhancing the Research Experience in the Health Sciences Library

  1. 1. Tech Tools for Reference:Enhancing the Research Experience in the Health Sciences Library<br />Christine Tobias<br />Reference and Technology Librarian<br />Michigan State University Libraries<br />tobiasc@msu.edu<br />Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association Annual Conference<br />October 14, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Awesome Highlighterwww.awesomehighlighter.com<br />Highlight text on web pages<br />
  3. 3. Sniprhttp://snipr.com<br />Snip long URL into a short URL<br />Save and rename snips<br />Drag Snip Tool to browser toolbar<br />
  4. 4. LinkBunchhttp://linkbun.ch/<br />Condenses multiple URLs into one short link<br />
  5. 5. Google Squaredwww.google.com/squared<br />Search tool that quickly finds and organizes information about a topic<br />
  6. 6. Fireshothttp://screenshot-program.com/fireshot/<br />Capture, edit, annotate, organize, export and print screenshots of your web pages<br />
  7. 7. Screentoasterwww.screentoaster.com/<br />Online screen recorder<br />Watch the Demo!<br />http://www.screentoaster.com/watch/demo/screentoaster<br />
  8. 8. CamStudiohttp://camstudio.org<br />Screen recording software<br />Video Tutorial:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiug3H3c4gk<br />
  9. 9. WINKwww.debugmode.com/wink/<br />Tutorial and presentation creation software<br />
  10. 10. Screenrhttp://screenr.com<br />Web-based screen recording software<br />http://screenr.com/nFl<br />
  11. 11. Citation Management Software<br />ZoteroCiteULike<br />www.zotero.org www.citeulike.org<br />http://research.library.gsu.edu/zotero<br />Connotea<br />www.connotea.org<br />
  12. 12. Audacityhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net/<br />Open source audio recording software<br />Works on Windows and Macs<br />Record from your PC/desktop<br />Easily create podcasts and audio tours<br />
  13. 13. dotSUBhttp://dotsub.com<br />Browser-based software for creating and viewing subtitles for videos in multiple languages<br />
  14. 14. MeeboMewww.meebome.com<br />Customizable instant messaging (IM) widget<br />
  15. 15. LibXhttp://libx.org<br />Open source browser plug-in that allows search in library catalog from web browser<br />http://research.library.gsu.edu/libx<br />
  16. 16. Search Box Widgets<br />Ebscohost<br />http://support.ebscohost.com/eit/sbb.php<br />PubMed<br />http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/pubmed-search-news<br />Sage Journals Online<br />
  17. 17. Google Custom Search Enginewww.google.com/cse<br />Customized search box and results for your website(s)<br />
  18. 18. Mobile Apps<br />Access databases and journals and do research on your mobile phone!<br />Ebscohost Mobile<br />http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/ebscohost-mobile<br />NLM Mobile<br />http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/<br />
  19. 19. QR Codeshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_codes<br />Matrix or two-dimensional barcode encoded with URL, text, or other data<br /><ul><li>QR Code Generator: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
  20. 20. QR Code Readers: www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-software/</li></li></ul><li>Photo Editors<br />Photoshop.com<br />www.photoshop.com<br />Picnik<br />www.picnik.com<br />
  21. 21. Twitterhttp://twitter.com<br />Send quick updates or share snippets of information<br />
  22. 22. Shelfariwww.shelfari.com/widget<br />Create a virtual bookshelf for your website<br />
  23. 23. MailChimpwww.mailchimp.com<br />Email marketing and Email list manager<br />Watch this video!<br />http://www.mailchimp.com/support/videos/<br />
  24. 24. Online Survey Tools<br />
  25. 25. Instant Web Polls<br />
  26. 26. Skypewww.skype.com<br />Voice and video calling software<br />Watch this video!<br />http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home<br />
  27. 27. FreeConferencewww.freeconference.com<br />Conference call service<br />
  28. 28. Doodlewww.doodle.com<br />Scheduling/Polling tool<br />
  29. 29. Evernotewww.evernote.com<br />The ultimate virtual Trapper Keeper!<br />Watch this video!<br />http://www.evernote.com/about/video/#zHom6bgqg9Y|1|1<br />
  30. 30. YouSendItwww.yousendit.com<br />Person-to-person large file transfer (up to 100MB)<br />Real-time and secure delivery<br />
  31. 31. Google Docshttp://docs.google.com<br />Online, real-time collaboration tools<br />
  32. 32. SlideSharewww.slideshare.net<br />Share presentations, videos, and documents<br />Today’s presentation is available at:<br />www.slideshare.net/tobiasc<br />
  33. 33. Prezihttp://prezi.com<br />Online zooming presentation and <br />sharing software<br />
  34. 34. Digsbywww.digsby.com<br />IM, Email, and Social Networking in one application<br />Customized widget available<br />Watch the video!<br />http://www.digsby.com/?utm_campaign=vid&utm_source=vid&utm_medium=vid&utm_content=vid<br />
  35. 35. Questions?Contact Me…<br />Christine Tobias<br />Reference and Technology Librarian<br />Michigan State University <br />tobiasc@msu.edu<br />Twitter: @ctobias27<br />http://www.slideshare.net/tobiasc<br />

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