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Tools for Researchers

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Organisation Tools for Research Helen Westwood

http://www.stumbleupon.com
A serendipitous web-discovery tool. You let it know you interests and it will find relevant pages. Social Bookmarking
http://www.diigo.com
Share bookmarks to groups and search the diigo library of bookmarks. Useful Twitter Tools There are lots of tools which help you use Twitter both as a networking site and as a source in research.
This blog post contains lots of useful ones:
https://libraryblog.rhul.ac.uk/2013/02/18/twitter-tools-for-research/ Screencapture - Video
http://screencast-o-matic.com/
Free way to make screencasts, or videos, of your screen activity. Downloadable or upload straight to YouTube Share your screen
http://www.screenleap.com/
Share your screen with others easily and quickly. Useful for demonstrations or meetings. Presentation of Information Find Stuff Networking Other tools
http://www.prezi.com
Online Presentation tool
http://www.evernote.com
Organise everything with Evernote. It's a notebook but much better!
https://libraryblog.rhul.ac.uk/2013/02/19/useful-tools-evernote/ Staying organised
http://www.rememberthemilk.com
To do lists
http://www.easel.ly
Infographics
http://www.dipity.com
Timelines Mindmapping
https://bubbl.us
http://popplet.com
http://www.pearltrees.com
Mixes mindmapping with social bookmarking
http://www.similarpages.com
Enter a URL you know and it finds related pages.
http://www.reddit.com
Reddit is a great tool for finding non-mainstream news, commentary and scholarly information.
http://technorati.com
A search engine for finding blogs and blog posts on your research and personal interests.
http://academia.edu
a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research.
http://twitter.com
Much more than just what celebrities have for breakfast.
https://libraryblog.rhul.ac.uk/2013/02/18/using-twitter-for-academic-research/
http://socialmention.com
A search engine for the social-media sphere, including blogs, blog comments, Twitter, news, images, video and audio.
http://www.scribd.com
Like a YouTube for documents
http://www.zanran.com
Search engine for statistics
http://www.dropbox.com
Access your files anywhere and collaborate.
http://www.issuu.com
Turn PDFs into professional looking online documents
http://lanyrd.com
A social-networking platform for conferences. Share your screen - Picture
http://app.prntscr.com/
Make customisable Screenshots.
http://www.focusboosterapp.com/
Allows you to set timed breaks so you can manage your work.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stayfocusd/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji
An extension for Google Chrome this allows you to block distracting sites for set amounts of time. More Information Visit the Library Blog for regular new media and research support posts:
http://libraryblog.rhul.ac.uk
New Media: http://libraryblog.rhul.ac.uk/category/new-media/ Bibliographic Software
http://www.mendeley.com
Easily organize your papers, read & annotate your PDFs, collaborate in private or open groups, and securely access your research from everywhere.
http://www.zotero.org/
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research.
http://www.linkedin.com
Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network.
This presentation gives lots of tips:
http://www.slideshare.net/AndyPriestner1/linked-in-20-tips-tricks Prezi Easel.ly Dipity Issuu Pearltrees Popplet Bubbl.us Screencast-o-matic Screenleap Lightshot Academia.edu Twitter LinkedIn Lanyrd Scribd SimilarPages StumbleUpon Zanran Social Mention Technorati Reddit Mendeley Zotero Dropbox Diigo Focus Booster StayFocused Remember the Milk Evernote http://popplet.com/app/#/159352 Head of Academic Liaison
Royal Holloway library
@RHUL_Library
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