Sharing and building bibliographic capacity in Islamic studies - Web tools for researchers


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Slides from the presentation by David Kilgour (University of Northampton) at the event Sharing and building bibliographic capacity in Islamic Studies: law and finance in June 2011.

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Sharing and building bibliographic capacity in Islamic studies - Web tools for researchers

  1. 1. Sharing and building bibliographic capacity in Islamic studies - Web tools for researchers By David Kilgour
  2. 2. What I am trying to cover <ul><li>What tools are available? </li></ul><ul><li>Tools in groups </li></ul><ul><li>How an Islamic database might work </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliographic capacity in Islamic studies (See Word references) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Communication <ul><li>Most of us are very familiar with using the web in our daily lives. </li></ul><ul><li>But have you taken full advantage of the web in your research? </li></ul><ul><li>This guide covers just a few of the tools that you might find helpful; all are available via the web; most are free. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on any link to navigate to the tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Or search for the tool name in your preferred search engine. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Personalise - Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Personalise your start page </li></ul><ul><li>Keep all your favourite tools and services together on a personalised home page that can be accessed from any computer. </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>PageFlakes </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>Webwag </li></ul><ul><li>impact-of-web-2.0-on-scholarly-communication </li></ul>
  5. 5. Collaboration <ul><li>Document sharing Google Docs is the most popular tool for collaboratively creating, storing and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations online. </li></ul><ul><li>Huddle - website for enabling collaborative research </li></ul><ul><li>Various tools – all sorts of social networking tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Other tools include Flowchart, PBworks (wikis), VoiceThread (presentations), ShowDocument (various documents). </li></ul><ul><li>For mind mapping try, Freemind, Mind42 or Mindmeister. </li></ul><ul><li>Call for papers mainly science & Technology </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reference management <ul><li>Discover, organise and share bibliographic reference details online using </li></ul><ul><li>CiteULike </li></ul><ul><li>Mendeley </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero - Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself </li></ul><ul><li>Connotea </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks - an online research management, writing and collaboration tool - is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. </li></ul>
  7. 7. References and generate bibliographies <ul><li>Yahoo! Bookmarks : Yahoo's bookmark tool </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo : Diigo makes it easy to highlight, clip, and sticky-note right on a web page. </li></ul><ul><li>Notefish : Put all of your web research in one simple page with Notefish. </li></ul><ul><li>Qipit : Take a photo of notes and documents, and this service will turn it into a readable, taggable document. </li></ul><ul><li>BibMe : Enter books, websites, journals, and other sources into this tool, and it will automatically create a bibliography for you. They'll even let you choose between different formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Clipmarks : Clip out important pieces of the web using this neat app. </li></ul><ul><li> : Use to organize your bookmarks online, and access them easily with tags. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Bookmarks : With Google Bookmarks, you can keep track of sites and add your own searchable notes to them. </li></ul><ul><li>Wizlite : Highlight the Internet like it's paper. </li></ul><ul><li>MyStickies : Sticky note app allows you to put post-its on your desktop, or perhaps most importantly for researchers, on specific web pages. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social networks <ul><li>Join a professional social network such as </li></ul><ul><li>ResearchGate </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Junction </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Or create your own network on Facebook or even Second Life . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Web conferencing <ul><li>With a webcam and microphone distance is no object: meet fellow researchers or interview participants using a web conferencing tool such as </li></ul><ul><li>ooVoo </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Connect </li></ul><ul><li>DimDim </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>GoToMeeting </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blog it <ul><li>Shout about your research as you do it-keep a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for reporting progress, reflecting on your research and inviting comment on your work. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger and WordPress are both free. </li></ul><ul><li>Use micro blogging to highlight key findings and broadcast milestones achieved: try Twitter Tumblr , Yammer or Cirip </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wikis <ul><li>Wikis are simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a wiki for your research group and let everybody update it. </li></ul><ul><li>WetPaint and Wikispaces are popular free wiki tools. Tutorials page </li></ul>
  12. 12. Searching <ul><li>All search engines do not produce the same results. </li></ul><ul><li>Prove it by using Trovando or Turboscout to re-run searches using multiple search engines; or compare sets of results directly using Thumbshots ranking . </li></ul><ul><li>Try Yippy for results that are categorised into topics; or for a more visual presentation of results use Search-Cube , Quintura or oSkope . </li></ul><ul><li>Limit results to those of a more scholarly nature using Google Scholar , Intute , Infomine or Scirus ; alternatively, discover the ‘invisible’ web using Oaister or OpenDOAR Search. </li></ul><ul><li>Search the blogosphere using Technorati </li></ul>
  13. 13. Searching <ul><li>trueknowledge : Get answers to your questions from this search engine built on knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>CiteULike : Find academic papers on this site using their easy search and tags. </li></ul><ul><li>ChaCha : Use this human-powered search engine to find what you need. You can even use a live guided search with a real person who will ask you questions to find exactly what you want. </li></ul><ul><li>PennTags : Search through this user-created catalog to find articles and other references. </li></ul><ul><li>Footnote : Use this tool, and you'll get access to millions of original documents from archives to shoeboxes. </li></ul><ul><li>SiteTradr : Find sites that are ranked socially by the education community on SiteTradr. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Subject Guides <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> peer reviewed journals </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. Building Resource Hubs
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  18. 18. Library databases/searching
  19. 19. Islamic research example
  20. 20. Islamic Finance Searches <ul><li> - closing </li></ul><ul><li> = </li></ul><ul><li>,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=72a27cabded3e8a4&biw=1280&bih=576&pf=p&pdl=500 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. Keeping up to date <ul><li>Feed readers bring information to your desk-top via RSS feed. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out Google reader , FeedDemon or Awasu </li></ul><ul><li>Awasu is a state-of-the-art feed reader that comes loaded with features for both casual personal use and professional, high-powered information management. </li></ul><ul><li>Email alerts Receive updates straight into your InBox. Use Google Alerts to get new results from web searches, join a professional mailing list on JISCmail or get the latest table of contents from your favourite journal or publisher (e.g. Sage) </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Invisible Web <ul><li>OAIster was a project of the Digital Library Production Service of the University of Michigan University Library </li></ul><ul><li>The Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW that’s not indexed by the search engines. Most of us think that that search powerhouses like Google and Bing are like the Great Oracle they see everything. Unfortunately, they can’t because they aren’t divine at all; they are just web spiders who index pages by following one hyperlink after the other. </li></ul><ul><li>The size of the open web is about 174 terabytes . The Invisible Web is estimated at 91,000 terabytes. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Research Tools <ul><li>The Digital Research Tools wiki has a comprehensive list of tools and resources of interest to researchers. </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatively, some of these might be useful at some point in your research life: </li></ul><ul><li>Address book: Plaxo </li></ul><ul><li>PDF file editing: PDFHammer or PrimoPDF </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations (sharing): Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Website creation: Shutterfly or Google Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Word clouds: Wordle (example below) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Thanks for listening - Any questions?