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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 /><br />Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association Annual Conference<br />October 14, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Awesome<br />Highlight text on web pages<br />
  3. 3. Snipr<br />Snip long URL into a short URL<br />Save and rename snips<br />Drag Snip Tool to browser toolbar<br />
  4. 4. LinkBunch<br />Condenses multiple URLs into one short link<br />
  5. 5. Google<br />Search tool that quickly finds and organizes information about a topic<br />
  6. 6. Fireshot<br />Capture, edit, annotate, organize, export and print screenshots of your web pages<br />
  7. 7.<br />Online screen recorder<br />Watch the Demo!<br /><br />
  8. 8. CamStudio<br />Screen recording software<br />Video Tutorial:<br /><br />
  9. 9.<br />Tutorial and presentation creation software<br />
  10. 10. Screenr<br />Web-based screen recording software<br /><br />
  11. 11. Citation Management Software<br />ZoteroCiteULike<br /><br /><br />Connotea<br /><br />
  12. 12. Audacity<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. dotSUB<br />Browser-based software for creating and viewing subtitles for videos in multiple languages<br />
  14. 14.<br />Customizable instant messaging (IM) widget<br />
  15. 15. LibX<br />Open source browser plug-in that allows search in library catalog from web browser<br /><br />
  16. 16. Search Box Widgets<br />Ebscohost<br /><br />PubMed<br /><br />Sage Journals Online<br />
  17. 17. Google Custom Search<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 /><br />NLM Mobile<br /><br />
  19. 19. QR Codes<br />Matrix or two-dimensional barcode encoded with URL, text, or other data<br /><ul><li>QR Code Generator:
  20. 20. QR Code Readers:</li></li></ul><li>Photo Editors<br /><br /><br />Picnik<br /><br />
  21. 21. Twitter<br />Send quick updates or share snippets of information<br />
  22. 22.<br />Create a virtual bookshelf for your website<br />
  23. 23.<br />Email marketing and Email list manager<br />Watch this video!<br /><br />
  24. 24. Online Survey Tools<br />
  25. 25. Instant Web Polls<br />
  26. 26.<br />Voice and video calling software<br />Watch this video!<br /><br />
  27. 27.<br />Conference call service<br />
  28. 28.<br />Scheduling/Polling tool<br />
  29. 29.<br />The ultimate virtual Trapper Keeper!<br />Watch this video!<br />|1|1<br />
  30. 30.<br />Person-to-person large file transfer (up to 100MB)<br />Real-time and secure delivery<br />
  31. 31. Google Docs<br />Online, real-time collaboration tools<br />
  32. 32.<br />Share presentations, videos, and documents<br />Today’s presentation is available at:<br /><br />
  33. 33. Prezi<br />Online zooming presentation and <br />sharing software<br />
  34. 34.<br />IM, Email, and Social Networking in one application<br />Customized widget available<br />Watch the video!<br /><br />
  35. 35. Questions?Contact Me…<br />Christine Tobias<br />Reference and Technology Librarian<br />Michigan State University <br /><br />Twitter: @ctobias27<br /><br />