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  1. Organize Your Research Using Online Tools Lisa Beidel and Dan Lipcan Thomas J. Watson LibraryJuly 30 and August 26, 2008

  2. What we’ll cover • Administrative tools • Notification tools • Image/picture tools • Bibliographic tools

  3. Administrative tools • Google Docs & Spreadsheets • Google Notebook • Zoho

  4. Notification tools • Saved Searches via My Library Account in WATSONLINE • Google Alerts • RSS (reminder and new)

  5. Saved Searches via My Library Account in WATSONLINE Set up saved searches to: • Email you when new WATSONLINE materials match your search criteria • Keep a list of one-click searches • WATSONLINE

  6. Google Alerts • Free, but Google account required • Email notifications for your search criteria • Choose source categories • Choose frequency of email • Register many email addresses with one Google account • Google Account

  7. RSS (reminder) • Automatic notification of new web content • Free, but “feed reader” required • Works like a magazine subscription • Watson Web 2.0 class: RSS page • Google Reader • (Kind of) new: WATSONLINE E-journals A-Z list • New: Page2RSS

  8. Image/picture tools • Flickr • Picasa

  9. Bibliographic tools • WATSONLINE: saved/marked records • (Web-based reference managers) • Zotero : research manager

  10. WATSONLINE save/mark records • Search it and save it • Export list • Import somewhere or share • WATSONLINE

  11. Web-based reference managers • Are probably not worth your time • So I will talk about Zotero instead • CiteULike.org • Connotea.org • Refbase.org

  12. Zotero : research manager • Very flexible and powerful • Save, annotate, organize, export • For Firefox browser only • Terminal-specific (not web-based) • Web-based version in development

  13. Zotero : getting it • Download Firefox browser • Download/install Zotero extension • Begin building your library • Firefox browser • Zotero.org