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Tools for Researchers
Transcript of Tools for Researchers
A serendipitous web-discovery tool. You let it know you interests and it will find relevant pages. Social Bookmarking
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
Free way to make screencasts, or videos, of your screen activity. Downloadable or upload straight to YouTube Share your screen
Share your screen with others easily and quickly. Useful for demonstrations or meetings. Presentation of Information Find Stuff Networking Other tools
Online Presentation tool
Organise everything with Evernote. It's a notebook but much better!
https://libraryblog.rhul.ac.uk/2013/02/19/useful-tools-evernote/ Staying organised
To do lists
Mixes mindmapping with social bookmarking
Enter a URL you know and it finds related pages.
Reddit is a great tool for finding non-mainstream news, commentary and scholarly information.
A search engine for finding blogs and blog posts on your research and personal interests.
a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research.
Much more than just what celebrities have for breakfast.
A search engine for the social-media sphere, including blogs, blog comments, Twitter, news, images, video and audio.
Like a YouTube for documents
Search engine for statistics
Access your files anywhere and collaborate.
Turn PDFs into professional looking online documents
A social-networking platform for conferences. Share your screen - Picture
Make customisable Screenshots.
Allows you to set timed breaks so you can manage your work.
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:
New Media: http://libraryblog.rhul.ac.uk/category/new-media/ Bibliographic Software
Easily organize your papers, read & annotate your PDFs, collaborate in private or open groups, and securely access your research from everywhere.
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.
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